Most recent publications

Crone, E. E., Pelton, E.M. Brown L.M., Thomas, C.C. Schultz, C.B. 2019. Why are monarch butterflies declining in the West? Understanding the importance of multiple correlated drivers. Ecological Applications.

Malfi, R.L., Crone, E. & Williams, N. 2019. Demographic benefits of early season resources for bumble bee (B. vosnesenskii) colonies. Oecologia.

Bogdziewicz, M., M. Żywiec, J.M. Espelta, M. Fernández- Martinez, R. Calama, M. Ledwoń, E. McIntire, E. E. Crone. 2019. Environmental veto synchronizes mast seeding in four contrasting tree species. American Naturalist (in press)

Crone, E.E., L. M. Brown, J. A. Hodgson, F. Lutscher, C. B. Schultz, 2019. Faster movement in non-habitat matrix promotes range shifts in heterogeneous landscapes. Ecology (in press)

Kerr, N.Z., Crone, E.E., Williams, N.M. 2019 Integrating vital rates explains optimal worker size for resource return by bumble bee workers. Functional Ecology 33:467-478.

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.