Writing and Presentations

Author Information:

Name format in publications: Adam T. Clark

Google Scholar: <link>

ORCID: 0000-0002-8843-3278 <link>

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Adam T. Clark, Helmut Hillebrand, and W. Stanley Harpole. "Scale both confounds and informs characterization of species coexistence in empirical systems". American Naturalist, in press.

Kathryn E. Barry, Hans de Kroon, Peter Dietrich, W. Stanley Harpole, Anna Roeder, Bernhard Schmid, Adam T. Clark, Margaret M. Mayfield, Cameron Wagg, and Christiane Roscher. "Linking local species coexistence to ecosystem functioning – a conceptual framework from ecological first principles in grassland ecosystems". Advances in Ecological Research, in press.

Adam T. Clark, Johannes M. H. Knops, and David Tilman. "Contingent factors explain average divergence in functional composition over 88 years of old field succession". Journal of Ecology 107:545-558, 2019. <link> <pdf> <sup>

DOI: 10.1111/1365‐2745.13070

Jane Catford, Annabel Smith, Peter Wragg, Adam T. Clark, Margaret Kosmala, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Peter Reich, and David Tilman. "Traits linked with species invasiveness and community invasibility vary with time, stage and indicator of invasion in a long-term grassland experiment". Ecology Letters 22:593-604, 2019. <link>

DOI: 10.1111/ele.13220

Adam T. Clark, Matteo Detto, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Stefan A. Schnitzer, S. Joseph Wright, Richard Condit, and Stephen P. Hubbell. "Functional traits of tropical trees and lianas explain spatial structure across multiple scales". Journal of Ecology 106:795–806, 2018. <pressrelease> <link> <pdf> <sup>

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12804

Adam T. Clark, Clarence Lehman, and David Tilman. "Identifying Mechanisms that Structure Ecological Communities by Snapping Model Parameters to Empirically-Observed Tradeoffs". Ecology Letters 21:494–505, 2018. <link> <pdf> <sup>

DOI: 10.1111/ele.12910

Adam T. Clark and Claudia Neuhauser. "Harnessing Uncertainty to Approximate Mechanistic Models of Interspecific Interactions". Theoretical Population Biology 123:35-44, 2018. <link> <pdf> <sup>

DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2018.05.002

Lauren L. Sullivan*, Adam T. Clark*, David Tilman, and Allison K. Shaw (*authors contributed equally). "Mechanistically-derived dispersal kernels explain species-level patterns of recruitment and succession". Ecology 99:2415-2420, 2018. <bulletin> <pressrelease> <link> <pdf> <sup>

DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2498

Heather Tallis, PeterHawthorne, Stephen Polasky, Joseph Reid, Michael Beck, Kate Brauman, Jeffrey Bielicki, Seth Binder, Matthew Burgess, Emily Cassidy, Adam T. Clark, Joseph Fargione, Edward Game, James Gerber, Forest Isbell, Joseph Kiesecker, Robert McDonald, Marc Metian, Jennifer Molnar, Nathan Mueller, Christine O'Connell, Daniel Ovando, Max Troell, Timothy Boucher, and Brian McPeek. "An Attainable Global Vision for Conservation and Human Well-Being". Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16:563-570, 2018. <pressrelease> <link>

DOI: 10.1002/fee.1965

Adam T. Clark. "Old Fields". In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. <link> <pdf>

DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199830060-0188

Richard Barnes* and Adam T. Clark* (*authors contributed equally). "65 Million Years of Change in Temperature and Topography Explain Evolutionary History in Eastern North American Plethodontid Salamanders". American Naturalist 190:E1-12, 2017. <pressrelease> <link> <pdf> <sup>

(Awarded the 2018 MCED Award for Innovative Contributions to Ecological Modelling)

