Publications

* Names of students and post-doctoral fellows in italics.

50. Rees, W.G., A. Hofgaard, S. Boudreau, D.M. Cairns, K.A. Harper, S.D. Mamet, I.E. Mathisen, Z.M. Swirad and O. Tutubalina. 2020. Is subarctic forest advance able to keep pace with climate change? Global Change Biology. Early View.

49. Medeiros, H.R., Y.C. Grandinete, P. Manning, K.A. Harper, K., C. Cutler, P. Tyedmers, C. Righi, M.C. Ribeiro. 2019. Forest cover enhances natural enemy diversity and biological control services in Brazilian sun coffee plantations. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 39, 50.

48. Medeiros, H.R., F. Martello, E.A.B. Almeida, X. Mengual, K.A. Harper, Y. C. Grandinete, J.P. Metzger, C.A. Righi and M.C. Ribeiro. 2019. Landscape structure shapes the diversity of beneficial insects in coffee producing landscapes. Biological Conservation. 238: 108193.

47. Dodonov, P., K.A. Harper, R. de Oliveira Xavier and D.M. Silva Matos. 2019. Spatial pattern of invasive and native graminoids in the Brazilian cerrado. Plant Ecology. 220: 741-756.

46. Bjorkman, A. D., Myers‐Smith, I. H., Elmendorf, S. C. (and 102 other authors including Harper, K. A.) 2018. Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant trails spanning the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 27: 1402-1411.

45. Bjorkman, A. D., Myers-Smith, I. H., Elmendorf, S. C. (and 126 other authors including Harper, K. A.) 2018. Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome. Nature. 562: 57-62.

44. Brown, C.D., Dufour‐Tremblay, G., Jameson, R.G., Mamet, S.D., Trant, A.J., Walker, X.J., Boudreau, S., Harper, K. A., Henry, G.H., Hermanutz, L. and Hofgaard, A. 2018. Reproduction as a bottleneck to treeline advance across the circumarctic forest tundra ecotone. Ecography. 42: 137-147.

43. Harper K. A., Lavallee, A. A., Dodonov, P. 2018. Patterns of shrub abundance and relationships with other plant types within the forest-tundra ecotone in northern Canada. Arctic Science. 4: 691-709.

42. Dazé Querry, N. and Harper, K. A. 2017. Structural diversity as a habitat indicator for endangered lakeshore flora using an assemblage of common plant species in Atlantic Canada. Plant Ecology. 218: 1339-1353.

41. Dodonov, P., Braga, A. L., Harper, K. A. and Silva Matos, D. M. 2017. Edge influence on plant litter biomass in forest and savanna in the Brazilian cerrado. Austral Ecology. 42: 187-197.

40. Dazé Querry, N., Bordeleau, X., Harper, K. A. and Basquill, S. 2017. Multi-scale habitat characterization of herbaceous Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora on lakeshores in Nova Scotia. Botany. 95(6): 587-598.

39. Harper, K. A., Drapeau, P., Lesieur, D. and Bergeron, Y. 2016. Negligible structural development and edge influence on the understorey at 16-17 year old clearcut edges in black spruce forest. Applied Vegetation Science. 19: 462-473.

38. Esseen, P. -A., Ringvall, A. H., Harper, K. A., Christensen, P. and Svensson, J. 2016. Factors driving structure of natural and anthropogenic forest edges varies from temperate to boreal ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science. 27: 482-492.

37. Franklin, C.M.A. and Harper, K. A. 2016. Moose browsing, understorey structure, and plant species composition across spruce budworm-induced forest edges. Journal of Vegetation Science. 27:524-534.

36. Harper, K. A., Macdonald, S. E., Mayerhofer, M. S., Biswas, S. R., Esseen, P. -A., Hylander, K., Stewart, K. J., Mallik, A. U., Drapeau, Jonsson, B.-G., Lesieur, D., Kouki, J. and Bergeron, Y. 2015. Edge influence on vegetation at natural and anthropogenic edges of boreal forests in Canada and Fennoscandia. Journal of Ecology. 103: 550-562.

