Publications

[20] Case, M.F. and A.C. Staver. 2017. Fire prevents woody encroachment only at higher-than-historical frequencies in a South African savanna. Journal of Applied Ecology. [link]
[19] Aleman, J.C., O. Blarquez, and A.C. Staver. 2016. Land use change outweighs projected effects of changing rainfall on tree cover in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Change Biology 22 (9), 3013-3025. [link]
[18] Pellegrini, A.F.A., A.C. Staver, L.O. Hedin, T. Charles-Dominique and A. Tourgee. 2016. Aridity, not fire, favors nitrogen-fixing plants across tropical savanna and forest biomes. Ecology 97 (9), 2177-2183. [link]
[17] Charles-Dominique, T., A.C. Staver, G.F. Midgley, and W.J. Bond. 2015. Functional differentiation of biomes in an African savanna/forest mosaics. South African Journal of Botany 101: 82-90. [link]
[16] Staver, A.C and M. Hansen. 2015. Analysis of stable states in global savannas: is the CART pulling the horse? - a comment. Global Ecology and Biogeography. [link]
[15] Pellegrini, A., L. Hedin, A.C. Staver, and N. Govender. 2015. Fire alters ecosystem carbon and nutrients but not plant nutrient stoichiometry or competition in tropical savanna. Ecology. [link]
[14] Schertzer, E., A.C. Staver, and S.A. Levin. 2015. Implications of the spatial dynamics of fire spread for the bistability of savanna and forest. Journal of Mathematical Biology 70: 329-341. [link]
[13] Staver, A.C. and S. Koerner. 2015. Chapter 5: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Interactions Determine Tree and Herbaceous Layer Dynamics in Savanna Grasslands. In LaPierre, K. and T. Hanley (eds). Trophic Ecology: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Interactions across Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems. Cambridge UP: Cambridge.
[12] Staver, A.C. and W.J. Bond. 2014. Is there a ‘browse trap’? Dynamics of herbivore impacts on trees and grasses in an African savanna. Journal of Ecology 102: 595-602. [link]
[11] Pérez-Harquindeguy, N., et al. 2013. New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide. Australian Journal of Botany 61: 167-234. [link]
[10] Staver, A.C., and S.A. Levin. 2012. Integrating theoretical climate and fire effects on savanna and forest systems.  The American Naturalist 180: 211-224. [link]
[9] Staver, A.C., W.J. Bond, M.J. Cramer, and J.L. Wakeling. 2012. Top-down determinants of niche structure and adaptation among African Acacias. Ecology Letters 15: 673-679. [link]
[8] Archibald, S., A.C. Staver, and S.A. Levin.  2012. The evolution of human-driven fire regimes in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109: 847-852. [link]
> BBC News coverage
[7] Staver, A.C., S. Archibald, and S.A. Levin. 2011. The global extent and determinants of savanna and forest as alternative stable states. Science 334: 230-232. [link]
> appeared with an accompanying perspective in Science
> Science News coverage
[6] Wakeling, J.L., A.C. Staver, and W.J. Bond. 2011. Simply the best: the transition of savanna saplings to trees.  Oikos 120: 1448-1451. [link]
[5] Staver, A.C., S. Archibald, and S.A. Levin. 2011. Tree cover in sub-Saharan Africa: rainfall and fire constrain forest and savanna as alternative stable states. Ecology 92: 1063–1072. [link]
> winner of the Ecological Society of America’s Mercer Award in 2012
[4] Staver, A.C., W.J. Bond, and E.C. February. 2011. History matters: tree establishment variability and species turnover in an African savanna. Ecosphere 2: art49. [link]
[3] Staver, A.C., W.J. Bond, et al. 2009. Browsing and fire interact to suppress tree density in an African savanna. Ecological Applications 19: 1909-1919. [link]
[2] Debroux, L., T. Hart, D. Kaimowitz, A. Karsenty and G. Topa (eds).  2007.  Forests in post-conflict Democratic Republic of Congo: analysis of a priority agenda.  A joint report by teams of the World Bank, CIFOR, CIRAD, AWF, CNONGD, CI, GTF, LINAPYCO, SNV, REPEC, WCS, Woods Hole Research Center, ICRAF, and WWF.  xxii, 82p. [link]
[1] Staver, A. C., W. de Jong, and D. Kaimowitz.  2007.  Nicaragua’s Frontier: the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve.  In De Jong, W., D. Donovan, and A.K. Ichi (eds).  Extreme conflicts and tropical forests. Springer: Berlin. [link]