Publications

2019 Publications

Symbionts, Genetics of C

Phylogenetically Structured Differences in rRNA Gene Sequence Variation among Species of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Their Implications for Sequence Clustering

Evolutionary history shapes patterns of mutualistic benefit in Acacia–rhizobial interactions

Plant-soil feedbacks as drivers of succession: evidence from remnant and restored tallgrass prairies

Ecology of Floristic Quality Assessment: testing for correlations between coefficients of conservatism, species traits and mycorrhizal responsiveness

Beyond the black box: promoting mathematical collaborations for elucidating interactions in soil ecology

Maintenance of Plant Species Diversity by Pathogens

Data Descriptor: MycoDB, a global database of plant response to mycorrhizal fungi

Dominant mycorrhizal association of trees alters carbon and nutrient cycling by selecting for microbial groups with distinct enzyme function

New Phytologist Supporting Information

Dominant mycorrhizal association of trees alters carbon and nutrient cycling by selecting for microbial groups with distinct enzyme function

Carbon allocation and competition maintain variation in plant root mutualisms

When and where plant-soil feedback may promote plant coexistence: a meta-analysis

Mycorrhizal fungi influence global plant biogeography

Frequency-dependent feedback constrains plant community coexistence

Frequency-dependent feedback constrains plant community coexistence

Mitigating climate change through managing constructed-microbial communities in agriculture

Evolutionary history of plant hosts and fungal symbionts predicts the strength of mycorrhizal mutualism

Disturbance reduces the differentiation of mycorrhizal fungal communities in grasslands along a precipitation gradient

Biochar soil amendments in prairie restorations do not interfere with benefits from inoculation with native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Sowing density effects and patterns of colonization in a prairie restoration

Plant preferential allocation and fungal reward decline with soil phosphorus: implications for mycorrhizal mutualism

Liz Koziol and James D. Bever. 2015. Mycorrhizal response trades off with plant growth rate and increases with plant successional status. Ecology 96:1478–1484

The missing link in grassland restoration: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation increases plant diversity and accelerates succession

Benefits of Native Mycorrhizal Amendments to Perennial Agroecosystems Increases with Field Inoculation Density

AMF, phylogeny, and succession: specificity of response to mycorrhizal fungi increases for late-successional plants

Mycorrhizal response trades off with plant growth rate and increases with plant successional status

The missing link in grassland restoration: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation increases plant diversity and accelerates succession

Mycorrhizal feedbacks generate positive frequency dependence accelerating grassland succession

Mycorrhizal feedbacks generate positive frequency dependence accelerating grassland succession

The Plant Microbiome and Native Plant Restoration: The Example of Native Mycorrhizal Fungi

Relative importance of competition and plant–soil feedback, their synergy, context dependency and implications for coexistence

Are two strategies better than one? Manipulation of seed density and soil community in an experimental prairie restoration

Plant-soil feedbacks promote coexistence and resilience in multi-species communities

Mycorrhizal composition can predict foliar pathogen colonization in soybean

Mycorrhizal composition influences plant anatomical defense and impacts herbivore growth and survival in a life-stage dependent manner

Locally adapted arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve vigor and resistance to herbivory of native prairie plant species

Integration of Clustering and Multidimensional Scaling to Determine Phylogenetic Trees as Spherical Phylograms Visualized in 3 Dimensions

Home-field advantage? evidence of local adaptation among plants, soil, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi through meta-analysis

Acaulospara colossica sp. nov. from an old field in North Carolina and morphological comparisons with similar species, A. lacvis and A. koskei,
Effect of permafrost thaw on plant and soil fungal community in a boreal forest: Does fungal community change mediate plant productivity response?

