Peer reviewed publications

Acevedo, M. A., Clark Jr, D., Fankhauser, C., & Toohey, J. M. (2022). No evidence of predicted phenotypic changes after hurricane disturbance in a shade-specialist Caribbean anole. Biology Letters, 18(8), 20220152.

Cruz, V., Cruz-Pantoja, O., Tremblay, R., & Acevedo, M. (2022). Animal trait variation at the within-individual level: erythrocyte size variation and malaria infection in a tropical lizard. PeerJ, 10, e12761.

Zhang, R., Lu, Y., Adams, K., Sefair, J. A., Mellin, H., Acevedo, M. A., & Maciejewski, R. (2021). A Visual Analytics Framework for Conservation Planning Optimization. Environmental Modelling & Software, 105178.

Pérez‐Guzmán, L., Phillips, L. A., Acevedo, M. A., & Acosta‐Martínez, V. 2021. Comparing biological methods for soil health assessments: EL‐FAME, enzyme activities, and qPCR. Soil Science Society of America Journal 85: 636-653.

Lashley, M. A., Acevedo, M., Cotner, S., & Lortie, C. J. 2020. How the ecology and evolution of the COVID‐19 pandemic changed learning.Ecology and Evolution 10: 12412-12417.

Acevedo, M. A. 2020. Teaching quantitative ecology online: An evidence‐based prescription of best practices. Ecology and Evolution 10: 12457-12464.

Acevedo, M. A., Beaudrot, L., Meléndez‐Ackerman, E. J., & Tremblay, R. L. 2020. Local extinction risk under climate change in a neotropical asymmetrically dispersed epiphyte. Journal of Ecology, 108: 1553-1564.

Marx, A. J., Wang, C., Sefair, J. A., Acevedo, M. A., & Fletcher Jr, R. J. 2020. samc: an R package for connectivity modeling with spatial absorbing Markov chains. Ecography 43: 518-527.

Acevedo, M.A. , Dillemuth, F., Flick, A.J., Faldyn, M.J., and Elderd, B.D. 2019. Virulence-driven trade-offs in disease transmission. Evolution 73: 636-647.

Beaudrot, L., Acevedo, M., Lessard, J.P., Zvoleff, A., Jansen, P.A., Sheil, D., Rovero, F., O’Brien, T., Larney, E., Fletcher, C., Andelman, S., Ahumada, J. 2019. Local temperature and ecological similarity drive distributional dynamics of tropical mammals worldwide. Global Ecology and Biogeography 1-16.

Fletcher, R.J., Sefair, J. A., Wang, C., Pli, C.L., Smith, T.A.H., Bruna, E.M., Holt, R.D., Barfield, M., Marx, A.J., and Acevedo, M.A. 2019. Towards a unified framework for connectivity that disentangles movement and mortality in space and time. Ecology Letters 22: 1680-1689.

Beaudrot, L., Acevedo, M., Lessard, J. P., Sheil, D., Larney, E., Wright, P., & Ahumada, J. 2018. Distributional shifts in a biodiversity hotspot. Biological Conservation 228: 252-258.

Otero, L., Schall, J. J., Cruz, V., Aaltonen, K., & Acevedo, M. 2018. The drivers and consequences of unstable Plasmodium dynamics: A 26-year study of three malaria parasite species infecting a tropical lizard. Parasitology 1-9

Cruz-Hernandez, V., Peña J., Clark, D., Martínez-Llaurador, N., and Acevedo, M.A. 2017. Anolis gundlachi (Yellow-chinned Anole) Cannibalism. Herpetological Review 48: 636-637.

Sefair, J., Smith, J.C., Acevedo, M., Fletcher, R. J. 2017. A defender-attacker model and algorithm for maximizing weighted expected hitting time with applications to conservation planning. IIES Transactions 49(12): 1112-1128.

Acevedo, M. A., Fletcher, R. J. 2017. The proximate causes of asymmetric movement across heterogeneous landscapes. Landscape Ecology 32(6): 1285 - 1297.

Flick, A.J., Acevedo, M.A., Elderd, B.D. 2016. The negative effects of pathogen-infected prey on predators: a meta-analysis. Oikos 125 (11): 1554 - 1560. Editor’s choice.

Acevedo, M.A., Sefair, J., Smith, J.C., Fletcher, R. J. 2015. Optimal site-selection: protecting against worst-case disturbance scenarios. Journal of Applied Ecology 52(6): 1588-1597.

Acevedo, M.A., Prosper, O., Lopiano, K., Ruktanonchai, N., Caughlin T., Martcheva, M., C. Osenberg and D. L. Smith. 2015. Connectivity, spatial heterogeneity and vector-borne disease transmission. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127552

Acevedo, M.A., Fletcher, R. J., Tremblay, R. and Meléndez-Ackerman, E. 2015. Spatial asymmetries in connectivity influence colonization-extinction dynamics. Oecologia 179: 415-424.

Fletcher Jr., R. J., Acevedo, M. A., and Robertson E. P. 2014. The matrix alters the role of path redundancy on patch colonization rates. Ecology 96: 1444-1450 Featured as cover photo

Caughlin, T., Ruktanonchai, N., Acevedo, M. A., Lopiano, K., Prosper, O., Eagle, N., and Tatem, A. J. 2013 Place-based attributes predict community membership in a mobile phone communication network. PLoS ONE: 8:e56057

Acevedo, M. A., Marcano, M. and Fletcher, R. J. 2012. A diffusive logistic growth model to describe forest recovery. Ecological Modelling 244: 13 - 19.

Luther, D., Acevedo, M. A., Herrera, M. I., Estrada, A. E., and Aide, T. M. 2012. Is congener abundance related to vocal adjustments that minimize acoustic interference? Caribbean Journal of Science 2-3: 150 - 158.

Fletcher, R. J., Acevedo, M.A., Reichert, B., PIas, K., and Kitchen, W. 2011. Social network models predict movement and connectivity in ecological landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 108(48): 19282 - 19287.

Acevedo, M. A., C. Corrada-Bravo, H. Corrada-Bravo, L. J. Villanueva-Rivera, and T. M. Aide. 2009. Automated classification of bird and amphibian calls by machine learning: a comparison of methods. Ecological Informatics 4: 206 - 214.

Acevedo, M. A., and T. M. Aide. 2008. Bird community dynamics and habitat associations in karst, mangrove and Pterocarpus forest fragments in an urban zone in Puerto Rico. Caribbean Journal of Science 44(3): 402 - 416.

Acevedo, M. A., and C. Restrepo. 2008. Land-use change and its contribution to the large-scale organization of Puerto Ricos bird assemblages. Diversity and Distributions. 14: 114 - 122.

Acevedo, M. A., 2007. Bird feeding behavior as a measure of restoration success in a Caribean forested wetland. Neotropical Ornithology 18: 305 - 310.

Acevedo, M. A., and L. J. Villanueva-Rivera. 2006. Using automated digital recording systems as effective tools for the monitoring of birds and amphibians. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34: 211 - 214.

Acevedo-Torres, M. A., N. Rıos-Lopez, and M. C. Ruiz-Jaen. 2005. Epicrates inornatus (Puerto Rican Boa) Cannibalism. Herpetological Review 36 (2): 195.