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74† Singer, M.S., Clark, R.A., Lichter-Marcka, I.H., Johnson, E.R., Mooney, K.A. In Press. Predatory birds and ants partition caterpillar prey by body size and diet breadth. Journal of Animal Ecology 
73† Abdala-Roberts, L. **, Pratt, R. ***, Pratt, J.D., Mooney, K.A. 2017. Traits underlying community consequences of plant intra-specific diversity. PLoS One 12: e0183493
72† Moreira X.***, Pérez-Ramos I.M., Abdala-Roberts L.**, Mooney, K.A. 2017. Functional responses of contrasting seed predator guilds to masting in two Mediterranean oak species. Oikos 126: 1042-1050
71† Pratt, J.D.**, Datu, A.*, Tran, T. *, Sheng, D.C. **, Mooney, K.A. 2017. Genetically based latitudinal clines in Artemisia californica arthropod communities. Ecology 98: 79-91

70† Moreira, X.***, Nell, C.S.**, Katsanis, A.***, Rasmann, S., Mooney, K.A. 2016. Herbivore specificity and the chemical basis of plant-plant communication in Baccharis salicifolia (Asteraceae). New Phytologist
69† Moreira, X.***, Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Zas, R., Merlo, E, Lombardero, M.J., Sampedro, L., Mooney, KA. 2016. Masting behaviour in a Mediterranean pine tree alters seed predator selection on reproductive output. Plant Biology 18: 973-980.
68† Petry, W.K.**, Soule, J.D., Iler, A.M., Chicas-Mosier*, A., Inouye, D.W., Miller, T.E.X., Mooney, K.A. 2016. Sex-specific responses to climate change in plants alter population sex ratio and performance. Science 353:69-71 (profiled in Perspectives: Etterson, J.R., Mazer, S.J. 2016 How climate change affects plants’ sex lives. Science 353: 32-33)
67† Katsanis, A.***, Rasmann, S., Mooney, K.A. 2016. Herbivore diet breadth and host plant defense mediate the tri-trophic effects of plant toxins on multiple coccinellid predators. PLoS ONE 11:e.0155716 
66†† Moreira, X.***, Abdala‐Roberts, L.**, Rasmann, S., Castagneyrol, B., Mooney, K.A. 2016. Plant diversity effects on insect herbivores and their natural enemies: current thinking, recent findings, and future directions. Current Opinions in Insect Science 14: 1-7
65†† Rasmann, S., Mooney, K.A. 2016. The Studies of plant-insect interactions: approaches spanning genes to ecosystems
. Current Opinions in Insect Science 14: v-vii
64† Abdala‐Roberts, L.**, Moreira, X.***, Rasmann, S., Parra‐Tabla, V., Mooney, K.A. 2016. Test of abiotic and biotic correlates of latitudinal variation in defense in the perennial herb Ruellia nudiflora. Journal of Ecology 104: 580-590
63† Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Pratt, J.D.**, Pratt, R.***, Schreck, T.K.**, Hanna, V.*, Mooney, K.A. 2016. Multi-trophic consequences of plant genetic variation in sex and growth. Ecology 97: 743-753
62† Mooney, E. H., Phillips, J.S.*, Tillberg, C.V., Sandrow, C., Nelson, A.S.**, Mooney, K.A. 2016. Abiotic mediation of a mutualism drives herbivore abundance. Ecology Letters 19: 37-44
61† Abdala‐Roberts, L.**, González‐Moreno, A., Mooney, K.A., Moreira, X.***, González‐Hernández, A., Parra‐Tabla, V. 2016. Effects of tree species diversity and genotypic diversity on leafminers and parasitoids in a tropical forest plantation. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 18:43-51

