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Bruelheide, H, J Dengler, B Jiménez-Alfarox, O Purschke, SM Hennekens, M Chytrý, VD Pillar, F Jansen, J Kattge, B Sandel, I Aubin, I Biurrun, R Field, S Haider, U Jandt, J Lenoir, RK Peet, G Peyre, FM Sabatini, M Schmidt, F Schrodt, M Winter, S Aćić, E Agrillo, M Alvarez, D Ambarl, P Angelini, I Apostolova, MAS Arfin Khan, E Arnst, F Attorre, C Baraloto, M Beckmann, C Berg, Y Bergeron, E Bergmeier, AD Bjorkman, et al. sPlot – a new tool for global vegetation analyses. In press at Journal of Vegetation Science.

Myers-Smith, IH, M Grabowski, HJD Thomas, S Angers-Blondin, G Daskalova, AD Bjorkman, A Cunliffe, J Assmann, J Boyle, E McLeod, R Joe, P Lennie, D Arey, R Gordon, C Eckert. Eighteen years of ecological monitoring reveals multiple lines of evidence for tundra vegetation change.  In press at Ecological Monographs.


Bjorkman, AD, IH Myers-Smith, SC Elmendorf, S Normand, N Rüger, and 125 others. Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome. Nature 562: 57-62. (article, blog post, BBC News, Aftenposten)

Bjorkman, AD, IH Myers-Smith, SC Elmendorf, S Normand, HJD Thomas, and 86 others. Tundra Trait Team: a database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27:1402-1411. (open access article)

Myers-Smith, IH, HJD Thomas, and AD Bjorkman. Plant traits inform predictions of tundra responses to global change. New Phytologist. Early online, DOI:

Prevéy, JS, C Rixen, N Rüger, TH Høye, AD Bjorkman, IH Myers-Smith, SC Elmendorf, IW Ashton, N Cannone, C Chisholm, EJ Cooper, B Elberling, AM Fosaa, GHR Henry, RD Hollister, IS Jónsdóttir, K Klanderud, CW Kopp, E Lévesque, M Mauritz, U Molau, S Natali, S Oberbauer, ZA Panchen, E Post, SB Rumpf, NM Schmidt, E Schuur, P Semenchuk, JG Smith, KN Suding, Ø Totland, T Troxler, S Venn, C-H Wahren, JM Welker, S Wipf. Warming shortens flowering seasons of tundra plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution. Early online, DOI:

Thomas, HJD, IH Myers-Smith, AD Bjorkman, et al. Traditional plant functional groups explain variation in economic but not size-related traits across the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Early online, DOI:

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Purschke, O., Lenoir, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Hennekens, S.M., Botta-Dukát, Z., Chytrý, M., Field, R., Jansen, F., Kattge, J., Pillar, V.D., Schrodt, F., Mahecha, M.D., Peet, R.K., Sandel, B., van Bodegom, P., Altman, J., Alvarez Davila, E., Arfin Khan, M.A.S., Attorre, F., Aubin, I., Baraloto, C., Barroso, J.G., Bauters, M., Bergmeier, E., Biurrun, I., Bjorkman, A.D., et al., and Jandt, U. Global trait-environment relationships of plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution. Early online, DOI: (blog post)

Steinbauer, MJ, J-A Grytnes, G Jurasinski, A Kulonen, H Pauli, C Rixen, M Winkler…A.D. Bjorkman, et al., 2018. Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming. Nature 566: 231-234. (article, blog post, Tages Anzeiger, Science Daily)

Dornelas, M, LH Antão, F Moyes, AE Bates, AE Magurran… AD Bjorkman, et al. 2018. BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 27: 760-786. (BioTIME website)

Prevéy, J.S., M. Vellend, N. Rüger, R.D. Hollister, A.D. Bjorkman, I.H. Myers-Smith, Sarah C. Elmendorf, (…21 others…), and Christian Rixen. 2017. Greater temperature sensitivity of plant phenology at colder sites: implications for convergence across northern latitudes. Global Change Biology 23: 2660–2671. (link)