Crop diversification can contribute to disease risk control in sustainable biofuels production

Host discrimination in modular mutualisms: a theoretical framework for meta-populations of mutualists and exploiters

Biogeography of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota): a phylogenetic perspective on species distribution patterns

Open access increases citations of papers in ecology

Accelerating Silphium Domestication: An Opportunity to Develop New Crop Ideotypes and Breeding Strategies Informed by Multiple Disciplines

Planet-soil feedback contributes to intercropping over yielding by reduction the negative effect of take-all on wheat and compensating the growth of faba bean

Asymmetric facilitation induced by inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi leads to overyielding in maize/faba bean intercropping

Soil microbiome mediates positive plant diversity-productivity relationships in late successional grassland species

Negative plant-phyllosphere feedbacks in native Asteraceae hosts – a novel extension of the plant-soil feedback framework


Previous Publications

Abbott et al. 2015. Spatial heterogeneity in soil microbes alters outcomes of plant competition. PloS ONE. DOI:10. 1371.

Barrett, L.G., J.D. Bever, A. Bissett, and P.H. Thrall. 2015. Partner diversity and identity impacts on plant productivity in Acacia-rhizobial interactions. Ecology. 103, 130-142.

Bennett, A. and J. D. Bever. 2007. Mycorrhizal species differentially alter plant growth and response to herbivory. Ecology. 88: 210–218.

Bauer, J.T., N.M. Kleczewski, J.D. Bever, K. Clay, and H.L. Reynolds. 2012. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and the productivity and structure of prairie grassland communities. Oecologia. 170:1089-1098

Bennett, A. and J. D. Bever. 2009. Trade-offs between AM fungal competitive ability and host growth promotion in Plantago lanceolata. Oecologia. 160: 807–816

Bennett, A. J. D. Bever and D. Bowers. 2009. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal species can suppress inducible plant responses and alter defensive strategies following herbivory. Oecologia. 160: 771–779.

Bennett, A., J. Alers-Garcia, and J. D. Bever. 2006. Three-way interactions amoung mutualistic mycorrhizal fungi, plants, and plant enemies: Hypotheses and synthesis. American Naturalist. 167: 141–152.

Bentivenga, S. P., J. D. Bever, and J. Morton. 1997. Genetic variation of morphological characters within a single isolate of the endomycorrhizal fungus, Glomus clarum (Glomaceae). American Journal of Botany. 84: 1211-1216.

Bever, J. D. 1994. Feedback between plants and their soil communities in an old field community. Ecology. 75: 1965-1977

Bever, J. D. 1999. Dynamics within mutualism and the maintenance of diversity: Inference from a model of interguild frequency dependence. Ecology Letters. 2: 52-62.

Bever, J. D. 2002. Host-specificity of AM fungal population growth rates can generate feedback on plant growth. Plant and Soil. 244: 281-290.

Bever, J. D. 2002. Negative feedback within a mutualism: Host-specific growth of mycorrhizal fungi reduces plant benefit. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. 269: 2595-2601.

Bever, J. D. 2003. Soil Community feedback and the coexistence of competitors: Conceptual frameworks and empirical tests. New Phytologist. 157: 465-473.

Bever, J.D. 2015. Preferential allocation, physio-evolutionary feedbacks, and the stability and environmental patterns of mutualism between plants and their root symbionts. New Phytologists. 205:1503-1514.

Bever, J.D., L.M. Broadhurts, and P.H. Thrall. 2013. Microbial phylotype composition and diversity predicts plant productivity and plant-soil feedbacks. Ecology Letters. 16: 167-174.

Bever, James D., Ian A. Dickie, Evelina Facelli, Jose M. Facelli, John Klironomos, Mari Moora, Matthias C. Rillig, William D. Stock, Mark Tibbett, Martin Zobel. 2010. Rooting Theories of Plant Community Ecology in Microbial Interactions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 25: 468–478.

Bever, J. D. and F. Felber. 1992. Theoretical population genetics of autopolyploidy. Oxford Surveys in Evolutionary Biology. 8: 185-217.

Bever, J. D, H. Kang, W. Kaonongbua, and M. Wang. 2008. Genomic Organization and Mechanisms of Inheritance in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: Contrasting the Evidence and Implications of Current Theories. In: Mycorrhiza, 3rd Edition. (Ajit Varma, Ed.). Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 135-148.

Bever, J. D. and J. Morton. 1999. Heritable variation and mechanisms of inheritance of spore shape within a population of Scutellospora pellucida, an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. American Journal of Botany. 86: 1209-1216.

Bever, J. D., J. B. Morton, J. Antonovics, and P. A. Schultz. 1996. Host-dependent sporulation and species diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a mown grassland. Journal of Ecology. 84: 71-82.

