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Mariah L. Mobley, Audrey S Kruse, and Gordon G. McNickle 2022. Pisum sativum has no competitive responses to neighbours: a case study in reproducible ecology Plant Direct. E00411. DOI | Preprint

Brian C. Leavell, Lynne E. Beaty, Gordon G. McNickle, and Ximena E. Bernal 2022. Eavesdropping micropredators as dynamic limiters of sexual signal elaboration and intrasexual competition. American Naturalist. 199: 653-655. DOI

Abdel H Halloway, Katy D Heath, and Gordon G. McNickle 2021. When Does Mutualism Offer a Competitive Advantage? A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Host-Host Competition in Mutualism. AoB Plants. plac010. DOI | Preprint

Madeline S. Montague, Simon M. Landhäusser, Gordon G. McNickle and Douglass F. Jacobs. 2022. Preferential allocation of carbohydrate reserves belowground supports disturbance-based management of American chestnut (Castanea dentata). Forest Ecology and Management. 59: 120078. DOI

Rachel, M. McCoy, Joshua. R. Widhalm, and Gordon G. McNickle 2022. Allelopathy as an evolutionarily game. Plant Direct. e00382. DOI | Preprint

Gordon G. McNickle 2020. Interpreting plant root responses to nutrients, neighbours and pot volume depends on researchers’ assumptions . Functional Ecology. 34(10): 2199-2209. DOI | GitHub

Street, Garret S., and Gordon G. McNickle 2019. A global estimate of terrestrial net secondary production of primary consumers. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 28:1763–1773. DOI | Dryad

Ritzi, Morgan V., Stephen D. Russell, M. Catherine Aime, and Gordon G. McNickle 2019. First Report of Ectomycorrhizal Fungus, Laccaria ochropurpurea, Associated with Castanea dentata (American Chestnut) Roots in a Mixed-Species Plantation Plant Health Progress. 20: 140-141. DOI

Wang, T., Rostamza, M., Song, Z., Wang, L., McNickle, G.G., Iyer-Pascuzzi, A.S., Qiu, Z., Jin, J. 2019 SegRoot: A High Throughput Segmentation Method for Root Image Analysis Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 162: 845-854 DOI | GitHub

Dybzinzki, R., Kelvaki, A., McCabe, J., Panock, S., Anuchitlertchon, K., Vasarhelyi, L., McCormack, M.L., McNickle, G.G., Poorter, H., Trinder, C., and Farrior, C.E. 2019 How are nitrogen availability, fine-root mass, and nitrogen uptake related empirically? Implications for models and theory? Global Change Biology. 25(3): 885-899. DOI

McNickle, G.G., and Evans, W., 2018. Toleration games: Compensatory growth by plants in response to enemy attack is an evolutionarily stable strategy. AoB Plants. ply035. DOI | GitHub

Christie, M.R., McNickle, G.G., French, R.A., and Blouin M.S. (2018)Life history variation is maintained by fitness trade-offs and negative frequency dependent selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 115(17): 4441-4446. DOI

Sniderhan, A.E. McNickle, G.G., and Baltzer, J.L. (2018) A common garden experiment reveals local adaptation in black spruce (Picea mariana) populations from across western Canada. AoB Plants. 10: ply004;. DOI

McNickle, G.G., Lamb, E.G., Lavender, M., Cahill, J.F. Jr.4, Schamp, B.S., Siciliano, S.D., Condit, R., Hubbell, S.P., and Baltzer, J.L. (2018) Checkerboard score-area relationships reveal spatial scales of plant community structure. Oikos. 127: 415-426. DOI | GitHub

Cressman, R., Halloway, A., McNickle, G.G., Apaloo, J., Brown J.S., and Vincent, T.L. (2017) Unlimited Niche Packing in a Lotka-Volterra Competition Game. Theoretical Population Biology. 116: 1-17. DOI

McNickle, G.G., Gonzalez-Meler M.A., Lynch, D.J., Baltzer, J.L. and Brown J.S. (2016) The world's biomes and primary production as a triple tragedy of the commons foraging game played among plants. Procceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 283: . DOI | GitHub

McNickle, G.G., Wallace, C., Baltzer, J.L. (2016) Why do mosses have height? Moss production as a tragedy of the commons game. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 17: 75-93. Link | PDF | GitHub

McNickle, G.G., Deyholos, M.K. and Cahill, J.F. (2016) Nutrient foraging behaviour of four co-occuring perennial grassland plant species alone does not predict behaviour with neighbours. Functional Ecology. 30: 420-430. DOI | Dryad

