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Hart, JD, A Pandolfi, T Jones, DG Jenkins. In Press. Ground-based pyrethroid adulticides reduce mosquitoes but not nontarget insects in Central Florida. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association.

Ohyama, L, JD Bogota-Gregory, DG Jenkins. In Press. Peak beta diversity occurs at regional spatial grains. Frontiers of Biogeography.

Bevan, HR, DG Jenkins, E Suarez, TS Campbell. 2024. Nile monitor distribution models to aid regional eradication efforts. J. Herpetology 58, 115329.

Jenkins, DG, HR Bevan, W Chen, JD Hart, A Lindsay, L Macamo, M Negash, L Ohyama, A Pandolfi, & G Zaragoza. 2024. Biogeography of the world’s worst invasive species has spatially-biased knowledge gaps but is predictable. Frontiers of Biogeography 16.2, e61681 | pdf

Bogota-Gregory, JD, DG Jenkins, A Acosta-Santos, E Agudelo Córdoba. 2024. Fish diversity of Colombian Andes-Amazon streams at the end of conflict is a reference for conservation before increased land use. Ecology and Evolution 14:e11046. | pdf


Guo, Y, EH Boughton, S Bohlman, C Bernacchi, P Bohlen, R Boughton, E DeLucia, J Fauth, N Gomez-Casanovas, DG Jenkins, G Lollis, RS Miller, PF Quintana-Ascencio, G Sonnier, J Sparks, H Swain, J Qiu. 2023. Agricultural intensification alters multifunctionality of metaecosystems. Nature Communications 14:8267. | pdf

Bogotá-Gregory, J, DG Jenkins, F Lima, A Magurran, W Crampton. 2023. Geomorphological habitat type drives variation in temporal species turnover but not temporal nestedness in Amazonian fish assemblages. Oikos 11:e09967. | pdf

Hart, JD and DG Jenkins. 2023. Experimental disturbance and productivity gradients drive community diversity in aquatic mesocosms. Ecology and Evolution 13:e10049. | pdf

Will, I, S Linehan, DG Jenkins, C Debekker. 2023. Natural history and ecological effects on the establishment and fate of Florida carpenter ant cadavers infected by the parasitic manipulator Ophiocordyceps camponoti-floridani. Functional Ecology 37:886-899. | pdf


Jenkins, DG, K-H Erb, H Haberl. 2022. Socio-ecological predictors of global patterns in human appropriation of net primary production. Ecological Indicators 142:109249. | pdf

Lomeu, A, A Shukla, S Shukla, G Kiker, C-L Wu, GS Hendricks, EH Boughton, R Sishodia, AC Guzha, HM Swain, PJ Bohlen, DG Jenkins, JE Fauth. 2022. Using biodiversity response for prioritizing participants and service provisions in a payment-for-water-storage program in the Everglades basin. J. Hydrology 609:127618. | pdf


Li, H, EH Boughton, DG Jenkins, G Sonnier, PF Quintana-Ascencio. 2021. Multiple spatial scales affect direct and indirect interactions between a non-native and a native species. Plant Ecology 222:1335–1346. | pdf

Jenkins, DG, EH Boughton, AJ Bohonak, RF Noss, MA Simovich, ET Bauder. 2021. Indicator-species and coarse-filter approaches in conservation appear insufficient alone. Global Ecology & Conservation 28:e01667 | pdf

Jenkins, DG, L Ohyama, F López-Borghesi, JD Hart, JD Bogotá-Gregory, RM Rautsaw, V Correa Roldán, K Guilfoyle, A Jarvis, J Loch, K Mercier, O Myers, R Shaw, D Volk, AM Bard. 2021. Biogeography and predictors of wildlife killed on roads at peninsular Florida State Parks. Ecology & Evolution 11:9049-9161 | pdf


Bogotá-Gregory J, F Lima, S Correa, C Silva Oliveira, DG Jenkins, F Ribeiro, N Lovejoy, R Reis, W Crampton. 2020. Biogeochemical water type influences community composition, species richness, and biomass in megadiverse Amazonian fish assemblages. Scientific Reports 10:15349 | pdf

