Publications - Phyllis D. Coley


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Coley, P.D., M-J. Endara, and T.A. Kursar. 2018. Consequences of interspecific variation in defenses and herbivore host choice for the ecology and evolution of Inga, a speciose rainforest tree. Oecologia. PDF
Endara, M-J., P.D. Coley, N. Wiggins, D.L. Forrister, G. Younkin, J.A. Nicholls, R.T. Pennington, K.G. Dexter, C. Kidner, G. N. Stone, and T.A. Kursar. 2018. Chemocoding as an identification tool where morphological- and DNA-based methods fall short: Inga as a case study. New Phytologist. PDF
Endara, M-J., P.D. Coley, G. Ghabash, J.A. Nicholls, K.G. Dexter, D.A. Donoso, G. N. Stone, R.T. Pennington and T.A. Kursar. 2017. Coevolutionary arms race versus host defense chase in a tropical herbivore-plant system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1707727114. PDF PNAS Cover, September 2017
Dexter, K.G., Lavin, M., Torke, B.M., Twyford, A.D., Kursar, T.A., Coley, P.D., Drake, C., Hollands, R. and R.T. Pennington. 2017. Dispersal assembly of rain forest tree communities across the Amazon basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114:2645-2650.
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1613655114. PDF
Bixenmann, R.J., P.D. Coley, A. Weinhold and T.A. Kursar. (2016) High herbivore pressure favors constitutive over induced defense. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.2208. PDF
Sousa J.P.B, M.M. Aguilar-Pérez, A.E. Arnold, N. Rios, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, L. Cubilla-Rios. 2016. Chemical constituents and their antibacterial activity from the tropical endophytic fungus Diaporthe sp. F2934. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 120: 1501-1508. Doi:10.1111/jam.13132.
Wiggins, N.L., D.L. Forrister, M-J. Endara, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2016. Quantitative and qualitative shifts in defensive metabolites define chemical defense investment during leaf development in Inga, a genus of tropical trees. Ecology and Evolution. 6:478-492. PDF
Endara, M.J., A. Weinhold, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2015. Divergent evolution in antiherbivore defences within species complexes at a single Amazonian site. Journal of Ecology. 103:1107-1118. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12431. PDF
Oliveira, K.N., P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, L.A Kaminski, M.Z. Moreira, and R.I. Campos. 2015. The Effect of Symbiotic Ant Colonies on Plant Growth: A Test Using an Azteca-Cecropia System. PLoS ONE. 10(3):e0120351. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120351. PDF
Spear, E., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2015. Do pathogens limit the distributions of tropical trees across a rainfall gradient? J of Ecology. 103: 165-174 doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12339. PDF
Forister, M.L et al. 2015. Global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores. PNAS. 112:442-447. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1423042112. PDF
Coley, P.D. and T.A. Kursar. 2014. Is the high diversity in tropical forests driven by the interactions between plants and their pests? Science. 343: 35-36.
Almeida, C., H. Ortega, S. Higginbotham, C. Spadafora, A.E. Arnold, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, W.H. Gerwick, and L. Cubilla-Rios. 2014. Chemical and bioactive natural products from Microthyriaceae sp., an endophytic fungus from a tropical grass. Letters in Applied Microbiology. doi:10.1111/lam.12245. PDF
Higgins, K.L., A.E. Arnold, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2014. Communities of fungal endophytes in tropical forest grasses: highly diverse host- and habitat generalists characterized by strong spatial structure. Fungal Ecology. 8:1-11. PDF
