Un-refereed publications are marked with an asterisk (*). 
List of Published Papers


Leibold, M. A. 1989. Resource edibility and the effects of predators and productivity on consumer-resource interactions. American Naturalist 134:922-949.



Leibold, M. A.  1990. Resources and predation can affect the vertical distribution of zooplankton. Limnology and Oceanography 35:938-944.



Leibold, M. A. 1991. Trophic interactions and habitat segregation between competing Daphnia. Oecologia 86:510-520.



Leibold, M. A. and A. J. Tessier. 1991. Contrasting patterns of body size for Daphnia species that segregate  by habitat. Oecologia 86:342-348.



Leibold, M.A. and H.M. Wilbur. 1992.  Interactions between food web structure and nutrients on pond organisms. Nature 360:341-343. (Reviewed in Nature's "News&Views")  



Tessier, A. J., A. Young, and M. A. Leibold.  1992. Population dynamics and body size selection in DaphniaLimnology and Oceanography 37:1-13.



Leibold, M. A. and C. West. 1993.  Experimental methods for measuring the effect of light acclimation on vertical migration by Daphnia in the field.  Limnology and Oceanography 38:638-643.



Leibold, M. A., A. J. Tessier, and C. West.  1994. Genetic, acclimatization and ontogenetic effects on habitat selection in Daphnia pulicaria. Evolution 48:1324-1332.



Leibold, M.A. 1995. The niche concept revisited: mechanistic models and community context.   Ecology 76:1371-1382 (Special Feature: Concepts Section).



Power ME. et al. 1995. The role of experiments in ecology.  Science 270:561-561.



Leibold, M.A. 1996. A graphical model of keystone predation: effects of productivity on abundance, incidence and ecological diversity in communities.  American Naturalist 147:784-812.



Leibold, M.A.  1997. Do nutrient competition models predict nutrient availabilities in limnetic ecosystems? Oecologia 110:132-142.



Tessier, A.J. and M.A. Leibold. 1997. Habitat use and ecological specialization within lake Daphnia populations.  Oecologia 104:561-570.



Leibold, M.A., J.M Chase, J. Shurin and A. Downing. 1997. Species turnover and the regulation of trophic structure. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics  28:467-497.



Leibold, M.A. 1998. Similarity and local coexistence of species from regional biotas. Evolutionary Ecology 12:95-110.



Leibold, M.A. 1999.  Biodiversity and nutrient enrichment in pond plankton communities.  Evolutionary Ecology Research 1:73-95.



Tessier, A.J., M.A. Leibold, and J.I. Tsao. 2000. A fundamental trade-off in resource exploitation by DaphniaEcology 81:826-841.



Chase, J.M., M.A. Leibold, A. Downing and J.B. Shurin. 2000.  Effects of productivity,  herbivory and plant species turnover in grassland food webs. Ecology 81:2485-2497.



Shurin, J.B., J.E. Havel, M.A. Leibold, and B. Pinel-Alloul.  2000. Local and regional zooplankton species richness: a scale-independent test for saturation.  Ecology 81:3062-3073.



Chase, J.M., M.A. Leibold and E.L. Simms.  2000.  Plant tolerance and resistance in food webs:    Community-level prediction and evolutionary implications.  Evolutionary Ecology 14:289-314.



Leibold, M.A. and G.M. Mikkelson. 2002. Coherence, species turnover, and boundary clumping: Elements of meta-community structure. Oikos 97:237-250.



Chase, J.M. and M.A. Leibold. 2002. Spatial scale dictates the productivity-biodiversity relationship. Nature 416:427-430.



Downing, A.L. and M.A. Leibold.  2002. Ecosystem consequences of species richness and composition in pond food webs.  Nature 416:838-841.



Horner-Devine, M.C., M.A. Leibold , V.H. Smith and B.J.M. Bohannan. 2003. Bacterial diversity patterns along a gradient of primary productivity.  Ecology Letters 6:613-622.



Shurin, J.B., P. Amarasekare, J.M. Chase, R.D. Holt, M. Hoopes and M.A. Leibold. 2003. Alternative stable states and regional community structure.  Journal Theoretical Biology 227:359–368.



Steiner, C.F. and M.A. Leibold. 2004. Cyclic assembly trajectories and the generation of scale-dependent productivity-biodiversity relationships.  Ecology 85:107-113.



Leibold, M.A. and J. Norberg.  2004. Plankton metacommunities as self-organized adaptive systems.  Limnology and Oceanography 49: 1278-1289. (Special Issue:Plankton Biodiversity)



Leibold, M.A., M. Holyoak, N. Mouquet, R.D. Holt, D. Tilman and 7 others.  2004. The metacommunity concept: a framework for large scale community ecology? Ecology Letters 7:601-613.