Steele CH, JR King, EH Boughton, DG Jenkins. 2020. Distribution of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in central Florida pastures. Environmental Entomology 49:956–962 | pdf

Sonnier, G, PF Quintana-Ascencio, PJ Bohlen, JE Fauth, DG Jenkins, EH Boughton. 2020. Pasture management, grazing, and fire interact to determine wetland provisioning in a subtropical agroecosystem. Ecosphere 11:e03209 | pdf

Ohyama, L, J King, DG Jenkins. 2020. Are tiny subterranean ants top predators affecting aboveground ant communities? Ecology 101:e03084 | pdf | In the news

Jenkins, DG, PF Quintana-Ascencio. 2020. A solution to minimum sample size for regressions. PLoS One 15:229345 | pdf

Jenkins, DG, H Haberl, K-H Erb, A Nevai. 2020. Global human “predation” on plant growth and biomass. Global Ecology & Biogeography 29:1052-1064 | pdf


Medley, KA, K Westby, DG Jenkins. 2019. Rapid adaptation to novel climate at the northern range edge of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus: a moving target. J. Applied Ecology 56:2518-2527 | pdf | In the news

Bevan, HR, DG Jenkins, T Campbell. 2019. From pet to pest? Differences in ensemble SDM predictions for an exotic reptile using both native and nonnative presence data. Frontiers in Biogeography 11.2: e42596 | pdf

Boughton, EH, PF Quintana‐Ascencio, DG Jenkins, PJ Bohlen, JE Fauth, A Engel, S Shukla, G Kiker, G Hendricks, HM Swain. 2019. Trade‐offs and synergies in a payment‐for‐ecosystem services program on ranchlands in the Everglades headwaters. Ecosphere 10:e02728 | pdf


Ohyama, L, JR King, DG Jenkins. 2018. Diversity and distribution of Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) thief ants belowground. Myrmecol. News 27:47-57 | pdf

Schroeder, PJ and DG Jenkins. 2018. How robust are popular beta diversity indices to sampling error? EcoSphere 9:e02100 | pdf

Ho, J, EH Boughton, DG Jenkins, G Sonnier, PJ Bohlen, LG Chambers. 2018. Ranching practices interactively affect soil nutrients in subtropical wetlands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 254:130-137 | pdf


Pierre, SM, PF Quintana-Ascencio, EH Boughton, and DG Jenkins. 2017. Dispersal and local environment affect the spread of an invasive apple snail (Pomacea maculata) in Florida, USA. Biological Invasions 19:2647–2661 | pdf

Jenkins, DG and S Pierce. 2017. General allometric scaling of net primary production agrees with plant adaptive strategy theory and has tipping points. J. Ecology 105:1094-1104 | pdf


Carman, K and DG Jenkins. 2016. Comparing diversity to flower-bee interaction networks reveals unsuccessful foraging of native bees in disturbed habitats. Biological Conservation 202:110-118 | pdf


Boughton EH, PF Quintana-Ascencio, P Bohlen, JE Fauth, and DG Jenkins. 2015. Interactive effects of pasture management intensity, release from grazing, and prescribed fire on forty subtropical wetland plant assemblages. J. Applied Ecology 53:159-170 | pdf

Medley, KA, EH Boughton, DG Jenkins, PF Quintana-Ascencio, P Bohlen, and JE Fauth. 2015. Intense ranchland management tips the balance of regional and local factors affecting wetland community structure. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 212:207-244 | pdf

Kelly, SL, H Song and DG Jenkins. 2015. Land management practices interactively affect wetland beetle ecological and phylogenetic community structure. Ecol. Applications 25:891-900 | pdf

Jenkins, DG. 2015. Estimating ecological production from biomass. EcoSphere 6:49 | pdf | data

Medley, KA, DG Jenkins and EA Hoffman. 2015. Human-aided and natural dispersal drive gene flow across the range of an invasive mosquito. Molecular Ecology 24:284-295 | pdfdata@dryad


