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Peer-Reviewed Papers


Higham, TE, LA Ferry, L Schmitz, DJ Irschick, S Starko, PSL Anderson, PJ Bergmann, HA Jamniczky, LR Monteiro, D Navon, J Messier, E Carrington, SC Farina, KL Feilich, LP Hernandez, MA Johnson, SM Kawano, CJ Law, SJ Longo, CH Martin, PT Martone, A Rico-Guevara, SE Santana & KJ Niklas. In Review. Linking biomechanical models and functional traits to investigate phenotypic diversity.

Moles, A. […], J Messier, et al. [40 others]. In Revision. Evidence of a major shift in plant strategy at the edge of the tropics.

Wuest, SE, ND Pires, S Luo, F Vasseur, J Messier, U Grossniklaus & PA Niklaus. In Prep. Increasing plant group productivity through latent genetic variation for cooperation. (BioRχiv DOI: 10.1101/641449)


16. O’Connor, MI, D Barneche, AL González, J Messier. 2020. Unifying Ecology Across Scales: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8(381)

15. Kattge, J, G Bonisch, […], J Messier et al. [716 others]. 2020. TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26(1): 119–188

14. Muscarella R, Messier J, Condit R, Hubbell S & Svenning JC. 2018. Effects of biotic interactions on tropical tree performance depends on abiotic conditions and functional strategies. Ecology 99(12): 2740–2750. (DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2537)

13. Messier J, C Violle, BJ Enquist, MJ Lechowicz & B, J McGill. 2018. Similarities and differences in intrapopulation trait correlations of co-occurring tree species: Consistent water use relationships amidst widely different correlation patterns. American Journal of Botany. 105(9): 1–14. (DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1146)

12. Walker A.P., McCormack M.L., Messier J., Myers-Smith I., Wullschleger S.D. 2017. Trait covariance: the functional warp of plant diversity? New Phytologist 216: 976–980

11. Messier, J., Lechowicz, M.J, McGill, B.J., Violle, C & Enquist, B.J. 2017. Interspecific integration of trait dimensions at local scales: The plant phenotype as an integrated network. Journal of Ecology 105: 1775-1790

10. Vellend M, L Baeten, A Becker-Scarpitta, V Boucher-Lalonde, J McCune, J Messier, I Myers-Smith, & DF Sax. 2017. Plant biodiversity change across scales during the Anthropocene. Annual Review of Plant Biology 68:3.1–3.24

9. Messier, J., McGill, B.J., Enquist, B.J & Lechowicz, M.J. 2017. Trait variation and integration across scales: Is the leaf economic spectrum present at local scales? Ecography 40(6):685–697 (DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02006)

8. Laughlin, D., Messier, J. 2015. Fitness of multidimensional phenotypes in dynamic adaptive landscapes. TREE 30(8): 487–496.

7. Siefert, A. […] Messier, J. […]. 2015. A global meta-analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities. Ecology Letters 18(12): 1406-1419.

6. Niu, K. Messier, J., He, J.S., Lechowicz, M. 2015.The effects of grazing on foliar trait diversity and niche differentiation in Tibetan alpine meadows. Ecosphere 6(9): 1-15

5. Violle, C., Enquist, B.J., McGill, B.J. Jiang, L. Albert, C.H., Hulshof, C. Jung,V. & Messier, J. 2012. Viva la variance! A reply to Nakagawa & Schielzeth. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27(9):475 – 476

4. Violle, C., Enquist, B.J., McGill, B.J. Jiang, L. Albert, C.H., Hulshof, C. Jung,V. & Messier, J. 2012. The return of the variance: intraspecific variability in community ecologyTrends in Ecology and Evolution 27 (4): 244-252

3. Kattge, J., Diaz, S., Lavorel, S. […], Messier, J. […]. 2011. TRY – a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology, 17(9): 2905-2935.

2. Messier, J., McGill, B.J. & Lechowicz, M.J. 2010. How do traits vary across ecological scales? A case for trait-based ecology. Ecology Letters, 13(7): 838–848.

1. Messier, J., Kneeshaw, D., Bouchard, M. & de Römer, A. 2005. A comparison of gap characteristics in mixedwood old-growth forests in eastern and western Quebec. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 35(10):2510-2514. 

Book Chapters

Kneeshaw, D.D., Lauzon, E., de Römer, A., Reyes, G., Belle-Ile, J.,  Messier, J. et Gauthier, S. 2008. Appliquer des connaissances sur les régimes de perturbations naturelles pour développer une foresterie qui s’inspire de la nature dans le sud de la péninsule Gaspésienne. pp. 215-240. In Gauthier, S. et al. (Eds) Aménagement forestier écosystémique en forêt boréale : pour une foresterie qui s’éduque de la dynamique naturelle de la forêt. Presses de l’Université du Québec. 568p.