Bill Shipley

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fundamental trade-offs generating the worldwide leaf economics spectrum
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Ecology 87:535-41. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The AIC model selection method applied to path analytic models compared using a d-separation test
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1 Canada
    Ecology 94:560-4. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the importance of local niche-based and stochastic processes to tropical tree community assembly
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1, Canada
    Ecology 93:760-9. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint A strong test of a maximum entropy model of trait-based community assembly
    Bill Shipley
    Department de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec JIK2R1 Canada
    Ecology 92:507-17. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Confirmatory path analysis in a generalized multilevel context
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec JIK 2R1, Canada
    Ecology 90:363-8. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Inferential permutation tests for maximum entropy models in ecology
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1, Canada
    Ecology 91:2794-805. 2010
  7. pmc Comparative plant ecology as a tool for integrating across scales
    Bill Shipley
    Ann Bot 99:965-6. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint From plant traits to plant communities: a statistical mechanistic approach to biodiversity
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1, Canada
    Science 314:812-4. 2006
  9. pmc Prediction of in situ root decomposition rates in an interspecific context from chemical and morphological traits
    Maurice Aulen
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K2R1, Canada
    Ann Bot 109:287-97. 2012
  10. pmc Plasticity in relative growth rate after a reduction in nitrogen availability is related to root morphological and physiological responses
    Antonio Useche
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Ann Bot 106:617-25. 2010

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Fundamental trade-offs generating the worldwide leaf economics spectrum
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Ecology 87:535-41. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint The AIC model selection method applied to path analytic models compared using a d-separation test
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1 Canada
    Ecology 94:560-4. 2013
    ..In this paper, I explain how to use the AIC statistic for d-sep tests, give a worked example, and include instructions (supplemental material) to implement the analysis in the R computing language...
  3. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the importance of local niche-based and stochastic processes to tropical tree community assembly
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1, Canada
    Ecology 93:760-9. 2012
    ..Our method allows one to quantify the relative importance of local niche-based and meta-community processes and demographic stochasticity during community assembly across spatial and temporal scales...
  4. ncbi request reprint A strong test of a maximum entropy model of trait-based community assembly
    Bill Shipley
    Department de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec JIK2R1 Canada
    Ecology 92:507-17. 2011
    ..05, and the median predicted relative abundance of species actually absent from a quadrat was 5 x 10(-5)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Confirmatory path analysis in a generalized multilevel context
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec JIK 2R1, Canada
    Ecology 90:363-8. 2009
    ..The test is a generalization of Shipley's d-sep test and can be conducted using standard statistical programs capable of fitting generalized mixed models...
  6. ncbi request reprint Inferential permutation tests for maximum entropy models in ecology
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1, Canada
    Ecology 91:2794-805. 2010
    ..The test is illustrated using two empirical data sets to test the community assembly model of B. Shipley, D. Vile, and E. Garnier and the species abundance distribution models of S. Pueyo, F. He, and T. Zillio...
  7. pmc Comparative plant ecology as a tool for integrating across scales
    Bill Shipley
    Ann Bot 99:965-6. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint From plant traits to plant communities: a statistical mechanistic approach to biodiversity
    Bill Shipley
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1, Canada
    Science 314:812-4. 2006
    ....
  9. pmc Prediction of in situ root decomposition rates in an interspecific context from chemical and morphological traits
    Maurice Aulen
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K2R1, Canada
    Ann Bot 109:287-97. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Plasticity in relative growth rate after a reduction in nitrogen availability is related to root morphological and physiological responses
    Antonio Useche
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Ann Bot 106:617-25. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Using the biomass-ratio and idiosyncratic hypotheses to predict mixed-species litter decomposition
    Antoine Tardif
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 2R1, Canada
    Ann Bot 111:135-41. 2013
    ..rates introduce systematic over- or underestimation of rates in mixtures? and (2) does the degree of variability of these rates decrease with increasing species richness (SR) beyond that expected from purely mathematical causes?..
  12. pmc Interspecific correlates of plasticity in relative growth rate following a decrease in nitrogen availability
    Antonio Useche
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke QC J1K 2R1, Canada
    Ann Bot 105:333-9. 2010
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Can the biomass-ratio hypothesis predict mixed-species litter decomposition along a climatic gradient?
    Antoine Tardif
    Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, J1K 2R1, Canada
    Ann Bot 113:843-50. 2014
    ..Under a context of climate change, abiotic variability would be important to take into account when predicting ecosystem processes. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Forest floor bacterial community composition and catabolic profiles in relation to landscape features in Qu├ębec's southern boreal forest
    Josyanne Lamarche
    Laboratoire d ├ęcologie des sols, Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, 2500 Boulevard de l Universite, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, J1K 2R1
    Microb Ecol 54:10-20. 2007
    ..In light of our results, we suggest that future research examine whether bacterial community composition or CLCPs can be used to detect latent environmental changes across landscape units...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ecosystem productivity can be predicted from potential relative growth rate and species abundance
    Denis Vile
    Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, UMR 5175 CNRS, 1919, route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Ecol Lett 9:1061-7. 2006
    ..Our study shows that scaling-up from the potential properties of individual species is possible, and that information on potential and realized species traits can be integrated to predict ecosystem functioning...
  16. pmc "Diminishing returns" in the scaling of functional leaf traits across and within species groups
    Karl J Niklas
    Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:8891-6. 2007
    ..We argue that this set reflects a fundamental property of all plants and helps to explain why annual growth fails to keep pace with increases in total body mass across species...
  17. ncbi request reprint A structural equation model to integrate changes in functional strategies during old-field succession
    Denis Vile
    Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive UMR 5175, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France
    Ecology 87:504-17. 2006
    ..Maximum plant height and seed mass were major determinants of reproductive phenology. Our results show that beyond verbal conceptualization, plant ecological strategies can be quantified and modeled...
  18. ncbi request reprint Specific leaf area and dry matter content estimate thickness in laminar leaves
    Denis Vile
    Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS, UMR 5175, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Ann Bot 96:1129-36. 2005
    ..SLA and LDMC are two leaf traits that are both more easily measurable and often reported in the literature...