Publications

For a recent and complete list of all my publications, please see my Google Scholar.

Peer-reviewed articles

For a recent and complete list of all my publications, please see my Google Scholar.

Sotomayor, D.A., Filazzola, A., & Lortie, C. J. (2021). Dominant plant facilitation can generate indirect competition in a South-American desert plant community. Journal of Vegetation Science. In press. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jvs.13024

Lortie, C. J., Filazzola, A., Brown, C., Lucero, J., Zuliani, M., Ghazian, N., Haas, S., Owen, M., Butterfield, H.S., Nix, E., & Westphal, M. (2021). Facilitation promotes plant invasions and indirect negative interactions. Oikos. In press. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/oik.08443

Lortie, C. J., Zuliani, M., Ghazian, N., Haas, S., Braun, J., Owen, M., Miguel, F., Seifan, M., Filazzola, A., & Lucero, J. (2021). Too much of a good thing: Shrub benefactors are less important in higher diversity arid ecosystems. Journal of Ecology. In press. https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1365-2745.13596

Filazzola A., Matter, S.F., MacIvor, J.S. (2021) The direct and indirect effects of extreme climate events on insects. Science of the Total Environment. In press.

Shuvo, A.K., O’Reilly C., Sharma, S., Gray, D., Blagrave, K., Ewins, C., Filazzola, A., Mahdiyan, O., Moslenko, L., & Quinlan, R. (2021). Total phosphorus and climate are equally important predictors of water quality in lakes. Aquatic Sciences. 83. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00027-021-00776-w

Sharma, S., Blagrave, K., Filazzola, A., Imrit, M.A., Franssen, H.H. (2021) Forecasting the permanent loss of lake ice within the 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters. 48(1), e2020GL091108. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020GL091108 

Moslenko, L., Blagrave, K., Filazzola, A., Shuvo, A., & Sharma, S. (2020) Identifying the influence of land cover and human population on chlorophyll a concentrations using a pseudo-watershed analytical framework. Water. 12(11), 3215. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/11/3215 

Roland, J., Filazzola, A., Matter, S.F. (2020) Spatial variation in early-winter snow cover determines local dynamics of in a network of alpine butterfly populations. Ecography. In press. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ecog.05407

Filazzola, A*., Mahdiyan, O*., Shuvo, A., Ewins, C., Moslenko, L., Sadid, T., Blagrave, K., Gray, D.K., Quinlan, R., O’Reilly, C., & Sharma, S. (2020) A database of chlorophyll and water chemistry in freshwater lakes. Nature Scientific Data. 7(1), 1-10. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-020-00648-2

Filazzola, A.*, Quinlan, R.*, Mahdiyan, O., Shuvo, A., Blagrave, K., Ewins, C., Moslenko, L., Gray, D.K., O’Reilly, C., & Sharma, S. (2020) Relationships of total phosphorus and chlorophyll in lakes worldwide. Limnology & Oceanography. In press. https://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/lno.11611 

Mahdiyan, O., Filazzola, A., Molot, L.A., Gray, D., & Sharma, S. (2020) Drivers of water quality changes in North American lakes over the past 40 years. Limnology & Oceanography. In press. https://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/lno.11600

Richter, C.F., Lortie, C.J., Kelly, T.L., Filazzola, A., Nunes K.A., & Sarkar, R. (2020) Online but not remote: adapting field-based ecology labs for online learning. Ecology and Evolution. In press.

Filazzola, A., Blagrave, K., Imrit, M.A., & Sharma, S. (2020) Climate change drives increases in extreme events for lake ice in the Northern Hemisphere. Geophysical Research Letters. 47(18), e2020GL089608. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020GL089608?af=R

Filazzola, A., Brown, C., Westphal, M.F., & Lortie, C.J. (2020) Establishment of a desert foundation species is limited by exotics and light but not herbivory or water. Applied Vegetation Science. 23(4), 586-597. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/avsc.12515

Lortie, C.J., & Filazzola, A. (2020) A contrast of meta and metafor packages for meta-analyses in R. Ecology and Evolution. 10(20), 10916-10921. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.6747

Filazzola, A., Lortie, C.J., Westphal, M.F., & Michalet, R. (2020) Species‐specificity challenges the predictability of facilitation along a regional desert gradient. Journal of Vegetation Science. 31(5), 887-898. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jvs.12909

Filazzola, A., Brown, C., Dettlaff, M.A., Batbaatar, A., Grenke, J., Bao, T., Heida, I.P., & Cahill, J.F. (2020) The effects of livestock grazing on biodiversity are multi‐trophic: a meta‐analysis. Ecology Letters. 23(8), 1298-1309 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ele.13527

Filazzola, A., Matter, S.F., & Roland, J. (2020) Inclusion of trophic interactions increases the vulnerability of an alpine butterfly species to climate change. 26(5), 2867-2877 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/gcb.15068

Lortie, C.J., Braun, J., Filazzola, A., & Miguel, F. (2020) A checklist for choosing between R packages in ecology and evolution. Ecology and Evolution. In press. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.5970

Filazzola, A., Shrestha, N., & MacIvor, J. S. (2019). The contribution of constructed green infrastructure to urban biodiversity: A synthesis and meta‐analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1365-2664.13475

Liczner, A. R., Filazzola, A., Westphal, M., & Lortie, C. J. (2019). Shrubs facilitate native forb re-establishment in an invaded arid shrubland. Journal of Arid Environments, 03998. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196318303938

