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Publications

  • Gómez, S., L. Gonda-King, C.M. Orians, and E.L. Preisser. 2013. Competitor avoidance drives within-host feeding site selection in a passively-dispersed herbivore. Ecological Entomology, in press.

  • Lehrman, A., T. Boddum, J.A. Stenberg, C.M. Orians and C. Björkman. 2013. Constitutive and herbivore-induced systemic volatiles differentially attract an omnivorous biocontrol agent to contrasting Salix clones. AoB Plants, doi:10.1093/aobpla/plt005

  • Orians, C.M., R.S. Fritz, C.G. Hochwender, B.R. Albrectsen, and M.E. Czesak. 2013. How slug herbivory of juvenile hybrid willows alters chemistry, growth and subsequent susceptibility to diverse plant enemies. Annals of Botany, doi:10.1093/aob/mct002

  • Forbey, J.S., M.D. Dearing, E.M. Gross, C.M. Orians, E.E. Sotka and W.J. Foley. 2013. A pharm-ecological perspective of terrestrial and aquatic plant-herbivore interactions. Journal of Chemical Ecology, DOI 10.1007/s10886-013-0267-2

  • Steinbrenner, A.D., N. Agerbirk, C.M. Orians and F.S. Chew, 2012. Transient abiotic stresses lead to latent defense and reproductive responses over the Brassica rapa life cycle. Chemoecology, 22: 239-250

  • Gómez, S., A.D. Steinbrenner, S. Osorio, M. Schueller, R.A. Ferrieri, A.R. Fernie and C.M. Orians. 2012. From shoots to roots: transport and metabolic changes in tomato after simulated feeding by a specialist lepidopteran. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 144: 101-111

  • Berbeco, M.R., J.M. Melillo and C.M. Orians. 2012. Soil warming accelerates decomposition of fine woody debris. Plant and Soil, 356:405-417

  • Gómez S, C.M. Orians and E.L. Preisser. 2012. Exotic herbivores on a shared host: foliar quality after single, simultaneous, and sequential attack. Oecologia, 169:1015-1024

  • Butler, C., E. Butler and C.M. Orians. 2012. Native plant enthusiasm reaches new heights: Perceptions, evidence, and the future of green roofs. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 11:1-10. pdf

  • Steinbrenner, A.D., S. Gómez, S. Osorio, A.R. Fernie, and C.M. Orians. 2011. Herbivore-induced changes in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) primary metabolism: A whole plant perspective. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37:1294-1303. pdf

  • Thorn, A.M. and C.M. Orians. 2011. Patchy nitrate promotes inter-sector flow and 15N allocation in Ocimum basilicum: a model and an experiment. Functional Plant Biology, 38:879-887. pdf

  • Thorn, A.M., C.M. Orians. 2011. Modeling the influence of differential sectoriality on the photosynthetic response of understory saplings to patchy light and water availability.  Trees - Structure and Function, 25:833-845. pdf

  • Butler, C., and C.M. Orians. 2011. Sedum cools soil and can improve neighboring plant performance deficit on a green roof. Ecological Engineering, 37:1796-1803. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., A. Thorn, S. Gómez. 2011.  Herbivore-induced resource sequestration in plants: Why bother?  Oecologia, 167:1-9. pdf

  • Gómez, S., R.A. Ferrieri, M. Schueller, C.M. Orians. 2010. Methyl jasmonate elicits rapid changes in carbon and nitrogen dynamics in tomato. New Phytologist, 188: 835–844. pdf

  • Hanik, N., S. Gómez, M. Best, M. Schueller, C.M. Orians, and R.A. Ferrieri. 2010. Technical Report - Novel use of gaseous 13NH3 administered to intact leaves of Nicotiana tabacum to study nitrogen utilization. Plant, Cell and Environment, 33:2173–2179.

  • Hanik, N., S. Gómez, M. Best, M. Schueller, C.M. Orians, and R.A. Ferrieri. 2010. Partitioning of new carbon as 11C in Nicotiana tabacum reveals insight into methyl jasmonate induced changes in metabolism. J. Chem. Ecol., 36:1058–1067.

