Maherali, H., B. Oberle, P.F.  Stevens, W. Cornwell, D.J. McGlinn.  Mutualist persistence and abandonment during the evolutionary history of the mycorrhizal symbiosis. In Press: The American Naturalist

Oberle, B., A. M. Milo, J. A. Myers, M. F. Walton, D. F. Young, A.E. Zanne. 2016. Direct estimates of downslope deadwood movement over 30 years in a temperature forest illustrate impacts of treefall on forest ecosystem dynamics.Canadian Journal of Forest Research46: 351-361 doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2015-0348

Oberle, B., K. Ogle, J. C. Penagos, J. Sweeney and A. Zanne. 2016.  A Bayesian model for xylem vessel length accommodates subsampling and reveals skewed distributions in species that dominate more seasonal habitats.Journal of Plant Hydraulicse003 1-17

Oberle, B. 2016. Carbon Relations, the Role in Plant Diversification of. In: Kliman, R.M. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 1, pp. 260–266. Oxford: Academic Press.



Zanne, A. E., B. Oberle, K. Dunham*, A. Milo, M. Evans, D. Young. 2015. A deteriorating state of affairs: How endogenous and exogenous factors determine plant decay rates.Journal of Ecology103:1421-1431

Osazuwa-Peters, O. L., I. Jimenez, B. Oberle, C. A. Chapman, A. E. Zanne. 2015.  Selective logging: Do rates of forest turnover in stems, species composition and functional traits decrease with time since disturbance? –  A 45 year perspective.  Forest Ecology and Management357:10-21.



Spasojevic M. J., E. E. Yablon*, B. Oberle, J. A. Myers. 2014. Ontogenetic trait variation influences tree community assembly across environmental gradients.Ecosphere5:129.

Oberle, B., K. Dunham*, A. Milo, M. Evans D. Young and A. Zanne.  2014. Progressive, idiosyncratic changes in wood hardness during decay: implications for dead wood inventory and cycling.  Forest Ecology and Management323 :1-9.

Brandt, L., H. He, L. Iverson, F. Thompson, P. Butler, S. Handler, M. Janowiak, C. Swanston,  M. Albrecht, R. Blume-Weaver, W. Dijak, P. Deizman, J. DePuy, G. Dinkel, S. Fei, T. Jones-Farrand, M. Leahy, S. Matthews, P. Nelson, B. Oberle, J. Perez, M. Peters, A. Prasad, J. Schneiderman, J. Shuey, A. Smith, C. Studyvin, J. Tirpak, J. Walk, W. Wang, L. Watts, D. Weigel, S. Westin. 2014. Central Hardwoods Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis: A report from the Central Hardwoods Climate Change Response Framework. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-124. Newtown Square, PSA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 254 p.



Oberle, B., J.B. Beck, R.A. Montgomery* and E.E. Esselman.  2012. A morphologically intergrading population facilitates chloroplast introgression from diploid to tetraploid Dodecatheon (Primulaceae).Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society168: 91-100.



Oberle, B., and E.E. Esselman. 2011. Fruit and seed characters help distinguish southern Illinois Dodecatheon (Primulaceae) species and highlight unusual intergrading populations.Rhodora 113: 280-299.

Oberle, B. and B. A. Schaal.  2011.  Historical responses to climate change highlight contemporary threats to diversity in DodecatheonProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 5655-5660.



Oberle, B., J.B. Grace and J.M. Chase. 2009. Beneath the veil: plant growth form influences the strength of species richness—productivity relationships in forests.  Global Ecology and Biogeography18: 416-425.

Allan, B.F., R.B. Langerhans, W.A. Ryberg, W.J. Landesman, N.W. Griffin, R.S. Katz, B.J. Oberle, M.R. Schutzenhofer, K.N. Smyth, A. de St. Maurice*, L. Clark, K.R. Crooks, D.E. Hernandez, R.G. McLean, R.S. Ostfeld, and J.M. Chase. 2009. Ecological correlates of risk and incidence of West Nile virus in the United States. Oecologia158: 699-708.

Croat, T.B., and B. Oberle. 2004. New species of Araceae from Columbia.  Aroideana 27: 64-89.







Look out for a new manuscript with Hafiz Maherali on transitons between mycorrhizal states.