HS Young, FO McCauley, F Micheli, RB Dunbar, & DJ McCauley. Shortened food chain length in a fished versus unfished coral reef. Ecological Applications, e3002. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

MH Snider, KM Helgen, HS Young, B Agwanda, S Schuttler, GC Titcomb, D Branch, R Dommain, & R Kays. (2024). Shifting mammal communities and declining species richness along an elevational gradient on Mount Kenya. Ecology and Evolution 14 (4), e11151. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

In Press

S Steibl, S Steiger, AS Wegmann, ND Holmes, HS Young, P Carr, & JC Russell. (2024). Atolls are globally significant sites for tropical seabirds. Nature Ecology and Evolution.

S Steibl, N Bunbury, HS Young, & JC Russell. (2024). A Renaissance of Atoll Ecology. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 55:X–X. 

V Martinez, J Mantas, J Hulke, B Gituku, Ndiema, Nickson, M Elkoulby, A Thompson, J Canto-Adams, S Yeh, A VanLeeuwan, H Young, & G Titcomb. (2024). Interacting effects of surface water and temperature on wild and domestic large herbivore aggregations and contact rates'. Journal of Applied Ecology. 



S Steibl, PS Kench, HS Young, AS Wegmann, ND Holmes, N Bunbury, TH Teavai-Murphy, N Davies, F Murphy, & JC Russell. (2023). Rethinking atoll futures: local resilience to global challenges. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

G Titcomb, J Hulke, JN Mantas, B Gituku, & HS Young. (2023). Cattle aggregations at shared resources create potential parasite exposure hotspots for wildlife. Proceedings. Biological sciences290(2012), 20232239. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

ZL Zilz, S Copeland, & HS Young. (2023). Consistent foraging on marine resources by coyotes (Canis latrans) on the Southern California coast. Food Webs37, e00311. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

PA Wilfahrt, EW Seabloom, JD Bakker, L Biederman, MN Bugalho, MW Cadotte, MC Caldeira, JA Catford, Q Chen, I Donohue, A Ebeling, N Eisenhauer, S Haider, RW Heckman, A Jentsch, SE Koerner, KJ Komatsu, R Laungani, A MacDougall, JP Martina, H Martinson, JL Moore, Y Niu, T Ohlert, HO Venterink, D Orr, P Peri, E Pos, J Price, X Raynaud, Z Ren, C Roscher, NG Smith, CJ Stevens, LL Sullivan, M Tedder, PM Tognetti, C Veen, G Wheeler, AL Young, HS Young, ET Borer. (2023). Nothing lasts forever: Dominant species decline under rapid environmental change in global grasslands. Journal of Ecology111(11), 2472-2482. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

M Miller, G Hemson, JD Toit, A McDougall, P Miller, A Mizutani, A Trevail, A Small, A Ravache, A Beard, A Bunce, C Poli, C Surman, D Gonzalez-Zamora, E Clingham, E Vidal, F McDuie, G Machovsky-Capuska, G Cumming, G Humphries, H Weimerskirch, J Shamoun-Baranes, L Henry, H Wood, HS Young, H Kohno, J Gonzalez-Solís, J Cecere, J Veen, J Neumann, J SHEPHARD, J Green, J Castillo-Guerrero, J Sommerfeld, J Dossa, K Bourgeois, K Yoda, L McLeay, L Calabrese, L Mendez, L Soanes, M Nicoll, M Derhé, M Gilmour, N Diop, N James, P Carr, R Austin, R Freeman, R Clarke, R Mott, S Maxwell, S Saldanha, S Shaffer, S Oppel, S Votier, T Yamamoto, T Militão, M Beger, B Congdon. (2023). Refining seabird marine protected areas by predicting habitat inside foraging range-a case study from the global tropics. Authorea Preprints. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

CH Owens, MJ Lee, M Grim, J Schroeder, & HS Young. (2023). Interactions between temperature and predation impact insect emergence in alpine lakes. Ecosphere14(7), e4619. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

