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Detail from a photograph of a savanna wildfire in South Africa. Photo by Carla Staver.
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Bonachela, J.A. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2015. Termite mounds can increase the robustness of dryland ecosystems to climate change. Science 347(6222): 651-655. PDF
Chisholm, R. A. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2015. The potential for alternative stable states in nutrient-enriched invaded grasslands. Theoretical Ecology: DOI: 10.1007-s12080-015-0258-8. PDF
Hannam, P.M. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2015. Incomplete cooperation and co-benefits: Deepening climate cooperation with a proliferation of small agreements. Social Science Research Network (January 1, 2015). Availableat SSRN.
Levin, S.A. 2015. Foreword: What mathematics can do for sustainability. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology: Special Issue on Sustainability 77: 251-253. PDF
Messier, C. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2015. From management to stewardship: Viewing forests as complex adaptive systems in an uncertain world. Conservation Letters: DOI: 10.1111/conl.12156. PDF
Tarnita, C. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2015. Fitness tradeoffs between spores and nonaggregating cells can explain the coexistence of diverse genotypes in cellular slime molds. PNAS: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424242112. PDF
Villa Martin, P. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2015. Eluding catstrophic shifts. PNAS: DOI: 10.1073/pnas,1414708112. PDF
Van Boeckel, T.P. et al. 2015. Global antimicrobial use in food animals. PNAS: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.150314112. PDF
Arrow, K., Ehrlich, P., and S.A. Levin. 2014. Some perspectives on linked ecosystems and socio-economic systems. In Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta, ed. S. Barrett et al., 95-116. Springer-Verlag. PDF
Berdahl, A., et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. A collective navigation hypothesis for homeward migration in anadromous salmoids. Fish and Fisheries: DOI: 10.1111/faf/12084. PDF
Bonachela, J.A. and S.A. Levin. 2014. Evolutionary comparison between viral lysis rate and latent period. Journal of Theoretical Biology 345(21): 32-42. PDF
De Froment, A.J., Rubestein, D.I., and S.A. Levin. 2014. An extra dimension to decision-making in animals: The three-way trade-off between speed, effort per-unit-time and accuracy. PLoS Computational Biology 10(12): e1003937. PDF
Frank, A.B. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Dealing with femtorisks in international relations. PNAS: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1400229111. PDF
Herlands, W. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. A machine learning approach to musically meaningful homogeneous style classification. Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Conference on Artificial Intelligence held July 27-31, 2014, Quebec City, Canda: 276-282. PDF
Klein, E.Y. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Cross-reactive immune responses as primary drivers of malaria chronicity. Infection and Immunity 82(1): 140. PDF
Lei, J., Levin, S.A., and Nie, Q. 2014. Mathematical model of adult stem cell regeneration with cross-talk between genetic and epigenetic regulations. PNAS: DOI/10.1073/pnas.1324267111. PDF
Levin, S.A. 2014. Public goods in relation to competition, cooperation, and spite. PNAS 111 (suppl. 3): 10838-10845. PDF
Levin, S.A. 2014. Some mathematical challenges in the theory of infectious diseases. In Challenges of Mathematical Education: An American and Iranian Discussion: Conference Proceedings from the Mathematics Education Program (University of California, Irvine, January 27-29, 2014), ed. D. Saari, 71-72. Washington D.C.: The Mathematical Association of America. PDF
Lomas, W. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Impact of ocean phytoplankton diversity on phosphate uptake. PNAS:DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1420760111. PDF
Morin, B.R. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Disease risk mitigation: The equivalence of two selective mixing strategies on aggregate contact patterns and resulting epidemic spread. Journal of Theoretical Biology 363: 262-270. PDF
Perrings, C. et al. 2014. Merging economics and epidemiology to improve the prediction and management of infectious disease. Journal of EcoHealth: DOI: 10.1007s10393-014-0963-6. PDF