35. Franklin, C.M.A., Harper, K. A. and Murphy, L. K. 2015. Structural dynamics at boreal forest edges created by a spruce budworm outbreak. Silva Fennica. 49: article id 1267.

34. Albertsen, E., Harper, K. A. and De Fields, D. L. 2014. Structure and composition of tree islands and krummholz within the forest-tundra ecotone in central and eastern Canada. Arctic 67: 396-406.

33. Harper, K. A., Drapeau, P., Lesieur, D. and Bergeron, Y. 2014. Forest structure and composition at fire edges of different ages: evidence of persistent structural features on the landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 314: 131-140.

32. Dodonov, P., Harper, K. A. and Silva Matos, D. M. 2013. The role of edge contrast and forest structure in edge influence: vegetation and microclimate at edges in the Brazilian cerrado. Plant Ecology 241: 1345-1359.

31. Mayerhofer, M.S., Kernaghan, G. and Harper, K. A. 2013. The effects of fungal root endophytes on plant growth: a meta-analysis. Mycorrhiza 23: 119-128.

30. Henry, G.H.R., Harper, K. A., Chen, W., Deslippe, J., Grant, R., Lafleur, P., Lévesque, E., Siciliano, S. and Simard, S. 2012. Effects of observed and experimental climate change on terrestrial ecosystems in northern Canada: results from the Canadian IPY Program. Climatic Change. 115: 207-234.

29. Hofgaard, A., Harper, K. A. and Golubeva, E. 2012. The role of the circumarctic forest-tundra ecotone for arctic biodiversity. Biodiversity 13: 174-181.

28. Ross, F. K., Harper, K. A., Wright, T. and Castleden, H. 2012. What makes successful science outreach? Multiple perspectives on International Polar Year educational outreach partnerships in northern Canada. Polar Geography 35: 309-329.

27. LaPaix, R., Harper, K. A. and Freedman, B. 2012. Patterns of exotic plants in relation to anthropogenic edges within urban forest remnants in Halifax, Canada. Applied Vegetation Science. 15: 525-535.

26. Harper, K. A. and Macdonald, S. E. 2011. Quantifying distance of edge influence: A comparison of methods and a new randomization method. Ecosphere. 2: article 94.

25. Hofgaard, A. and Harper, K. A. 2011. Tree recruitment, growth, and distribution at the circumpolar forest-tundra transition: introduction. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 41: 435-436.

24. Harper, K. A., Danby, R. K., De Fields, D. L.Lewis, K. P., Trant, A. J., Starzomski, B. M., Savidge, R. and Hermanutz, L. 2011. Tree spatial pattern within the forest-tundra ecotone: a comparison of sites across Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 41:479-489.

23. Smith, C., Beazley, K., Duinker, P. and Harper, K. A. 2010. The impacts of moose (Alces alces andersoni) on forest regeneration following a spruce budworm outbreak in the Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada. Alces. 46: 135-150.

22. Burley, S. T.Harper, K. A. and Lundholm, J. T. 2010. Vegetation composition, structure and soil properties across coastal forest–barren ecotones. Plant Ecology. 211:279-296.

21. Boudreau, S., Ropars, P. and Harper, K. A. 2010. Population dynamics of Empetrum hermaphroditum on a subarctic sand dune: Evidence of rapid colonization through efficient sexual reproduction. American Journal of Botany. 97: 770-781.

20. Deshaies, A., Boudreau, S. and Harper, K. A. 2009. Restoration in a subarctic environment: effect of fertilization on the performance of three indigenous plant species. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 41: 434-441.

19. Bergeron, Y. and Harper, K. A. 2009. Old-growth forests in the Canadian boreal: The exception rather than rule? In ‘Old-growth Forests: Function, Fate and Value’. Edited by C. Wirth, G. Gleixner and M. Heimann. Springer NY, pp. 285-300.

18. Harper, K. A., Mascarúa-López, L., Macdonald, S. E. and Drapeau, P. 2007. Interaction of edge influence: examples from narrow corridors. Plant Ecology. 192: 71-84.

