Peer-reviewed Publications

Lucas, C.M., Sheikh, P., Gagnon, P.R., and McGrath, D.G. How livestock and flooding mediate the ecological integrity of working forests in Amazon River floodplains. In press in Ecological Applications.

Gagnon, P.R., Passmore, H.A., Platt, W.J., Slocum, M., Harms, K.E., Myers, J.A. and Paine, C.E.T. 2015. Fuels and fires influence vegetation via above- and belowground pathways in a high-diversity plant community. Journal of Ecology 103(4) 1009-1019. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12421) [to request PDF, email:]

Gagnon, P.R., Passmore, H.A. and Platt, W.J. 2013. Multi-year salutary effects of windstorm and fire on river cane. Fire Ecology 9: 55-65. PDF

Gagnon, P.R., Harms, K.E., Platt, W.J., Passmore, H.A. and Myers, J.A. 2012. Small-scale variation in fuel loads differentially affects two co-dominant bunchgrasses in a species-rich pine savanna. PLoS ONE 7(e29674): 1-7. PDF

Gagnon, P.R., Bruna, E.M., Rubim P., Darrigo, M.R., Littel, R.C., Uriarte, M., Kress, W.J. 2011. The growth of an understory herb is chronically reduced in Amazonian forest fragments. Biological Conservation 144: 830-835. PDF

Gagnon, P.R., Passmore, H.A., Platt, W.J., Paine, C.E.T., Myers, J.A. and Harms, K.E. 2010. Does pyrogenicity protect burning plants? Ecology 91: 3481-3486 (Cover Article). PDF

Gagnon, P.R. 2009a. Fire in floodplain forests in the southeastern USA: Insights from the disturbance ecology of native bamboo. Wetlands 29: 520-526. PDF

Gagnon, P.R. 2009b. Did River Bottoms Burn? Bamboo, Wind & Fire in Bottomland Hardwood Forests. Society of Wetland Scientists Research Brief no. 2009-0008. PDF

Gagnon, P.R. and Platt, W.J. 2008a. Multiple disturbances accelerate clonal growth in a potentially monodominant bamboo. Ecology 89:612-618. (Report) PDF

Gagnon, P.R. and Platt, W.J. 2008b. Reproductive and seedling ecology of a semelparous native bamboo (Arundinaria gigantea [Walt.] Muhl., Poaceae). Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 135:309-316. PDF

Gagnon, P.R., Platt, W.J. and Moser, E.B. 2007. Response of a native bamboo [Arundinaria gigantea (Walt.) Muhl.] in a wind-disturbed forest. Forest Ecology and Management 241:288-294. PDF

Gagnon, P.R. 2007. Overview of cane ecology and management. Appendix 2 in Restoration, Management, and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: Recommendations for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat. Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture, Forest Resource Conservation Working Group. edited by R. Wilson, K. Ribbeck, S. King, and D. Twedt. PDF

Gagnon, P.R. 1998. Local knowledge and degrees of indigenousness: Ethnobotanical lore among the Esmeralde├▒os of the Cayapas-Mataje National Mangrove Reserve of northwestern Ecuador. Tropical Resources Institute Working Paper No. 104.

Manuscripts in Revision, Review or Preparation

Wallett, W.D., Gagnon P.R., Harms, K.E. and Myers, J.A. Neighborhood interactions of wiregrass individuals across a complex environmental resource gradient. In preparation for Ecosphere.

Greenwood, C.M. and Gagnon, P.R. Habitat preferences among congeneric burying beetles (Genus Nicrophorus) at a potential reintroduction site for the American burying beetle (N. americanus). In preparation for Biological Conservation.