  • Orians, C.M., C.G. Hochwender, R.S. Fritz, T. Snäll. 2010. Growth and chemical defenses in willow seedlings: trade-offs are transient. Oecologia, 163:283–290. pdf

  • Orians, C.M. and D. Ward. 2010. Evolution of plant defenses in non-indigenous environments. Annu Rev Entomol, 55:439-459

  • Babst, B.A., A. Sjödin, C.M. Orians, and S. Jansson. 2009. Local and systemic transcriptome responses to herbivory and jasmonic acid in Populus. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 5:459-474. pdf

  • Berbeco, M.R., Orians, C.M. (2009) Carbon Sequestration in Massachusetts Forests as an Offset for Energy Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions.  NARUC/NCEP Climate Conference: The Utility of the Future in a Carbon Constrained World. pdf

  • Butler, C. and C.M. Orians. 2009. Sedum facilitates the growth of neighboring plants on a green roof under water limited conditions. Proc of the 7th International Green Roof Conference: Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Atlanta. pdf

  • Gloser, V., P. Sedláček, C.M. Orians. 2009.  Shoot heterogeneity in trees: Consequences of patchy N availability and vascular transport. Leopoldina, 96:82-85.

  • Orians, C.M. and C. Björkman. 2009. Associational resistance to a tropical leaf-miner: Does neighbor identity matter? J Trop Ecol, 25:551-554.

  • Babst, B.A., R.A. Ferrieri, M.R. Thorpe and C.M. Orians. 2008. Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth) herbivory induces rapid changes in carbon transport and partitioning in Populus. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata, 128:117-125. pdf

  • Gloser, V., K. Libera, C.M. Orians. 2008. Contrasting below- and aboveground responses of two deciduous trees to patchy nitrate availability. Tree Physiology, 28:37-44. pdf

  • Scott, M.P., K. Madjid, C.M. Orians. 2008. Breeding alters cuticular hydrocarbons and mediates partner recognition by burying beetles. Animal Behaviour, 76:507-513.

  • South, A., K. LeVan, L. Leombruni , C.M. Orians, S.M. Lewis. 2008. Examining the role of cuticular hydrocarbons in firefly species recognition. Ethology, 114:916-924.

  • Albrectsen, B.R., L. Gutierrez, R.S. Fritz, R.D. Fritz, and C.M. Orians.  2007. Does differential seedling mortality by slugs alter foliar traits and subsequent susceptibility of hybrid willows to a generalist herbivoure? Ecol. Entom., 32:211-220. pdf

  • Gloser, V., M.A. Zwieniecki, C.M. Orians, N.M. Holbrook. 2007. Dynamic changes in root hydraulic properties in response to nitrate availability.  J. Exp. Bot., 58:2409-2415.

  • Glynn, C., D.A. Herms, C.M. Orians, R.C. Hansen, and S. Larsson. 2007.  Testing the Growth-Differentiation Balance Hypothesis:  Dynamic Responses of Willows to Nutrient Availability. New Phytologist, 176:623-634. pdf

  • Bledsoe, T.M. and C.M. Orians. 2006. Vascular pathways constrain 13C accumulation in large root sinks of Lycopersicon esculentum (Solanaceae), Amer. J. Bot., 93:884-890. pdf

  • Craine, S.I. and C.M. Orians. 2006. Effects of flooding on pitch pine (Pinus rigida Mill.) growth and survivorship: younger previously flooded seedlings are more tolerant of root flooding. J. Torrey Bot. Soc., 133:289-296. pdf

  • Ellmore, G.S., A.E. Zanne and C.M. Orians. 2006. Comparative sectoriality in temperate hardwoods: hydraulics and xylem anatomy. Bot. J. Lin. Soc., 150:61-71. pdf

  • Fields, M.J. and C.M. Orians. 2006. Specificity of phenolic glycoside induction in willow seedlings (Salix sericea) in response to herbivory. J. Chem. Ecol., 32:2647-2656. pdf

