2020 Balazs, K.B., Kramer, A.T., Munson, S.M., Talkington, N., Still, S. and Butterfield, B.J. In Press. The right trait in the right place at the right time: Matching traits to environment improves restoration outcomes. Ecological Applications.
Butterfield, B.J., Grams, P.E., Durning, L.E., Hazel, J., Palmquist, C.E., Ralston, B.E. and Sankey, J.B. 2020. Associations between plant morphological guilds and fluvial sediment dynamics along the regulated Colorado River in Grand Canyon. River Research and Applications, doi: 10.1002/rra.3589.
Hartsell, J.A., Copeland, S.M., Munson, S.M., Butterfield, B.J. and Bradford, J.B. 2020. Gaps and hotspots in the state of knowledge of pinyon-juniper communities. Forest Ecology and Management, 455, 117628.
Kattge, J.L. and many others (including B.J. Butterfield). 2020. TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14904.
2019 Camhi, A.L., Perrings, C., Butterfield, B.J. and Wood, T.E. 2019. Market-based opportunities for expanding native seed resources for restoration: A case study on the Colorado Plateau. Journal of Environmental Management, 252, 109644.
McCabe, L.M., Cobb, N.S. and Butterfield, B.J. 2019. Environmental filtering of body size and darker coloration in pollinator communities indicate thermal restrictions on bees, but not flies, at high elevations. PeerJ, e7867.
Butterfield, B.J., Holmgren, C.A., Anderson, R.S. and Betancourt, J.L. 2019. Life history traits predict colonization and extinction lags of desert plant species since the Last Glacial Maximum. Ecology, 100, e02817.
Butterfield, B.J., Holmgren, C.A., Anderson, R.S. and Betancourt, J.L. 2019. Extinction debt and delayed colonization have had comparable but unique effects on plant community-climate lags since the Last Glacial Maximum. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28, 1067-1077.
Copeland, S.M., Munson, S.M., Bradford, J.B., Butterfield, B.J. and Gunnell, K.L. 2019. Long-term plant community trajectories suggest divergent responses of native and non-native perennials and annuals to vegetation removal and seeding treatments. Restoration Ecology, doi:10.1111/rec.12928.
Potts, D.L., Barron-Gafford, G.A., Butterfield, B.J., Fay, P.A. and Hultine, K.R. 2019. Bloom and bust: ecological consequences of precipitation variability in aridlands. Plant Ecology, 220, 135-139.
Roybal, C.M. and Butterfield, B.J. 2019. Species-specific trait-environment relationships among populations of widespread grass species. Oecologia, 189, 1017-1026.
Copeland, S.M., Munson, S.M., Bradford, J.B. and Butterfield, B.J. 2019. Influence of climate, post‐treatment weather extremes, and soil factors on vegetation recovery after restoration treatments in the southwestern US. Applied Vegetation Science, 22, 85-95.
Munson, S.M., Bunting, E.L., Bradford, J.B., Butterfield, B.J. and Gremer, J.R. 2019. Plant production responses to precipitation differ along an elevation gradient and are enhanced under extrems. Ecosystems, 22, 699-708.
2018 Hultine, K.R., Dettman, D.L., Williams, D.G., Puente, R., English, N.B., Butterfield, B.J. and Burquez, A. 2018. Relationships among climate, stem growth, and biomass δ13C in the giant saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). Ecosphere, 9, e02498.
Butterfield, B.J., Palmquist, E. and Ralston, B. 2018. Hydrological regime and climate interactively shape riparian vegetation composition along the Colorado River, Grand Canyon. Applied Vegetation Science, 21, 572-583.
Winkler, D.E., Backer, D.M., Belnap, J., Bradford, J.B., Butterfield, B.J. et al. 2018. Beyond traditional ecological restoration on the Colorado Plateau. Restoration Ecology, 26, 1055-1060.
Bradford, J.B., Betancourt, J.L., Butterfield, B.J., Munson, S.M. and Wood, T.E. 2018. Anticipatory natural resource science and management for a dynamic future. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16, 295-303.
Roybal, C.M. and Butterfield, B.J. 2018. Functional trait heritability and local climatic adaptation among grasses: A meta-analysis. Plant Ecology, 4, 369-379.
Copeland, S.M., Bradford, J.B., Duniway, M.C. and Butterfield, B.J. 2018. Life history characteristics may be as important as climate projections for defining range shifts: An example for common tree species in the intermountain western US. Diversity and Distributions, 24, 1844-1859.
Copeland, S.M., Munson, S.M., Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., Bradford, J.B. and Butterfield, B.J. 2018. Long-term trends in restoration and associated land treatments in the Southwest United States. Restoration Ecology, 26, 311-322.
2017 Hungate, B.A., Barbier, E.B., Ando, A.W., Marks, S.P., Reich, P.B., van Gestel, N., Tilman, D., Knops, J.M.H., Hooper, D.U., Butterfield, B.J. and Cardinale, B.J. 2018. The economic value of grassland species for carbon storage. Science Advances, 3, e1601880.
Doherty, K.D., Butterfield, B.J. and Wood, T.E. 2017. Matching seed to site by climate similarity: Techniques to prioritize plant materials development and use in restoration. Ecological Applications, 27, 1010-1023.
