Most recent publications

Himes Boor, G.K., Schultz, C.B., Crone, E.E. and Morris, W.F., 2018. Mechanism matters: the cause of fluctuations in boom–bust populations governs optimal habitat restoration strategy. Ecological Applications

Tenhumberg, B., Crone, E.E., Ramula, S. and Tyre, A.J., 2018. Time-lagged effects of weather on plant demography: drought and Astragalus scaphoides. Ecology

Warchola, N., Crone, E.E. and Schultz, C.B., 2018. Balancing ecological costs and benefits of fire for population viability of disturbance-dependent butterflies. Journal of Applied Ecology

Bogdziewicz, M., Crone, E.E., Steele, M.A. and Zwolak, R., 2017. Effects of nitrogen deposition on reproduction in a masting tree: benefits of higher seed production are trumped by negative biotic interactions. Journal of Ecology

Schultz, C.B., Brown, L.M., Pelton, E. and Crone, E.E., 2017. Citizen science monitoring demonstrates dramatic declines of monarch butterflies in western North America. Biological Conservation

Representative publications from topic areas

Life history of orchids and other wildflowers

Crone, E.E. 2016. Contrasting effects of spatial heterogeneity and environmental stochasticity on population dynamics of a perennial wildflower. Journal of Ecology 104: 281-291.

Crone, E. E., E. S. Menges, M. M. Ellis, T. Bell, P. Bierzychudek, J. Ehrlén, T. N. Kaye, T. M. Knight, P. Lesica, W. F. Morris, G. Oostermeijer, P. F. Quintana-Ascensio, A. Stanley, T. Ticktin, T. Valverde, and J. L. Williams. 2011. How do plant ecologists use matrix population models? Ecology Letters 14:1-8.

Jäkäläniemi, A., E. E. Crone, P. Närhi, and J. Tuomi. 2011. Orchids do not pay costs at emergence for prolonged dormancy. Ecology 92:1538-1543.

Spatial ecology and conservation of butterflies

Brown, L.M. and E.E. Crone. 2016. Minimum area requirements for an at-risk butterfly based on movement and demography. Conservation Biology 30:103-112.

Schultz, C.B. and E.E. Crone. 2015. Using ecological theory to develop recovery criteria for an endangered butterfly.  Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1111-1115.

Schultz, C. B. and E. E. Crone. 2001. Edge-mediated dispersal behavior in a prairie butterfly. Ecology 82:1879-1892.

Population dynamics of social insects

Crone, E.E. and N.M. Williams. 2016. Bumble bee colony dynamics: quantifying the importance of land use and floral resources for colony growth and queen production. Ecology Letters 19: 460-468.

Crone, E. E. 2013. Responses of social and solitary bees to pulsed floral resources. American Naturalist 182:465-473.

Williams, N. M., E. E. Crone, T. H. Roulston, R. L. Minckley, L. Packer, and S. G. Potts 2010. Ecological and life history traits predict bee species responses to environmental disturbances. Biological Conservation 143:2280-2291.

Tree seed production and seedling establishment

Rapp, J.M. and E.E. Crone. 2014. Maple syrup production declines following masting. Forest Ecology and Management 335: 249-254.

Zwolak, R. and E. E. Crone. 2012. Quanitfying the outcome of plant-granivore interactions. Oikos 121:20-27.

Crone, E. E., E. Miller, and A. Sala. 2009. How do plants know when other plants are flowering? Resource depletion, pollen limitation, and mast-seeding in a perennial wildflower. Ecology Letters 12:1119-1126.

NOTE: for a full list of Elizabeth Crone's publications, download her CV.