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Bachelot, B and RK Kobe. 2013. Rare species advantage? Richness of damage types due to natural enemies increases with species abundance in a wet tropical forest. Journal of Ecology, in press.

Kobe, RK, TB Baribault, and EK Holste 2013. Tree performance across gradients of soil resources. Invited contribution to Ecological Reviews (Cambridge University Press Series), as part of a volume on Forests and Global Change, in press.

Baribault, TB., RK Kobe, AO Finley. 2012. Tropical tree growth is correlated with soil phosphorus, potassium, and calcium, though not for legumes. Ecological Monographs 82: 189-203.

Baribault, TB., RK Kobe, AO Finley. 2012. Tropical tree growth is correlated with soil phosphorus, potassium, and calcium, though not for legumes. Ecological Monograph, in press [pdf available upon request].

Coomes, DA, RJ Holdaway, RK Kobe, ER Lines, and RB Allen. 2012. A general integrative framework for modeling woody biomass production and carbon sequestration rate in forests. Centenary Symposium Special Feature. Journal of Ecology 100: 42-64 [pdf available upon request].

Holste, EK, RK Kobe, and CF Vriesendorp. 2011. Seedling growth responses to soil nutrients in a wet tropical forest understory. Ecology 92: 1828-1838.

Baribault, TW and RK Kobe. 2011. Neighbour interactions strengthen with increased soil resources in a northern hardwood forest, Journal of Ecology 99: 1358-1372.

Kobe, RK and CF Vriesendrop. 2011. Conspecific density-dependence in seedlings varies with species shade tolerance in a wet tropical forest. Ecology Letters 14: 503-510.

Baribault, TW, RK Kobe, and DE Rothstein. 2010. Soil calcium, nitrogen, and water are correlated with aboveground net primary production in northern hardwood forests. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 723-733. [pdf available upon request]

Martin, PH, CD Canham, and RK Kobe. 2010. Divergence from the growth-survival trade-off and extreme high growth rates drive patterns of exotic tree invasions in closed-canopy forests. Journal of Ecology 98: 778-789. [pdf available upon request]

Kobe, RK, M Iyer, and MB Walters. 2010. Optimal partitioning theory revisited: nonstructural carbohydrates dominate root mass responses to nitrogen. Ecology 91: 166-179.

McCarthy-Neumann, S and RK Kobe. 2010. Conspecific plant-soil feedbacks reduce survivorship and growth of tropical tree seedlings. Journal of Ecology 98:396-407. [pdf available upon request]

McCarthy-Neumann, S and RK Kobe. 2010. Conspecific and heterospecific tree-soil feedbacks influence survivorship and growth of temperate tree seedlings. Journal of Ecology 98:408-418. [pdf available upon request]

Kobe, RK and CF Vriesendorp. 2009. Size of sampling unit strongly influences detection of seedling limitation in a wet tropical forest. Ecology Letters 12: 220-228.

Kunkle, JM, MB Walters, and RK Kobe 2009. Senescence-related changes in nitrogen in fine roots: mass loss affects estimation. Tree Physiology 29:715-723.

Urbieta, IR, IM Perez-Ramos, MA Zavala, T Maranon, and RK Kobe. 2008. Soil water heterogeneity and emergence time control seedling establishment of three coexisting oaks. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 1203-1213.

Perez-Ramos, IM, IR Urbieta, T Maranon, MA Zavala, and RK Kobe. 2008. Post-dispersal seed predation in two co-existing oak species: ecological consequences of dispersal timing, seed size and plant cover. Oikos 117: 1386-1396

McCarthy-Neumann, S. and R. K. Kobe. 2008. Tolerance of neighborhood soil pathogens co-varies with shade tolerance across species of tropical tree seedlings. Ecology 89:1883-1892.

Kobe, R. K. and L. J. Hogarth. 2007. Evaluation of irradiance metrics with respect to predicting sapling growth, Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37: 1203-1213.

de Gouvenain, R.C., R. K. Kobe, and J. A. Silander, Jr. 2007. Partitioning of understory light and dry-season soil moisture gradients among seedlings of four rain-forest tree species in Madagascar, Journal of Tropical Ecology 23: 569-579.

MacFarlane, D. W. and R. K. Kobe. 2006. Selecting models for capturing tree size effects on growth- resource relationships. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 1695-1704.

Kobe, R. K. 2006. Sapling growth as a function of light and landscape-level variation in soil water and foliar N in northern Michigan. Oecologia 147: 119-133.

Kneeshaw, D.D., R. K. Kobe, K. D. Coates, and C. Messier. 2006. Sapling size influences shade tolerance ranking among southern boreal tree species. Journal of Ecology 94:471-480.

Kobe, R. K., C. A. Lepcyzk, and M. Iyer. 2005. Resorption efficiency decreases with increasing green leaf nutrients in global dataset. Ecology 86: 2780-2792.

Schreeg, L. A., R. K. Kobe, and M. B. Walters. 2005. Tree seedling growth, survival and morphology in response to landscape-level variation in soil resource availability in Northern Michigan. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 263-273.

Rhoads, A. G., S. P. Hamburg, T. J. Fahey, T. G. Siccama, R. Kobe. 2004. Comparing direct and indirect methods of assessing canopy structure in a northern hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 584-591.

Catovsky, S., R. K. Kobe, and F. A. Bazzaz. 2002. Nitrogen induced changes in seedling regeneration and dynamics of mixed conifer-broad-leaved forests. Ecological Applications 12:1611-1625.

Kobe, R. K., G. E. Likens, and C. Eagar. 2002. Tree seedling growth and mortality responses to manipulations of calcium and aluminum in a northern hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32: 954-966.

Caspersen, J.P. and R. K. Kobe. 2001. Interspecific variation in sapling mortality in relation to growth and soil moisture. Oikos 92: 160-168.

Kobe, R. K. 1999. Tropical tree richness and resource-based niches. Science 285: 1459a - 1460a.

Canham, C.D., R. K. Kobe, E. F. Latty, and R. L. Chazdon. 1999. Interspecific and intraspecific variation in tree seedling survival: effects of allocation to roots vs. carbohydrate reserves. Oecologia 121: 1-11.

Kobe, R. K. 1999. Light gradient partitioning among tropical tree species through differential seedling mortality and growth. Ecology 80: 187-201.

Kobe, R. K. 1997. Carbohydrate allocation to storage as a basis of interspecific variation in sapling survivorship and growth. Oikos 80: 226-233.

Kobe, R. K., and K. D. Coates. 1997. Models of sapling mortality as a function of growth to characterize interspecific variation in shade tolerance of eight tree species of northwestern British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 27:227-236.

Kobe, R. K. 1996. Intraspecific variation in sapling mortality and growth predicts geographic variation in forest composition. Ecological Monographs 66: 181-201.

Pacala, S. W., C. D. Canham, J. Saponera, J. A. Silander, Jr., R. K. Kobe, and E. Ribbens. 1996. Forest models defined by field measurements: Estimation, error analysis and dynamics. Ecological Monographs 66: 1-43.

Kobe, R. K., S. W. Pacala, J. A. Silander, Jr., and C. D. Canham. 1995. Juvenile tree survivorship as a component of shade tolerance. Ecological Applications 5: 517-532.

Pacala, S. W., C. D. Canham, J. A. Silander, Jr., and R. K. Kobe. 1994. Sapling growth as a function of resources in a north temperate forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24: 2172-2183.

 
Dr. Richard Kobe
Department of Forestry
Michigan State University
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480 Wilson Road, Room 126
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
(517) 355-8433
kobe@msu.edu