Bever, J. D., A. Pringle and P. Schultz. 2002. Dynamics within the Plant—Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Mutualism: Testing the Nature of Community Feedback. In Mycorrhizal Ecology, ed. by MGA. van der Heijden and IR. Sanders. Springer-verlag, Berlin. Pp. 267-294.

Bever, J.D., S. Richardson, B.M. Lawrence, J. Holmes and M. Watson. 2009. Preferential Allocation to Beneficial Symbiont with Spatial Structure Maintains Mycorrhizal Mutualism. Ecology Letters. 12: 13–21.

Bever, J. D., P. A. Schultz, R. M. Miller, L. Gades and J. D. Jastrow. 2003. Prairie mycorrhizal fungal inoculant may increase native prairie plant diversity on restored sites. Ecological Restoration. 21: 311-312.

Bever, J. D., P. Schultz, A. Pringle, and J. Morton. 2001. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: More diverse than meets the eye, and the ecological tale of why. Bioscience. 51: 923-931.

Bever, J. D. and P. A. Schultz. 2005. Mechanisms of arbuscular mycorrhizal mediation of plant-plant interactions. In: The Fungal Community. 4th Ed. J. Dighton and P. Oudemans, Eds. Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton. Pp. 443-459.

Bever, J. D. and E. Simms. 2000. Evolution of Nitrogen Fixation in Spatially Structured Populations of Rhizobium. Heredity. 85: 366-373.

Bever, J. D. and M. Wang. 2005. Hyphal fusion and multigenomic structure in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. Nature. 433: E3-4.

Bever, J. D., K. Westover, and J. Antonovics. 1997. Incorporating the soil community into plant population dynamics: The utility of the feedback approach. Journal of Ecology. 85: 561-573.

Bever, J. D., K. M. Westover, and J. Antonovics. 1998. The role of soil community in plant population dynamics: is allelopathy effects a key component? (A reply to Pellissier). Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 13: 407-408.

Chaudhary, V. Bala, Lawrence L. Walters, James D. Bever, Jason D. Hoeksema, Gail Wilson. 2010. Advancing synthetic ecology: a data management technique to facilitate complex ecological meta-analyses. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. April. 235-243.

Cheeke, T.E., H. Darby, T.N. Rosenstiel, J.D. Bever, and M.B. Cruzan. 2014. Effect of Baccilus thuringiensis (Bt) maize cultivation history on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization, spore abundance and diversity, and plant growth. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment. 195:29-35.

Cheeke et al. 2015. Spatial soil heterogeneity has a greater effect on symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities and plant growth than genetic modification with Bacillus thuringiensis toxin genes. Molecular Ecology. 24: 2580-2593.

Duchicela, J., T.S. Sullivan, E. Bontti, and J.D. Bever. 2013. Soil aggregate stability increase is strongly related to fungal community succession along an abandoned agricultaul field chronosequence in the Bolivan Altiplano. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50: 1266-1273.

Eppstein, M. J., J. D. Bever and J. Molofsky. 2006. Spatio-temporal community dynamics induced by frequency dependent interactions. Ecological Modeling. 197: 133-147.

Felber, F. and J. D. Bever. 1997. Effect of triploid fitness on the coexistence of diploids and tetraploids. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 60: 95-106.

Goodrich-Blair, H, J-M Ané, JD Bever, S Bordenstein, M Bright, JM Chaston, K Clay, CR Currie, AE Douglas, N Gerardo, MJ Harrison, RE Ley, M McFall-Ngai, A Mukherjee, B Rader, KF Raffa, EG Ruby, MB Saffo, MA Selosse, JL Sonnenburg, SP Stock, G Suen, K Turnau, M Udvardi, KL Visick, VM Weis. 2010. Symbiosis research, technology, and education: Proceedings of the 6th International Symbiosis Society Congress held in Madison Wisconsin, USA, August 2009. Symbiosis. 51: 1–12.

