Christopher W Dick

Summary

Affiliation: Smithsonian Institution
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Genetic rescue of remnant tropical trees by an alien pollinator
    C W Dick
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 2902, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 268:2391-6. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Pollen dispersal of tropical trees (Dinizia excelsa: Fabaceae) by native insects and African honeybees in pristine and fragmented Amazonian rainforest
    Christopher W Dick
    Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, c p 478, Manaus, AM 69011 970, Brazil
    Mol Ecol 12:753-64. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematic analysis reveals cryptic tertiary diversification of a widespread tropical rain forest tree
    Christopher W Dick
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948 APO AA 34002 0948, USA
    Am Nat 162:691-703. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-distance gene flow and cross-Andean dispersal of lowland rainforest bees (Apidae: Euglossini) revealed by comparative mitochondrial DNA phylogeography
    Christopher W Dick
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO, AA 34002 0948, USA
    Mol Ecol 13:3775-85. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Pervasive alteration of tree communities in undisturbed Amazonian forests
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Nature 428:171-5. 2004
  6. pmc Tropical mountain cradles of dry forest diversity
    Christopher W Dick
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:10757-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Spatial genetic structure of Simarouba amara Aubl. (Simaroubaceae), a dioecious, animal-dispersed Neotropical tree, on Barro Colorado Island, Panama
    B D Hardesty
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002 0948, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 95:290-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Extreme long-distance dispersal of the lowland tropical rainforest tree Ceiba pentandra L. (Malvaceae) in Africa and the Neotropics
    Christopher W Dick
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Herbarium, University of Michigan, 830 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:3039-49. 2007
  9. pmc The role of immigrants in the assembly of the South American rainforest tree flora
    R Toby Pennington
    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1611-22. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Using genetic markers to estimate the pollen dispersal curve
    Frederic Austerlitz
    Laboratoire Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, F 91405 Orsay cedex, France
    Mol Ecol 13:937-54. 2004

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. pmc Genetic rescue of remnant tropical trees by an alien pollinator
    C W Dick
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 2902, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 268:2391-6. 2001
    ..Usually considered only as dangerous exotics, African honeybees have become important pollinators in degraded tropical forests, and may alter the genetic structure of remnant populations through frequent long-distance gene flow...
  2. ncbi request reprint Pollen dispersal of tropical trees (Dinizia excelsa: Fabaceae) by native insects and African honeybees in pristine and fragmented Amazonian rainforest
    Christopher W Dick
    Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, c p 478, Manaus, AM 69011 970, Brazil
    Mol Ecol 12:753-64. 2003
    ..Our results also suggest, however, that in highly disturbed habitats Apis mellifera may expand genetic neighbourhood areas, thereby linking fragmented and continuous forest populations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematic analysis reveals cryptic tertiary diversification of a widespread tropical rain forest tree
    Christopher W Dick
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948 APO AA 34002 0948, USA
    Am Nat 162:691-703. 2003
    ..Drawing from these results, we provide a historical biogeographic hypothesis to account for differences in the patterns of beta diversity within Mesoamerican and Amazonian forests...
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-distance gene flow and cross-Andean dispersal of lowland rainforest bees (Apidae: Euglossini) revealed by comparative mitochondrial DNA phylogeography
    Christopher W Dick
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO, AA 34002 0948, USA
    Mol Ecol 13:3775-85. 2004
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  5. ncbi request reprint Pervasive alteration of tree communities in undisturbed Amazonian forests
    William F Laurance
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
    Nature 428:171-5. 2004
    ..These compositional changes could have important impacts on the carbon storage, dynamics and biota of Amazonian forests...
  6. pmc Tropical mountain cradles of dry forest diversity
    Christopher W Dick
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 03092, Balboa, Panama
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:10757-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Spatial genetic structure of Simarouba amara Aubl. (Simaroubaceae), a dioecious, animal-dispersed Neotropical tree, on Barro Colorado Island, Panama
    B D Hardesty
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002 0948, USA
    Heredity (Edinb) 95:290-7. 2005
    ..The relatively weak genetic structure of S. amara, in comparison to other recent studies, may be explained by pollen and seed dispersal over the 50 ha plot, overlapping seed shadows, and postrecruitment mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Extreme long-distance dispersal of the lowland tropical rainforest tree Ceiba pentandra L. (Malvaceae) in Africa and the Neotropics
    Christopher W Dick
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Herbarium, University of Michigan, 830 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:3039-49. 2007
    ..The study shows how extreme long-distance dispersal, via wind or marine currents, creates taxonomic similarities in the plant communities of Africa and the Neotropics...
  9. pmc The role of immigrants in the assembly of the South American rainforest tree flora
    R Toby Pennington
    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1611-22. 2004
    ..We also present data on the community-level similarity between South American and palaeotropical rainforests, and suggest that most taxonomic similarity derives from trans-oceanic dispersal, rather than a shared Gondwanan history...
  10. ncbi request reprint Using genetic markers to estimate the pollen dispersal curve
    Frederic Austerlitz
    Laboratoire Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, F 91405 Orsay cedex, France
    Mol Ecol 13:937-54. 2004
    ..Both the simulated and empirical findings demonstrate the strong potential of TWOGENER for evaluating the shape of the dispersal curve and the effective density of the population (d(e))...
  11. ncbi request reprint Genetic structure of Mesoamerican populations of Big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) inferred from microsatellite analysis
    Rachel Roth Novick
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:2885-93. 2003
    ..macrophylla. Our findings suggest a relatively complex Mesoamerican biogeographic history and lead to the prediction that other Central American trees will show similar patterns of regional differentiation...
  12. doi request reprint Forests of the past: a window to future changes
    Remy J Petit
    INRA, UMR1202 Biodiversity, Genes and Communities, 69 route d Arcachon, F 33612 Cestas, France
    Science 320:1450-2. 2008
    ..Transoceanic dispersal and colonization in the tropics were widespread at geological time scales, inconsistent with the idea that tropical forests are particularly resistant to biological invasions...
  13. doi request reprint New interpretations of fine-scale spatial genetic structure
    Christopher W Dick
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Herbarium, University of Michigan, 830 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:1873-4. 2008
    ..The latter results suggest that enhanced gene dispersal may compensate for low population densities in fragmented landscapes...