(*denote undergraduate students)


Haney, S., and Siepielski., A. M. Tipping points in resource abundance drives irreversible changes in community structure. American Naturalist. In press.

Bried, J., and Siepielski, A. M. 2017. Opportunistic data reveal widespread species turnover in Enallagma damselflies at biogeographical scales. Ecography. In press.

Caruso, C.M., Martin, R.A., Sletvold, N., Morrissey, M., Wade, M.J., Augustine,K.E., Carlson, S.M., MacColl, A.D.C., Siepielski, A.M., and Kingsolver, J.G. 2017. What are the environmental determinants of phenotypic selection: A meta-analysis of experimental studies. American Naturalist, 190: 363-376. pdf

Siepielski, A.M, M. B. Morrissey, M. Buoro, S. M. Carlson, C.M. Caruso, S. M. Clegg, T. Coulson, J. Di Battista, K. M. Gotanda, C. D. Francis, J. Hereford, J. G. Kingsolver, L. E.B. Kruuk, R.A. Martin, B. C. Sheldon, N. Sletvold, E. I. Svensson, M. J. Wade, and A.D.C. MacColl. 2017. Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection. Science, 355:959-962. pdf

Siepielski, A.M., and Beaulieu, J. Adaptive evolution to novel predators facilitates the evolution of species range shifts. 2017. Evolution, 71:974-984.


Boersma, K.S., Nickerson*, A., Francis, C., and Siepielski, A.M. 2016. Climate extremes predict community composition and functional diversity in freshwater lakes. Ecology and Evolution, 6:8094-8106 pdf

Kingsolver, J., Diamond, S., Siepielski, A. M., and Carlson, S.M. 2016. Errors in Meta-analyses of selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29:1905-1906. pdf

Bried, J., A. M. Siepielski, D. Dvorett, J. Suneeti, M. Patten, F. Xiao, D. Craig. 2016. Species residency status affects model selection and hypothesis testing in freshwater community ecology. Freshwater Biology, 61: 1568-1579.pdf

Siepielski, A.M., M. Cativerra*, A. Nemirov*, A. Nickerson*. 2016. Experimental evidence for an eco-evolutionary coupling between local adaptation and competition. American Naturalist, 184:447-456 .pdf

Siepielski, A.M. Fallon, E.*, Boersma, K. 2016. Predator olfactory cues generate a foraging-predation tradeoff through prey apprehension.  Royal Society Open Science. (online only) pdf


Haney, S., Cativerra, M.*, and Siepielski, A.M. 2015. Rare niches and the ecological equivalence of species. Theoretical Ecology .pdf

Fey, S.B.§, Siepielski, A.M. §, Nussie, S., Cervantes-Yoshida, K., Hwan, J. L., Hubber, E., Fey, M. J., and Carlson, S. M. 2015. Recent shifts in the occurrence, causes, and magnitude of animal mass mortality events. §joint first-authors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 112:1083-1088.pdf


Siepielski, A.M. Disruptive selection. 2014. In Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed. Jonathan Losos. New York: Oxford University Press.

Siepielski, A. M., G. Prince*, J. Wang*. 2014. Non-consumptive predator induced phenotypic selection. Evolution 68:696-704. pdf


Siepielski, A. M., Gottanda, K., Morrissey, M.B., Diamond, S. E., DiBattista, J.D., and Carlson, S.M. 2013. The spatial patterns of directional phenotypic selection. Ecology Letters 16:1382-1392. Recommended by Faculty of 1000. pdf

Siepielski, A. M. and M. A. McPeek. 2013. Niche versus neutrality in structuring the beta diversity of damselfly assemblages. Freshwater Biology 58: 758-768.pdf

Benkman, C. W., A. M. Siepielski, and J. W. Smith. 2013. Consequences of trait evolution in a multi-species system. Pages 278-292 in Interaction Richness and Complexity: Ecological and Evolutionary Aspects of Trait-Mediated Indirect Interactions. T. Ohgushi, O. Schmitz, and R. Holt, eds. Cambridge University Press.


Kingsolver, J., Diamond, S., Siepielski, A. M., and Carlson, S.M. 2012. Synthetic analyses of phenotypic selection in natural populations: lessons, limitations and future directions. Evolutionary Ecology 26:1101-1118.pdf


Siepielski, A. M., A. Mertens*, B. Wilkinson*, and M. A. McPeek. 2011. Signature of ecological partitioning in the maintenance of damselfly diversity. Journal of Animal Ecology 80:1163-1173. pdf

Steele, D. B., A.M. Siepielski, and M. A. McPeek. 2011. Sexual selection and temporal phenotypic variation in a damselfly population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:1517-1532. pdf

Siepielski, A. M., J. D. DiBattista, J. Evans, and S. M. Carlson. 2011. Differences in the temporal dynamics of phenotypic selection among fitness components in the wild. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B Biological Sciences. 278:1572-1580. pdf

Benkman, C. W., and A. M. Siepielski. 2011. Sources and sinks in the 
evolution and persistence of mutualisms. Pages 82-98 in Sources, Sinks, and Sustainability. J. Liu, V. Hull, A. Morzillo, and J. Wiens, eds. Cambridge University Press.