Hoeksema, J. D. V. B. Chaudhary, C. A. Gehring, N. C. Johnson, J. Karst, R. T. Koide, A. Pringle, C. Zabinski, J. D. Bever, J. C. Moore, G. W. T. Wilson, J. N. Klironomos, Integrative Biology, J. Umbanhowar. 2010. Context-dependency in plant response to mycorrhizal fungi: A meta-analysis. Ecology Letters. 13: 394–407

Johnson, NC, JD Hoeksema, JD Bever, VB Chaudhary, C Gehring, J Klironomos, R Koide, RM Miller, J Moore, P Moutoglis, M Schwartz, S Simard, W Swenson, J Umbanhowar, G Wilson, and C Zabinski. 2006. From Lilliput to Brobdingnag: Extending models of mycorrhizal function across scales. BioScience. 56: 889-900.

Ji, B. and J.D. Bever. 2012. Mycorrhizal Ecology. Ecology. Oxford Bibliographies.

Kaonongbua, W., J. B. Morton and J. D. Bever. 2010. Taxonomic revision of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi genus Acaulospora Gerd. &Trappe to include Klukospora and a description of Acaulospora colliculosa sp. nov. from field collected materials. Mycollogia. Submitted.

Kozoil, L. and J.D. Bever. 2015. Mycorrhizal response trades off with plant growth rate and increases with plant successional status. Ecology. 96:1768-1774.

Kozoil, L. and J.D. Bever. 2015. Mycorrhizal response trades off with plant growth rate and increases with plant successional status. Ecological Archives. E096-158-A1.

Larimer, A, James D. Bever and Keith Clay. 2010. Meta-analysis of the interactive effects of plant microbial symbionts. Symbiosis. 51: 139-148.

Larimer, A., K. Clay, and J.D. Bever. 2014. Synergism and context dependency of interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and rhizobia with a praire legume. Ecology. 95: 1045-1054.

Mack, K.M.L. and J.D. Bever. 2014. Coexistence and relative abundance in plant communities are determined by feedbacks when the scale of feedback and dispersal is local. Journal of Ecology. 102: 1195-1201.

Mangan, SA, EA Herre and JD Bever. 2010. Specificity between Neotropical tree seedlings and their fungal mutualists: Evidence for AMF-mediated plant-soil feedback. Ecology. 91: 2594–2603.

Mangan S. A., Schnitzer S. A., Herre E. A., Mack, K., Valencia, M., Sanchez, E., and Bever, J. D. 2010. Negative plant-soil feedback predicts tree-species relative abundance in a tropical forest. Nature. 466, 752-755. And Supplementary Material

Middleton, E., J. D. Bever and P. A. Schultz. 2010. The effect restoration methods on the quality of the restoration and resistance to invasion by exotics. Restoration Ecology. 18: 181–187

Miller, R. M., C. I. Smith, J. D. Jastrow, and J. D. Bever. 1999. Mycorrhizal status of the genus Carex (Cyperaceae). American Journal of Botany. 86: 547-553.

Miller, S. P. and J. D. Bever. 1999. Distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in stands of the wetland grass Panicum hemitomon along a wide hydrologic gradient. Oecologia. 119: 586-592.

Mills, K. and J. D. Bever. 1998. Maintenance of diversity within plant communities: Soil pathogens as agents of negative feedback. Ecology. 70: 1595-1601.

Mitchell, C. E. A. A. Agrawal, J. D. Bever, G. S. Gilbert, R. A. Hufbauer, J. N. Klironomos, J. L.

Maron, W. F. Morris, I. M. Parker, A. G. Power, E. W. Seabloom, M. E. Torchin, D. P. Vázquez. 2006. Biotic interactions and plant invasions. Ecology Letters. 9: 726-740.

Molofsky, J. and J. D. Bever. 2002. A novel theory to explain species diversity in landscapes: positive frequency dependence and habitat suitability. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. 269: 2389-2393.

Molofsky, J. and J. D. Bever. 2004. A new kind of ecology? Bioscience. 54: 440-446.

Molofsky, J., J. D. Bever and J. Antonovics. 2001. Coexistence under positive frequency dependence. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B. 268: 273-277.

Molofsky, J., J. D. Bever, J. Antonovics and T.J. Newman. 2002. Negative frequency-dependence and the importance of spatial scale. Ecology. 83: 21-27.