J Kralj, A Ponchon, D Oro, B Amadesi, J Arizaga, N Baccetti, T Boulinier, JG Cecere, RM Corcoran, AM Corman, L Enners, A Fleishman, S Garthe, D Grémillet,  A Harding, J Manuel Igual, L Jurinović, U Kubetzki, DE Lyons, R Orben, R Paredes, S Pirrello, B Recorbet, S Shafer, P Schwemmer, L Serra, A Spelt, G Tavecchia, J Tengeres, D Tome, C Williamson, S Windsor, HS Young, M Zenatello, R Fijn. Active breeding seabirds prospect alternative breeding colonies. Oecologia (2023). (Publication Link) (Download Link)

AS Guerra, JC Van Wert, AJ Haupt, DJ McCauley, EJ Eliason, HS Young, D Lecchini, TD White, & JE Caselle. (2023). Differences in the behavior and diet between shoaling and solitary surgeonfish (Acanthurus triostegus). Ecology and Evolution, 13, e9686. (Publication Link) (Download Link)



AS Guerra, A Bui, M Klope, DA Orr, SA Shaffer, and HS Young. 2022. “ Leaving More than Footprints: Anthropogenic Nutrient Subsidies to a Protected Area.” Ecosphere 13( 12): e4371. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

MG Conners, NB Sisson, PD Agamboue, PW Atkinson, AMM Baylis, SR Benson, BA Block, SJ Bograd, P Bordino, WD Bowen, P Brickle, IM Bruno, VG Carman, CD Champagne, DE Crocker, DP Costa, TM Dawson, T Deguchi, H Dewar, PD Doherty, T Eguchi, A Formia, BJ Godley, RT Graham, C Gredzens, KM Hart, LA Hawkes, S Henderson, RW Henry III, LA Hückstädt, LM Irvine, SS Kienle, CE Kuhn, D Lidgard, SA Loredo, BR Mate, K Metcalfe, J Nzegoue, CK Kouerey Oliwina, RA Orben, K Ozaki, R Parnell, EP Pike, PW Robinson, HC Rosenbaum, F Sato, SA Shaffer, DJ Shaver, SE Simmons, BJ Smith, GP Sounguet, RM Suryan, DR Thompson, M Tierney, D Tilley, HS Young, V Warwick-Evans, MJ Weise, RS Wells, BP Wilkinson, M. Witt, SM Maxwell. Mismatches in scale between highly mobile marine megafauna and marine protected areas. Frontiers in Marine Science: 1236. (Publication Link) (Download Link)

JP McLaughlin, JW Schroeder, AM White, K Culhane, HE Mirts, GL Tarbill, L Sire, M Page, EJ Baker, M Moritz, J Brashares, HS Young & R Sollmann. Food webs for three burn severities after wildfire in the Eldorado National Forest, California. Sci Data 9, 384 (2022). (Publication Link) (Download Link)

A Miller‐ter Kuile, A Apigo, A Bui, B DiFiore, ES ForbesM LeeD Orr, DL Preston, R Behm, T Bogar, J Childress, R Dirzo, M Klope, KD Lafferty, J McLaughlin, M Morse, C Motta, K Park, K Plummer, D Weber, R Young, HS Young. Predator–prey interactions of terrestrial invertebrates are determined by predator body size and species identity. Ecological Society of America. 110(5) (Publication Link) (Download Link)

D Orr, A Bui, M Klope, I McCullough, M Lee, C Motta, I Mayorga, K Konicek, HS Young. Context-dependent effects of shifting large herbivore assemblages on plant structure and diversity. Journal of Ecology. 10(1111) (Publication Link) (Download Link)

GC Titcomb, J Pansu, MC Hutchinson, KJ Tombak, CB Hansen, CCM Baker, TR Kartzinel, HS Young, RM Pringle. Large-herbivore nemabiomes: patterns of parasite diversity and sharing. Proceedings of the Royal Society. 289(1974). (Publication Link) (Download Link)

GC Titcomb, JN Mantas, J Hulke,I Rodriguez, D Branch, HS Young. Water sources aggregate parasites with increasing effects in more arid conditions. Nat Commun. 12(7066). (Publication Link) (Download Link)

