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shubbelldogwood.botany.uga.edu

Position

Professor of Conservation, Department of Botany, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.
Staff Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama.

Co-founder and board member of the Center for Tropical Forest Science, which manages a global network of permanent tropical forest research plots, based on his research design from the original plot on Barro Colorado Island, Panama.

Research interests

Dr. Hubbell's principal research concerns the ecology and management of tropical rain forests. His work focuses on long-term dynamics of tropical rain forests in the new and old world tropics, as well as the implications of global change for the conservation and management of forests.

Prizes and awards

Cosmos Environmental Prize, Selection Committee (Kyoto, Japan) 1998
Distinguished Service Medal, Society of Conservation Biology, 1992.

Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publications

Hubbell, S. P., R. B. Foster, and R. Condit. 2000. Neighborhood effects on the survival of individual trees in a Neotropical forest. In: L. Losos, and E. G. Leigh, Jr. eds. Research in the 50 ha Forest Dynamics Plots, Univ. of Chicago Press.

Plotkin, J. B., M. D. Potts, D. W. Yu, S. Bunyavejchewin, R. Condit, R. Foster, S. P. Hubbell, J. LaFrankie, N. Manokaran, H. S. Lee, R. Sukumar, M. A. Nowak, P. S. Ashton. 2000. Predicting species diversity in tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 97: 10850-10854.

Dalling, J. W., C. E. Lovelock, and S. P. Hubbell. 2000. Growth responses of seedlings of two Neotropical pioneer species to simulated forest gap environments. Journal of Tropical Ecology 15: 817-839.

Condit, R., P. S. Ashton, P. Baker, S. Bunyavejohewin, S. Gunatileke, N. Gunatilleke, S. P. Hubbell, R. B. Foster, A. Itoh, J. V. LaFrankie, H. S. Lee, E. Losos, N, Manokaran, R. Sukumar, and T. Yamakura. 2000. Spatial patterns in the distribution of tropical tree species. Science 288: 1414-1418.

Plotkin, J. B., M. D. Potts, D. W. Yu, S. Bunyavejchewin, R. Condit, R. Foster, S. P. Hubbell, J. LaFrankie, N. Manokaran, H. S. Lee, R. Sukumar, M. A. Nowak, P. S. Ashton. 2000. Predicting species diversity in tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 97: 10850-10854.

Gilbert, G. S., K. E. Harms, D. N. Hamill, and S. P. Hubbell. 2001. Effects of seedling size, El Niño drought, seedling density and distances to nearest conspecific adult on 6-year survival of Ocotea whitei seedlings in Panama. Oecologia 127: 509-516.

Hubbell, S. P., J. A. Ahumada, R. Condit, and R. B. Foster. 2001. Local neighborhood effects on long-term survival of individual trees in a neotropical forest. Ecological Research 16: S45-S61.

Condit, R., N. Pitman, E. G. Leigh, Jr., J. Chave, J. Terborgh, R. B. Foster, P. Nuñez V., S. Aguilar, R. Valencia, G. Villa, H. C. Muller-Landau, E. Losos, and S. P. Hubbell. Beta diversity in tropical forest trees. Science 288: 1414-1418.

Harms, K. E., R. Condit, S. P. Hubbell, and R. B. Foster 2001. Habitat associations of trees and shrubs in a 50-ha neotropical forest plot. Journal of Ecology 89:000-000.

Dalling, J. W., K. Winter, J. D. Nason, S. P. Hubbell, D. Murawski, and J.L. Hamrick. 2001. The unusual life history of Alseis blackiana: a shadepersistent pioneer tree? Ecology 82: 933-945.

Ellis, A., S. P. Hubbell, and K. Potvin.. 2001. Variability in field photosynthesis of tropical tree species differing in successional status. Canadian Journal of Botany 78: 1236-1247.

Hubbell, S. P. 2002. Two decades of research on the BCI forest dynamics plot: Where we have been and where we are going. Ohapter 2 in: E. Losos, E. G. Leigh, Jr., and R. Condit, ed.s Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Network of Large-Scale Tropical Forest Plots. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. (in press).

Muller-Landau, H. C., J. W. Dalling, K. E. Harms, S. J. Wright, R. Condit, S. P. Hubbell, and R. B. Foster. 2000. Janzen-Connell effects upon seed and seedling mortality: disentangling the effects of dispersal patterns, habitat preferences and density dependence. E. Losos, E. G. Leigh, Jr., and R. Condit, ed.s Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Network of Large-Scale Tropical Forest Plots. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. (in press).

Hubbell, S. P., J. A. Ahumada, R. Condit, and R. B. Foster. 2000. Long-term tree survival in a neotropical forest: The influence of local biotic neighborhood E. Losos, E. G. Leigh, Jr., and R. Condit, ed.s Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Network of Large-Scale Tropical Forest Plots. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. (in press).

Hubbell, S. P., and R. B. Foster. 2002. Dispersal, reproductive performance, and source and sink populations of terrestrial plants. Science (in review).

Dalling, J. W., and S. P. Hubbell 2002. Seed size, growth rate, and gap microsite conditions as determinants of recruitment success for Neotropical pioneer tree species. Ecology (in review).

O'Brien, S. T., S. P. Hubbell, and R. B. Foster. 2000. Tree height and crown size predicted from trunk diameter in 56 tree species in the forest on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama. Functional Ecology (in review).

Wright, S. J., H. Muller-Landau, R. Condit, S. P. Hubbell, and R. B. Foster. 2002. Shade tolerance, realized vital rates, and size distributions of tropical trees. Ecology (submitted).

S. J. Wright1, M. Alejandra Jaramillo, Javier Pavon G., R. Condit1, S P. Hubbell, and R. B. Foster. 2002 Reproductive size thresholds in tropical trees: variation among forests, species, and individuals differing in crown exposure and liana infestation Ecology (submitted).

Books :

The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography. 2001. Princeton Monographs in Population biology, Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ. 375 pp.

Distribution of Tree Species in the Fifty Hectare Research Plot at Pasoh Forest Reserve. 1993. Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, 454pp. (with N. Manokaran, J. V. LaFrankie, N. M. Kochummen, F. S. Quah, J. S. Klahn, P.S. Ashton). The Malaysian Press. 452 pp.

The National Institute for the Environment: A Proposal for Imroving the Scientific Basis of Environmental Decisionmaking. 1993. 199pp. (with H. F. Howe, A. K. Ahmed, D. Blockstein, and B. Mandula. Committee for the National Institute for the Environment. Washington, D. C.)

The Dynamics of a Neotropical Forest: Theoretical and Empirical Studies. 2002. Princeton Monographs in Population Biology. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ. (in prep).


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