Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., Westphal, M., & Lortie, C.J. (2017). The effect of consumer pressure and abiotic stress on positive plant interactions are mediated by extreme climatic events. New Phytologist. In Press.

Filazzola, A., Sotomayor, D., Lortie, C.J. (2017). Modelling the niche space of desert annuals needs to include positive interactions. Oikos. In press. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/oik.04688/full

Filazzola, A., Westphal, M.F., Powers, M., Liczner, A.R., Johnson, B.,  & Lortie, C.J. (2017). Non-trophic interactions in deserts: facilitation, interference, and an endangered lizard species. Basic and Applied Ecology. In press. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S143917911630158X

Ruttan, A., Filazzola, A., & Lortie, C. J. (2016). Shrub-annual facilitation complexes mediate insect community structure in arid environments. Journal of Arid Environments, 134, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.06.009

Liczner, A. R., Sotomayor, D. A., Filazzola, A., & Lortie, C. J. (2016). Germination response of desert annuals to shrub facilitation is species specific but not ecotypic. Journal of Plant Ecology, rtw030. doi:0.1093/jpe/rtw030

Lortie, C. J., Filazzola, A., Welham, C., & Turkington, R. A cost–benefit model for plant–plant interactions: a density-series tool to detect facilitation. Plant Ecology, doi:10.1007/s11258-016-0604-y

Lortie, C. J., Filazzola, A., & Sotomayor, D. A. (2016). Functional assessment of animal interactions with shrub‐facilitation complexes: a formal synthesis and conceptual framework. Functional Ecology, 30, 41-51. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12530

Filazzola, A. and Lortie, C.J. 2014. A systematic review and conceptual framework for the mechanistic pathways of nurse plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23(12), http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12202

Filazzola, A., Tanentzap, A.J. and Bazely, D.R. 2014. Estimating the impacts of browsers on forest understories using a modified index of community composition. Forest Ecology and Management. 313, 10-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2013.10.040


Conference Presentations

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., Westphal, M.F., & Lortie, C.J. 2016. A test of the stress-gradient hypothesis including both abiotic stress and consumer pressure during an extreme drought year. Ecological Society of America 101st Annual Meeting. http://www.slideshare.net/AlexFilazzola1/esa-2016-filazzola-water-limitation-and-consumer-pressure-in-the-desert

Sotomayor, D.A., Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., & Lortie, C.J. 2016. Workshop: How to Set Up Automated Sensors Arrays for Measuring Micro-Environmental Characteristics and Synthesize to Larger Scales. Ecological Society of America 101st Annual Meeting. Micronet.io.

Lortie, C.J., Filazzola, A., Butterfield, S.H., & Westphal, M.F. 2016. Microenvironmental change as a mechanism to study global change. Ecological Society of America 101st Annual Meeting.

Liczner, A.R., Filazzola, A., Westphal, M.F., & Lortie, C.J. 2016. The use of shrubs as a tool for re-establishing native annuals to an invaded arid shrub land. Ecological Society of America 101st Annual Meeting.

Filazzola, A., Westphal, M.F., Liczner, A.R., Powers, M., Johnson, B. & Lortie, C.J. 2015. The realized niche of the endangered Blunt-nosed leopard lizard is determined by an interplay between native shrub cover and invasive grass abundance. Ecological Society of America 100th Annual Meeting.  http://www.slideshare.net/AFilazzola/shrubs-and-invasive-grass-predict-lizard-occurrence-in-an-arid-shrubland

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., Westphal, M.F., & Lortie, C.J. 2015. The habitat of the endangered Blunt-nosed leopard lizard is determined by an interplay between native shrub cover and invasive grass abundance. Conservation Conference, California Natural Plant Society. http://www.slideshare.net/AFilazzola/cnps-2015-talk

Filazzola, A., & Lortie, C.J. 2014. Variation in cushion traits is determined by feedback effects from beneficiaries. Northern Studies Training Program, York University. http://www.slideshare.net/AFilazzola/filazzola-nstp-presentation-2014

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., Westphal, M.F., and Lortie, C.J. 2014. Net plant-plant interactions change in magnitude along gradients of environmental stress and time. CSEE – Genomes to Biomes. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1038830

Ruttan, A., Filazzola, A., and Lortie, C.J. 2013. Nurse-plant effects on insect abundance and diversity in the Mojave Desert. Entomological Society of Canada – Joint Annual Meeting. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.831481