  • Griffiths, M.E., R.P. Keith, and C.M. Orians. 2006. Direct and indirect effects of salt spray and fire on coastal heathland plant physiology and community composition. Rhodora, 108:32-42. pdf

  • Lewis, K.C., F.A. Bazzaz, Q. Liao and C.M. Orians. 2006. Geographic patterns of herbivory and resource allocation to defense, growth, and reproduction in an invasive biennial, Alliaria petiolata. Oecologia, 148:384-395. pdf

  • Raj, D., D. Govindaraju and C.M. Orians. 2006. Genetic variation among pitch pine  (Pinus rigida) families from Walden Woods: Heritability and path analysis of developmental variation of phenotypic traits. Rhodora, 108:356-369. pdf

  • Zanne, A.E., S.S. Lower, Z.G. Cardon, and C.M. Orians. 2006. 15N partitioning in tomato: Vascular constraints versus tissue demand. Funct. Plant Biol., 33:457-464. pdf

  • Zanne, A.E., K. Sweeney, M. Sharma and C.M. Orians. 2006. Patterns and consequences of differential vascular sectoriality in 18 temperate tree and shrub species. Functional Ecology, 20:200-206. pdf

  • Babst, B.A., R.A. Ferrieri, D.W. Gray, M. Lerdau, D.J. Schlyer, M. Schueller, M.R. Thorpe and C.M. Orians. 2005. Jasmonic acid induces rapid changes in carbon transport and partitioning in Populus. New Phytologist, 167:63-72. pdf

  • Ferrieri, R.A., D.W. Gray, B.A. Babst, M.J. Schueller1, D.J. Schlyer, M.R. Thorpe, C.M. Orians and M. Lerdau. 2005. Use of Carbon-11 Shows that Exogenous Jasmonic Acid Influences Carbon Sources for Isoprene Biosynthesis in Populus. Plant Cell and Environment, 25:591-602. pdf

  • Orians, C.M. 2005. Herbivores, vascular pathways and systemic induction: facts and artifacts.  J. Chem. Ecol., 31:2231-2242. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., B. Babst and A.E. Zanne. 2005. Vascular Constraints and Long-Distance Transport in Dicots.  In: Vascular Transport in Plants (Holbrook N.M. and Zwieniecki M., eds.). Elsevier/AP co-imprint, Oxford

  • Orians, C.M., S.D.P. Smith and L. Sack. 2005. How are leaves plumbed inside a branch? Differences in leaf-to-leaf hydraulic sectoriality among six temperate tree species. J. Exp. Bot., 56:2267-2273. pdf

  • Sumana, A., A.E. Liebert, A.S. Berry, G.T. Switz, C.M. Orians and P.T. Starks. 2005. Nest hydrocarbons as cues for philopatry in a paper wasp.  Ethology, 111:469-477. pdf

  • Albrectsen, B.R., H. Gardfjell, C.M. Orians, B. Murray and R.S. Fritz. 2004. Slugs, willow seedlings and nutrient fertilization: intrinsic vigor inversely affects palatability.  Oikos, 105:268-279. pdf

  • Craine, S.I. and C.M. Orians. 2004. Pitch pine (Pinus rigida Mill.) invasion of cape cod pond shores alters abiotic environment and inhibits indigenous herbaceous species. Biological Conservation, 116:181-189. pdf

  • Griffiths, M.E. and C.M. Orians. 2004. Salt spray effects on forest succession in rare coastal sandplain heathlands: evidence from field surveys and Pinus rigida transplant experiments.  J. Torrey Bot. Soc., 131:23-31.

