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Brett Andrew Melbourne

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentEcology & Evolutionary Biology
Phone303/492-8961
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8843-4131 

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    1. Evans MJ, Banks SC, Driscoll DA, Hicks AJ, Melbourne BA, Davies KF. Short- and long-term effects of habitat fragmentation differ but are predicted by response to the matrix. Ecology. 2017 Mar; 98(3):807-819.
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    2. Szucs M, Melbourne BA, Tuff T, Weiss-Lehman C, Hufbauer RA. Genetic and demographic founder effects have long-term fitness consequences for colonising populations. Ecol Lett. 2017 Feb 01.
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    3. Weiss-Lehman C, Hufbauer RA, Melbourne BA. Rapid trait evolution drives increased speed and variance in experimental range expansions. Nat Commun. 2017 Jan 27; 8:14303.
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    4. Shoemaker LG, Melbourne BA. Linking metacommunity paradigms to spatial coexistence mechanisms. Ecology. 2016 Sep; 97(9):2436-2446.
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    5. Grace JB, Anderson TM, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Adler PB, Harpole WS, Hautier Y, Hillebrand H, Lind EM, Pärtel M, Bakker JD, Buckley YM, Crawley MJ, Damschen EI, Davies KF, Fay PA, Firn J, Gruner DS, Hector A, Knops JM, MacDougall AS, Melbourne BA, Morgan JW, Orrock JL, Prober SM, Smith MD. Integrative modelling reveals mechanisms linking productivity and plant species richness. Nature. 2016 Jan 21; 529(7586):390-3.
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    6. Nemergut DR, Knelman JE, Ferrenberg S, Bilinski T, Melbourne B, Jiang L, Violle C, Darcy JL, Prest T, Schmidt SK, Townsend AR. Decreases in average bacterial community rRNA operon copy number during succession. ISME J. 2016 May; 10(5):1147-56.
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    7. Hufbauer RA, Szucs M, Kasyon E, Youngberg C, Koontz MJ, Richards C, Tuff T, Melbourne BA. Reply to Wootton and Pfister: The search for general context should include synthesis with laboratory model systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Nov 03; 112(44):E5904.
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    8. Hufbauer RA, Szucs M, Kasyon E, Youngberg C, Koontz MJ, Richards C, Tuff T, Melbourne BA. Three types of rescue can avert extinction in a changing environment. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Aug 18; 112(33):10557-62.
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    9. Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Buckley YM, Cleland EE, Davies KF, Firn J, Harpole WS, Hautier Y, Lind EM, MacDougall AS, Orrock JL, Prober SM, Adler PB, Anderson TM, Bakker JD, Biederman LA, Blumenthal DM, Brown CS, Brudvig LA, Cadotte M, Chu C, Cottingham KL, Crawley MJ, Damschen EI, Dantonio CM, DeCrappeo NM, Du G, Fay PA, Frater P, Gruner DS, Hagenah N, Hector A, Hillebrand H, Hofmockel KS, Humphries HC, Jin VL, Kay A, Kirkman KP, Klein JA, Knops JM, La Pierre KJ, Ladwig L, Lambrinos JG, Li Q, Li W, Marushia R, McCulley RL, Melbourne BA, Mitchell CE, Moore JL, Morgan J, Mortensen B, O'Halloran LR, Pyke DA, Risch AC, Sankaran M, Schuetz M, Simonsen A, Smith MD, Stevens CJ, Sullivan L, Wolkovich E, Wragg PD, Wright J, Yang L. Plant species' origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nat Commun. 2015 Jul 15; 6:7710.
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    10. Fay PA, Prober SM, Harpole WS, Knops JM, Bakker JD, Borer ET, Lind EM, MacDougall AS, Seabloom EW, Wragg PD, Adler PB, Blumenthal DM, Buckley YM, Chu C, Cleland EE, Collins SL, Davies KF, Du G, Feng X, Firn J, Gruner DS, Hagenah N, Hautier Y, Heckman RW, Jin VL, Kirkman KP, Klein J, Ladwig LM, Li Q, McCulley RL, Melbourne BA, Mitchell CE, Moore JL, Morgan JW, Risch AC, Schütz M, Stevens CJ, Wedin DA, Yang LH. Grassland productivity limited by multiple nutrients. Nat Plants. 2015 Jul 06; 1:15080.