60† Moreira, X.***, Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Linhart, Y.B., Mooney, K.A. 2015. Effects of climate on reproductive investment in a masting species: assessment of climatic predictors and underlying mechanisms. Journal of Ecology 103: 1317-1324
59† Moreira, X.***, Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Parra-Tabla, V., Mooney, K.A. 2015. Latitudinal variation in herbivory: Influences of climatic drivers, herbivore identity, and natural enemies. Oikos 124: 1444-1452
58† Abdala‐Roberts, L.**, Mooney, K. A., Quijano‐Medina, T., Campos‐Navarrete, M. J., González‐Moreno, A., Parra‐Tabla, V. 2015. Comparison of tree genotypic diversity and species diversity effects on different guilds of insect herbivores. Oikos 124: 1527-1535
57†† Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Mooney, K.A. 2015. Plant and herbivore evolution within the trophic sandwich. In: Hanley, T., La Pierre, K. Trophic Ecology: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Interactions across Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems. Cambridge University Press 340-364

56† Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Mooney, K.A. 2014. Ecological and evolutionary consequences of plant genotype diversity in a tri-trophic system. Ecology 95:2879-2893
55† Moreira, X.***, Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Parra-Tabla, V., Mooney, K.A. 2014. Positive effects of plant genotypic and species diversity on anti-herbivore defenses in a tropical tree species. PLoS One 9:e105438 
54† Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Parra-Tabla, V., Campbell, D.R., Mooney, K.A. 2014. Soil fertility and parasitoids shape herbivore selection on plants. Journal of Ecology 102: 1120-1128
53† Singer, M.S., Lichter-Marck, I.H., Farkas, T.E., Aaron, E., Whitney, K.D., Mooney, K.A. 2014. Herbivore diet breadth mediates the cascading effects of carnivores in food webs. PNAS 111: 9521-9526
52† Linhart, Y.B., Moreira, X.***, Snyder, M.A., Mooney, K.A. 2014. Variability in seed cone production and functional response of seed predators to seed cone availability: Support for the predator satiation hypothesis. Journal of Ecology 102: 576-583
51† Moreira, X.***, Mooney, K.A., Rasmann, S., Petry, W.K.**, Carrillo-Gavilan, A. Zas, R., Sampedro, L. 2014. Trade-offs between constitutive and induced defences drive geographical and climatic clines in pine chemical defences. Ecology Letters 17: 537–546
50† Abdala-Roberts, L**, Berny-Mier y Terán, J.C., Mooney, K.A., Moguel-Ordonez, Y.B., Tut-Pech, F. 2014. Plant traits mediate effects of predators across pepper (Capsicum annuum) varieties. Ecological Entomology 39: 361-370
49† Moreira, X.***, Abdala-Roberts, L. **, Linhart, Y.B., Mooney, K.A. 2014. Masting promotes individual- and population-level reproduction by increasing pollination efficiency. Ecology 95:801–807
48† Pratt, J.D.**, Keefover-Ring, K., Liu, L.Y.*, Mooney, K.A. 2014. Genetically based latitudinal variation in Artemisia californica secondary chemistry. Oikos 123: 953-963
47† Kimball, S., Lulow, M., Mooney, K.A., Sorenson, Q.* 2014. Establishment of native functional groups in trait-based restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 22:81-88

46† Schreck, T.K.**, David, S.J.*, Mooney, K.A. 2013. Effects of Brassica nigra and plant-mycorrhizal interactions on the arthropod community of Deinandra fasciculata. Biological Invasions 15:2443-2454
45† Petry, W.K.**, Perry, K.I.*, Fremgen, A.*, Rudeen, S.K.*, Lopez, M.*, Dryburgh, J.*, Mooney, K.A. 2013. Mechanisms underlying plant sexual dimorphism in multi-trophic arthropod communities. Ecology 94:2055-2065
44† Pratt, J.D.**, Mooney, K.A. 2013. Clinal adaptation and adaptive plasticity in Artemisia californica: implications for the response of a foundation species to predicted climate change. Global Change Biology 19: 2454–2466
43† Moreira, X.***, Mooney, K.A. 2013. Influence of plant genetic diversity on interactions between higher trophic levels. Biology Letters 9: 20130133
42† Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Mooney, K.A. 2013. Environmental and plant genetic effects on tri-trophic interactions. Oikos 122:1157-1166 
41†† Gruner, D.S., Mooney, K.A. 2013. Green grass and high tides: Grazing lawns in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Oikos 122: 313-316