K Culhane, R Sollmann, AM White, GL Tarbill, SD Cooper, HS Young. (2022) Small mammal responses to fire severity mediated by vegetation characteristics and species traits. Ecology and Evolution. e8918. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

C Chen, JF Brodie, R Kays, TJ Davies, R Liu, JT Fisher, J Ahumada, W McShea, D Sheil, B Agwanda, MH Andrianarisoa, , RD Appleton,… HS Young, Burton, A. C. (2022). Global camera trap synthesis highlights the importance of protected areas in maintaining mammal diversity. Conservation Letters, 15, e12865. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)



HE Mirts, JP McLaughlin, TJ Weller, AM White, HS Young, R Sollmann (2021) Bats in the megafire: assessing species’ site use in a postfire landscape in the Sierra Nevada Journal of Mammalogy. gyab129. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

GC Titcomb, G Amooni, J Naisikie Mantas, HS Young (2021) The effects of herbivore aggregations at water sources on savanna plants differ across soil and climate gradients. Ecological Applications. e02422. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

CL Nunn, AQ Vining, D Chakraborty, MH Reiskind, HS Young (2021) Effects of host extinction and vector preferences on vector-borne disease risk in phylogenetically structured host-hector communities. PLOS ONE. 16(8): e0256456. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

J Parsons, C Motta, G Sehgal, A Miller-Ter Kuile, HS Young, D Orr (2021) Interactive effects of large herbivores and climate on California oak seedling outcomes. Forest Ecology and Management. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

A Miller-Ter Kuile, A Apigo, HS Young (2021) Effects of consumer surface sterilization on diet DNA metabarcoding data of terrestrial invertebrates in natural environments and feeding trials. Ecology and Evolution (Download PDF)

T Athni, M Shocket, L Couper, N Nova , I Caldwell , J Caldwell, J Childress, M Childs, G De Leo, D Kirk, A MacDonald, K Olivarius, D Pickel, S Roberts, O Winokur, H Young, J Cheng, E Grant, P Kurzner, S Kyaw, B Lin, R Lopez, D Massihpour, E Olsen, M Roache, A Ruiz, E Schultz, M Shafat, R Spencer, N Bharti, and E Mordecai (2020) The influence of vector-borne disease on human history: socio-ecological mechanisms. Ecology Letters (Publication Link) (2nd Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, Z Zilz (2021) Marine to Terrestrial Subsidies on the Gaviota Coast. Coastal Ranches Conservancy (Download PDF)



J. Ruby Harris-Gavin (2020) Ireland's Forest Fallacy. Éire-Ireland 55 (3&4): 150-172. (Download PDF)

B Teton, JS Lewis, CT Wright, M White, HS Young (2020) Using Natural Pelt Patterns to Estimate Population Abundance with Mark–Resight Models. Wildlife Society Bulletin: (Download PDF)

A Miller-ter KuileD Orr, A Bui, R. Dirzo, M Klope, D McCauley, C MottaHS Young.(2020) Impacts of rodent eradication on seed predation and plant community biomass on a tropical atoll. Biotropica DOI: 10.1111/btp.12864 (Download PDF)

A Bui, D Orr, M Lepori-Bui, K Konecki, HS Young, HV Moeller. (2020) Soil fungal community composition and functional similarity shift across distinct climatic conditions. FEMS Microbiology Ecology: fiaa193 (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

E Forbes, SP Alagona, AJ Adams, SE Anderson, KC Brown, J Colby, SD Cooper, SM Denny, EHT Hiroyasu, R Heilmayr, BE Kendall, JA Martin, H Hardesty-Moore, AM Mychajliw, BP Tyrell, ZS Welch. 2020. Analogies for a No-Analog World: Tackling Uncertainties in Reintroduction Planning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 35 (7): 551-554. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

M Hardesty-Moore, D Orr, DJ McCauley. 2020. Invasive plant Arundo donax alters habitat use by carnivores. Biological Invasions. 22:1983–1995. (Download PDF)