Butterfield, B.J., Copeland, S.M., Munson, S.M., Roybal, C.M. and Wood, T.E. 2017. Prestoration: Using species in restoration that will persist now and into the future. Restoration Ecology, 25, S155-S163.
Funk, J.L., Larson, J.E., Ames, G.M., Butterfield, B.J., Cavender-Bares, J., Firn, J., Laughlin, D.C., Sutton-Grier, A.E., Williams, L. and Wright, J. 2017. Revisiting the Holy Grail: using plant functional traits to understand ecological processes. Biological Reviews, 92, 1156-1173.
2016 Hultine, K.R., Williams, D.G., Dettman, D.L., Butterfield, B.J. and Puente-Martinez, R. 2016. Stable isotope physiology of stem succulents across a broad range of volume-to-surface area ratio. Oecologia, 182, 679-690.
Butterfield, B.J. and Munson, S.M. 2016. Temperature is better than precipitation as a predictor of plant community assembly across a dryland region. Journal of Vegetation Science, 27, 938-947.
Butterfield, B.J., Camhi, A.L., Rubin, R.L. and Schwalm, C.R. 2016. Tradeoffs and compatibilities among ecosystem services: Biological, physical and economic drivers of multifunctionality. Advances in Ecological Research, 54, 207-243.
Butterfield, B.J., Bradford, J., Armas, C., Prieto, I. and Pugnaire, F.I. 2016. Does the stress gradient hypothesis hold water? An assessment of vegetation effects on soil moisture and implications for plant-plant interactions. Functional Ecology, 30, 10-19.
Spasojevic, M.J., Bahlai, C.A., Bradley, B.A., Butterfield, B.J., Tuanmu, M.N, Sistla, S., Wiederholdt, R. and Suding, K.N. 2016. Scaling up the diversity-resilience relationship with trait databases and remote sensing data: the recovery of productivity after wildfire. Global Change Biology, 22, 1421-1432.
2015 Butterfield, B.J. and Wood, T. 2015. Local adaptation and cultivation, but not ploidy, predict functional trait variation in Bouteloua gracilis (Poaceae). Plant Ecology, 216, 1-9.
Kikvidze, Z., Brooker, R.W., Butterfield, B.J., et al. 2015. The effects of foundation species on community assembly: a global study on alpine cushion plant communities. Ecology, 96, 2046-2069.
Butterfield, B.J. 2015. Environmental filtering increases in intensity at both ends of climatic gradients, though driven by different factors, across woody vegetation types of the southwest USA. Oikos, 124, 1374-1382.
2014 Schöb, C., Callaway, R.M., Anthelme, F., Brooker, R.W., Cavieres, L.A., et al., and Butterfield, B.J. 2014. The context dependence of beneficiary feedback effects on benefactors in plant facilitation. New Phytologist, 204, 386-396.
Schöb, C., Michalet, R., Cavieres, L.A., Pugnaire, F.I., Brooker, R.W., Butterfield, B.J., et al. 2014. A global analysis of bi-directional interactions in alpine plant communities shows facilitators experience strong reciprocal fitness costs. New Phytologist 202, 95-105.
2013 Spafford, R.D., Lortie, C.J. and B.J. Butterfield. 2013. A systematic review of arthropod community diversity in association with invasive plants. NeoBiota 16, 81-102.
Butterfield, B.J., Cavieres, L.A., Callaway, R.M., Cook, B.J., Kikvidze, Z., Lortie, C.J., et al. 2013. Alpine cushion plants inhibit the loss of phylogenetic diversity in severe environments. Ecology Letters, 16:478-486.
Butterfield, B.J. and R.M. Callaway. 2013. A functional-comparative approach to facilitation and its context-dependence. Functional Ecology, 27, 907-917.
Butterfield, B.J. and K.N. Suding. 2013. Single-trait functional indices outperform multi-trait indices in linking environmental gradients and ecosystem services in a complex landscape. Journal of Ecology, 101:9-17.
Pre-2013 Clark, C.M., Flynn, D.F.B., Butterfield, B.J. and P.B. Reich. 2012. Testing the link between functional diversity and ecosystem functioning in a Minnesota grassland experiment. PLoS ONE, 7:e52821.
Schöb, C., Butterfield, B.J. and F.I. Pugnaire. 2012. Foundation species influence trait-based community assembly. New Phytologist, 196:824-834.
Butterfield, B.J. and J.M. Briggs. 2011. Regeneration niche differentiates functional strategies of desert woody plant species. Oecologia, 165:477-478.
Butterfield, B.J., Betancourt, J.L., Turner, R.M. and J.M. Briggs. 2010. Facilitation drives 65 years of vegetation change in the Sonoran Desert.Ecology, 91:1132-1139.
Butterfield, B.J. 2009. Effects of facilitation on community stability and dynamics: Synthesis and future directions.Journal of Ecology, 97:1992-1201.
Butterfield, B.J. and J.M. Briggs. 2009. Patch dynamics of soil-biotic feedbacks in the Sonoran Desert.Journal of Arid Environments, 73:96-102.
Butterfield, B.J., Rogers, W.E. and E. Siemann. 2004. Growth of Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum) and four native trees under varying water regimes. Texas Journal of Science, 56(4):335-346.