DOI: 10.1086/691796

Adam T. Clark, H. Ye, Forest Isbell, Ethan R. Deyle, Jane Cowles, David Tilman, and George Sugihara. "Spatial ’convergent cross mapping’ to detect causal relationships from short time-series". Ecology 96(5) 1174-1181, 2015. <link> <pdf> <sup>

DOI: 10.1890/14-1479.1

Jacob M. Jungers, Adam T. Clark, Kevin Betts, Margaret E. Mangan, Donald L. Wyse, and Craig C. Sheaffer. "Long-Term Biomass Yield and Species Composition in Native Perennial Bioenergy Cropping Systems". Agronomy Journal 107(5):1627-1640, 2015. <link> <pdf>

DOI: 10.2134/agronj15.0014

Adam T. Clark, Jessica J. Rykken, and Brian D. Farrell. "The effects of biogeography on ant diversity and activity on the Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts, USA". PLOS ONE, 6(11), 2011. <link> <pdf>

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028045

Other Academic Writing:

Free eBook Textbook: Clarence Lehman, Shelby Loberg, and Adam T. Clark. (2019). Quantitative Ecology: A New Unified Approach. University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://hdl.handle.net/11299/204551. <link> <pdf>

Exercises and practice questions for the ebook: <link>

Adam T. Clark. Constraints and tradeoffs: Toward a predictive, mechanism-based understanding of ecological communities. Ph.D. Thesis, 2017. <link> <pdf>

HDL: hdl.handle.net/11299/191380

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16076.87687

The Graduate School Cookbook: One way to approach PhD applications in ecology <link> <pdf> <github>

This document is a collection of thoughts on the graduate school application process that I've collected over the years from friends and colleagues. If you have any comments on items to add or change, please let me know, either through email, or through the Github page.

How to find a moose: intentions in phenomenological and mechanistic models. PLOS Ecology Blog, 2016. <link>

Adam T. Clark. Ant Communities of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. Undergraduate Honors Thesis, 2011. <pdf>

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21110.04160

Selected Presentations:


Invited Presentation, University of Oulu, "A more generalizable approach to scale-wise analysis of stable coexistence, or, Chasing the Dragon, and two other methods." <pdf>


Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (GfÖ) Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria. "Spatial and temporal scales confound tests of stable coexistence, but identify underlying mechanisms."


Invited Presentation, Utrecht University, "Identifying mechanisms that structure ecological communities." <pdf>

Minnesota Math Climate Seminar, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. "How can we define and identify stability - or persistence? - in diverse ecological communities?" <pdf>

PhD Defense, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. "Constraints and tradeoffs: Toward a predictive, mechanism-based understanding of ecological communities." <pdf> <video>

Invited Workshop, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center Summer School, Einsiedeln, Switzerland. "Empirical Dynamic Modeling: Time Series Analysis for Predicting Future Dynamics and Testing Causal Links." <pdf>


Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. "A predictive community ecology model for extrapolating from field observations to novel conditions." <pdf>

Contributed Presentation, World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling: Modeling and Sustainability of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bordeaux, France. "Predicting communities from monocultures: How to maximize desired goods and services with available ecological information." <pdf>


Contributed Presentation, American Society of Naturalists meeting on integrating pattern and process to understand biodiversity, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. "Defining ecosystems by their interactions: Using process to demystify pattern." <pdf>


Contributed Presentation, International Biogeography Society special meeting on species associations, Montreal, QC, Canada. "Defining communities by their interactions: Using process to identify pattern." <pdf>

Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. "Convergence and divergence in old field succession: Are there predictable trends in long-term dynamics?" <pdf>

IGNITE Presentation, "Succeeding with succession: Using ecological community dynamics to build low-impact biofuels." <pdf>


Contributed Poster, Long Term Ecological Research Network Meeting, Estes Park, CO. "Multiple Trajectories of old Field Succession at Cedar Creek." <pdf>

Contributed Presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. "When resident species resist displacement, invading species have ecologically distinct impacts on communities." <pdf>