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Levin Lab - RECENT PUBLICATIONS
 
 
 
Savanna fire
Detail from a photograph of a savanna wildfire in South Africa. Photo by Carla Staver.
 
Note: For a complete list of Simon A. Levin's publications, click here.
 
2013
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.
 
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. 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. 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
2012
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
 
2011

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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