Morris, W. F., R. A. Hufbauer, A. A. Agrawal, J. D. Bever, V. A. Borowicz, G. S. Gilbert, J. L.

Maron, C. E. Mitchell, I. M. Parker, A. G. Power, M. E. Torchin and D. P. Vázquez. 2007. Direct and interactive effects of enemies and mutualists on plant performance: A meta-analysis. Ecology. 88: 1021–1029.

Morton, J. B., J. D. Bever, and F. L. Pfleger. 1997. Taxonomy of Acaulospora gerdemannii and Glomus leptotichum, synanamorphs of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus in Glomales. Mycological Research. 101: 625-631.

Morton, J. B., S. P. Bentivenga, and J. D. Bever. 1995. Discovery, measurement, and interpretation of diversity in arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi. Canadian Journal of Botany. 73: S25-S32.

Morton, E.R., P.M. Merritt, J.D. Bever, and C. Fuqua. 2013. Large deletions in the pAtC58 megaplasmid of Agrobacterium tumefaciens can confer reduced carriage cost and increased expression of virulence genes. Genome Biol. Ecol. 5(7): 1353-1364.

Morton, E.R. T.G. Platt, C. Fuqua, and J.D. Bever. 2014. Non-additive costs and interactions alter the competitive dynamics of co-occurring ecologically distinct plasmids. Proc. R. Soc. B281.

Platt, T. G. and J. D. Bever. 2009. Kin competition and kin cooperation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 24: 370-377.

Platt, T.G., J.D. Bever, and C. Fuqua. 2012. A cooperative virulence plasmid imposes a high fitness cost under conditions that induce pathogenesis. Proc. R. Soc. B. 179:1691-1699.

Platt, T.G., E. R. Morton, I.S. Barton, J.D. Bever, and C. Fuqua. 2014. Ecological dynamics and complex interactions of Agrobacterium megaplasmids. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6, 635: 1-15.

Price, JS, J. D. Bever and K Clay. 2004. Genotype, environment, and genotype by environment interactions determine quantitative resistance to leaf rust (Coleosporium asterum) in Euthamia graminiolia (Asteraceae). New Phytologist. 162: 729-743.

Pringle A. and J. D. Bever. 2002. Divergent phenologies may facilitate the coexistence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a North Carolina grassland. American Journal of Botany. 89: 1439-1446.

Pringle A. and J. D. Bever. 2008. Analogous effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the laboratory and a North Carolina field. New Phytologist. 180: 162–175.

Pringle, Anne, James D. Bever, Monique Gardes, Jeri L. Parrent, Matthias C. Rillig, and John N. Klironomos. 2009. Mycorrhizal symbioses and plant invasions. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 40:699–715.

Poisot, T., J.D. Bever, P.H. Thrall, and M.E. Hochberg. 2014. Dispersal and spatial heterogeneity allow coexistence between enemies and protective mutualists. Ecology and Evolution. 3841-3850.

Reynolds H L, K M Vogelsang, A E Hartley, J D Bever, and P A Schultz. 2005. Variable responses of old-field perennials to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and phosphorus source. Oecologia. 167: 141–152.

Reynolds, H. L., A. E. Hartley, K. M. Vogelsang, J. D. Bever and P. A. Schultz. 2005. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi do not enhance nitrogen acquisition and growth of old-field perennials under low nitrogen supply in greenhouse culture. New Phytologist. 167:869-880.

Reynolds, H., A. Packer, J.D. Bever and K. Clay. 2003. Grassroots ecology: Plant-microbe-soil interactions as drivers of plant community structure and dynamics. Ecology. 84: 2281-2291.

Ronsheim, M. and J. D. Bever. 2000. Genetic variation and evolutionary trade-offs for sexual and asexual reproductive modes in Allium vineale (Liliaceae). American Journal of Botany. 87: 1769-1777.

Schultz, P. A., R. A. Miller, J. D. Jastrow, C. V. Rivetta and J. D. Bever. 2001. Evidence of a Mycorrhizal Mechanism for the Adaptation of Andropogon gerardii to High- and Low-Nutrient Prairies. American Journal of Botany. 88: 1650-1656.