Salvador, L. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Mechanistic analysis of the search behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11(92): 20131092. PDF
Schertzer, E., Staver, A.C., and S.A. Levin. 2014. Implications of the spatial dynamics of fire spread for the bistability of savanna and forest. Journal of Mathematical Biology: DOI: 10.1007/s00285-014-0757-z. PDF
Tavoni, A. and S.A. Levin. 2014. Managing the climate commons at the nexus of ecology, behavior and economics. Nature Climate Change: DOI: 10.1038/NClimate2375. PDF
Thompson, S., Levin, S., and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe. 2014. Rainfall temperatures changes have confounding impacts on Phytophthora cinnamomi occurence risk in the south western USA under climate change scenarios. Global Change Biology 20: 1299-1312. PDF
Torney, C. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Social information use and the evolution of unresponsiveness in collective systems. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12(103): 201409. PDF
Troell, M. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system? PNAS 11(37):13257-13263. PDF
Van Boeckel, T.P. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Global antibiotic consumption 2000-2010: An analysis of national pharmaceutical sales data. Lancet Infectious Diseases: DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70780-7. PDF
Vasconcelos, V.T. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2014. Climate policies under wealth inequality. 2014. PNAS: DOI/10.1073/pnas.1323479111. PDF
Walker, J.G., Klein, E.Y., and S.A. Levin. 2014. Disease at the wildlife-livestock interface: Acaricide use on domestic cattle does not prevent transmission of a tick-borne pathogen with multiple hosts. Veterinary Parasitology 199(3-4): 206-214. PDF
Badiou, P. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. International Boreal Conservation Science Panel: Conserving the World's Last Great Forest Is Possible: Here's How. (Science/Policy Briefing, International Boreal Comservation Science Panel and Associates, November 2011). PDF
Bonachela, S.A., Allison, S.D., Martiny, A.C., and S.A. Levin. 2013. A model for variable phytoplankton stoichiometry based on cell protein regulation. BioGeoSciences 10: 3241-3279. PDF
Case, M.F., Halpern, C.B., and S.A. Levin. 2013. Contributions of gopher mound and casting disturbances to plant community structure in a Cascade Range meadow complex. Botany 91: 555-561. PDF
Farrior, C.E. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Competition for water and light in closed-canopy forests: A tractable model of carbon allocation with implications for carbon sinks. The American Naturalist 181(3): 314-330. PDF
Farrior, C.E. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Resouce limitation in a competitive context determines complex plant responses to experimental resource additions. Ecology 91(11): 2505-2517. PDF
Fischer, I et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Fusing enacted and expected mimicry generates a winning strategy that promotes the evolution of cooperation. PNAS: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1308221110. PDF
Giuggioli, L. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Stigmergy, collective actions, and animal social spacing. PNAS 110(42): 16904-16909. PDF
Kinzig, A. P. et al (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Social norms and global environmental challenges: The complex interaction of behaviors, values, and policy. BioScience 63(3): 164-175. PDF
Lade, S.J. et al. (including S.A. Levin).. 2013. Regime shifts in a social-ecological system. Theoretical Ecology (Special Issue on Regime Shifts and Tipping Points) 6: 359-372. PDF
Levin, S.A. 2013. Mathematics of sustainability. AMS Notices 60(4): 392-393. PDF
Levin, S.A. et al. 2013. Social-ecological systems as complex adaptive systems: Modeling and policy implications. Environment and Development Economics 18(2): 111-132. PDF
Martiny, A. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Strong latitudinal patterns in the elemetal ratios of marine plankton and organic matter. Nature Geoscience: DOI: 10.1038.NGEO1757. PDF
Pinsky, M.L. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Marine taxa track local climate velocities. Science 341(6151): 1239-1243. PDF
Nadell, C.D. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Cutting through the complexity of cell collectives. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280 (1755): DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2770. PDF
