Letten, A.D. 2021. Coexistence holes fill a gap in community assembly theory. Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Letten, A.D., Baumgartner, M., Pfrunder-Cardozo, K.R., Levine, J.M. and Hall, A.R. 2021. Human-associated microbiota suppress invading bacteria even under disruption by antibiotics. The ISME Journal.

Yamamichi, M. & Letten, A.D. 2021. Rapid evolution promotes fluctuation-dependent species coexistence. Accepted. Ecology Letters. 24 (4) 812-818

Letten, A.D. & Yamamichi, M. 2021. Gleaning, fast and slow: In defense of a canonical ecological trade-off. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. link

Letten, A.D., Hall, A.R. and Levine, J.M. 2021. Using ecological coexistence theory to understand antibiotic resistance and microbial competition. Nature Ecology and Evolution. link


Hendershot, J.N., Smith, J.R., Anderson, C.B., Letten, A.D., Frishkoff, L.O., Zook, J.R., Fukami, T. and Daily, G.C. (2020) Intensive farming drives long- term shifts in avian community composition. Nature, 579(7799), pp.393-396. link


Grainger, T.N., Letten, A.D., Gilbert, B. & Fukami, T. (2019) Applying modern coexistence theory to priority effects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116 (13), 6205-6210. link

Letten, A.D. & Stouffer, D.B. (2019) The mechanistic basis for higher-order interactions and non-additivity in competitive communities. Ecology Letters, 22, 423–436. link/pdf


Smith, J.R., Letten, A.D. & 16 others. (2018) A global test of ecoregions. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2 (12), 1889-1896. link

Ke, P-J. & Letten, A.D. (2018) Coexistence theory and the frequency dependence of priority effects. Nature Ecology and Evolution. link/pdf

Letten, A.D., Dhami, M.K., Ke, P-J., and Fukami, T. (2018) Species coexistence through simultaneous fluctuation-dependent mechanisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. link/pdf

  • Kubota T (2018) Stanford nectar research sheds light on ecological theory. Stanford News link

Dhami, M.K., Hartwig, T., Letten, A.D., Banf, M. & Fukami, T (2018) Genomic diversity of nectar yeast clusters into metabolically, not geographically, distinct lineages. Molecular Ecology. link

Thomson, F.J., Letten, A.D., Tamme, R., Edwards, W. & Moles, A.T. (2017) Can dispersal investment explain why tall plant species achieve longer dispersal distances than short plant species? New Phytologist, 217 (1), 407-415. link


Letten, A.D., Ke, P-J. & Fukami, T. (2017) Linking modern coexistence theory and contemporary niche theory. Ecological Monographs, 87(2): 161-177. link

Mason, T., Keith, D.A. & Letten, A.D. (2016) Detecting state changes for ecosystem conservation with long-term monitoring of species composition. Ecological Applications, 27 (2), 458-468. link


Venn, S.E., Pickering, C.M., Butler, S.A. & Letten, A.D. (2016) Using a model based fourth-corner analysis to explain vegetation change following an extraordinary fire disturbance. Oecologia, 182 (3), 855-863.


Letten, A.D., Keith, D.A., Tozer, M. & Hui, F.K.C (2015) Fine-scale hydrological niche differentiation through the lens of multi-species co-occurrence models. Journal of Ecology, 103(5): 1264-1275. link/pdf

Letten, A.D. & Cornwell, W.C. (2015) Trees, branches and (square) roots: why evolutionary relatedness is not linearly related to functional distance. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6(4): 439-444 link/pdf


Letten, A.D., Keith, D.A. & Tozer, M. (2014) Phylogenetic and functional dissimilarity does not increase during temporal heathland succession. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. link/pdf

Clarke, P, Keith, D.A., Vincent, B. & Letten, A.D. (2014) Post-grazing and post-fire vegetation dynamics: Long-term changes in mountain bogs reveal community resilience. Journal of Vegetation Science.

Flores-Moreno, H., García-Treviño, E.S., Letten, A.D. & Moles, A.T. (2014) In the beginning: phenotypic change in three invasive species through their first two centuries since introduction. Biological Invasions.


Letten, A.D., Ashcroft, M.B., Keith, D.A., Gollan, J.R. & Ramp, D. (2013). The importance of temporal climate variability for spatial patterns in plant diversity. Ecography, 36: 1341–1349. link/pdf

Letten, A.D. Lyons, S.K. & Moles, A.T. (2013). The mid-domain effect: it’s not just about space. Journal of Biogeography, 40(11): 2017-2019. link/pdf


Letten, A.D. & Midgley, J.J. (2009) Rodent pollination in the Cape legume Liparia parva. Austral Ecology, 34(2): 233-236.