Jenkins, DG. 2014. Lakes and rivers as microcosms, v. 2.0. J. Limnology. 797 | pdf  | suppl. files


McCauley, LA, DG Jenkins and PF Quintana-Ascencio. 2013. Isolated wetland loss and degradation over two decades in an increasingly urbanized landscape. Wetlands 33:117-127 | pdf | suppl. 1suppl. 2suppl. 3

McCauley, LA, DG Jenkins and PF Quintana-Ascencio. 2013. Reproductive failure of a long-lived wetland tree in urban lands and managed forests. J. Applied Ecology 50:25-33 | pdf


Jenkins, DG and RE Ricklefs. 2011. Biogeography and ecology: two views of one world. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B 366:2331-2335 | pdf

Ricklefs, RE and DG Jenkins. 2011. Biogeography and ecology: toward the integration of two disciplines. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B. 366:2438-2448 | pdf

Jenkins, DG and RE Ricklefs. 2011. Biogeography and ecology: two lenses in one telescope. Frontiers of Biogeography 3:3-5 | pdf

Jenkins, DG. 2011. Ranked species occupancy curves reveal common patterns among diverse metacommunities. Global Ecology & Biogeography 20:486-497 | pdf

Jenkins, DG, KA Medley and RB Franklin. 2011. Microbes as tests of biogeographical principles. Chapter 15 in D Fontaneto (ed.), Biogeography of microscopic organisms. Is everything small everywhere? Cambridge University Press | pdf


Jenkins, DG, M Carey, J Czerniewska, J Fletcher, T Hether, A Jones, S Knight, J Knox, T Long, M Mannino, M McGuire, A Riffle, S Segelsky, L Shappell, A Sterner, T Strickler, and R Tursi. 2010. A meta-analysis of isolation by distance: relic or reference standard for landscape genetics? 2010. Ecography 33:315-320 | pdf

Boughton, EH, PF Quintana-Ascencio, PJ Bohlen, DG Jenkins, and R Pickert. 2010. Land-use and isolation interact to affect wetland plant assemblages. Ecography 33:461-470 | pdf

Berry, BJ, DG Jenkins, and AC Schuerger.  2010. Effects of simulated Martian conditions on the survival and growth of Escherichia coli and Serratia liquefaciens. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 76:2377–2386 | pdf

Medley, KA. 2010. Niche shifts during the global invasion of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus Skuse (Culicidae), revealed by reciprocal distribution models. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19:122-133 | pdf


Jenkins, DG and D Rinne. 2008. Red herring or low illumination? The peninsula effect revisited. J. Biogeography. 35:2128-2137 | pdf

Alemadi, SD and DG Jenkins. 2008. Behavioral constraints for the spread of the eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki (Poeciliidae). Biological Invasions 10:59-66 | pdf


Jenkins, DG, CR Brescacin, CV Duxbury, JA Elliott, JA Evans, KR Grablow, M Hillegass, BN Lyon, GA Metzger, ML Olandese, D Pepe, GA Silvers, HN Suresch, TN Thompson, CM Trexler, GE Williams, NC Williams and SE Williams. 2007. Does size matter for dispersal distance? Global Ecology and Biogeography 16:415-425 | pdf

Jenkins, DG. 2007. A critical analysis of Illinois’ fish mercury monitoring program, 1974-1998. Environ. Monit. Assess. 131:177-184 | pdf

Lemke, MJ, DG Jenkins, J Bartletti, and T Goode.  2007. Comparison of nitrogen and bacterial dynamics in Spunky Bottoms and LaGrange floodplain wetlands. In:  Heske, EJ, et al. (eds). Spunky Bottoms: restoration of a big-river floodplain. Proceedings of the Spunky Bottoms Restoration Symposium, May 2003.  INHS Special Publication 29, Champaign, IL.  pgs. 12-14.