  • Orians, C.M., M.M.I. van Vuuren, N.L. Harris, B.B. Babst and G. Ellmore. 2004. Differential sectoriality in long-distance transport in temperate tree species: Evidence from dye flow, 15N transport, and vessel element pitting.  Trees: Structure and Function, 18:501-509. pdf

  • Griffiths, M.E. and C.M. Orians. 2003. Responses of common and successional heathland species to manipulated salt spray and water availability. Amer. J. Bot., 90:1720-1728. pdf

  • Griffiths, M.E. and C.M. Orians.  2003. Salt spray differentially affects water status, necrosis, and growth in coastal sandplain heathland species and their successors. Amer. J. Bot., 90:1188-1196. pdf

  • Lower, S., S. Kirshenbaum and C.M. Orians. 2003. Soil nutrient availability influences adult leaf beetle preference but not larval performance. Oecologia, 136:402-411. pdf

  • Lower, S. and C.M. Orians.  2003. Soil nutrients and water availability interact to influence willow growth and chemistry but not leaf beetle performance. Entomol. Exp. Appl., 107:69-79. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., S. Lower, B.M. Roche and R.S. Fritz. 2003. The effects of plant genetic variation and on secondary chemistry and growth in a shrubby willow, Salix sericea:  Constraints on the evolution of resistance traits.  Biochem. System. Ecol., 31:233-247. pdf

  • Van Vuuren, M.M.I., A.A. Muir and C.M. Orians. 2003. Growth and nutrient uptake by birch and maple seedlings on soil with patchy or homogeneous distribution of organic matter.  Can. J. For. Res., 33:2019-2026. pdf

  • Zwieniecki, M.A., C.M. Orians, P.J. Melcher and N.M. Holbrook. 2003. Ionic control of lateral exchange of water between vascular bundles in tomato. J. Exp. Bot., 54:1399-1406. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., M. Ardon, and B.A. Mohammad. 2002. Vascular architecture and patchy nutrient availability generate within-plan heterogeneity in plant traits important to consumers. Amer. J. Bot., 82:270-278. pdf

  • Fritz, R.S., C.G. Hochwender, D.A. Lewkiewicz, S. Bothwell and C.M. Orians. 2001. Seedling herbivory by slugs in a willow hybrid system: developmental changes in damage, chemical defense and plant performance.  Oecologia, 129:87-97. pdf

  • Orians, C.M. and C.G. Jones. 2001. Plants as Resource Mosaics: Predicting Patterns of Within-Plant Resource Heterogeneity to Consumers from Vascular Architecture and Environmental Variability. Oikos, 94:493-504. pdf

  • Hardig, T. M., S. J. Brunsfeld, R. S. Fritz, M. Morgan, and C. Orians. 2000. Morphological and molecular evidence for hybridization and introgression in a willow (Salix) hybrid zone. Molecular Evolution, 9:9-24.

  • Hochwender, C.G., R.S. Fritz and C.M. Orians.  2000. Using hybrid systems to explore the evolution of tolerance to damage.  Evolutionary Ecology, 14:509-521. pdf

  • Orians, C.M. 2000. The effects of hybridization in plants on secondary chemistry: Implications for the ecology and evolution of plants and herbivores. Amer. J. Bot., 87:1749-1756. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., M. Griffiths, B.M. Roche and R.S. Fritz. 2000. Phenolic glycosides and condensed tannins in Salix sericea, S. eriocephala and their F1 hybrids: Not all hybrids are created equal. Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 28:619-632. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., J. Pomerleau and R. Ricco. 2000. Vascular architecture generates fine scale variation in the systemic induction of proteinase inhibitors in tomato.  J. Chem. Ecol., 26:471-485. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., D.I. Bolnick, B.M. Roche, R.S. Fritz and T. Floyd. 1999. Water availability alters the relative performance of Salix sericea, S. eriocephala, and their hybrids.  Can. J. Bot., 77:514-522. pdf

  • Orians, C.M. and L. Sabol. 1999. Using the Web to Teach Library research skills in introductory biology: A collaboration between faculty and librarians.  Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Read article.

