Evan C. Fricke, Joshua J. Tewksbury & Haldre S. Rogers. Defaunation leads to interaction deficits, not interaction compensation, in an island seed dispersal network. Global Change Biology. In press.  pdf  html

Sofia Gripenberg, Jadranka Rota, Jorma Kim, S. Joseph Wright, Nancy C. Garwood, Evan C. Fricke, Paul-Camilo Zalamea & Juha-Pekka Salminen. Seed polyphenols in a diverse tropical plant community. Journal of Ecology. In press.  pdf  html

Evan C. Fricke, Joshua J. Tewksbury, Elizabeth. M. Wandrag & Haldre S. Rogers. Mutualistic strategies minimize coextinction in plant-disperser networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284, 20162302.  pdf  html

Evan C. Fricke & S. Joseph Wright. Measuring the demographic impact of conspecific negative density dependence. Oecologia 184, 259-266.  pdf  html

Haldre S. Rogers, Eric Buhle, Janneke HilleRisLambers, Evan C. Fricke, Ross Miller & Joshua J. Tewksbury. Effects of an invasive predator cascade to plants via mutualism disruption. Nature Communications 8, 14557.  pdf  html


Evan C. Fricke & S. Joseph Wright. The mechanical defence advantage of small seeds. Ecology Letters 19, 987-991.  pdf  html

Evan C. Fricke, David C. Haak, Douglas J. Levey & Joshua J. Tewksbury (2016) Gut passage and secondary metabolites alter the source of predation for bird-dispersed chili seeds. Oecologia 181, 905-910.  pdf  html


Evan C. Fricke, Katherine M. Blizzard, Damon P. Gannon & Robert A. Mauck. Model of burrow selection predicts pattern of burrow switching by Leach’s Storm-Petrels. Journal of Field Ornithology 86, 326-336.  pdf  html


Evan C. Fricke, Joshua J. Tewksbury & Haldre S. Rogers. Multiple natural enemies cause distance-dependent mortality at the seed-to-seedling transition. Ecology Letters 17, 539-598.  pdf  html


Evan C. Fricke, Melissa J. Simon, Karen M. Reagan, Douglas J. Levey, Jeffrey A. Riffell, Tomás A. Carlo & Joshua J. Tewksbury. When condition trumps location: seed consumption by fruit-eating birds removes pathogens and predator attractants. Ecology Letters 17, 1031-1036.  pdf  html  write-up in JEB

Manuscripts in review

Monika H. Egerer, Evan C. Fricke, Haldre S. Rogers. Seed dispersal as an ecosystem service: Frugivore loss leads to decline of a socially valued plant, Capsicum frutescensIn revision.

Ethan B. Linck, Evan C. Fricke, Haldre S. Rogers. Varied abundance and functional diversity across the bird communities of the Mariana Islands. In review.

Evan C. Fricke, Joshua J. Tewksbury, Haldre S. Rogers. Linking intra-specific trait variation and plant function: seed size mediates performance trade-offs within species. In review.

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Selected press coverage:

Mutualism disruption in the Marianas: BBC, Yahoo News

The bird-chili mutualism: Scientific AmericanPRI’s Living on EarthScience Magazine