JC Buck, SB Weinstein, G Titcomb, HS Young. (2020) Conservation implications of disease control. Front Ecol Environ doi:10.1002/fee.2215 (Download PDF)



SI Graham, MF Kinnaird, TG O'Brien, T Vägen, LA Winowiecki, TP Young, HS Young. 2019. Effects of land-use change on community diversity and composition are highly variable among functional groups. Ecological Applications . 29(7)e01973. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

ME Gilmour, SA Trefry Hudson, C Lamborg, AB Fleishman, HS Young, SA Shaffer. 2019. Tropical seabirds sample broadscale patterns of marine contaminants. Science of The Total Environment. 691: 631-643. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

ES Forbes, JH Cushman, DE Burkepile, M Klope, HS Young. 2019. Synthesizing the effect of large, wild herbivore exclusion on ecosystem function. Functional Ecology. Functional Ecology. 33: 1597-1610. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

S Cockerham, B Lee, RA Orben, RM Suryan, LG Torres, P Warzybok, R Bradley, J Jahncke, HS Young, C Ouverney, SH Shaffer. 2019. Microbial Ecology of the Western Gull (Larus occidentalis). Microbial Ecology. 78: 665-676. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

EG Goldberg, TK Raab, P Desalles, AA Briggs, RB Dunbar, FJ Millero, RJ Woosley, HS Young, F Micheli, DJ McCauley. 2019. Chemistry of the consumption and excretion of the bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum), a coral reef mega-consumer. Coral Reefs. 38 (2): 347-357. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

G Titcomb, HS Young, CL Jerde. 2019. High-throughput sequencing for understanding the ecology of emerging infectious diseases at the wildlife-human interface. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7 (126). (Publication Link)



N Khalid, M Hussain, HS Young, B Boyce, M Aqeel, A Norman. 2018. Effects of road proximity on heavy metal concentrations in soils and common roadside plants in Southern California. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25 (35): 35257–35265. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

ME Gilmour, JA Castillo-Guerrero, AB Fleishman, S Hernández-Vázquez, HS Young, and SA Shaffer. 2018. Plasticity of foraging behaviors in response to diverse environmental conditions. Ecosphere. 9(7): e02301. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

CA Wolf, HS Young, KM Zilliacus, AS Wegmann, M McKown, ND Holmes, BR Tershy, R Dirzo, S Kropidlowski, and DA Croll. 2018. Invasive rat eradication strongly impacts plant recruitment on a tropical atoll. PLoS ONE. 13(7): e0200743. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

JR Goheen, DJ Augustine, KE Veblen, DM Kimuyu, TM Palmer, LM Porensky, RM Pringle, J Ratnam, C Riginos, M Sankaran, AT Ford, AA Hassan, R Jakopak, TR Kartzinel, S Kurukura, AM Louthan, WO Odadi, TO Otieno, AM Wambua, HS Young, and TP Young. 2018. Conservation lessons from large-mammal manipulations in East African savannas: The KLEE, UHURU, and GLADE experiments. The New York Academy of Sciences. 1429: 31-49. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

JC Buck, SB Weinstein, and HS Young. 2018. Ecological and evolutionary consequences of parasite avoidance. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 8(33): 619-632. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

GC Titcomb, RM Pringle, TM Palmer, and HS Young. What explains tick proliferation following large-herbivore exclusion? Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20180612 (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

M Hardesty-Moore, S Deinet, R Freeman, GC Titcomb, EM Dillon, K Stears, M Klope, A Bui, D Orr, HS Young, A Miller-ter-Kuile, LF Hughey, and DJ McCauley. Migration in the anthropocene: how collective navigation, environmental system and taxonomy shape the vulnerability of migratory species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 373: 20170017 (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

S Weinstein, JC Buck, and HS Young. 2018. A landscape of disgust. Science. 359(6381):1213-1214. DOI: 10.1126/science.aas8694. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

N Khalid, M Hussain, HS Young, M Ashraf, M Hameed, and R Ahmad. 2018. Lead concentrations in soils and some wild plant species along two busy roads in Pakistan. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 100(2):250-258. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