40†† Mooney, K.A., Singer. M.S. 2012. Plant variation in herbivore-enemy interactions in natural systems. In: Ohgushi, T., Schmitz, O., Holt, R.D. Trait-Mediated Indirect Interactions: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives. Oxford University Press: 107-130.
39† Moreira, X***, Mooney, K.A., Zas, R. Sampedro, L. 2012. Bottom-up effects of host-plant species diversity and top- down feedbacks interactively increase plant performance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 4464-4472
38† Abdala-Roberts, L.**, Agrawal, A.A., Mooney, K.A. 2012. Ant-aphid interactions on Asclepias syriaca are mediated by plant genotype and caterpillar damage. Oikos 121: 1905-1913
37 Whiteman, N.K. and Mooney, K.A. 2012. Evolutionary biology: Insects converge on resistance. Nature 489: 376-377
36† Mooney, K.A., Fremgen, A.*, Petry, W.K.** 2012. Plant sex and induced responses independently influence herbivore performance, natural enemies and aphid-tending ants. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 5: 1-7
35† Mooney, K.A., Pratt, R.***, Singer, M.S. 2012. The tri-trophic interactions hypothesis: Interactive effects of host plant quality, diet breadth and natural enemies on herbivores. PLoS ONE 7: e34403
34† Daniels, E.V.*, Mooney, K.A., Reed, R.D. 2012. Seasonal wing color plasticity varies dramatically between buckeye butterfly populations in different climatic zones. Ecological Entomology 37: 155-159
33† Petry, W.K.**, Perry, K.I.*, Mooney, K.A. 2012. Influence of macronutrient imbalance on native ant foraging and inter-specific interactions in the field. Ecological Entomology 37: 175-183
32† Singer, M.S., Farkas, T.E., Skorik, C.M., Mooney, K.A. 2012. Tri-trophic interactions at a community level: Effects of host-plant species quality on bird predation of caterpillars. American Naturalist 179: 363-374

31† Mooney, K.A., Linhart, Y.B., Snyder, M.A. 2011. Masting in ponderosa pine: Comparisons of pollen and seed over space and time. Oecologia 165: 651-661
30† Mooney, K.A. 2011. Genetically based population variation in aphid association with ants and predators. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 5: 1-7

29† Mooney, K.A., Mandal, K.* 2010. Competition hierarchies among ants and predation by birds jointly determine the strength of multi-species ant-aphid mutualisms. Oikos 119: 874-882
28† Mooney, K.A., Halitschke, R., Kessler, A., Agrawal, AA. 2010. Evolutionary trade-offs in plants mediate the strength of trophic cascades. Science 237: 1642-1644 (profiled in Perspectives: Hamback, P.A. 2010 A green or a prickly world? Science 327: 1583-1584
27† Mooney, K.A., Gruner, D.S., Barber, N.A., Van Bael, S.A., Philpott, S.M., Greenbrerg, R. 2010. Interactions among predators and the cascading effects of vertebrate insectivores on arthropod communities and plants. PNAS 107: 7335-7340
26†† Mooney, K.A., Tillberg, C.V. 2010. Stable isotopes in the study of ant diets. In: Lach, L., Parr, C.L., Abbott, K., eds., Ant Ecology, pp. 117-118. Oxford University Press
25†† Ness, J. Mooney, K.A., Lach, L. 2010. Ants as Mutualists. In: Lach, L., Parr, C.L., Abbott, K., eds., Ant Ecology, pp. 97-114. Oxford University Press

24† Van Bael, S.A., Philpott, S.M., Greenberg, R., Bichier, P. Barber, N.A., Mooney, K.A., Gruner, D.S. 2008. Birds as predators in tropical agroforestry systems. Ecology 89: 928-934
23† Smith, R.A.*, Mooney, K.A., Agrawal, A.A. 2008. Coexistence of three specialist aphids on common milkweed Asclepias syriaca. Ecology 89: 2187-2196
22† Mooney, K.A., Jones, P.*, Agrawal, A.A. 2008. Coexisting congeners: Demography, competition, and interactions with cardenolides for two milkweed-feeding aphids. Oikos 117: 450-458
21† Mooney, K.A., Agrawal, A.A. 2008. Plant genotype shapes ant-aphid interactions: implications for community structure and indirect plant defense. American Naturalist 171: E195-E205 
20†† Mooney, K.A., Agrawal, A.A. 2008. Phenotypic plasticity in plant-herbivore interactions. In: Tillmon, K., ed., Evolutionary Biology of Plant and Insect Relationships. University of California Press: 43-59

