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Taylor, B.N. & D.N.L. Menge. 2021. Light, nitrogen supply, and neighboring plants dictate costs and benefits of nitrogen fixation for seedlings of a tropical nitrogen-fixing tree. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.17508

Soper, F.M., B.N. Taylor, J.B. Winbourne, M.Y. Wong, K.A. Dynarski, C.R.G. Reis, M.B. Peoples, C.C. Cleveland, S.C. Reed, D.N.L. Menge, S.S. Perakis. 2021. A roadmap for sampling and scaling biological nitrogen fixation in terrestrial ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 12(6): 1122-1137. PDF

Staccone, A.P., S. Kou-Giesbrecht, B.N. Taylor, D.N.L. Menge. 2021. Nitrogen-fixing trees have no net effect on forest growth in the coterminous United States. Journal of Ecology. 109(2): 877-887. PDF


Walker, A.P., Taylor, B.N. et al. 2020. Integrating evidence for a terrestrial carbon sink caused by increasing atmospheric CO2. New Phytologist Tansley Review. doi: 10.111/nph.16866. PDF

Taylor, B.N., E.L. Simms, & K.J. Komatsu. 2020. More than a functional group: diversity within the legume-rhizobia mutualism and its relationship with ecosystem function. Diversity. 12(2). PDF


Taylor, B.N. & L. R. Ostrowsky. 2019. Nitrogen-fixing and non-fixing trees differ in leaf chemistry and defense but not herbivory in a lowland Costa Rican rainforest. Journal of Tropical Ecology. doi: 10.1017/S0266467419000233

Taylor, B.N., R.L. Chazdon, and D.N.L. Menge. 2019. Successional dynamics of nitrogen cycling and forest growth in regenerating Costa Rican rainforests. Ecology. 100(4): e02637. PDF

Wilcots, M.E, B.N. Taylor, E.K. Kuprewicz, and D.N.L. Menge. 2019. Small traits with big consequences: How seed traits of nitrogen-fixing plants might influence ecosystem nutrient cycling. Oikos. 128(5): 668-679. PDF


Taylor, B.N. & D.N.L. Menge. 2018. Light regulates tropical symbiotic nitrogen fixation more strongly than soil nitrogen. Nature Plants. 4(9): 655-661. PDF

Menge, D.N.L, A.C. MacPherson, T.A. Bytnerowicz, A.W. Quebbeman, N.B. Schwartz, B.N. Taylor, and A.A. Wolf. 2018. Logarithmic scales in ecological data presentation may cause misinterpretation. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2(9): 1393-1402. PDF


Menge, D.N.L, S.A. Batterman, L.O. Hedin, W. Liao, S.W. Pacala, and B.N. Taylor. 2017. Why are nitrogen-fixing trees rare at higher compared to lower latitudes? Ecology 98(12): 3127-3140. PDF

Taylor, B.N., R.L. Chazdon, B. Bachelot, and D.N.L. Menge. 2017. Nitrogen-fixing trees inhibit growth of regenerating Costa Rican rainforests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(33): 8817-8822. PDF

Menge, D.N.L, S.A. Batterman, W. Liao, B.N. Taylor, J. Lichstein, and G. Angeles-Perez. 2017. Nitrogen-fixing tree abundance in higher-latitude North America is not constrained by diversity. Ecology Letters. 20: 842-851. PDF

Taylor, B.N., A.E. Patterson, M. Ajayi, R. Arkebauer, K. Bao, N. Bray, R.M. Elliott,  P.P.G. Gauthier, J. Gersony, R. Givson, M. Guerin, S. Lavenhar, C. Leland, L. Lemordant, W. Liao, J. Melillo, R. Oliver, C.M. Prager, W. Schuster, N.B. Schwartz, C. Shen, K.P. Terlizzi, and K.L. Griffin. 2017. Growth and physiology of a dominant understory shrub, Hamamelis virginiana, following canopy disturbance in a temperate hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 47: 193-202. PDF



Sistla, S.A., A.P. Appling, A.M. Lewandowska, B.N. Taylor, A.A. Wolf. 2015. Stoichiometric flexibility in response to fertilization along gradients of environmental and organismal nutrient richness. Oikos. 124: 949-959. PDF


DeWalt, S.J., B.N. Taylor, K. Ickes. 2015. Density dependence in seedling survival of different life-forms in rainforests of a Caribbean island. Biotropica. 47: 310-319PDF


Beidler, K.V., B.N. Taylor, A.E. Strand, E.R. Cooper, M. Schonholz, S.G. Pritchard. 2015. Changes in root architecture under elevated levels of CO2 and N reflect alternate soil exploration strategies. New Phytologist.  205: 1153-1163. PDF




Taylor, B.N., K. Ickes, and S.J. DeWalt. 2014. Effects of an introduced seed disperser on a Caribbean island. Caribbean Journal of Science. 48: 9-17. PDF


Taylor, B.N., A.E. Strand, E.R. Cooper, K.V. Beidler, M. Schönholz, S.G. Pritchard. Root length, biomass, tissue chemistry, and mycorrhizal colonization following 14 years of CO2 enrichment and 6 years of N fertilization in a warm temperate forest. Tree Physiology. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpu058. PDF


Pritchard, S.G., B.N. Taylor, E.R. Cooper, K.V. Beidler, A.E. Strand, M.L. McCormack, and S. Zhang. 2014. Long-term dynamics of mycorrhizal root tips in a loblolly pine forest grown with free-air-CO2-enrichment and soil N fertilization for six years. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12409. PDF


Taylor, B.N., K.V. Beidler, A.E. Strand, and S.G. Pritchard. 2014. Improved scaling of minirhizotron data using an empirically-derived depth of field and correcting for the underestimation of root diameters. Plant & Soil. 374: 941-948.  PDF




Taylor, B.N., K.V. Beidler, E.R. Cooper, S.G. Pritchard, and A.E. Strand. 2013. Sampling volume in root studies: The pitfalls of under-sampling exposed using accumulation curves. Ecology Letters. 16: 862-869.  PDF