Hall SR, Leibold MA, Lytle DA, and Smith VH. 2004. Stoichiometry and planktonic grazer composition over gradients of light, nutrients, and predation risk.
Ecology 85:2291-2301.



Hall SR, Smith VH, Lytle DA, and Leibold MA. 2005.  Constraints on primary producer N : P stoichiometry along N : P supply ratio gradients. Ecology 86:1894-1904.



Smith, V.A., B.L. Foster, J.P. Grover, R.D. Holt, M.A. Leibold, and F. deNoyelles.  2005.  Phytoplankton species richness patterns:  Scale-invariance from laboratory microcosms to the world’s largest lakes.  PNAS 102:4393-4396



Hall SR, Leibold, MA, Lytle DA and Smith VH. 2006. Inedible producers in food webs: Controls on stoichiometric food quality and composition of grazers. American Naturalist 167:628-637.



Leibold, M.A. and M.A. McPeek.  2006. Coexistence of the niche and neutral perspectives in community ecology (invited ‘Special Features’ paper on ‘The neutral theory of biodiversity’). Ecology 87:1399-1410.



Hall SR, Leibold MA, Lytle DA, Smith VH. 2007. Grazers, producer stoichiometry, and the light : nutrient hypothesis revisited. Ecology 88:1142-1152



Horner-Devine MC, Silver JM, Leibold MA, Bohannan BJM, Colwell RK, Fuhrman JA, Green JL, Kuske CR, Martiny JBH, Muyzer G, Ovreas L, Reysenbach AL, Smith VH. 2007. A comparison of taxon co-occurrence patterns for macro- and microorganisms. Ecology 88:1345-1353



Loeuille N and Leibold MA. 2008. Evolution in metacommunities: on the relative importance of species sorting and monopolization in structuring communities. American Naturalist 171:788-799.



Howeth, JG and Leibold MA. 2008.  Planktonic dispersal dampens temporal trophic cascades in pond metacommunities.  Ecology Letters 11:245-257.



Urban MC, Leibold MA, Pantel JH, Loeuille N, Vellend M, Amarasekare P, Klausmeier CA, Norberg J, De Mazancourt C, Gomulkiewicz R, Hochberg ME, Strauss  SY, De Meester L, Wade MJ. 2008. Evolutionary ecology of metacommunities.  Trends in Research In Ecology and Evolution 23:311-317.



Loeuille N and Leibold MA. 2008. Ecological consequences of evolution in plant defenses in a metacommunity.  Theoretical Population Biology 74:34-45.



Downing AL, Brown BL, Perrin EM, Keitt TH and Leibold MA. 2008.  Environmental fluctuations induce scale-dependent compensation and increase stability in plankton ecosystems.  Ecology 89:3204-3214



*Leibold MA. 2008 Ecology – Return of the Niche.  Nature 454:39-40



Carpenter SR, Armbrust EV, Arzberger PW, ... Leibold MA, et al.2009. Accelerate synthesis in ecology and ensvironmental sciences. Bioscience 59:699-701.



Howeth JG and Leibold MA. 2010. Species dispersal rates alter diversity and ecosystem stability in pond metacommunities.  Ecology 91:2727-2741.



Howeth JG and Leibold MA. 2010. Prey dispersal rate affects prey species composition and trait diversity in response to multiple predators in metacommunities. accepted pending revisions. Journal of Animal Ecology 79:1000-1011.



Downing AL and Leibold MA. 2010. Species richness facilitates ecosystem resilience in aquatic food webs.  Freshwater Biology 55:2123-2137



Leibold MA, Economo EP and Peres-Neto-P. 2010. Metacommunity phylogenetics: separating the roles of environmental filters and historical biogeography.  Ecology Letters 13:1290-1299.



Pantel, JH, Leibold MA and Juenger TE. 2011. Population differentiation in Daphnia alters community assembly in experimental ponds. American Naturalist 177:314-322.



Massol, F. Gravel D, Mouquet N, Cadotte M, Fukami T, and Leibold MA. Linking community and ecosystem dynamics through spatial ecology. Ecology Letters 14:313-323.



Pantel, JH, Juenger TE, and Leibold MA. 2011.   Environmental gradients structure Daphnia pulex x pulicaria clonal distributions.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:723-732.



Peres-Neto PR, Leibold MA, and Dray S. 2011.  Assessing the effects of spatial contingency and environmental filtering on metacommunity phylogenetics.  Ecology Letters in press.



Pruett-Jones S,  Appelt CW, Sarfaty A, Van Vossen B, Leibold MA and Minor ES. Urban parakeets in Norther Illinois: A 40-year perspective.  Urban Ecosystems. In press.