Jenkins, DG and LA McCauley. 2006. GIS, SINKS, FILL, and disappearing small wetlands: a case study of unintended consequences in algorithmic development. Proceedings of the 2006 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing | pdf

Jenkins, DG. 2006. In search of quorum effects in metacommunity structure: species co-occurrence analyses. Ecology 87:1523–1531 | pdf


McCauley, LA and DG Jenkins. 2005. GIS-based estimates of former and current depressional wetlands in an agricultural landscape. Ecological Applications 15:1199-1208 | pdf


Bohonak, A. and DG Jenkins. 2003. Ecological and evolutionary significance of dispersal by freshwater aquatic invertebrates. Ecology Letters 6:783-796 | pdf

Jenkins, DG, S Grissom, K Miller. 2003. Consequences of prairie wetland drainage for crustacean biodiversity and metapopulations. Conservation Biology 17:158-167 | pdf


Jenkins, DG, K Cook, JL Garland. 2000. Pythium infection of plant-based life support systems: biological control and a potential source of infection. Life Support and Biosphere Science 7:209-218.

Chang, N and DG Jenkins. 2000. Plastid endosymbionts in the freshwater crustacean Daphnia obtusa. J. Crustacean Biology 20:231-238 | pdf | Random Sample in Science | hi-res Fig. 1 [to the right]

Schwartz, SS and DG Jenkins. 2000. Temporary aquatic habitats: constraints and opportunities.  Aquatic Ecology 34:3-8 | pdf

Stevens, PH and DG Jenkins. 2000. Analyzing species distributions among temporary ponds with a permutation test approach to the join-count statistic.  Aquatic Ecology 34:91-99 | pdf

Nix, MH and DG Jenkins. 2000.  Life history comparisons of Daphnia obtusa from temporary ponds and fed low-quality food.  Aquatic Ecology 34:19-27 | pdf


Jenkins, DG, C Atkinson, JL Garland. 1998. A cautionary note on measuring protistan bacterivory: lysozyme analyses are neither protistan- or bacterivore-specific. Invertebrate Biology 117:181-185. | pdf

Jenkins, DG and M Underwood.  1998.  Zooplankton may not disperse readily in wind, rain, or waterfowl. Hydrobiologia 387/388:15-21 | pdf

Holland, TA and DG Jenkins. 1998. Comparison of the processes regulating zooplankton assemblages in new freshwater pools. Hydrobiologia 387/388:207-214 | pdf

Jenkins, DG and AL Buikema, Jr.  1998.  Do similar communities develop in similar sites? A test with zooplankton structure and function. Ecological Monographs 68: 421-443 | pdf


Jenkins, DG. 1995. Dispersal-limited zooplankton distribution and community composition in new ponds.  Hydrobiologia 313:15-20 | pdf

Jenkins, DG, WL Grogan, Jr. and ME Folkoff.  1995.  An additional record of the freshwater jellyfish, Craspedacusta sowerbyi, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, with notes on its habitat.  Maryland Naturalist 38:3-6.


Christman, VD, JR Voshell, DG Jenkins, MS Rosenzweig, RJ Layton, and AL Buikema, Jr.  1994.  Ecological development and biometry of untreated pond mesocosms.  In: RL Graney, JH Kennedy, and JH Rodgers, eds. Aquatic Mesocosm Studies in Ecological Risk Assessment.  Lewis Publ., Boca Raton, FL.


Jenkins, DG and AL Buikema, Jr. 1990. Response of a winter plankton food web to simazine. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 9:693-705 | pdf


Jenkins, DG, RJ Layton and AL Buikema, Jr. 1989. State of the art in aquatic ecological risk assessment. In: JR Voshell, ed.  Using Mesocosms to Assess the Aquatic Ecological Risk of Pesticides: Theory and Practice Ent. Soc. Amer. Misc. Publ. MPPEAL 75:18-32.


McCormick, PV, JR Pratt, DG Jenkins and J Cairns, Jr. 1988. A comparison of protozoan, algal and metazoan colonization of artificial substrates of differing size. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 107: 259-268 | pdf