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    11. Haddad NM, Brudvig LA, Clobert J, Davies KF, Gonzalez A, Holt RD, Lovejoy TE, Sexton JO, Austin MP, Collins CD, Cook WM, Damschen EI, Ewers RM, Foster BL, Jenkins CN, King AJ, Laurance WF, Levey DJ, Margules CR, Melbourne BA, Nicholls AO, Orrock JL, Song DX, Townshend JR. Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth's ecosystems. Sci Adv. 2015 Mar; 1(2):e1500052.
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    12. Szucs M, Melbourne BA, Tuff T, Hufbauer RA. The roles of demography and genetics in the early stages of colonization. Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Oct 07; 281(1792).
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    13. Borer ET, Seabloom EW, Gruner DS, Harpole WS, Hillebrand H, Lind EM, Adler PB, Alberti J, Anderson TM, Bakker JD, Biederman L, Blumenthal D, Brown CS, Brudvig LA, Buckley YM, Cadotte M, Chu C, Cleland EE, Crawley MJ, Daleo P, Damschen EI, Davies KF, DeCrappeo NM, Du G, Firn J, Hautier Y, Heckman RW, Hector A, HilleRisLambers J, Iribarne O, Klein JA, Knops JM, La Pierre KJ, Leakey AD, Li W, MacDougall AS, McCulley RL, Melbourne BA, Mitchell CE, Moore JL, Mortensen B, O'Halloran LR, Orrock JL, Pascual J, Prober SM, Pyke DA, Risch AC, Schuetz M, Smith MD, Stevens CJ, Sullivan LL, Williams RJ, Wragg PD, Wright JP, Yang LH. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature. 2014 Apr 24; 508(7497):517-20.
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    14. Hautier Y, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Adler PB, Harpole WS, Hillebrand H, Lind EM, MacDougall AS, Stevens CJ, Bakker JD, Buckley YM, Chu C, Collins SL, Daleo P, Damschen EI, Davies KF, Fay PA, Firn J, Gruner DS, Jin VL, Klein JA, Knops JM, La Pierre KJ, Li W, McCulley RL, Melbourne BA, Moore JL, O'Halloran LR, Prober SM, Risch AC, Sankaran M, Schuetz M, Hector A. Eutrophication weakens stabilizing effects of diversity in natural grasslands. Nature. 2014 Apr 24; 508(7497):521-5.
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    15. Basey JM, Maines AP, Francis CD, Melbourne B. An evaluation of two hands-on lab styles for plant biodiversity in undergraduate biology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2014; 13(3):493-503.
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    16. Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Buckley Y, Cleland EE, Davies K, Firn J, Harpole WS, Hautier Y, Lind E, MacDougall A, Orrock JL, Prober SM, Adler P, Alberti J, Anderson TM, Bakker JD, Biederman LA, Blumenthal D, Brown CS, Brudvig LA, Caldeira M, Chu C, Crawley MJ, Daleo P, Damschen EI, D'Antonio CM, DeCrappeo NM, Dickman CR, Du G, Fay PA, Frater P, Gruner DS, Hagenah N, Hector A, Helm A, Hillebrand H, Hofmockel KS, Humphries HC, Iribarne O, Jin VL, Kay A, Kirkman KP, Klein JA, Knops JM, La Pierre KJ, Ladwig LM, Lambrinos JG, Leakey AD, Li Q, Li W, McCulley R, Melbourne B, Mitchell CE, Moore JL, Morgan J, Mortensen B, O'Halloran LR, Pärtel M, Pascual J, Pyke DA, Risch AC, Salguero-Gómez R, Sankaran M, Schuetz M, Simonsen A, Smith M, Stevens C, Sullivan L, Wardle GM, Wolkovich EM, Wragg PD, Wright J, Yang L. Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Glob Chang Biol. 2013 Dec; 19(12):3677-87.
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    17. Ferrenberg S, O'Neill SP, Knelman JE, Todd B, Duggan S, Bradley D, Robinson T, Schmidt SK, Townsend AR, Williams MW, Cleveland CC, Melbourne BA, Jiang L, Nemergut DR. Changes in assembly processes in soil bacterial communities following a wildfire disturbance. ISME J. 2013 Jun; 7(6):1102-11.
