Christopher J. Lortie
PhD (UBC), MSc (Queen's U), BEd (Queen's U)
Research areas: Community ecology, seedbanks, invasive species, meta-analysis, social ecology, theory development
Publications for 2012 as of October
Butterfield, B.J. L. Cavieres, R. Callaway, B. Cook, Z. Kikividze, C.J. Lortie, et al. 2012. Foundation species eliminate a phylogenetic diversity productivity relationship across alpine plant communities globally. Ecology Letters: in press.
Reid, A. and C.J. Lortie. 2012. Cushion plants are foundation species with positive effects extending to higher trophic levels. Ecospheres: in press.
Lortie, C.J., A.E. Budden, and A.M. Reid. 2012. The birds and the bees: applying video observation techniques from avian behavioural ecology to invertebrate pollinators. Journal of Pollination Ecology 6: 125-128.
Lortie, C.J., and A. Reid. 2012. Gender effects of a keystone alpine plant species on other plants, pollinators, and arthropods and the reciprocal pollination effects on its reproductive success: implications for facilitation. Botany 90: 273-282.
Molenda, O., A. Reid, and C.J. Lortie. 2012. The alpine cushion plant Silene acaulis as foundation species: a plant and bug's-eye view to facilitation and microclimate. PlosOne 7: e37223. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037223.
Lamarque, L.J., S. Delzon, M.H. Sloan, and C.J. Lortie. 2012. Biogeographical contrasts to assess local and regional patterns of invasion: a case study with two reciprocally introduced exotic maple trees. Ecography 35: 803-810. 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07300.x.
Spafford, R.D., C.J. Lortie, B. Butterfield. 2012. A systematic review of arthropod community diversity in association with invasive plants. Neobiota: in press.
Jeschke, J.M., L. Gómez Aparicio, S. Haider, T. Heger, C.J. Lortie, P. Pysek, and D. L. Strayer. 2012. Support for major hypotheses in invasion biology is uneven and declining. Neobiota 14: 1-20. DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.14.3435
Jeschke, J.M., L. Gómez Aparicio, S. Haider, T. Heger, C.J. Lortie, P. Pysek, and D. L. Strayer. 2012. Taxonomic bias and lack of cross-taxonomic studies in invasion biology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 349-350. DOI: 10.1890/12.WB.016
Bonte, D., D. Marshall, and C.J. Lortie. 2012. Editorial synthesis in ecology. Oikos 121: 801-803.
Davila, Y.C., E. Elle, J.C. Vamosi, L. Hermanutz, J.T. Kerr, C.J. Lortie, A.R. Westwood, T.S. Woodcock, and A. Worley. 2012. Ecosystem services of pollinator diversity: a review of the relationship with pollen limitation of plant reproduction. Botany 90: 535-543.
Aarssen, L.W. and C.J. Lortie. 2012. Science open reviewed: an online community connecting authors with reviewers for journals. Ideas in ecology & evolution: in press.
Parker, J.N., C.J. Lortie, and S. Allesina. 2012. Characterizing a Scientific Elite (B): Publication and Citation Patterns of the Most Highly Cited Scientists in environmental science and ecology. Scientometrics: DOI: 10.1007/s11192-012-0859-6.
Lortie, C.J., L.W. Aarssen, A.E. Budden, and R. Leimu. 2012. Do citations and impact factors relate to the real numbers in publications? A case study of citation rates, impact, and effect sizes in ecology and evolutionary biology. Scientometrics: DOI: 10.1007/s11192-012-0822-6.
Lortie, C.J., L.W. Aarssen, J. Parker, and S. Allesina. 2012. Good news for the people who love bad news: an analysis of the funding of the top 1% most highly cited ecologists. Oikos 121: 1005-1008.
Lortie, C.J. 2012. May the odds be ever in your favor: a brief comment on the review games in ecology. Immediate Science Ecology 1: 1-6.
Comment on research
I am very interested in using invasive plant species, climate change, & urban ecology to better understand how plant communities function and what drives their composition.
biodiversity of urban gardens
meta-analysis, synthesis, & concepts