Mouquet N, Devictor V, Meyanrd CN, Munoz F, Bersier LF, Chave J, Couteron P, Dalecky A, Fontaine C. Gravel D, Hardy OJ, Jabot F, Lavergne S, Leibold MA, Mouillot D, Munkemuller T, Pavoine S, Prinzig A, Rodrigues ASL, Rohr RP, Thebault E, and Thuiller W.  Ecophylogentics: advances and perspectives.  Biological Reviews in press.


Chapters in Books


Mittlebach, G., C. Osenberg, and M. Leibold. 1988. Trophic relations and ontogenetic niche shifts in aquatic ecosystems. In B. Ebenman and L. Persson (eds).  Size-structured Populations: Ecology and Evolution. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.



Leibold, M.A. and A.J. Tessier.  1997. Habitat structure and the structure of lake plankton communities.  In B. Streit, T. Stadler and C.J. Lively (eds).   Ecology and Evolution of Freshwater Animals.  Birkhouser Publ., Basel.   



Leibold, M.A. and A.J. Tessier.  1998. Experimental compromise and mechanistic approaches to  the evolutionary ecology of Daphnia assemblages. In W.J. Resetarits and J. Bernardo (eds.).  Perspectives in Experimental Ecology.  Oxford U. Press.



Leibold, M.A. and T.E. Miller. 2003. From metapopulations to metacommunities. In I. Hanski and O. Gaggioti (eds). Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution of Metapopulations.



Leibold, M.A., S.R. Hall and O. Bjornstad.  2005. Food web architecture and its effects on consumer resource oscillations in experimental pond ecosystems. In J. Moore and P. deRuyter and V. Wolters (eds).  Food Webs.  Academic Press.



Leibold, M.A., M. Holyoak and R.D. Holt. 2005.  Adaptive and co-Adaptive dynamics in metacommunities.   In Holyoak, Leibold and Holt (eds).  Metacommunity Ecology: Emerging views of community structure and dynamics  above the local scale.  University of Chicago Press.



Holyoak, M., M.A. Leibold, N. Mouquet and R.D. Holt. 2005.  Metacommunities: a framework for large scale community ecology.   In Holyoak, Leibold and Holt (eds).  Metacommunity Ecology: Emerging views of community structure and dynamics  above the local scale.  University of Chicago Press.



Chase, J., N. Mouquet, P. Amarasekare, R.D. Holt, M. Holyoak, M. Hoopes, M.A. Leibold, M. Loreau, J. Shurin, and D. Tilman.  2005. Competing theories for competitive metacommunities.  In Holyoak, Leibold and Holt (eds).  Metacommunity Ecology: Emerging views of community structure and dynamics  above the local scale.  University of Chicago Press.



Holt, R.D., M Holyoak and M.A. Leibold. 2005. Future directions in metacommunity ecology.  In Holyoak, Leibold and Holt (eds).  Metacommunity Ecology: Emerging views of community structure and dynamics  above the local scale.  University of Chicago Press.



Holyoak, M., M.A. Leibold and R.D. Holt. 2005. Coda. In Holyoak, Leibold and Holt (eds).  Metacommunity Ecology: Emerging views of community structure and dynamics above the local scale.  University of Chicago Press.



Law, R. and M.A. Leibold. 2005. Assembly dynamics in metacommunities.  In Holyoak, Leibold and Holt (eds).  Metacommunity Ecology: Emerging views of community structure and dynamics  above the local scale.  University of Chicago Press.



Leibold MA. 2009.  Spatial dynamics and metacommunities.  In S. Levin and M. Loreau (eds).  Guide to Ecology. Princeton U. Press.



Leibold MA. 2011. The metacommunity concept and its theoretical underpinnings.  In: Scheiner, SM and Willig MR (eds). The Theory of Ecology.




Elton, C. “Animal Ecology”, 1927. Reprinting with additional text by MA Leibold and JT Wootton, 2001. U. Chicago Press.



Chase, J.M. and M.A. Leibold. 2003. “Ecological Niches”, U. Chicago Press.  



Holyoak, M., M.A. Leibold, and R. Holt (eds). 2005. Metacommunity Ecology: Emerging views of community structure and dynamics above the local scale.  In press, University of Chicago Press.





Surveys, Editorials, and Reviews


Leibold, M. A. 1992. Population dynamics and the Tribolium  model (book review). Science  56:1838.



Leibold, M.A. 1994. Mutualism and community organization (book review). Quarterly Review of Biology 69:542-543.



Mikkelson, G.M. and M.A. Leibold. 1995.  The ecosystem concept, schism or synthesis? (book review).  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 38:297-299.



Leibold, M.A. 1996. Versatility in ecology (book review). Ecology



Leibold, MA. 2002. “Ecological Niche”: entry in N. Eldredge (ed).  “The Encyclopedia of Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity”.  ABS-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Ca.