Willms, J., A. Bartuszevige, D.W. Schwilk, and P.L. Kennedy. The effects of thinning and burning on understory vegetation in North America: A meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 392: 184-194.  • PDF •      •••

Pausas, J. G., Keeley, J. E. and Schwilk, D. W. 2017. Flammability as an ecological and evolutionary driver. Journal of Ecology 105:289-297. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12691  • PDF •      •••

Fisher-Phelps, M., D. Schwilk, T. Kingston. 2017. Mobile acoustic transects detect more bat activity than stationary acoustic point counts in a semi-arid and agricultural landscape. Journal of Arid Environments 136: 38-44.  • PDF •      •••


Fultz, LM, J. Moore-Kucera, J. Dathe, M. Davinic, G. Perry, D. Wester, D.W. Schwilk and S. Rideout-Hanzak. Forest wildfire and grassland prescribed fire effects on soil biogeochemical processes and microbial communities: Two case studies in the semi-arid Southwest. Applied Soil Ecology. 99: 118-128  • PDF •      •••

Schwilk, D. W., T. E. Brown, R. Lackey and J. Willms. 2016. Post-fire resprouting oaks (genus: Quercus) exhibit plasticity in xylem vulnerability to drought. Plant Ecology 217: 697-710.  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D.W. 2015. Dimensions of plant flammability. New Phytologist. 206:286-288  • PDF •      •••

Holaday, A. S., D.W. Schwilk, E.F. Waring, H. Guvvala, C.M. Griffin, and O.M. Lewis. 2015. Plasticity of nitrogen allocation in the leaves of the invasive wetland grass, Phalaris arundinacea and co-occurring Carex species determines the photosynthetic sensitivity to nitrogen availability. Journal of Plant Physiology.  • PDF •      •••

Briand, C.H, D.W Schwilk, S. Gauthier , Y. Bergeron. 2015. Does fire regime influence life history traits of jack pine in the southern boreal forest of Québec, Canada? Plant Ecology. 216:157-164  • PDF •      •••


Waring, E.F. and D.W. Schwilk. 2014. Plant dieback under exceptional drought driven by elevation, not by plant traits, in Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. PeerJ 2:e477 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.477  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D.W., M. Gaetani and H.M. Poulos. 2013. Oak bark allometry and fire survival strategies in the Chihuahuan Desert Sky Islands, Texas, USA. PLoS One: 8(11) e79285. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079285.  • PDF •      •••

McIver, James, Scott Stephens, James Agee, Jamie Barbour, Ralph Boerner, Carl Edminster, Karen Erickson, Kerry Farris, Christopher Fettig, Carl Fiedler, Sally Haase, Stephen Hart, Jon Keeley, Eric Knapp, John Lehmkuhl, Jason Moghaddas, William Otrosina, Kenneth Outcalt, Dylan Schwilk, Patrick Shea, Carl Skinner, Thomas Waldrop, Phillip Weatherspoon, Daniel Yaussy, Andrew Youngblood, and Steve Zack. 2012. Ecological effects of alternative fuel reduction treatments: highlights of the U.S. Fire and Fire Surrogate study (FFS). International Journal of Wildland Fire: 22: 63-82.  • PDF •      •••


de Magalhães, Rita M.Q. and Dylan W. Schwilk. 2012. Leaf traits and litter flammability: evidence for non-additive mixture effects in a temperate forest. Journal of Ecology 100: 1153–1163. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2012.01987.x.  • PDF •      •••

Stephens, L.S., J.D. McIver, R.E.J. Boerner, C.J. Fettig, J.B. Fontaine, B.R. Hartsough, P. Kennedy, and D.W. Schwilk. 2012. Effects of forest fuel reduction treatments in the United States. BioScience 62: 549-560.  • PDF •      •••

He, T., J.G Pausas, C.M. Belcher, D.W. Schwilk and B.B. Lamont. 2012. Fire-adapted traits of Pinus arose in the fiery Cretaceous. New Phytologist 194: 751-759.  • PDF •      •••

Schwilk, D.W. and N. Zavala. 2012. Germination response of grassland species to plant-derived smoke. Journal of Arid Environments 79: 111-115.  • PDF •      •••

Schwilk, D.W. and J.E. Keeley. 2012. A plant distribution shift: temperature, drought or past disturbance? PLoS One 7(2): e31173. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031173.  • PDF •      •••

Pausas, J.G. and D.W. Schwilk. 2012. Fire and plant evolution. New Phytologist 193: 301-303. Meeting report.  • PDF •      •••


van Gestel, N.C, D.W. Schwilk, D.T. Tissue and J.C. Zak. 2011. Reducing daily soil temperature variability increases soil microbial biomass C and decreases soil N availability in the Chihuahuan Desert: potential implications for ecosystem C and N fluxes. Global Change Biology 17: 3564-3576.  • PDF •      •••