  • Orians, C.M. and T. Floyd. 1997. The susceptibility of parental and hybrid willows to plant enemies under contrasting soil nutrient conditions.  Oecologia, 109:407-413. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., C. Huang, A. Wild, K.A. Dorfman, P. Zee, M.T.T. Dao and R.S. Fritz. 1997. Willow hybridization differentially affects preference and performance of herbivorous beetles.  Entom. exp. appl., 83:285-294. pdf

  • Orians, C.M. and N.T. Wheelwright. 1997. Thinking globally and team-working globally.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 12:6-7

  • Fritz, R.S., B.M. Roche and C.M. Orians. 1996. Resistance of hybrid and parental willows to herbivores:  Hypotheses and variable herbivore responses over three years. Pages 132-141, in W. J. Mattson, P. Niemela, and M. Rousi (eds.). Dynamics of Forest Herbivory: Quest for pattern and principle.  General Technical Report, USDA North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, MN.

  • Fritz, R.S., B.M. Roche, S.J. Brunsfeld and C.M. Orians. 1996. Interspecific and temporal variation in herbivore responses to hybrid willows.  Oecologia, 108:121-129. pdf

  • Orians, C.M. and R.S. Fritz. 1996. Genetic and soil-nutrient effects on the abundance of herbivores on willow.  Oecologia, 105:388-396. pdf

  • Orians, C.M., B.M. Roche and R.S. Fritz. 1996. The genetic basis for variation in the concentrations of phenolic glycosides in Salix sericea:  An analysis of heritability.  Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 24:719-724. pdf

  • Orians, C.M.  1995.  Preserving leaves for chemical analyses: A comparison of methods using three willow taxa.  J. Chem. Ecol., 21:1235-1243. pdf

  • Orians, C.M. and R.S. Fritz. 1995. The effects of hybridization between two Salix species on foliar chemistry.  J. Chem. Ecol., 21:1245-1253. pdf

  • Fritz, R.S., C.M. Nichols-Orians and S. Brunsfeld. 1994. Interspecific hybridization of willows and resistance to herbivores: hypotheses, genetics, and variable responses in a diverse herbivore community.  Oecologia, 97:106-117. pdf

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M., R.S. Fritz and T.P. Clausen. 1993. The genetic basis for variation in the concentrations of phenolic glycosides in Salix sericea: Clonal variation and sex-based differences. Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 21:535-542. pdf

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M. 1992. The susceptibility of young and mature leaves to leaf-cutter ants varies with light environment.  Biotropica, 24:211-214. pdf

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M., T.P. Clausen, R.S. Fritz, P.B. Reichardt and J. Wu. 1992. A new phenolic glycoside from Salix sericeaPhytochemistry, 31:2182-2184.

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M. 1991. Environmentally induced differences in plant traits:  consequences for susceptibility to a leaf-cutter ant. Ecology, 72:1609-1623. pdf

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M. 1991. Differential effects of condensed and hydrolyzable tannin on polyphenol oxidase activity of attine symbiotic fungus.  J. Chem. Ecol., 17:1811-1819. pdf

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M. 1991. Condensed tannins, attine ants, and the performance of a symbiotic fungus.  J. Chem. Ecol., 17:1177-1195. pdf

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M. 1991. The effects of light on foliar chemistry, growth and susceptibility of seedlings of a canopy tree to an attine ant.  Oecologia, 86:552-560. pdf

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M. and J.C. Schultz. 1990. Interactions among leaf toughness, chemistry, and harvesting by attine ants.  Ecol. Entom., 15:311-320.

  • Nichols-Orians, C.M. and J.C. Schultz. 1989. Leaf toughness affects leaf harvesting by the leaf-cutter ant, Atta cephalotes (L.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Biotropica, 21:80-83. pdf

Other Publications

Orians, C.M. (ed.) 2009. Organisms and Populations Laboratory Manual. McGraw-Hill Companies, 11th edition

Orians, C.M. 1995. Book Review of Kawanabe, H., J.E. Cohen and K. Iwasaki (eds.):  Mutualism and Community Organization: Behavioural, Theoretical, and Food-Web Approaches.  Ecology, 76:670

Nichols-Orians, C.M. 1992. Grant Proposals in Ecology Courses.  News from the Education Section of the Ecological Society of America, 3(2):15

Nichols-Orians, C.M. 1992. Book Review of Tallamy, D.W. and M. J. Raupp (eds.): Phytochemical Induction by Herbivores.  Ecology, 73:711