TP Young, LM Porensky, C Riginos, KE Veblen, WO Odadi, DM Kimuyu, GK Charles, and HS Young. Relationships between cattle and biodiversity in a multi-use landscape revealed by the Kenya long-term exclosure experiment (KLEE). Rangeland Ecology and Managment. 71(3): 281-291. (Publication Link)

K Lafferty, J McLaughlin, D Gruner, T Bogar, A Bui, JN Childress, M Espinosa, E Forbes, C Johnston, M Klope, A Miller-ter Kuile, M Lee, K Plummer, D Weber, RT Young, and HS Young. Local extinction of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) following rat eradication on Palmyra Atoll. Biology Letters. 14: 20170743. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)



G Titcomb, BF Allan, T Ainsworth, L Henson, T Hedlund, RM Pringle, TM Palmer, L Njoroge, MG Campana, RC Fleischer, J Naisikie Mantas, and HS Young. 2017. Interacting effects of wildlife loss and climate on ticks and tick-borne disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284: 20170475. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, K Nigro, DJ McCauley, LT Ballance, EM Oleson, and S Baumann-Pickering. 2017. Limited trophic partitioning among sympatric delphinids off a tropical oceanic atoll. PLOS One. (8): e0181526. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, CL Wood, AM Kilpatrick, KD Lafferty, CL Nunn, and JR Vincent. 2017. Conservation, biodiversity and infectious disease: scientific evidence and policy implications. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 372: 20160124. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

AM Kilpatrick, DJ Salkeld, G Titcomb, and MB Hahn. 2017. Conservation of biodiversity as a strategy for improving human health and well-being. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 372: 20160131. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

CL Wood, A McInturff, HS Young, D Kim, and KD Lafferty. 2017. Human infectious disease burdens decrease with urbanization but not with biodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 372: 20160122. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

S Weinstein, G Titcomb, B Agwanda, C Riginos, and HS Young. 2017. Parasite responses to large mammal loss in an African savanna. Ecology. 0(0): 1-10. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, DJ McCauley, R Dirzo, CL Nunn, MG Campana, B Agwanda, ER Otarola-Castillo, RM Pringle, KE Veblen, DJ Salkeld, K Stewardson, R Fleischer, EF Lambin, TM Palmer, and KM Helgen. 2017. Interacting effects of land use and climate on rodent-borne pathogens in central Kenya. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 372: 20160116. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

KM Nigro, SA Hathaway, A Wegmann, A Miller-ter Kuile, RN Fisher, and HS Young. 2017. Stable isotope analysis as an early monitoring tool for community scale effects of rat eradication. Restoration Ecology. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

WJ Ripple, G. Chapron, JV López-Bao, SM Durant, DW Macdonald, PA Lindsey, E. Bennett, RL Beschta, JT Bruskotter, A Campos-Arceiz, RT Corlett, CT Darimont, AJ Dickman, R Dirzo, HT Dublin, JA Estes, KT Everatt, M Galetti, VR Goswami, MW Hayward, S Hedges, M Hoffmann, LTB Hunter, GIH Kerley, M Letnic, T Levi, F Maisels, JC Morrison, MP Nelson, TM Newsome, L Painter, RM Pringle, CJ Sandom, J Terborgh, A Treves, B Van Valkenburgh, JA Vucetich, AJ Wirsing, AD Wallach, C Wolf, R Woodroffe, HS Young, and I Zhang. 2017. Conserving the World’s Megafauna and Biodiversity: The Fierce Urgency of Now. BioScience. 67 (3): 197-200. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, IM Parker, G Gilbert, AS Guerra, and CL Nunn. 2017. Introduced species, disease ecology, and biodiversity-disease relationships. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 32(1): 41-54. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)



HS Young, A Miller-ter Kuile, DJ McCauley, and R Dirzo. Online Early. Cascading community and ecosystem consequences of introduced palms in tropical islands. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 95(3): 139-148. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, M Hardesty-Moore, BS Halpern, and HS Young. Online Early. A mammoth undertaking: harnessing insight from functional ecology to shape de-extinction priority setting. Functional Ecology. 31: 1003-1011. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

