19. Osburn, E.D., P.J. Hoch, J.M. Lucas, S.G. McBride, M.S. Strickland. Evaluating the roles of microbial functional breadth and home-field advantage in leaf litter decomposition. In press, Functional Ecology.
18. McBride, S.G., E.D. Osburn, J.M. Lucas, J.S. Simpson, T. Brow, J.E. Barrett, M.S. Strickland. Volatile and dissolved organic carbon sources have distinct effects on microbial activity, nitrogen content, and bacterial communities in soil. In press, Microbial Ecology.
17. Lucas, J.M., B.S. Bronte†, D. Whitmore†, M.S. Strickland. (2021). Antibiotics and temperature interact to disrupt soil communities and their function. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108437 SBB_ABxT_FullArticle
16. Naveen J., J.M. Lucas, N. Vishwanath, R. Findlay, J. Sprinkle, M.S. Strickland, E. Winford. 2021. Investigation of relationships between fecal contamination, cattle grazing, human recreation, and microbial source tracking markers in a mixed-land-use rangeland watershed. Water Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.116921
15. Lucas, J.M., J. Jonas-Bratten, A.N. Laws, D.H. Branson, S.C. Pennings, C.M. Prather, and M.S. Strickland. 2021. Functional and taxonomic diversity of grasshoppers differentially shape above- and belowground communities and their function. Functional Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13682 PDF
14. Lucas, J.M.*, McBride, S.*, and M. Strickland. (2020) Trophic structure mediates soil microbial community composition and function. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107756
13. Danielsson, R.J., J.M. Lucas, Dahlberg, M. Ramin, S. Agenas, I. Tapio, A. Bayat, T. Hammer and T. Roslin. (2019) Context-dependence of antibiotic effects on methane emissions from livestock. Royal Society Open Science. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.182049
12. Wepking, C., B. Badgley, J. Barrett, K. Knowlton, K. Minick, P. Ray, J.M. Lucas, S. Shawver, M. Strickland. (2019) Prolonged exposure to manure from livestock‐administered antibiotics decreases ecosystem carbon‐use efficiency and alters nitrogen cycling. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13390
11. Lucas, J.M., E.M. Gora, A. Salzberg, and M. Kaspari. (2019) Antibiotics as chemical warfare across multiple taxonomic domains and trophic levels. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1536
10. Gora, E.M. and J.M. Lucas. (2019) Dispersal and nutrient limitations of canopy-level decomposition: evidence from experimental manipulations of epiphytes and macronutrients. Functional Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13440
9. Lucas, J.M., A.A. Madden, C.A. Penick, M.J. Epps, P.R. Marting, J.L. Stevens, D.J. Fergus, R.R. Dunn, E.K. Meineke. (2019) Ants control insect pathogens, but not plant pathogens, inside their nests in a model ant-plant mutualism. Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20191026. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1026
Highlighted in the following: Nurseries of Azteca Ants are Cleaner than Human Ones, For at Least One Species, Ant Nurseries Are Cleaner Than Human Ones
8. Gora, E.M., J.M. Lucas, and S.P. Yanoviak. (2019) Microbial composition and decomposition rates vary with environmental conditions from the ground to the canopy in a tropical forest. Ecosystems. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10021-019-00359-9
7. Lucas, J.M., N.A. Clay, and M. Kaspari. (2018) External myrmecotrophy benefits host plants of dominant canopy ant, Azteca trigona. Ecological Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.12637
Highlighted on the Smithsonian Channel: 10 Tons of Ant Poop Keeps This Rainforest Thriving
6. Lucas, J.M., E.M. Gora, and A. Alonso. (2017) A view of the global conservation job market and how to succeed in it. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12949
5. Lucas, J.M., B. Bill, B. Stevenson, M. Kaspari. (2016) The microbiome of the ant-built home: the microbial communities of a tropical arboreal ant and its nest. Ecosphere. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1639
4. Kaspari M., N.A. Clay, J.M. Lucas, S. Revzen, A.D. Kay, and S.P. Yanoviak. (2015) Thermal adaptation and phosphorus shape thermal performance in an assemblage of rainforest ants. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1890/15-1225.1
3. Kaspari M., N.A. Clay, J.M. Lucas, S.P. Yanoviak, and A.D. Kay. (2014) Thermal adaptation generates a diversity of thermal limits in a rainforest ant community. Global Change Biology.
2. Clay, N.A., J.M. Lucas, M. Kaspari and A.D. Kay. (2013) Manna from heaven: Refuse from an arboreal ant connects aboveground and belowground processes in a lowland tropical forest. Ecosphere. https://doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00220.1
1. Kaspari M., D. Donoso, J.M. Lucas, T. Zumbusch and A.D. Kay. (2013) Using nutritional ecology to predict community structure: field test in Neotropical ants. Ecosphere. https://doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00136.1
*represents shared first authorship
†Denotes Student Mentee Co-Author