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A. R., Westphal, M., & Lortie, C. J. (2019). Shrubs indirectly increase desert seedbanks through facilitation of the plant community. PloS one, 14(4), e0215988. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0215988

Lortie, C.J., Filazzola, A., Kelsey, R., Hart, A. K., & Butterfield, H. S. (2018). Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California. Ecosphere, 9(8), e02367. https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ecs2.2367

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., Westphal, M.F., & Lortie. C.J. (2018) The effect of consumer pressure and abiotic stress on positive plant interactions are mediated by extreme climatic events. New Phytologist. 217(1), 140-150. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/nph.14778

Filazzola, A., Sotomayor, D., & Lortie, C.J. (2018) Modelling the niche space of desert annuals needs to include positive interactions. Oikos. 127(2), 264-273. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/oik.04688

Lortie, C.J., Gruber, E., Filazzola, A., Noble, T., & Westphal, M. (2018) The Groot Effect: plant facilitation and desert shrub regrowth following extensive damage. Ecology and Evolution. 8(1), 706-715. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/ece3.3671

Filazzola, A., Westphal, M., Powers, M., Liczner, A.R., & Lortie, C.J. (2017) Non-trophic interactions in deserts: facilitation, interference, and an endangered lizard species. Basic and Applied Ecology. 20, 51-60. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S143917911630158X

Liczner, A. R., Sotomayor, D. A., Filazzola, A., & Lortie, C. J. (2017) Germination response of desert annuals to shrub facilitation is species specific but not ecotypic. Journal of Plant Ecology, 10, 364-374. https://academic.oup.com/jpe/article/10/2/364/2623873

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. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196316301100

Lortie, C. J., Filazzola, A., Welham, C., & Turkington, R. (2016) A cost–benefit model for plant–plant interactions: a density-series tool to detect facilitation. Plant Ecology, 1-15. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11258-016-0604-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. https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1365-2435.12530

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., & Ruttan, A. (2016). Old dog, new tricks: advancing facilitation theory in the Mojave Desert. Mojave National Preserve Science Newsletter, April, 18-20.

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, 1335-1345. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/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. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112713007275

Conferences

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., Westphal, M.F., & Lortie, C.J. (2020) The effects of confusmer pressure and abiotic stress on plant interactions are mediated by extreme climate events. Extreme climate events symposium 2020. International oral presentation.

Filazzola, A., Bao, T., Batbaatar, A., Brown, C., Dettlaff, M., Grenke, J., Peetoom-Heida, I., & Cahill, J.F. (2019) Domestic grazing impacts more than just plants: a global meta-analysis. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting. International oral presentation.

MacIvor, J. S., Filazzola, A., & Shrestha, N. (2019) Green infrastructure supports urban biodiversity more than conventional infrastructure, but not more than remnant natural areas. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting. International oral presentation.

Filazzola, A., Lortie, C.J., Westphal, M.F., & Michalet, R. (2018). The facilitator shrub (Ephedra californica) supports native plant communities at precipitation extremes in the deserts of California. California Native Plant Society Conference. International oral presentation.

Filazzola, A., Sotomayor, D., & Lortie, C.J. (2017) Modelling the niche space of desert annuals needs to include positive interactions. Ecological Society of America 102nd Annual Meeting. International oral presentation.

Lortie, C.J., & Filazzola, A., (2017) Global change, plant-plant interactions, the niche. Ecological Society of America 102nd Annual Meeting. Invited oral presentation.

Filazzola, A., Sotomayor, D., & Lortie, C.J. (2017) Modelling the niche space of desert annuals needs to include positive interactions. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Conference. International oral presentation.

Filazzola, A., Liczner, A.R., Westphal, M.F., & Lortie. C.J. (2017) The effect of consumer pressure and abiotic stress on positive plant interactions are mediated by extreme climatic events. Association of Graduate Students in Biology 43rd Annual Symposium. National poster presentation.

Nivillac, N., Nadeem, U., & Filazzola, A. (2017) Teaching Assistants: Creating an effective partnership. Teaching in Focus Conference. York University. National oral presentation.

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. International oral presentation.

Filazzola, A. (2016). Challenges of scale when examining plant-interactions in arid ecosystems: micro, local, & regional. Invited talk at National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.

Lortie, C.J., Filazzola, A., Butterfield, S.H., & Westphal, M.F. (2016) Micro-environmental change as a mechanism to study global change. Ecological Society of America 101st Annual Meeting. International oral presentation.

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. International oral presentation.

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. International oral presentation.

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. International oral presentation.

Filazzola, A., & Lortie, C.J. (2014) Variation in cushion traits is determined by feedback effects from beneficiaries. Northern Studies Training Program, York University. National oral presentation.

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. National poster presentation.

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. National oral presentation.

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.

Software & Applications

Filazzola, A. (2021). Simulations of populations experiencing an extreme climate event. https://afilazzola.shinyapps.io/ExtremeEventsSim/

Filazzola, A. (2020). AlpineSnowClassifier: Revised release of an image classifier for snow in alpine meadows. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4081807

Filazzola, A. (2019). A Methodology for Conducting a Corporate Risk Scan for Climate Change. Ontario Climate Consortium. https://afilazzola.shinyapps.io/climatescanapplication/

Filazzola, A., (2016) Plant-interaction-tools: First release of plant interaction tools. R package https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.60810