17. Lavoie, M.Harper, K. A., Paré, D. and Bergeron, Y. 2007. Spatial pattern in the organic layer and tree growth: A case study from regenerating Picea mariana stands prone to paludification. Journal of Vegetation Science. 18: 213-222.

16. Harper, K. A., Bergeron, Y., Drapeau, P. and Gauthier, S. 2006. Changes in spatial pattern during structural development in black spruce forest. Journal of Vegetation Science. 17: 625-636.

15. Euskirchen, E. S., Li, Q. and Harper, K. A. 2006. The influence of edges on plant communities: research frontiers for forested landscapes. In ‘Ecology of Hierarchical Landscapes: From Theory to Application’. Edited by J. Chen, S. Saunders, K. Broskofske and T.R. Crow. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge NY, pp. 71-88.

14. Mascarúa-López, L.Harper, K. A. and Drapeau, P. 2006. Edge influence on forest structure in large forest remnants, cutblock separators, and riparian buffers in managed black spruce forests. Écoscience. 13(2): 226-233.

13. Harper, K. A., Macdonald, S. E., Burton, P., Chen, J., Brosofsky, K. D., Saunders, S., Euskirchen, E. S., Roberts, D., Jaiteh, M. and Esseen, P. -A. 2005. Edge influence on forest structure and composition in fragmented landscapes. Conservation Biology. 19(3): 768-782.

12. Harper, K. A., Bergeron, Y., Drapeau, Gauthier, S. and DeGrandpré, L. 2005. Structural development following fire in coniferous eastern boreal forest. Forest Ecology and Management. 206: 293-306.

11. Harper, K. A., Lesieur, D., Bergeron, Y. and Drapeau, P. 2004. Forest structure and composition at young fire and cut edges in black spruce boreal forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 34(2): 289-302.

10. Harper, K.Boudreault, C., DeGrandpré, L., Drapeau, P., Gauthier, S. and Bergeron, Y. 2003. Structure, composition and diversity of old-growth black spruce boreal forest of the Clay Belt region in Québec and Ontario. Environmental Reviews. 11(S1): S79-S98.

9. Harper, K. A. and Macdonald, S. E. 2002. Structure and composition of edges next to regenerating clear-cuts in the boreal forest. Journal of Vegetation Science. 13(4): 535-546.

8. Harper, K. A., Bergeron, Y., Gauthier, S. and Drapeau, P. 2002. Structural development of black spruce forests following fire in Abitibi, Québec: a landscape scale investigation. Silva Fennica. 36(1): 249-263.

7. Bartemucci, P., Coates, K. D., Harper K. A. and Wright, E. F. 2002. Gap disturbances in northern old-growth forests of British Columbia. Journal of Vegetation Science. 13(5): 685-696.

6. Harper, K. A. and Macdonald, S. E. 2001. Structure and composition of riparian boreal forest: new methods for analyzing edge influence. Ecology. 82(3): 649-659.

5. Kernaghan, G. and Harper, K. A. 2001. Community structure of ectomycorrhizal fungi across an alpine/ subalpine ecotone. Ecography. 24(2):181-188.

4. Harper, K. A. and Kershaw, G. P. 1997. Soil characteristics of 48-year old borrow pits and vehicle tracks in shrub tundra along the CANOL No. 1 pipeline corridor, Northwest Territories, Canada. Arctic and Alpine Research. 29(1): 105-111.

3. Harper, K. A. and Kershaw, G. P. 1996. Natural Revegetation on Borrow Pits and Vehicle Tracks in Shrub Tundra, 48 Years Following Construction of the CANOL No. 1 Pipeline, N.W.T., Canada. Arctic and Alpine Research. 28(2): 163-171.

2. Dunwiddie, P. W., Zaremba R. E. and K. A. Harper. 1996. A classification of coastal sandplain grasslands and heathlands in Massachusetts. Rhodora. 98(894): 117-145.

1. Harper, K. A. 1995. The effect of expanding clones of Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry) on species composition in sandplain grassland on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 122(2): 124-133.