Publications with Undergraduates

Refereed Publications with Undergraduate Students*

(last updated 4-Oct-2018)

(**REU-funded students, *other undergraduate students)

  1. Shea, K., Smyth, M., Sheppard, A., Morton, R. and *Chalimbaud, J.  (2000)  Effect of patch size and plant density of a Paterson’s curse (Echium plantagineum) on the oviposition of a specialist weevil, Mogulones larvatus.  Oecologia 124(4): 615-621.
  2. *Allen, M.R. and Shea, K. (2006) Spatial segregation of congeneric invaders in central Pennsylvania, USA.  Biological Invasions 8: 509-521.
  3. Jongejans, E., **Pedatella, N.M., Shea, K. Skarpaas, O and Auhl, R. (2007) Seed release by invasive thistles: the impact of plant and environmental factors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 274: 2457-2464.
  4. **Marchetto, K.M., Jongejans, E., *Jennis, M.L., *Haner, E.M., *Sullivan, C.T., Kelly, D. and Shea, K. (2010) Shipment and storage effects on the terminal velocity of seeds. Ecological Research 25: 83–92.
  5. **Marchetto, K.M., **Williams, M.B., Jongejans, E., Auhl, R., and Shea, K. (2010) Applications of Particle Image Velocimetry for Seed Release and Dispersal Studies.  Ecology 91(8): 2485-2492.
  6. **Marchetto, K.M., Jongejans, E., Shea, K. and Isard, S.A. (2010) Plant Spatial Arrangement Affects Projected Invasion Speeds of Two Invasive Thistles.  Oikos 119: 1462–1468.
  7. Skarpaas, O., *Silverman, E.J., Jongejans, E., Shea, K. (2011) Are the best dispersers the best colonizers? Seed mass, dispersal and establishment in Carduus thistles. Evolutionary Ecology 25: 155-169.
  8. *Ruggiero, D. C. and Shea, K. (2011) Effects of interspecific competition on early life history of the invasive thistles Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides.  Northeastern Naturalist 18(2), 197–206.
  9. Zhang, R., **Heberling, J.M., *Haner, E. and Shea, K. (2011) Tolerance of Two Invasive Thistles to Repeated Disturbance.  Ecological Research 26(3): 575-581.
  10. Russo, L., *Stehouwer, R., **Heberling, J.M., Shea, K.  (2011) The Composite Insect Trap: an innovative combination trap for biologically diverse sampling. PLoS ONE  6(6): e21079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021079.
  11. Zhang, R., *Leshak, A. and Shea, K. (2012) Decreased structural defense of an invasive thistle under warming. Plant Biology 14(1): 249-252.
  12. Miller, A.D., **Reilly, D.T, **Bauman, S., and Shea, K. (2012) Interactions between Frequency and Size of Disturbance Affect Competitive Outcomes.  Ecological Research 27: 783–791.  DOI: 10.1007/s11284-012-0954-4
  13. **Garrison, A., Miller, A.D., Roxburgh, S. and Shea, K. (2012) More bang for the land manager’s buck: Disturbance autocorrelation can be used to achieve management objectives at no additional cost.  Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 1020–1027. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02187.x
  14. **LaBar, T., Campbell, C., Yang, S., Albert, R. and Shea, K. (2013) Global versus local extinction in a network model of plant-pollinator communities.  Theoretical Ecology 6(4): 495-503. DOI: 10.1007/s12080-013-0182-8.
  15. **Garrison, A., Miller, A.D., Ryan, M.R. Roxburgh, S. and Shea, K. (2014) Stacked crop rotations exploit weed-weed competition for sustainable weed management. Weed Science 62(1): 166-176.  DOI:
  16. **LaBar, T., Campbell, C., Yang, S., Albert, R. and Shea, K. (2014) Restoration of plant-pollinator interaction networks via species translocation. Theoretical Ecology 7: 209-220.
  17.  Jongejans, E., *Silverman, E.J., Skarpaas, O. and Shea, K. (2015) Post-dispersal seed removal of Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides by insects and small mammals.  Ecological Research 30: 173-180.
  18. Russo, L.A., *Nichol, C. and Shea, K. (2016) Pollinator floral provisioning by a plant invader: quantifying beneficial effects of detrimental species.  Diversity and Distributions 22: 189-198DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12397.
  19. Vahsen M.L., Shea, K., *Hovis, C.L., Teller, B.J. and Hufbauer, R.A. (2018) Prior adaptation, diversity, and introduction frequency mediate the positive relationship between propagule pressure and the initial success of founding populations. Biological Invasions.


Publications from undergrads in the lab without Shea authorship

  1. *Costa, C.M. and Yang, S. (2009) Counting pollen grains using a readily available, free image processing and analysis software. Annals of Botany 104: 1005-1010; doi:10.1093/aob/mcp186.