Most recent publications

Brown, L.M., G.A. Breed, P.M. Severns, and E.E. Crone. 2016. Losing a battle but winning the war: moving past preference-performance to understand native herbivore-novel host plant interactions. Oecologia doi: 10.1007/s00442-016-3787-y

Schultz, C.B., B. G. Pe'er, C. Damiani, L. Brown, and E.E. Crone. 2016. Does movement behaviour predict population densities? A test with 25 butterfly species. Journal of Animal Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12609

Lesica, P. and E.E. Crone. 2017. Arctic and boreal plant species decline and their southern range limits in the Rocky Mountains. Ecology Letters 20: 166-174.

Bogdziewicz, M., R. Zwolak, L. Redosh, L. Rychlik, and E.E. Crone. 2016. Negative effects of density on space use of small mammals differ with the phase of the masting-induced population cycle. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.2513 (in press)

Bruninga-Socolar, B., E.E. Crone, and R. Winfree. 2016. The Role of Floral Density in Determining Bee Foraging Behavior: A Natural Experiment. Natural Areas Journal 36: 392-399.

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.