Schwilk, D.W. and A. Caprio. 2011. Scaling from leaf traits to fire behaviour: community composition predicts fire severity in a temperate forest. Journal of Ecology 99: 970-980.  • PDF •      •••

Morlon, H., D.W. Schwilk, J.A. Bryant, P.A. Marquet, A.G. Rebelo,C. Tauss, B.J.M. Bohannan and J.L. Green. 2011. Spatial patterns of phylogenetic diversity in mediterranean type ecosystems. Ecology Letters 14: 141-149.  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D.W., J.E. Keeley, E.E. Knapp, J. McIver, J.D. Bailey, C.J. Fettig, C.E. Fiedler, R.J. Harrod, J.J. Moghaddas, K.W. Outcalt, C.N. Skinner, S.L. Stephens, T.A. Waldrop, D.A. Yaussy, and A. Youngblood. 2009. The national Fire and Fire Surrogate study: effects of fuel reduction methods on forest vegetation structure and fuels. Ecological Applications 19: 285-304.  • PDF •      •••

van Mantgem, P.J. and D.W. Schwilk. Negligible influence of spatial autocorrelation in the assessment of fire effects in a mixed conifer forest. Fire Ecology 5: 116-125.  • PDF •      •••


Hartsough, B.R., S. Abrams, R.J. Barbour, E.S. Drews, J.D. McIver, J.J. Moghaddas, D.W. Schwilk, S.L. Stephens. 2008. The economics of alternative fuel reduction treatments in western United States dry forests: financial and policy implications from the National Fire and Fire Surrogate Study. Forest Policy & Economics 10: 344-354.  • PDF •      •••


Knapp, E., D.W. Schwilk, J. Kane and J.E. Keeley. 2007. The role of burning season on initial understory vegetation response to prescribed fire in a mixed conifer forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37:11-22.  • PDF •      •••


Ferrenberg, S.M., D.W. Schwilk, E.E. Knapp, E. Groth and J.E. Keeley. 2006. Fire decreases arthropod abundance but increases diversity: early and late season prescribed fire effects in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest. Fire Ecology 2:79-102.  • PDF •      •••

Schwilk, D.W. and J.E. Keeley. 2006. The role of fire refugia in the distribution of Pinus sabiniana in the southern Sierra Nevada. Madroño 53:364-372.  • PDF •      •••

Schwilk, D.W., E. Knapp, S. Ferrenberg, J.E. Keeley and A.C. Caprio. 2006. Tree mortality from fire and bark beetles following early and late season prescribed fires in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest. Forest Ecology and Management 232:36-45.  • PDF •      •••

Ackerly, D.D., D.W. Schwilk, and C.O. Webb. 2006. Niche evolution and adaptive radiation: testing the order of trait divergence. Ecology 87: S50-S61 (Special Issue on Phylogenetics and Community Ecology).  • PDF •      •••

Cornwell, W.K., D.W. Schwilk, and D.D. Ackerly. 2006. A trait-based test for habitat filtering: convex hull volume. Ecology 87:1465-1471.  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D. W. and D. D. Ackerly. 2005. Limiting similarity and functional diversity along environmental gradients. Ecology Letters 8:272-281.  • PDF •      •••

Schwilk, D. W. and D. D. Ackerly. 2005. Is there a cost to resprouting? Seedling growth rate and drought tolerance in sprouting and non-sprouting Ceanothus. American Journal of Botany 92:404-410.  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D. W. 2003. Flammability is niche construction: canopy architecture affects fire intensity. American Naturalist 162: 725-733.  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D. W. and B. Kerr. 2002. Genetic niche hiking: an alternative explanation for the evolution of flammability. Oikos 99: 431-442.  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D. W. and D. D. Ackerly. 2001. Flammability and serotiny as strategies: correlated evolution in pines. Oikos 94: 326-336.  • PDF •      •••


Kerr, B., D. W. Schwilk, A. Bergman, and M. W. Feldman. 1999. Rekindling an old flame: a haploid model for the evolution and impact of flammability in resprouting plants. Evolutionary Ecology Research 1: 807-833.  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D. W. and J. E. Keeley. 1998. Rodent populations after a large wildfire in California chaparral and coastal sage scrub. Southwestern Naturalist 43: 480-483.  • PDF •      •••


Schwilk, D.W., J.E. Keeley and W.J. Bond. 1997. The intermediate disturbance hypothesis does not explain fire and diversity pattern in fynbos. Plant Ecology 32: 77-84.  • PDF •      •••