19† Mooney, K.A. 2007. Tritrophic effects of birds and ants on a canopy food web, tree growth and phytochemistry. Ecology 88: 2005-2014
18 Mooney, K.A. 2007. Book review: Insect-Plant Biology by L.M. Schoonhoven, J.A. van Loon, M. Dicke, 2005. Quarterly Review of Biology 84: 52
17 Agrawal, A.A., Ackerly, D.D., Adler, F. Arnold, B., Caceres, C., Doak, D.F., Post, E., Hudson, P., Maron, J., Mooney, K.A., Power, M., Schemske, D., Stachowicz, J., Strauss, S., Turner, M.G., Werner, E. 2007. Reply – In support of observational studies. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5: 294-295
16†† Agrawal, A.A., Ackerly, D.D., Adler, F. Arnold, B., Caceres, C., Doak, D.F., Post, E., Hudson, P., Maron, J., Mooney, K.A., Power, M., Schemske, D., Stachowicz, J., Strauss, S., Turner, M.G., Werner, E. 2007. Filling key gaps in population and community ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5: 145-152

15† Mooney, K.A., Linhart, Y.B. 2006. Contrasting cascades: Insectivorous birds increase pine but not parasitic mistletoe growth. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 350-357 
14† Mooney, K.A., Geils, B.G., Linhart, Y.B. 2006. Linking parasitic plant-induced host morphology to tri-trophic interactions. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 1133-1138
13† Mooney, K.A., Haloin, J.R.* 2006. Nest site fidelity of Paraphidippius aurantius (Araneae, Salticidae) following disturbance. Journal of Arachnology 34: 241-243
12† Mooney, K.A., Haloin, J.R.* 2006. Size and guarding of offspring affect Paraphidippus aurantius (Araneae, Salticidae) response to predation threat. Journal of Arachnology 34: 98-103
11† Mooney, K.A. 2006. The disruption of an ant-aphid mutualism increases the effects of insectivorous birds on pine herbivores. Ecology 87: 1805-1815

10† Mooney, K.A., Tillberg, C.V. 2005. Temporal and spatial variation of ant omnivory in pine forests. Ecology 86: 1225-1235 
9 Mooney, K.A. 2005. Complex Dynamics. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 86: 83-85.
8† Linhart, Y.B., Keefover-Ring, K., Mooney, K.A., Breland, B., Thompson, J.D. 2005. A chemical polymorphism in a multi-trophic setting: Thyme monoterpene composition and food web structure. American Naturalist 166: 517-529

7 Mooney, K.A. 2003. The ecology of energy. In: Limerick, P., Hildner, A., Puska, C., Skovsted, E. (Eds.) Energy in the West: What Every Westerner Should Know, p 6. University of Colorado Press 
6† Mooney, K.A. 2003. Promylea lunigerella glendella Dyar (Pyralidae) feeds on both conifers and parasitic dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium spp.): One example of food plant shifting between parasitic plants and their hosts. Journal of the Lepidopterist Society 57: 47-53
5† Mooney, K.A. 2002. Quantifying habitat use by birds in woody vegetation using track-plating. Journal of Field Ornithology 73: 392-398
4† Linhart, Y.B., Mooney, K.A., Snyder, M.A., Swoboda-Colberg, N. 2001. Phloem chemistry: Effects of genotype and environment and implications for nutritional ecology. International Journal of Plant Science 162: 1009-1016
3† Mooney, K.A. 2001. The Life History of Dasypyga alternosquamella Raganot (Pyralidae) feeding on the southwestern dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium vaginatum) in Colorado. Journal of the Lepidopterist Society 55: 144-149
2 Mooney, K.A. 1992. Swim At Your Own Risk. The Amicus Journal. Fall-1993: 39-41
1 Mooney, K.A. 1992. Testing The Waters. NRDC Press, New York, NY. 67pp.