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Ogilvie, J. E., S. R. Griffin, Z. J. Gezon, B. D. Inouye, N. C. Underwood, D. W. Inouye, and R. E. Irwin. 2017. Interannual bumble bee abundance is driven by indirect climate effects on floral resource phenology. Ecology Letters 20: 1507-1515

Pardee, G., D. W. Inouye, and R. E. Irwin. 2017. Direct and indirect effects of episodic frost on plant growth and reproduction in subalpine wildflowers. Global Change Biology, in press.

Pearse, W. D., C. C. Davis, D. W. Inouye, R. Primack, and T. J. Davis. 2017. Measuring the limits of phenology: estimating synchrony and variation in contemporary, historic, and citizen-science datasets. Nature Climate Change, in press

Robinson, Ayla, D. W. Inouye, J. E. Ogilvie, and E. H. Mooney. 2017. Multitrophic interactions mediate the effects of climate change on herbivore abundance. Oecologia 185:181-190.

Iler, A.M., D.W. Inouye, N.M. Schmidt, T.T. Høye. 2017. Detrending phenological time series improves climate-phenology analyses and reveals evidence of plasticity. Ecology 98(3):647-655.

Rafferty, NE, and PD Nabity. 2017. A global test for phylogenetic signal in shifts in flowering time under climate change. Journal of Ecology 105(3):627-633.

Compagnoni, A., A. J. Bibian, B. M. Ochocki, H. S. Rogers, E. L. Schultz, M. E. Sneck, B. D. Elderd, A. M. Iler, D. W. Inouye, H. Jacquemyn, and T. E. X. Miller. 2016. The effect of demographic correlations on the stochastic population dynamics of perennial plants. Ecological Monographs 86(4): 480-494.

de Keyzer, C. W., N. E. Rafferty, D. W. Inouye, and J. D. Thomson. 2016. Confounding effects of spatial variation on temporal shifts in phenology. Global Change Biology 23(5):1783-1791.

Gezon, Z. J., D. W. Inouye, and R. E. Irwin. 2016. Phenological change: implications for pollination and plant fitness. Global Change Biology 22(5): 1779-1793.

Petry, W. K., J. D. Soule, A. M. Iler, A. Chicas-Mosier, D. W. Inouye, T. E. X. Miller, K. A. Mooney. 2016. Sex-specific responses to climate change drive rapid shifts in population sex ratio. Science 353: 69-71.

CaraDonna, P. J. and D. W. Inouye. 2015. Phenological responses to climate change do not exhibit phylogenetic signal in a subalpine plant community. Ecology 96(2):355-361.

Gezon, Z. J., E. S. Wyman, J. S. Ascher, D. W. Inouye, and R. E. Irwin. 2015. The effect of repeated, lethal sampling on wild bee abundance and diversity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6(9):1044-1054.

Wright, Karen W., K. L. Vanderbilt, D. W. Inouye, C. D. Bertelsen, and T. M. Crimmins. 2015. Turnover and reliability of flower communities in extreme environments: Insights from long-term phenology data sets. Journal of Arid Environments 115:27-34.

CaraDonna, P. J., A. M. Iler, and D. W. Inouye. 2014. Shifts in flowering phenology reshape a subalpine plant community. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) 111(13): 4916-4921. [Recommended by Faculty of 1000]

Fagan, W. F., S. Bewick, S. Cantrell, C. Cosner, I. G. Varassin, and D. W. Inouye. 2014. Phenologically explicit models for studying plant-pollinator interactions under climate change. Theoretical Ecology 7:289-297.

Iler, A. M., and D. W. Inouye.  2013. Effects of climate change on mast-flowering cues in a clonal montane herb, Veratrum tenuipetalum (Melanthiaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 100:1-7.

Iler, A. M., T. T. Høye, D. W. Inouye, and N. M. Schmidt. 2013. Long-term trends mask variation in the direction and magnitude of short-term phenological shifts. Amer. J. Bot. 100(7): 1398-1406.

Iler, A. M., T. T. Høye, D. W. Inouye, and N. M. Schmidt. 2013. Nonlinear flowering responses to climate: Are species approaching their limits of phenological change? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, themed issue 368: 20120489

Iler, A. M., D. W. Inouye, T. T. Høye, A. J. Miller-Rushing, L. A. Burkle, and E. Johnston. 2013. Maintenance of temporal synchrony between syrphid flies and their floral resources despite differential phenological responses to climate. Global Change Biology 19(8):2348–2359.

Mazer, S. J., S. E. Travers, B. I. Cook, T. J. Davies, K. Bolmgren, N. J. B. Kraft, N. Salamin, and D. W. Inouye. 2013. Flowering date of taxonomic families predicts phenological sensitivity to temperature: Implications for forecasting the effects of climate change on unstudied taxa.  Amer. J. Bot. 100(7):1381-1397.

Anderson, J. T., D. W. Inouye, A. McKinney, and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2012. Phenotypic plasticity and adaptive evolution contribute to advancing flowering phenology in response to climate change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 279(1743): 3843-3852. [Rated “must read” by Faculty of 1000]

Boggs, C. L., and D. W. Inouye.  2012. A single climate driver has direct and indirect effects on pollinator numbers. Ecology Letters 15(5):502-508. [Rated “must read” by Faculty of 1000]

Diez, J. M., A. J. Miller-Rushing, S. J. Mazer, T. M. Crimmins, M. A. Crimmins, C. D. Bertelsen, and D. W. Inouye. 2012. Forecasting phenology: from species variability to community forecasts. Ecology Letters 15: 545-553.