Strandberg-Peshkin, A. et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2013. Visual sensory networks and effective information transfer in animal groups. Current Biology 23(17): R709-R711. PDF
Thompson, S., Levin, S., and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe. 2013. LInking plant disease risk and precipitation drivers: A dynamical systems framework. The American Naturalist 181(1): 1-38. PDF
Torney, C.J., Levin, S.A., and I.D. Couzin. 2013. Decision accuracy and the role of spatial interaction in opinion dynamics. Journal of Statistical Physics: DOI: 10.1007/s/10955-013-0700-5. PDF
Akcay, E. et al (including S.A. Levin). 2012. Evolution of cooperation and skew under imperfect information. PNAS 109(37): 14936-14941. PDF
Bonachela, J.A., Munoz, M.A., and S.A. Levin. 2012. Patchiness and demographic noise in three ecological examples. Journal of Statistical Physics 148: 723-739. PDF
Chisholm, R.A. and S.A. Levin. 2012. Linking dispersal and immigration in multidimensional environments. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 74(8): 1754-1763. PDF
Dixit, A.K., Levin, S.A., and D.I. Rubenstein. 2012. Reciprocal insurance among Kenyan pastoralists. Theoretical Ecology: DOI: 10.1007/s12080-012-0169-x. PDF
Jiang, X. et al (including S.A. Levin). 2012. Functional biogeography of ocean microbes revealed through non-negative matrix factorization. PLoS One 7(9): e-43866. PDF
Klein, E. et al (including S.A. Levin). 2012. Relationship between treatment-seeking behavior and artemisinin drug quality in Ghana. Malaria 11: 110. DOI: 10.1186/1475-2975-11-110. PDF
Klein, E. et al (including S.A. Levin). 2012. Superinfection and the evolution of resistance to antimalarial drugs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences: DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1064. PDF
Leonard, N. et al (including S.A. Levin). 2012. Decision versus compromise for animal groups in motion. PNAS 109(1): 227-232. PDF
Levin, S.A. 2012. Epilogue: The challenge of sustainability: Lessons from an evolutionary perspective. In Sustainability Science: The Emerging Paradigm and the Urban Environment, ed. M. Weinstein and R.E. Taylor, 168-174. New York: Springer. PDF
Levin, S.A. 2012. Preface: Toward the marriage of theory and data. Interface Focus 2(1): DOI: rsfs.2012.0006. PDF
Levin, S.A. 2012. The trouble of discounting tomorrow. Solutions 3(4) (August 2012). Available from: Solutions.
Levin, S.A., Arrow, K.J., and R.O. Keohane. 2012. An uncommon woman for the Commons (Elinor Ostrom retrospective). PNAS: DOI/10.1073/pnas.1210827109. PDF
Reeves, M., Haanaes, K., Love, C., and S.A. Levin. 2012. Sustainability as adaptability. Journal of Corporate Finance 24(2): 14-22. PDF
Scheffer, M. et al (including S.A. Levin). 2012. Anticipating critical transitions. Science 338: 334-348. PDF
Shaw, A. K. and S.A. Levin. 2012. The evolution of intermittent breeding. Journal of Mathematical Biology: DOI: 10.1007/s00285-012-0603-0. PDF
Staver, A.C. and S.A. Levin. 2012. Integrating theoretical climate and fire effects on savanna and forest systems. The American Naturalist 180(2): DOI: 10.1086/666648. PDF
Tavoni, A., Schlueter, M. and S.A. Levin. 2012. The survival of the conformist: Social pressure and renewable resource management. Journal of Theoretical Biology 299: 152-161. PDF
Ziv, G., Baran, E., Nam, S., Rodriguez-Iturbe I., and S.A. Levin. 2012. Trading-off fish biodiversity, food security, and hydropower in the Mekong River Basin. PNAS 109(15): 5609-5614. PDF

Archibald, S., Staver, A.C., and S.A. Levin. 2011. The evolution of human-driven fire regimes in Africa. PNAS: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1118648109. PDF
Bonachela, J.A., Raghib, M., and S.A. Levin. 2011. Dynamic model of flexible phytoplankton nutrient uptake. PNAS 108(51): 20,633-20,638. PDF. Errata.

Couzin, I.D. et al (including S.A. Levin). 2011. Uninformed individuals promote democratic consensus in animal groups. Science 334: 1578-1580. PDF.

Fortuna, M.A., Bonachela, J.A., and S.A. Levin. 2011. Dynamic model of flexible phytoplankton nutrient uptake. PNAS; DOI: 10/1073pnas.1115960108. PDF. PDF Supplementary Info.
Shaw, A. and S.A. Levin. 2011. To breed or not to breed: A model of partial migration. Oikos 120: 1871-1879. PDF.
Staver, A.C., S. Archibald, and S. Levin. 2011. The global extent and determinants of savanna and forest as alternative biome states. Science 334: 230-232. PDF
Staver, A.C., S. Archibald, and S. Levin. 2011. Tree cover in sub-Saharan Africa: Rainfall and fire constrain forest and savanna as alternative stable states. Ecology 92(5): 1063-1072. PDF




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