1Undergraduate coauthor; 2Graduate student coauthor; †Authors contributed equally; *Recommended by Faculty of 1000


Pelini, S. and Lindsey-Robbins J. The effects of increasing precipitation level and shifting storm distribution on biospheric nutrient cycling in agricultural soil. Submitted for publication.

Maran, A. M., and S. L. Pelini2016Predator contributions to belowground responses to warmingEcosphere 7(9):e01457. 10.1002/ecs2.1457


Pelini, S. L., Maran, A. M., Chen, A. R., Kaseman, J., & Crowther, T. W. (2015). Higher Trophic Levels Overwhelm Climate Change Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystem Functioning. PloS one10(8), e0136344.


Pelini SL, SE Diamond, LM Nichols, KL Stuble, Aaron M Ellison, NJ Sanders, RR Dunn, NJ Gotelli. In Press. Geographic differences in effects of experimental warming on ant species diversity and community composition. Ecosphere.

Marquis M1, Del Toro I2, SL Pelini. 2014. Insect mutualisms buffer warming effects on multiple trophic levels. Ecology. 95:9-13.

Resasco J, SL Pelini, KL Stuble, NJ Sanders, RR Dunn, SE Diamond, AM Ellison, NJ Gotelli, DJ Levey. 2014. Using Historical and Experimiental Data to Reveal Warming Effects on Ant Communities. Plos One. 9(2):e88029.


Del Toro I2, K Towle1, DN Morrison1, SL Pelini. 2013. Community structure, ecological and behavioral traits of ants(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Massachusetts open and forested habitats. Northeastern Naturalist. 20:103-114.

*Diamond SE, C Penick, SL Pelini, AM Ellison, NJ Gotelli,NJ Sanders, RR Dunn. 2013. Using physiology to predict ectotherm responses to environmental change. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 5: e52.

Prather CM, SL Pelini†, A Laws†, E Rivest2, M Woltz2, CP Bloch, I Del Toro2, C-K Ho, J Kominoski, TAS Newbold, S Parsons, A Joern. 2013. Invertebrates, ecosystem services and climate change. Biological Reviews. In press.

Stuble KL2, SL Pelini, SE Diamond, DA Fowler1, RR Dunn, NJ Sanders. 2013. Foraging by forest ants under experimental climatic warming: a test at two sites. Ecology and Evolution. 3: 482-491.


Pelini SL, SE Diamond, H MacLean2, AM Ellison, NJ Gotelli,NJ Sanders, RR Dunn.2012. Common garden experiments reveal uncommon responses across temperatures, locations, and species of ants. Ecology and Evolution. 2:3009-3015.

Pelini SL.2012. Opening the climate envelope: Biophysical models of butterfly performance reveal demographic trade-offs. Functional Ecology. 26: 767-768.

Del Toro2 I, RR Ribbons2, SL Pelini,2012. The little things that run the world revisited: a review of ant-mediated ecosystem services and disservices (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Mrymecological News.17:133-146.

Diamond SE, L Nichols, N McCoy, C Hirsch1, SL Pelini, NJ Sanders, AM Ellison, NJ Gotelli, Robert R Dunn.2012. A physiological trait-based approach to predicting the responses of species to experimental climatic warming. Ecology. 93:2305-2312.

Diamond SE, DM Sorger, J Hulcr, SL Pelini, I Del Toro, C Hirsch1, E Oberg1, RR Dunn.2012. Who likes it hot? A global analysis of the climatic, ecological, and evolutionary determinants of warming tolerance in ants. Global Change Biology 18:448-456.

Hellmann JJ, K Prior, SL Pelini.2012. The influence of species interactions and local adaptation on geographic range change under climate change. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1249: 18-28.

Oberg1 E, I Del Toro2, SL Pelini.2012. Thermal tolerance assays in New England Ants. Insectes Sociaux 59: 167-174.


Pelini SL, M Boudreau, N McCoy, AM Ellison, NJ Gotelli,NJ Sanders, RR Dunn. 2011. Effects of short-term warming on a low and high latitude forest ant community. Ecosphere2(5): art62.

Pelini SL, FW Bowles, AM Ellison, NJ Gotelli, NJ Sanders, RR Dunn. 2011. Open-top chamber warming manipulation of arthropod communities at Harvard and Duke Forests. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 5: 534-540.

Pelini SL. 2011. Species: Adaptation. In Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather,2nd edition, edited by S Schneider. Oxford University Press, New York.

Pelini SL.2011. Butterflies. In Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather,2nd edition, edited by S Schneider. Oxford University Press, New York.


Pelini SL, JA Keppel1, AE Kelley1, JJ Hellmann.2010. Slow host plants prevent rapid insect responses to climate change. Global Change Biology16:2923-2929.

Luo Y, J Melillo, S Niu, JS Clark, AT Classen, E Davidson, JS Dukes, RD Evans, CB Field, CI Czimczik, M Keller, BA Kimball, LM Kueppers, RJ Norby, SL Pelini, E Pendall, E Rastetter, J Six, M Smith, MG Tjoelker, MS Torn.2010. Long-term ecosystem responses to global change. Global Change Biology17:843-854.

Williams CM, SL Pelini, JJ Hellmann, BJ Sinclair.2010. Intra-individual variation allows an explicit test of the hygric hypothesis for discontinuous gas exchange in insects. Biology Letters 6:274-277.


*Pelini SL, JDK Dzurisin, KM Prior, CM Williams, TD Marsico, BJ Sinclair, JJ Hellmann.2009. Translocation experiments in butterfly species reveal limitations to range shifts under climate change. PNAS106:11160-11165.

Pelini SL†, KM Prior†, DJ Parker, JDK Dzurisin, RL Lindroth, JJ Hellmann.2009. Climate change and temporal and spatial mismatches in insect communities. In Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth, edited by Trevor Letcher. Elsevier, Inc. Amsterdam.

Prior KM, JDK Dzurisin, SL Pelini, JJ Hellmann.2009. Biology of larvae and adults of Erynnis propertius at the northern edge of its range. The Canadian Entomologist141:161-171.


Hellmann JJ, SL Pelini, K Prior and JDK Dzurisin.2008. The response of two butterfly species to climatic variation at the edge of their range and the implications for poleward range shifts. Oecologia 157: 583-592.


2006 Gray (Pelini) SL. 2006. Book Review of Butterflies: Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight, Edited by C. L. Boggs, W. B. Watt and P. R. Ehrlich. American Midland Naturalist.155(1):250.


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