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    18. O'Halloran LR, Borer ET, Seabloom EW, MacDougall AS, Cleland EE, McCulley RL, Hobbie S, Harpole WS, DeCrappeo NM, Chu C, Bakker JD, Davies KF, Du G, Firn J, Hagenah N, Hofmockel KS, Knops JM, Li W, Melbourne BA, Morgan JW, Orrock JL, Prober SM, Stevens CJ. Regional contingencies in the relationship between aboveground biomass and litter in the world's grasslands. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e54988.
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    19. Lind EM, Borer E, Seabloom E, Adler P, Bakker JD, Blumenthal DM, Crawley M, Davies K, Firn J, Gruner DS, Harpole WS, Hautier Y, Hillebrand H, Knops J, Melbourne B, Mortensen B, Risch AC, Schuetz M, Stevens C, Wragg PD. Life-history constraints in grassland plant species: a growth-defence trade-off is the norm. Ecol Lett. 2013 Apr; 16(4):513-21.
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    20. Adler PB, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Hillebrand H, Hautier Y, Hector A, Harpole WS, O'Halloran LR, Grace JB, Anderson TM, Bakker JD, Biederman LA, Brown CS, Buckley YM, Calabrese LB, Chu CJ, Cleland EE, Collins SL, Cottingham KL, Crawley MJ, Damschen EI, Davies KF, DeCrappeo NM, Fay PA, Firn J, Frater P, Gasarch EI, Gruner DS, Hagenah N, Hille Ris Lambers J, Humphries H, Jin VL, Kay AD, Kirkman KP, Klein JA, Knops JM, La Pierre KJ, Lambrinos JG, Li W, MacDougall AS, McCulley RL, Melbourne BA, Mitchell CE, Moore JL, Morgan JW, Mortensen B, Orrock JL, Prober SM, Pyke DA, Risch AC, Schuetz M, Smith MD, Stevens CJ, Sullivan LL, Wang G, Wragg PD, Wright JP, Yang LH. Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science. 2011 Sep 23; 333(6050):1750-3.
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    21. Firn J, Moore JL, MacDougall AS, Borer ET, Seabloom EW, HilleRisLambers J, Harpole WS, Cleland EE, Brown CS, Knops JM, Prober SM, Pyke DA, Farrell KA, Bakker JD, O'Halloran LR, Adler PB, Collins SL, D'Antonio CM, Crawley MJ, Wolkovich EM, La Pierre KJ, Melbourne BA, Hautier Y, Morgan JW, Leakey AD, Kay A, McCulley R, Davies KF, Stevens CJ, Chu CJ, Holl KD, Klein JA, Fay PA, Hagenah N, Kirkman KP, Buckley YM. Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecol Lett. 2011 Mar; 14(3):274-81.
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    22. Melbourne BA, Hastings A. Highly variable spread rates in replicated biological invasions: fundamental limits to predictability. Science. 2009 Sep 18; 325(5947):1536-9.
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    23. Melbourne BA, Hastings A. Extinction risk depends strongly on factors contributing to stochasticity. Nature. 2008 Jul 03; 454(7200):100-3.
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    24. Haddad NM, Holyoak M, Mata TM, Davies KF, Melbourne BA, Preston K. Species' traits predict the effects of disturbance and productivity on diversity. Ecol Lett. 2008 Apr; 11(4):348-56.
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    25. Davies KF, Melbourne BA. The tails of two geckos tell the story of dispersal in a fragmented landscape. Mol Ecol. 2007 Aug; 16(16):3289-91.
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    26. Melbourne BA, Cornell HV, Davies KF, Dugaw CJ, Elmendorf S, Freestone AL, Hall RJ, Harrison S, Hastings A, Holland M, Holyoak M, Lambrinos J, Moore K, Yokomizo H. Invasion in a heterogeneous world: resistance, coexistence or hostile takeover? Ecol Lett. 2007 Jan; 10(1):77-94.
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    27. Melbourne BA, Chesson P. The scale transition: scaling up population dynamics with field data. Ecology. 2006 Jun; 87(6):1478-88.
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    28. Melbourne BA, Chesson P. Scaling up population dynamics: integrating theory and data. Oecologia. 2005 Sep; 145(2):179-87.
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