Siepielski, A. M., and M. A. McPeek. 2010. On the evidence for species coexistence: a critique of the coexistence program. Ecology 91:3153-3164. pdf

Siepielski, A. M., J. Hung*, E. B. Bein*, and M. A. McPeek. 2010. Experimental evidence for neutral community dynamics governing an insect assemblage. Ecology 91:847-857. pdf

Siepielski, A. M., and C. W. Benkman. 2010. Conflicting selection pressures between a mutualist and antagonist enhance phenotypic variation in a bird-dispersed tree. Evolution 64:1120-1128. pdf  **Recommended by Faculty of 1000.**


Siepielski, A. M., J. D., DiBattista, and S. M. Carlson. 2009. It’s about time: the temporal dynamics of phenotypic selection in the wild. Ecology Letters 11:1261-1276.  pdf **Highlighted in the March, 25 2010 issue of Nature.**

Garcia, R.*, A. M. Siepielski, and C. W. Benkman. 2009. Cone and seed trait variation in whitebark pine Pinus albicaulis (Pinaceae) and the potential for phenotypic selection. American Journal of Botany 96:1050-1054. pdf


Edelaar, P., A. M. Siepielski, and J. Clobert. 2008. Matching habitat choice as a neglected dimension in ecology and evolution. Evolution 62: 2462-2472. pdf

Siepielski, A. M., and C. W. Benkman. 2008. A seed predator drives the evolution of a seed dispersal mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275:1917-1925. pdf **Journal cover image** **Highlighted as an example of coevolutionary dynamics in a NOVA article on “Ten Great Advances in Evolution”**

Benkman, C. W., T. L. Parchman, and A. M. Siepielski. 2008. The geographic mosaic of coevolution and conservation, Pages 225-239. In S. Carroll and C. Fox [EDS.], Conservation Biology – Evolution in Action. Oxford Press.

Siepielski, A. M., and C. W. Benkman. 2008. Seed predation and selection exerted by a seed predator influence tree densities in sub-alpine communities. Ecology 10: 2960-2966. pdf

Benkman, C. W., A. M. Siepielski, and T. L. Parchman. 2008. The local introduction of strongly interacting species and the loss of geographic variation in species and species interactions. Molecular Ecology 17:395-404. pdf


Siepielski, A. M., and C. W. Benkman. 2007. Extreme environmental variation sharpens selection that drives the evolution of a mutualism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274:1799-1806. pdf

Siepielski, A. M., and C. W. Benkman. 2007. Convergent patterns in the selection mosaic for two North American bird-dispersed pines. Ecological Monographs 77:203-220.pdf **This work was highlighted in the May 4, 2007 issue of Science Magazine**

Siepielski, A. M., and C. W. Benkman. 2007. Selection by a pre-dispersal seed predator constrains the evolution of avian seed dispersal in pines. Functional Ecology 21:611-618. pdf

Prior to 2007

Siepielski, A. M. 2006. A possible role for pine squirrels in structuring breeding bird communities in lodgepole pine forests. Condor 108:232-238.pdf

Siepielski, A. M., and C. W. Benkman. 2005. A role for habitat area in the geographic mosaic of coevolution between red crossbills and lodgepole pine. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18:1042-1050.pdf

Siepielski, A.M., and C.W. Benkman. 2004. Interactions among moths, crossbills, squirrels, and lodgepole pine in a geographic selection mosaic. Evolution 58:95-101.pdf

Benkman, C. W., and A. M. Siepielski. 2004. A keystone selective agent? Pine squirrels and the frequency of serotiny in lodgepole pine. Ecology 58:2082-2087.pdf

Benkman, C. W., T. L. Parchman, A. Favis, and A. M. Siepielski. 2003. Reciprocal selection causes a coevolutionary arms race between crossbills and lodgepole pine. The American Naturalist 162:182-194.pdf

Siepielski, A. M., A. D. Rodewald, and R. H. Yahner. 2001. Nest-site selection and nesting success of the red-eyed vireo in central Pennsylvania. Wilson Bulletin 113:302-307.pdf


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