Apaloo J., Brown, J.S., McNickle, G.G., Vincent, T.L.S. and Vincent, T.L. (2015) ESS versus Nash: Solving Evolutionary Games. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 16: 293-314. Link | PDF

McNickle, G.G. and Brown J.S. (2014) When Michaelis and Menten met Holling: towards a mechanistic theory of plant nutrient foraging. AoB Plants. 6: plu066. DOI

McNickle, G.G. and Brown J.S. (2014) An ideal free distribution explains the root production of plants that do not engage in a tragedy of the commons game.. Journal of Ecology. 102(4): 963–971. DOI

Cheng W., Parton, W.J., Gonzalez-Meler M.A., McNickle, G.G., Phillips, R, Brzostek, E., and Jastrow, J.D. (2014) Synthesis and Modeling Perspectives of Rhizosphere Priming. New Phytologist. 201(1): 31-44. DOI

McNickle, G.G. Deyholos M.K and Cahill, J.F. Jr. (2013) Ecological and evolutionary implications of single and mixed nitrogen nutrition in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Ecology. 13:28 DOI

McNickle, G.G. and Dybzinski, R. (2013) Plant Ecology and Game theory. Ecology Letters. 16(4):545-555. DOI

McNickle, G.G. and Brown J.S. (2012) Evolutionary stable strategies for nutrient foraging and below-ground competition in plants. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 14:667–687. Link | PDF

Cahill, J.F. Jr., and McNickle, G.G., (2011) The behavioral ecology of nurient foraging by plants Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 42: 289-311. DOI

Taggart, J.M., Cahill, J.F. Jr., McNickle, G.G., and Hall, J.C. (2011) Molecular identification of roots from a grassland community using size differences in fluorescently labeled PCR amplicons of three cpDNA regions. Molecular Ecology Resources. 11(1): 185-195. DOI

Cahill, J.F. Jr, McNickle, G.G., Haag, J.J., Lamb, E.G., Nyanumba, S.M, St Clair, C.C. (2010) Plants integrate information about nutrients and neighbors. Science. 328: 1657 DOI

McNickle, G.G., St Clair, C.C. and Cahill, J.F. Jr. (2009) Focusing the Metaphor: Plant root foraging behaviour. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 24:419-426 DOI | Post-print

McNickle, G.G., and Cahill, J.F. Jr. (2009) Plant root growth and the marginal value theorem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 106(12): 4747-4751. DOI | PDF

McNickle, G.G., Cahill, J.F. Jr. and Deyholos M.K. (2008) A PCR based method for the identification of mixed root samples of 10 co-occuring grassland species. Botany. 86: 485-490. DOI

Viswanathan, D.V.,McNickle, G., and Thaler, J.S. (2008) Heterogeneity of plant phenotypes caused by herbivore-specific induced responses influences the spatial distribution of herbivores Ecological Entomology 33(1): 86-94. DOI

McNickle, G.G., Rennie, M.D., and Sprules, W.G. (2006) Changes in Benthic Invertebrate Communities of South Bay, Lake Huron Following Invasion by Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and Potential Effects on Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformus) Diet and Growth. Journal of Great Lakes Research 32:180-193. DOI


Gordon G. McNickle 2022. The duration of Eragrostis capillaris is not strictly annual: it does not senesce, can reproduce multiple times, but lacks frost tolerance. NA. NA. Preprint

Morgan M. Sparks, Joshua C. Kraft, Kliffi M. Subdia, Gordon G. McNickle, and Mark R. Christie. 2021. Cryptic local adaptation is pervasive across environmental and evolutionary gradients. NA. NA. Preprint

Gordon G. McNickle, Morgan V Ritzi, Kliffi M.S. Blackstone, John J Couture, Taylor Nelson, Brady S Hardiman, Madeline S Montague, Douglass F Jacobs. 2021. Pulling on multiple threads of evidence to reveal tree species coexistence. NA. NA. Preprint

Mina Rostamza and Gordon G. McNickle 2020. A global database of photosynthesis model parameters, and phylogenetically controlled analysis of photosynthetic responses from every major terrestrial plant clade. NA. NA. Preprint

Gordon G. McNickle Frédérique C Guinel, Anastasia E Sniderhan, Cory A Wallace, Melissa M Fafard, and Jennifer L Baltzer 2020. The benefits of mycorrhizae are frequency dependent: a case study with a non mycorrhizal mutant of Pisum sativum. NA. NA. Preprint