MG Campana, L Parker, M Hawkins, HS Young, K Helgen, MS Gunther, R Woodroffe, J Maldonado, and R Fleischer. 2016. Genome sequence, population history, and pelage genetics of the endangered African wild dog (Lycaon pictus). BMC Genomics. 17:1013. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

WJ Ripple, K Abernethy, MG Betts, G Chapron, R Dirzo, M Galetti, T Levi, PA Lindsey, DW Macdonald, B Machovina, TM Newsome, CA Peres, AD Wallach, C Wolf, and HS Young. 2016. Bushmeat hunting and extinction risk to the world's mammals. Royal Society Open Science. 3: 160498. (Publication Link)

WJ Ripple, G Chapron, JV López-Bao, SM Durant, DW Macdonald, PA Lindsey, EL Benett, RL Beschta, JT Bruskotter, A Campos-Arceiz, RT Corlett, CT Darimont, AJ Dickman, R Dirzo, HT Dublin, JA Estes, KT Everatt, M Galetti, VR Goswami, MW Hayward, S Hedges, M Hoffmann, LTB Hunter, GIH Kerley, M Letnic, T Levi, F Maisels, JC Morrison, MP Nelson, TM Newsome, L Painter, RM Pringle, CJ Sandom, J Terborgh, A Treves, B Van Valkenburgh, JA Vucetich, AJ Wirsing, AD Wallach, C Wolf, R Woodroffe, HS Young, and L Zhang. 2016. Saving the World's Terrestrial Megafauna. BioScience. 66 (10): 807-812. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, DJ McCauley, M Galetti, and R Dirzo. 2016. Patterns, causes and consequences of anthropocene defaunation. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 47: 333–58. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

AS Guerra, RP Eckerlin, APG Dowling, LA Durden, RG Robbins, K Dittmar, KM Helgen, B Agwanda, B Allan, T Hedlund, and HS Young. 2016. Host–parasite associations in small mammal communities in semiarid savanna ecosystems of East Africa. Journal of Medical Entomology. 53: 851-860. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

MG Campana, MTR Hawkins, LH Henson, K Stewardson, HS Young, LR Card, J Lock, J Brinkerhoff, HD Gaff, KM Helgen, JE Maldonado, WJ McShea, B Agwanda, and RC Fleischer. 2016. Simultaneous identification of host, ectoparasite and pathogen DNA via in-solution capture. Molecular Ecology Resources. 16: 1224–1239. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, PA DeSalles, HS Young, JP Gardner, and F Micheli. 2016. Use of high-resolution acoustic cameras to study reef shark behavioral ecology. 2016. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 482: 128-133. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

CL Wood, KD Lafferty, G DeLeo, HS Young, PJ Hudson, and AM Kuris. 2016. Does biodiversity protect against infectious disease? Reply. Ecology. 97(2): 542-546. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)



DA Croll, KM Newton, M McKown, N Holmes, JC Williams, HS Young, and S Buckelew. Passive recovery of an island bird community after rodent eradication. 2015. Biological Invasion. 18(3): 703-715. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, R Dirzo, KM Helgen, DJ McCauley, CL Nunn, P Snyder, KE Veblen, S Zhao, and VO Ezenwa. Large wildlife removal drives immune defence increases in rodents. 2015. Functional Ecology. 30: 799-807. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young. Sexism discussion misses the point. 2015. Science. 349: 390-391. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, DJ McCauley, R Dirzo, JR Goheen, B Agwanda, C Brook, E Otárola-Castillo, AW Ferguson, SN Kinyua, MM McDonough, TM Palmer, RM Pringle, TP Young, and KM Helgen. 2015. Context-dependent effects of large wildlife declines on small-mammal communities in central Kenya. 2015. Ecological Applications. 25: 348-360. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young. 2015. The hitchhiker's guide to the Anthropocene. Science. 347: 955. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, DJ Salkeld, HS Young, R Makundi, R Dirzo, RP Eckerlin, EF Lambin, L Gaffikin, M Barry, and KM Helgen. 2015. Effects of land use on plague (Yersinisa pestis) activity in rodents in Tanzania. 2015. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, R Dirzo, DJ McCauley, B Agwanda, L Cattaneo, K Dittmar, RP Eckerlin, RC Fleischer, LE Helgen, A Hintz, J Montenieri, S Zhao, and KM Helgen. 2015. Drivers of intensity and prevalence of flea parasitism on small mammals in East African savanna ecosystems. Journal of Parasitology. 101(3): 327-335. (Publication Link)