McKinney, A. M., P. J. CaraDonna, D. W. Inouye, b. barr, D. Bertelson, and N. M. Waser. 2012. Asynchronous changes in phenology of migrating Broad-tailed Hummingbirds and their early-season nectar resources. Ecology 93(9):1987-1993.

Pyke, G. H., D. W. Inouye, and J. D. Thomson. 2012. Local geographic distributions of bumble bees near Crested Butte, Colorado: Competition and community structure revisited. Environmental Entomology 41(6):1332-49.

Aldridge, G., D. W. Inouye, J. R. K. Forrest, W. A. Barr, and A. J. Miller-Rushing. 2011. Emergence of a mid-season period of low floral resources in a montane meadow ecosystem associated with climate change. Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01826.x

Che-Castaldo, J. P., and D. W. Inouye. 2011. The effects of dataset length and mast seeding on the demography of Frasera speciosa, a long-lived monocarpic plant. Ecosphere 2011 2:11, art126, 18 p.

Inouye, D. W. 2011. Effects of frost on wildflowers: an unexpected consequence of climate change. EcoEd Digital Library  [collection of 22 photographs and graphs]

Forrest, J., D. W. Inouye, and J. D. Thomson. 2010. Flowering phenology in subalpine communities: Does climate variation reshuffle species assemblages?  Ecology 91(2):431-440.

Lambert, A., A. J. Miller-Rushing, and D. W.
Inouye. 2010. Changes in snowmelt date and summer precipitation affect the flowering phenology of Erythronium grandiflorum Pursh (glacier lily, Liliaceae). American Journal of Botany 97(9): 1431–1437.

Miller-Rushing, A. J., Toke T. Høye, D. W. Inouye, and E. Post. 2010. The effects of phenological mismatch on demography.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 3177-3186.

Miller-Rushing, A. J. and D. W. Inouye. 2009. Variation in the impact of climate change on flowering phenology and abundance: An examination of two pairs of closely related wildflower species. American Journal of Botany 96:1821-1829.

White, M. A., de Beurs, K. M., Didan, K., D. W. Inouye, A. D. Richardson, O. P. Jensen, J. Magnuson, J. O’Keefe, G. Zhang, R. R. Nemani, W. J. D. van Leeuwen, J. F. Brown, A. de Wit, M. Schaepman, X. Lin, M. Dettinger, A. Bailey, J. Kimball, M. D. Schwartz, D. D. Baldocchi, and W. K. Lauenroth. 2009.  Intercomparison, interpretation, and assessment of spring phenology in North America estimated from remote sensing for 1982 to 2006. Global Change Biology 15(10):2335-2359.

Inouye, D. W. 2008. Consequences of climate change for phenology, frost damage, and floral abundance of sub-alpine wildflowers. Ecology 89(2): 353-362.

Miller-Rushing, A. J., D. W. Inouye, and R. B. Primack. 2008. How well do first flowering dates measure plant responses to climate change? The effects of population size and sampling frequency. Journal of Ecology 96: 1289-1296.

Post, E., and D. W. Inouye. 2008. Phenology:  response, driver, and integrator. (Introduction to Special Feature). Ecology 89(2): 319-320.

Lambrecht, S., M. E. Loik, D. W. Inouye, and J. Harte. 2007. Carbon costs of reproduction under experimental warming in a subalpine meadow. New Phytologist 173: 121-134.

Morales, M. A., G. J. Dodge, and D. W. Inouye. 2005. A phenological mid-domain effect in flowering diversity. Oecologia (published online 6 August 2004) 142(1): 83-89.

Inouye, D. W., F. Saavedra, and W. Lee-Yang. 2003. Environmental influences on the phenology and abundance of flowering by Androsace septentrionalis L. (Primulaceae). American Journal of Botany 90(6):905-910.

Inouye, D. W., and F.-E. Wielgolaski. 2003. Phenology of high-altitude climates. Pages 195-214 in: Phenology: An Integrative Environmental Science (M. D. Schwartz, ed.) Kluwer Academic.
Saavedra, F., D. W. Inouye, M. V. Price and J. Harte. 2003. Changes in flowering and abundance of Delphinium nuttallianum (Ranunculaceae) in response to a subalpine climate warming experiment. Global Change Biology 9: 885-894.

Inouye, D. W., M. Morales, and G. Dodge. 2002. Variation in timing and abundance of flowering by Delphinium barbeyi Huth (Ranunculaceae): the roles of snowpack, frost, and La Niña, in the context of climate change.  Oecologia 130: 543-550.

Inouye, D. W. 2000. The ecological and evolutionary significance of frost in the context of climate change. Ecology Letters 3(5):457-463. 

Inouye, D. W., W. A. Barr, K. B. Armitage, and B.
D. Inouye. 2000. Climate change is affecting altitudinal migrants and hibernating species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 97(4): 1630-1633.  

Inouye, D. W. and A. D. McGuire. 1991. Effects of snowpack on the timing and abundance of flowering in Delphinium nelsonii:  implications for climate change. American Journal of Botany 78(7):997-1001.

Inouye, D. W., W. A. Calder and N. M. Waser. 1991. The effect of floral abundance on feeder censuses of hummingbird populations.  Condor 93:279-285.

Inouye, D. W., and G. H. Pyke. 1988. Pollination biology in the Snowy Mts. of Australia, with comparisons with montane Colorado, U.S.A. Australian Journal of Ecology 13:191-210.

Inouye, D. W. 1988. Natural variation in plant and animal populations, and its implications for studies of recovering ecosystems.  Pages 39-50 in Cairns, J., editor. Rehabilitating Damaged Ecosystems. CRC Press. Second edition 1995.

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