Ortega, H.E., P. R. Graupner, Y. Asai, K. TenDyke, D. Qiu, Y. Y. Shen, N. Rios, A. E. Arnold, P. D. Coley, T. A. Kursar, W. H. Gerwick and L. Cubilla-Rios. 2013. Mycoleptodiscins A and B, cytotoxic alkaloids from the endophytic fungus Mycoleptodiscus sp. F0194. J. Nat. Prod. 76:741–744. LINK
Higginbotham, S.J., A.E. Arnold, A. Ibañez, C. Spadafora, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2013. Bioactivity of fungal endophytes as a function of endophyte taxonomy and the taxonomy and distribution of their host plants. PLoS ONE 8(9): e73192. PDF
Bixenmann, R.J., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2013. Developmental changes in direct and indirect defenses in the young leaves of the Neotropical tree genus Inga (Fabaceae). Biotropica. 45:175-184. PDF
Sinimbu, G., P.D Coley, M.R. Lemes, J. Lokvam and T.A. Kursar. 2012. Do the antiherbivore traits of developing leaves in the Neotropical tree Inga paraensis (Fabaceae) vary with light availability? Oecologia. 170:669-676. PDF
Richards, L.A. and P.D. Coley. 2012. Domatia morphology and mite occupancy of Psychotria horizontalis (Rubiaceae) across the Isthmus of Panama. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 6(1): 129-136. LINK
Varughese, T., N. Rios, S. Higginbotham, A.E. Arnold, P.D. Coley. T.A. Kursar, W.H. Gerwick, and L. Cubilla-Rios. 2012. Antifungal depsidone metabolites from Cordyceps dipterigena, an endophytic fungus antagonistic to the phytopathogen Gibberella fujikuroi. Tetrahedron Letters 53:1624-1626. PDF
Molinar, E., N. Rios, C. Spadafora, A.E. Arnold, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, W.H. Gerwick and L. Cubilla-Rios. 2012. Coibanoles, a new class of meroterpenoids produced by Pycnoporus sanguineus. Tetrahedron Letters 53:919-922. PDF
Higgins, K.L., P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, A. E. Arnold. 2011. Culturing and direct PCR suggest prevalent host-generalism among diverse fungal endophytes of tropical forest grasses. Mycologia. 103:247-260. PDF
Bixenmann, R.J., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2011. Is extrafloral nectar production induced by herbivores or ants in a tropical facultative ant-plant mutualism? Oecologia. 165:417-425. PDF
Moreno, E., T. Varughese, C. Spadafora, A.E. Arnold, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, W.H. Gerwick and L. Cubilla-Rios. 2011. Chemical constituents of the new endophytic fungus Mycosphaerella sp. nov. and their anti-parasitic activity. Natural Products Communications. 6:835-40. PDF
Endara, M-J. and P.D. Coley. 2011. The Resource Availability Hypothesis revisited: a meta-analysis. Functional Ecology. 25:389-398. PDF
Brenes-Arguedas, T., A.B. Roddy, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2011. Do differences in understory light contribute to species turnover along a tropical rainfall gradient? Oecologia. 166:443-456. PDF
Kursar, T.A., K.G. Dexter, J. Lokvam, R.T. Pennington, J.E. Richardson, M.G. Weber, E. Murakami, C. Drake, R. McGregor and P.D. Coley. 2009. The evolution of anti-herbivore defenses and their contribution to species coexistence in the tropical tree genus Inga. PNAS 106:18073-18078. LINK
Brenes-Arguedas, T., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2009. Pests vs. drought as determinants of plant distribution along a tropical rainfall gradient. Ecology. 90:1751-1761. PDF
Brenes-Arguedas, T., M. Ríos, G. Torres, C. Blundo, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2008. The effect of soil on the growth performance of tropical species with contrasting distributions. Oikos. 117:1453-1460. LINK
Richards, L.A. and P.D. Coley. 2008. Combined effects of host plant quality and predation on a tropical lepidopteran: A comparison between treefall gaps and the understory in Panama. Biotropica. 40:736-741. PDF
Coley, P.D. 2008. On turning green into gold. Daedalus. (Winter):92-95. LINK