KW Krauss, JA Duberstein, N Cormier, HS Young, and SA Hathaway. Proximity to encroaching coconut palm limits native forest water use and persistence on a Pacific atoll. 2015. Ecohydrology. 8: 1514-1524. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, SM Maxwell, MG Conners, and SA Shaffer. Pelagic marine protected areas protect foraging habitat for multiple breeding seabirds in the Central Pacific. 2015. Biological Conservation. 181: 226-235. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)



R Dirzo, HS Young, M Galetti, G Ceballos, NJB Isaac, B Collen. 2014. Defaunation in the Anthropocene. Science. 345: 401-406. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, PA DeSalles, HS Young, YP Papastamatiou, JE Caselle, MH Deakos, JP Gardner, DW Garton, JD Collen, and F Micheli. 2014. Reliance of mobile species on sensitive habitats: a case study of manta rays (Manta alfredi) and lagoons. Marine Biology. 161(9): 1987-1998. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, R Dirzo, KM Helgen, DJ McCauley, S Billeter, M. Kosoy, L. Osikowicz, DJ Salkeld, TP Young, and K. Dittmar. 2014. Declines in large wildlife increase landscape-level prevalence of a rodent-borne disease in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.111(9): 7036-7041. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, DJ McCauley, A Pollock, and R Drizo. 2014. Differential plant damage due to litterfall in palm-dominated forest stands in a Central Pacific atoll. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 30(3): 231-236. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, E Power, HS Young, A McInturff, RB Dunbar, DW Bird, WG Durham and F Micheli. 2014. Pushing back at paper-park pushers. Biological Conservation. 172: 223-224. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, HS Young, R Guevara, GJ Williams, E Power, RB Dunbar, DW Bird, WH Durham, and F Micheli. 2014. Positive and negative effects of a threatened parrotfish on reef ecosystems. Conservation Biology. 28(5): 1312-1321. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

CL Wood, KD Lafferty, G DeLeo, HS Young, and AM Kuris. 2014. Does biodiversity protect against infectious disease? Ecology. 95(4): 817–832. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)



HS Young, DJ McCauley, KM Helgen, JR Goheen, EO Castillo, TM Palmer, RM Pringle, TP Young, and R Dirzo. 2013. Effects of mammalian herbivore declines on plant communities: Observations and experiments in an African savanna. J. Ecology. 101: 1030-1041. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, RH Griffin, CL Wood, and CL Nunn. 2013. Does habitat disturbance increase infectious disease risk for primates? Ecology Letters.16(5): 656-663. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, DJ McCauley, RB Dunbar, MS Hutson, A Miller-ter Kuile, and R Dirzo. 2013. The roles of productivity and ecosystem size in determining food chain length in tropical terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology. 94(3): 692-701. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, DJ McCauley, R Guevara, and R Dirzo. 2013. Consumer preferences for seeds and seedlings of rare species impacts tree diversity at multiple scales. Oecologia.172(3): 857-867. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, E Power, DW Bird, A Mcinturff, RB Dunbar, WH Durham, F Micheli, and HS Young. 2013. Conservation at the edges of the world. Biological Conservation. 165: 139-145. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

JR Goheen, TM Palmer, GK Charles, KM Helgen, SN Kinyua, JE Maclean, BL Turner, HS Young, and RM Pringle. 2013. Piecewise disassembly of a large-herbivore community across a rainfall gradient: the UHURU experiment. PLoS ONE. 8(2):e55192. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)