Schultz, P., J. D. Bever, and J. Morton. 1999. Acaulospora colossa sp. nov. from an old field in North Carolina and morphological comparisons with similar species, A. laevis and A. koskei. Mycologia. 91: 676–683.

Seifert, E.K., J.D. Bever and J. M Maron. 2009. Evidence for evolution of reduced mycorrhizal dependence during plant invasion. Ecology. 90: 1055–1062.

Simms, E. L. and J. D. Bever. 1998. Evolutionary dynamics of rhizopine within spatially structured Rhizobium populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B. 265: 1713-1719.

Steideinger, B.S. and J.D. bever. 2014. The coexistence of hosts with different abilities to discriminate against cheater partners: An evolutionary game-theory approach. The American Naturalist. 183: 761-770.

Subramanium, B. J. D. Bever, and P. A. Schultz. 2002. Global circulations: Nature, culture, and the possibility of sustainable development. In K. Saunders (Ed.): Feminist Post-Development Thought. Zed Books, London. Pp. 199-211.

Sylvia, D. M., W. Kaonongbua, and J. D. Bever. 2007. Isolation, Culture and Detection of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. In: Hurst, Knudsen, and McInerney, editors. Manual of Environmental Microbiology. 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington. Pp. 627-637.

Taheri, W and JD Bever. 2010. Adaptation of plants and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi to coal tailings. Applied Soil Ecology. 45: 138-143.

Thrall, P. H., J. D. Bever, J. Mihail, and H. Alexander. 1997. The population dynamics of annual plants and soil-borne fungal pathogens. Journal of Ecology. 85: 313-328.

Thrall, PH, JD Bever, and JJ Burdon. 2010. Evolutionary change in agriculture: the past, present and future. Evolutionary Applications. 3: 405–408.

Thrall, P. H., J. J. Burdon and J. D. Bever. 2002. Local adaptation in the Linum marginale-Melampsora lini host-pathogen interaction. Evolution. 56: 1340-1351.

Thrall, P. H., M. E. Hochberg, J. J. Burdon and J. D. Bever. 2007. Coevolution of symbiotic mutualists and parasites in a community context. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 22: 120-126.

Thrall, P.H., J. Antonovics, and J. D. Bever. 1997. Sexual transmission of disease and host mating systems: I. Within season reproductive success. The American Naturalist. 149: 485-506.

Thrall, P.H., J. D. Bever and J. F. Slattery. 2008. Rhizobial mediation of Acacia adaptation to soil salinity: Evidence of underlying trade-offs and tests of expected patterns. Journal of Ecology. 96: 746–755.

Van der Putten et al. 2013. Plant-soil feedbacks: the past, the present and future challenges. Journal of Ecology. 101: 265-276.

Vogelsang, K. M., H. L. Reynolds, and J. D. Bever. 2006. Mycorrhizal fungal identity and richness determine the diversity and productivity of the tallgrass prairie system. New Phytologist. 172: 554–562.

Vogelsang, KM and JD Bever. 2009. Mycorrhizal densities decline in association with non-native plants and contribute to plant invasion. Ecology. 90: 399-407.

Wade, MJ, DS Wilson State, C Goodnight, D Taylor, Y Bar-Yam, MAM de Aguiar, B Stacey, J Werfel, GA Hoelzer, ED Brodie III, P Fields, F Breden, TA Linksvayer, JA Fletcher, PJ Richerson, JD Bever, JD Van Dyken, P Zee. 2010. Multilevel and kin selection in a connected world. Nature. 463: E8-9.

Westover, K.M. and J. D. Bever. 2001. Mechanisms of plant species coexistence: roles of rhizosphere bacteria and root fungal pathogens. Ecology. 82: 3285-3294.

Zee, P.C. and J.D. Bever. 2014. Joint evolution of kin recognition and cooperation in spatially structure rhizobium populations. Plos One. Vol. 9, 4: 1-8.

Zheng, C., B. Ji, J. Zhang, F. Zhang, and J. D. Bever. Shading decreases plant carbon preferential allocation towards the most beneficial mycorrhizal mutualist. New Phytologist. 205: 361-368.