Martínez-Luis, S., G. Della-Togna, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, W.H. Gerwick, and L. Cubilla- Rios. 2008. Antileishmanial constituents of the Panamanian endophyte fungus Edenia sp. J. Natural Products. 71:2011-2014. PDF
Kursar, T.A., T.L. Capson, L. Cubilla-Rios, D.A. Emmen, W. Gerwick, M.V. Heller, K. McPhail, E. Ortega-Barría, D.I. Quiros, L.I. Romero and P.D. Coley. 2008. Linking insights from basic research with bioprospecting in order to promote conservation, enhance research capacity and provide economic uses of biodiversity. Pages 429-441. In: W. Carson and S. Schnitzer (eds.) Tropical Forest Community Ecology, Wiley-Blackwell. LINK
Brenes-Arguedes, T., T.A. Kursar and P.D. Coley. 2008. Divergence and diversity in the defensive ecology of Inga at two Neotropical sites. J. Ecology 96:127-135. LINK
Coley, P.D., J.P. Bryant and F.S. Chapin, III. 2007. Disponibilidad de recursos y defensas de las plantas frente al herbivorismo. Pages 49-57. In: J. Leigh, Egbert Giles, E. A. Herre, J. B. C. Jackson and F. Santos-Granero (eds.) Ecología y Evolución en los Trópicos Panama, Editora Nova Art. LINK
Sagers, C.L. and P.D. Coley. 2007. Beneficios y costos de defensa en un arbusto del neotrópico. Pages 28-38. In: E.G. Leigh, E.A. Herre, J.B.C. Jackson and F. Santos-Granero (eds.) Ecología y Evolución en los Trópicos, Panama, Editora Nova Art. LINK
Kursar, T. A., C. C. Caballero, T. L. Capson, L. Cubilla-Rios, W. H. Gerwick, M. V. Heller, A. Ibáñez, R. G. Linington, K. L. McPhail, E. Ortega-Barría, L. I. Romero and P. D. Coley 2007. Linking bioprospecting with sustainable development and conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation. 16:2789-2800. LINK
Royer, D.L., L. Sack, P. Wilf, C.H. Lusk, G.J. Jordan, U. Niinemets, I.J. Wright, M. Westoby, B. Cariglino, P.D. Coley, A.D. Cutter, K.R. Johnson, C.C. Labandeira, A.T. Moles, M.B. Palmer and F. Valladares. 2007. Fossil leaf economics quantified: calibration, Eocene case study, and implications. Paleobiology. 33:574-589. LINK
Dyer, L.A., M.S. Singer, J.T. Lill, J.O. Sitreman, G.L. Gentry, R.J. Marquis, R.E. Ricklefs, H.F. Greeney, D.L. Wagner, H.C. Morais, I.R. Diniz, T.A. Kursar and P.D. Coley. 2007. Host specificity of Lepidoptera in tropical and temperate forests. Nature. 448:696-699. LINK
Lokvam, J., T.P. Clausen, D. Grapov, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2007. Galloyl depsides of tyrosine from young leaves of Inga laurina. Journal of Natural Products. 70:134-136. LINK
Richards, L.A. and P.D. Coley. 2007. Seasonal and habitat differences affect the impact of food and predation on herbivores: a comparison between gaps and understory of a tropical forest. Oikos. 116:31-40. PDF
Kursar, T.A., C.C. Caballero-George, T.L. Capson, L. Cubilla-Rios, W.H. Gerwick, M.P. Gupta, A. Ibáñez, R.G. Linington, K.L. McPhail, E. Ortega-Barría, L.I. Romero, P.N. Solis and P.D. Coley. 2006. Securing economic benefits and promoting conservation through bioprospecting. BioScience. 56:1005-1012. PDF
Fine, P.V.A, I. Mesones, R. Garcia-Villacorta, D.C. Daly and P.D. Coley. 2006. La especializacion edafica por plantas en la Amazonia peruana (Edaphic specialization by plants in the Peruvian Amazon). Folia Amazonica. 15:39-99. PDF
Quiros, D.I., D.A. Emmen, E. Dominguez, M.V. Heller, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2006. A rapid, efficient method for the bioassay of extracts, fractions and compounds for activity against tropical aphids. International Journal of Pest Management. 52:333-342. LINK
Kursar, T.A., B.T. Wolfe, M.J. Epps and P.D. Coley. 2006. Food quality, competition and parasitism influence feeding preference in a Neotropical Lepidopteran. Ecology. 87:3058- 3069. LINK
Brenes-Arguedas, T., M.W. Horton, P.D. Coley, J. Lokvam, R.A. Waddel, B.E. Meizoso- O'Meara and T.A. Kursar. 2006. Contrasting mechanisms of secondary metabolite accumulation during leaf development in two tropical tree species with different leaf expansion strategies. Oecologia 149:91-100. LINK
