Journal Articles (Cahill Lab)
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Reid, T.A., Cahill, J.F., Navabi, A.
Competition with weeds decreases crop yields globally. Breeding for competitive ability against elevated weed pressure can be difficult because the selection for specific traits which contribute to competitive ability may result in yield losses. The widely studied International Triticeae Mapping...
Tianna Barber-Cross, Alessandro Filazzola, Charlotte Brown, Margarete A. Dettlaff, Amgaa Batbaatar, Jessica Grenke, Isaac Peetoom Heida, James F. Cahill Jr
Grazing by wild and domesticated grazers occurs within many terrestrial ecosystems worldwide, with positive and negative impacts on biodiversity. Management of grazed lands in support of biological conservation could benefit from a compiled dataset of animal biodiversity within and adjacent to...
Cahill, J. F., Lamb, E. G., Dale, M. R. T.
An individual's competitive ability is often dependent on its size, but the methods commonly used to analyze plant competition experiments generally assume that the outcome of interactions are size independent. A method for the analysis of experiments with paired competition treatments based on...
Alberta grassland plant trait data
Plant trait data collected and processed by the Cahill Lab in Experimental Plant Ecology. The core data was collected with funding provided by the Rangeland Research Institute, University of Alberta. Included are raw data for core plant traits, including root and leaf characteristics. Standard...
Applying behavioral-ecological theory to plant defense: Light-dependent movement in Mimosa pudica suggests a trade-off between predation risk and energetic rewardDownload
Dill, L. M., Cahill, J. F., Jensen, E. L.
Many animal species tolerate different amounts of predation risk based on environmental conditions and the individual's own condition, often accepting greater risk when energetically stressed. We studied the sensitive plant Mimosa pudica to see whether it too accepts greater risk of predation...
Biotic homogenization within and across eight widely distributed grasslands following invasion by Bromus inermisDownload
Stotz, G. C., Gianoli, E., Cahill, J. F.
Invasive species can alter the structure and function of the communities they invade, as well as lead to biotic homogenization across their invasive range, thus affecting large-scale diversity patterns. The mechanisms by which invasive species can lead to biotic homogenization are poorly...
Competitive size asymmetry, not intensity, is linked to species loss and gain in a native grassland communityDownload
Competition is often highlighted as a major force influencing plant species diversity. However, there are multiple facets of competition (e.g., strength, intransitivity, and size asymmetry) that may have independent and differential impacts on diversity, making understanding the degree to which...
Coordinated distributed experiments: An emerging tool for testing global hypotheses in ecology and environmental scienceDownload
Knapp, A. K., Collins, S. L., Turkington, R. , Long, R., White, S., Cahill, J. F., Carlyle, C. N., Beierkuhnlein, C., Luo, Y., Casper, B. B. Cleland, E., Lind, E., Smith, M. D., Henry, H. A. L., Dukes, J. S., Fraser, L. H., Reich, P. B., Sternberg, M.
There is a growing realization among scientists and policy makers that an increased understanding of today's environmental issues requires international collaboration and data synthesis. Meta-analyses have served this role in ecology for more than a decade, but the different experimental...
Simard, S. W., Cahill Jr, J. F., Erbilgin, N., RolTreu, J., Karst, M., Pec, J., Cigan, P. W., Cooke, J. E. K., Gregory, R.
Forest die-off caused by mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosa) is rapidly transforming western North American landscapes. The rapid and widespread death of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) will likely have cascading effects on biodiversity. One group particularly prone to such...