Bjorkman, A.D., M Vellend, ER Frei, GHR Henry. 2017. Climate adaptation is not enough: warming does not facilitate success of southern tundra plant populations in the high Arctic. Global Change Biology 23: 1540–1551. (link)

Khoury, C.K., H.A. Achicanoy, A.D. Bjorkman, C. Navarro-Racines, L. Guarino, X. Flores-Palacios, J.M.M. Engels, J.H. Wiersema, H. Dempewolf, S. Sotelo, J. Ramírez-Villegas, N.P. Castañeda-Álvarez, C. Fowler, A. Jarvis, L.H. Rieseberg, P.C. Struik. 2016. Origins of food crops connect countries worldwide. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20160792. (link, open-access)
– see news coverage by the Washington Post, BBCNational Geographic and NPR

Bjorkman, A.D., S.C. Elmendorf, A. Beamish, M. Vellend, and G.H.R. Henry. Contrasting effects of warming and increased snowfall on Arctic tundra plant phenology over the past two decades. Global Change Biology. 21: 4651–4661. (link, pdf)

Dempewolf, H., M. Tesfaye, A. Teshome, A.D. Bjorkman, S. Black, E. Bekele, J.M.M. Engels, Q.C.B. Cronk, L.H. Rieseberg. 2015. Patterns of Domestication in the Ethiopian Oil-seed Crop Noug (Guizotia abyssinica). Evolutionary Applications 8: 464-475. (link, open access)

Khoury, C., A.D. Bjorkman, H. Dempewolf, J. Ramirez-Villegas, L. Guarino, A. Jarvis, L. Rieseberg, P.C. Struik. 2014. Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 111: 4001-4006.
– open-access and available for download from PNAS
– see news coverage by NPRNBC News, the BBC, and TIME magazine, or for an amusingly sensationalist headline, see HuffPost

Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H.R., Hollister, R.D., Björk, R.G., Bjorkman, A.D., et al. 2012. Global assessment of experimental climate warming on tundra vegetation: heterogeneity over space and time. Ecology Letters. 15(2): 164-175. (link, open-access)

Bjorkman, A.D. and M. Vellend. 2010. Defining historical baselines for conservation: ecological changes since European settlement on Vancouver Island, Canada.  Conservation Biology. 24(6): 1559-1568. (link)(pdf)

Vellend, M., A.D. Bjorkman, and A. McConchie.  2009. Environmentally biased fragmentation of oak savanna habitat on southeastern Vancouver Island, Canada.  Biological Conservation. 141(10): 2574-2584. (link)(pdf)


Khoury CK, Achicanoy HA, Bjorkman AD, Navarro-Racines C, Guarino L, Flores-Palacios X, Engels JMM, Wiersema JH, Dempewolf H, Ramírez-Villegas J, Castañeda-Álvarez NP, Fowler C, Jarvis A, Rieseberg LH, and Struik PC (2015). Estimation of Countries’ Interdependence in Plant Genetic Resources Provisioning National Food Supplies and Production Systems. International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Research Study 8 (Rome: FAO). (link) (blog post)

Khoury CK, Achicanoy HA, Bjorkman AD, Navarro-Racines C, Guarino L, Flores-Palacios X, Engels JMM, Wiersema JH, Dempewolf H, Ramírez-Villegas J, Castañeda-Álvarez NP, Fowler C, Jarvis A, Rieseberg LH, and Struik PC (2015). Where our Food Crops Come from: A new estimation of countries’ interdependence in plant genetic resources. CIAT Policy Brief No. 25. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical. 4 p. (link)

Bjorkman, A.D. 2013. Ecological and evolutionary consequences of experimental warming in a high Arctic tundra ecosystem. Arctic. Vol. 66(4): 512-515. (an essay; link)