Coley, P.D., M.L. Bateman and T.A. Kursar. 2006. The effects of plant quality on caterpillar growth and defense against natural enemies. Oikos 115:219-228. LINK
Lokvam, J., T. Brenes-Arguedes, J.S. Lee, P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2006. Allelochemic function for a primary metabolites: The case of L-tryrosine hyper-production in Inga umbellifera (Fabaceae). American Journal of Botany 93:1109-1115. LINK
Fine, P.V.A., J.Z. Miller, I. Mesones, S. Irazuzta, H.M. Appel, I. Saaksjarvi, M.H.H. Stevens, J.C. Schultz and P.D. Coley. 2006. The growth defense tradeoff and habitat specialization by plants in Amazonian forests. Ecology. 87:S150-S162. LINK
Molinar-Toribio, E., J. Gonzalez, E. Ortega-Barria, T.L. Capson, P.D. Coley, T.A Kursar and L. Cubilla-Rios. 2006. Antiprotozoal activity against Plasmodium falciparum and Trypanosoma cruzi of xanthones isolated from Chrysochlamys tenuis. Pharmaceutical Biology. 44:550-553. LINK
Hussein, A.A., D.A/ Olmedo, Y. Vasquez, P.D. Coley, P.N. Solis and M.P. Gupta. 2006. New cytotoxic cinnamic acid derivatives from leaves of Bonamia trichantha. Revista Latinamerica de Quimica. 33:90-95. LINK
Correa, J.E. C.H. Rios, A.R. Castillo, L.I. Romero, E. Ortega-Barría, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, M.V. Heller, W.H. Gerwick and L. Cubilla-Rios. 2006. Minor alkaloids from Guatteria dumentorum with antileishmanial activity. Planta Medica. 72:270-272. LINK
Stireman, J.O., III, L.A. Dyer, D.H. Janzen, M.S. Singer, J.T. Lill, R.J. Marquis, R.E. Ricklefs, G.L. Gentry, W. Hallwachs, P.D. Coley, J.A. Barone, H.F. Greeney, H. Connahs, P. Barbosa, H.C. Morais and I.R. Diniz. 2005. Climatic unpredictability and parasitism of caterpillars: implications of global warming. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 102:17384-17387. LINK
Coley, P.D., J. Lokvam, K. Rudolph, K. Bromberg, T.E. Sackett, L. Wright, T. Brenes-Arguedas, D Dvorett, S. Ring, A. Clark, C. Baptiste, R.T. Pennington and T.A. Kursar. 2005. Divergent defensive strategies of young leaves in two species of Inga. Ecology 86:2633-2643. LINK
Brenes-Arguedas, T. and P.D. Coley. 2005. Phenotypic variation and spatial structure of secondary chemistry in a natural population of a tropical tree species. Oikos. 108:210-420. LINK
Hussein, A.A., I. Barberena, M. Correa, P.D. Coley, P.N. Solis and M.P. Gupta. 2005. Cytotoxic flavonol glycosides from Triplaris cumingiana. J. Natural Products. 68:231-233. LINK
Hussein, A.A., I. Barberena, T.L. Capson, T.A. Kursar, P.D. Coley, P.N. Solis and M.P. Gupta. 2004. New cytotoxic naphthopyrane derivatives from Adenaria floribunda. J. Natural Products. 67:451-453. LINK
Fine, P.V.A., I. Mesones and P.D. Coley. 2004. Herbivores promote habitat specialization by trees in Amazonian forests. Science. 305:663-665. LINK
Torres-Mendoza, D., L.D. Ureña-González, E. Ortega-Barría, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, T.L Capson, K. McPhail and L. Cubilla-Rios. 2004. Novel cassane and cleistanthane diterpenes from Myrospermum fructescrens: Absolute stereochemistry of cassane diterpene series. Journal of Natural Products. 67:1711-1715. LINK
Corbett Y., L. Herrera, J. Gonzalez, L. Cubilla, T.L. Capson, P.D. Coley, T.A. Kursar, L.I. Romero and E. Ortega-Barria. 2004. A novel DNA-based microfluorimetric method to evaluate antimalarial drug activity. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 70:119-124. LINK
Lokvam, J., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2004. Cinnamoyl glucosides of catechin and dimeric procyanidins from young leaves of Inga umbellifera (Fabaceae). Phytochemistry. 65:351- 358. LINK
Coley, P.D. and T.A. Kursar. 2003. Reading the tree leaves. Natural History. 112:12.