HS Young. 2012. Sense, if not sensibility (book review). Science. 337: 913. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

AA Briggs, HS Young, S Hathaway, DJ McCauley, R Dirzo and RN Fischer. 2012. Effects of spatial subsidies and habitat structure on abundance and ecology of two congeneric gecko species. PLoS ONE. 7(8): e41364. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, PA DeSalles, HS Young, RB Dunbar, R Dirzo, MM Mills, and F Micheli. 2012. From wing to wing: the persistence of long ecological interaction chains in less-disturbed ecosytems. Nature Scientific Reports. 2: 409 (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, K McLean, HS Young, J Bauer, and F Micheli. 2012. Evaluating the performance of methods for estimating the abundance of rapidly declining coastal shark populations. Ecological Applications. 22(2): 385-392. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, HS Young, RB Dunbar, JA Estes, BX Semmens and F Micheli. 2012. Assessing the effects of large mobile predators on ecosystem connectivity. Ecological Applications. 22(6): 1711-171. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, E Hoffman*, HS Young, and F Micheli. 2012. Night shift: Expansion of temporal niche use following reductions in predator density. PLoS ONE. 7(6): e38871. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)



HS Young, DJ McCauley, and R Dirzo. 2011. Differential responses to guano fertilization among tropical tree species with varying functional traits. American Journal of Botany. 98(2): 1-10. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

R Dirzo, HS Young, HA Mooney, and G Ceballos, eds. 2011. Seasonally dry tropical forests: ecology and conservation. (Publication Link)

HS Young, L Hurrey, G Kolb, and WB Anderson. 2011. Effects of seabird derived subsidies on aquatic ecosystems. Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion and Restoration. CP Mulder, WB Anderson, D Towns, and P Bellingham editors. Oxford University Press.

G Kolb, HS Young, H Jones, T Fukami, JL Orrock, D Towns, and L Yang. 2011. Effects of seabirds on island consumers. Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion and Restoration. Ed. CP Mulder, WB Anderson, D Towns, and P Bellingham. Oxford University Press.

CPH Mulder, H Jones, K Kameda, C Palmborg, S Schmidt, J Ellis, JL Orrock, A Wait, DA Wardle, L Yang, HS Young, D Croll, and E Vidal. 2011. Impacts of seabirds on plant and soil properties. Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion and Restoration. Ed. CP Mulder, WB Anderson, D Towns, and P Bellingham. Oxford University Press.



HS Young, DJ McCauley, RB Dunbar, and R Dirzo. 2010. Plants cause ecosystem nutrient depletion via the interruption of bird-derived spatial subsidies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 107(5): 2072-2077. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HSYoung, SA Shaffer, DJ McCauley, R Dirzo, and BA Block. 2010. Resource partitioning by species but not sex in sympatric boobies in the Central Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 403: 291-301. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, TK Raab, DJ McCauley, AA Briggs, and R Dirzo. 2010. The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, impacts forest composition and soil characteristics at Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean. Journal of Vegetation Science. 21: 1058-1068. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

HS Young, DJ McCauley, R Dirzo, RB Dunbar, and SA Shaffer. 2010. Niche partitioning among and within sympatric tropical seabirds revealed by stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 416: 485-494. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, F Micheli, HS Young, DP Tittensor, DR Brumbaugh, EMP Madin, KE Holmes, JE Smith, H Lotze, PA DeSalles, SN Arnold, and B Worm. 2010. Acute effects of removing large fish from a near-pristine coral reef. Marine Biology.157(12): 2739-2750. (Publication Link) (Download PDF)

DJ McCauley, YP Papastimoutou, and HS Young. 2010. An observation of mating in free ranging blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopteris. Pacific Science. 64(2): 349-352. (Publication Link)

J Pasari, PC Selmants, HS Young, J O’Leary, ES Zavaleta. 2010. Nitrogen enrichment. Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions. Ed. D Simberloff and M Rejmanek. 488-492. (Publication Link)