Rodriguez, N., Y. Vasquez, A.A. Hussein, P.D. Coley, P.N. Solis and M.P. Gupta. 2003. Cytotoxic curcurbitacin constituents from Sloanea zuliaensis. J. Natural Products. 66:1515- 1516. PDF
Hussein, A.A., B.Gomez, M. Ramos, M. Heller, P.D. Coley, P.N. Solis and M.P. Gupta 2003. Constituents of Hirea reclinata and their anti-HIV activity. Revista Latinoamericana de Quimica. 31:5-8. LINK
Hussein, A.A., B. Bozzi, M. Correa, T.L. Capson, T.A. Kursar, P.D. Coley, P.N. Solis and M.P. Gupta 2003. Bioactive constituents from three Vismia Species. J. Natural Products. 66:858- 860. PDF
Coley, P.D., M.V. Heller, R. Aizprua, B. Araúz, N. Flores, M. Correa, M. Gupta, P.N. Solis, E. Ortega-Barría, L.I. Romero, B. Gómez, M. Ramos, L. Cubilla-Rios, T.L. Capson and T.A. Kursar. 2003. Use of ecological criteria in designing plant collection strategies for drug discovery. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 1(8):421-428. PDF
Kursar, T.A. and P.D. Coley. 2003. Convergence in defense syndromes of young leaves in tropical rainforests.
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 21:929-949. LINK
Talley, S.M., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2002. Anti-fungal leaf-surface metabolites correlate with fungal abundance in sagebrush populations.
J. Chemical Ecology. 28:2141-2146. LINK
Coley, P.D, M. Massa, C.E. Lovelock and K. Winter 2002. Effects of elevated CO2 on foliar chemistry for saplings of nine species of tropical tree. Oecologia. 133:62-69. PDF
Talley, S.M., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2002. The effects of weather on fungal abundance and richness among twenty-five communities in the Intermountain West. BioMed Central Ecology. 2:7. PDF
Lerdau, M. and P.D. Coley. 2002. Benefits of the carbon-nutrient balance hypothesis. Oikos. 98:534-536. PDF
Dyer, L.A. and P.D. Coley. 2002. Tritrophic interactions in tropical and temperate communities. Pages 67-88. In: Multitrophic Level Interactions, edited by Teja Tscharntke and Bradford Hawkins. Cambridge University Press. PDF
Barone, J.A. and P.D. Coley. 2002. Herbivory and plant defenses. Pages 465-492. In: Ecología y Conservación de Bosques Neotropicales, edited by MR Guariguata and G Kattan, Libro Universitario Regional, Costa Rica. No link or pdf available
Wilf, P., C.C. Labandeira, K.R. Johnson, P.D. Coley and A.D. Cutter. 2001. Insect herbivory, plant defense, and early Cenozoic climate change. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 98:6221-6226. LINK
Coley, P.D. and T.A. Kursar. 2001. Herbivory, plant defenses and natural enemies in tropical forests. Pages 401-424. In: Interacciones Quimicas Entre Organismos: Aspectos Básicos y Perspectivas de Aplicación, edited by AL Anaya, R Cruz-Ortega, and FJ Espinosa-Garcia, Plaza y Valdés, Mexico.
Torti, S.D., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2001. Causes and consequences of monodominance in tropical lowland forests. American Naturalist. 157:141-153. LINK
Coley, P.D. and J.A. Barone. 2001. Ecology of Defenses, Pages 11-21, In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, edited by S. Levin, Vol 2.
Gross, N.D., S.D. Torti, D.H. Feener, Jr. and P.D. Coley. 2000. Monodominance in an African rainforest: Is reduced herbivory important? Biotropica. 32:430-439. LINK
Arnold, A.E., A. Maynard, G.S. Gilbert, P.D.Coley and T.A. Kursar. 2000. Are tropical fungal endophytes hyperdiverse? Ecology Letters. 3:267-274. LINK
Kursar, T.A, T.L. Capson, P.D. Coley, D.G. Corley, M.B. Gupta, L.A. Harrison, E. Ortega- Barría and D.M. Windsor. 1999. Ecologically guided bioprospecting in Panama. Journal of Pharmaceutical Biology. 37 (supplement): 114-126. LINK
Kursar, T.A. and P.D. Coley. 1999. Contrasting modes of light acclimation in two species of the rainforest understory. Oecologia. 121:489-498. LINK
Coley, P.D. 1999. Hungry herbivores seek a warmer world. Science. 284:2098-2099. LINK
Torti, S.D. and P.D. Coley. 1999. Tropical monodominance: a preliminary test of the ectomycorrhizal hypothesis. Biotropica. 31:220-228. LINK
Coley, P.D. 1998. Possible effects of climate change on plant/herbivore interactions in moist tropical rainforests. In: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. LINK
Coley, P.D. 1998. The effects of climate change on plant-herbivore interactions in moist tropical rainforests. Climatic Change. 39:455-472. LINK
Torti. S.D., P.D. Coley and D.P. Janos. 1997. Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in two tropical monodominant species. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 13:623-629. LINK
Capson, T.L., P.D. Coley and T.A. Kursar. 1996. A new paradigm for drug discovery in tropical forests. Nature Biotechnology. 14:1200-1201. LINK
Coley, P.D. and J.A. Barone. 1996. Herbivory and plant defenses in tropical forests. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 27:305-335. LINK
Coley, P.D. and T.A. Kursar. 1996. Causes and consequences of epiphyll colonization. Pages 337-362. In: Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology, edited by SS Mulkey, R. Chazdon and AP Smith. Chapman and Hall, NY. LINK
Coley, P.D. and T.A. Kursar. 1996. Anti-herbivore defenses of young tropical leaves: Physiological constraints and ecological tradeoffs. Pages 305-336 In: Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology, edited by SS Mulkey, R. Chazdon and AP Smith. Chapman and Hall, NY. LINK
Lowman, M., F. Halle, B. Bouricius, P. Coley, N. Nadkarni, G. Parker, K. Saterson and J.S. Wright. 1995. What's up? Perspectives from the first international forest canopy converence at Sarasota, Fl. Selbyana. 16:1-11. LINK
Sagers, C.L. and P.D. Coley. 1995. Benefits and costs of plant defense in a neotropical shrub. Ecology. 76:1835-1843. LINK
Kursar, T.A. and P.D. Coley. 1993. Photosynthetic induction times in shade-tolerant neotropical species with long and short-lived leaves. Oecologia. 93:165-170. LINK
Coley, P.D. 1993. Gap size and plant defenses. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 8:1-2.
Coley, P.D., T.A. Kursar and J.L. Machado. 1993. Colonization of tropical rainforest leaves by epiphylls: effects of site and host plant leaf lifetime. Ecology. 74:619-623. LINK
Kursar, T.A. and P.D. Coley. 1992. Delayed greening in tropical leaves: An anti-herbivore defense? Biotropica 24: 256-262. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley. 1992. The consequences of delayed greening during leaf development for light absorption and light use efficiency. Plant, Cell, and Environment. 15: 901-909. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley. 1992. Delayed development of the photosynthetic apparatus in tropical rainforest species. Functional Ecology. 6:411-422. LINK
Kursar, T. A. and P. D. Coley. 1991. Nitrogen content and expansion rate of young leaves of rainforest species: Implications for herbivory. Biotropica. 23:141-150. LINK
Coley, P.D. and T.M. Aide. 1991. Comparison of herbivory and plant defenses in temperate and tropical broad-leaved forests. Pages 25-49. In: Plant-Animal Interactions: Evolutionary Ecology in Tropical and Temperate Regions, edited by PW Price, TM Lewinsohn, GW Fernandes and WW Benson, Wiley & Sons, NY. PDF
Jing, S.W. and P.D. Coley. 1990. Dioecy and herbivory: the effect of growth rate on plant defense in Acer negundo. Oikos. 58:369-377. LINK
Coley, P.D. and T.M. Aide. 1989. Red coloration of tropical young leaves: A possible antifungal defense. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 5:293-300. LINK
Coley, P.D. 1988. Effects of plant growth rate and leaf lifetime on the amount and type of antiherbivore defense. Oecologia. 74:531-536. LINK
Coley, P.D. 1987. Interspecific variation in plant anti-herbivore properties: The role of habitat quality and rate of disturbance. New Phytologist. 106 (suppl):251-263. LINK
Dirzo, R. F.S. Chapin, P.D. Coley, D.H. Janzen, R. Marquis, L. McHargue, J Nunez-Farfan and K Oyama. 1987. Algunos problemas importantes en el estudio de interacciones planta-herbivoro en los bosques tropicales. Revista de Biologia Tropical. 35 (suppl):207-211. PDF
Coley, P.D. 1987. Species differences in leaf defenses of tropical trees. Pages 30-35. In: Fourth Annual Wildland Shrub Symposium on Plant-Herbivore Interactions. F.D. Provenza and J.Flinders (eds).
Bazzaz, F.A., N. Chiariello, P.D. Coley and L.F. Pitelka. 1987. allocating resources to reproduction and defense. Bioscience. 37:58-67. LINK
Coley, P.D. 1987. Patrones en las defensas de las plantas: ?Porque los herbivoros prefrieren ciertas especies? Revista de Biología Tropical 35 (suppl):251-263. LINK
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