Laura Jane Martin

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"Conservation opportunities across the world's anthromes." Diversity and Distributions, 2014.

"Geo-semantic searching: discovering ecologically relevant knowledge from published studies." BioScience, 2013. pdf

"Intraspecific variation overrides origin effects in impacts of litter-derived secondary compounds on larval amphibians." Oecologia, 2013. pdf

"Costs and failures of Phragmites australis management in the USA." Estuaries and Coasts, 2013. pdf

"Mapping where ecologists work: biases in the global distribution of terrestrial ecological observations." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2012. pdf, Nature News, onearth

"Invasive plant cover impacts the desirability of lands for conservation acquisition." Biodiversity and Conservation, 2012. pdf

"Where are the women in ecology?" Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2012. pdf

"Metaphor and the idea of a dominant conservation ethic." Conservation Biology, 2010. pdf

Reclamation and reconciliation: Land-use history, ecosystem services, and the Providence River. Urban Ecosystems, 2010. pdf

"A framework for ecosystem services valuation." Conservation Biology, 2009. pdf

"Effects of genetic perturbation on seasonal life history plasticity." Science, 2009. pdf, e! Science News

"Distribution and abundance of nearctic-neotropical songbird migrants in a forest restoration site in southern Costa Rica." Journal of Tropical Ecology, 2008. pdf

Blog Posts

"Is a footprint the right metaphor for ecological impact?" Scientific American, 2 April 2014.

"The secret (and ancient) lives of houseplants." Your Wild Life, 21 April 2013.

"Butterflies and bombs." Scientific American, 26 March 2013.

"Postage stamps overlook Earth's tiny creatures." Scientific American, 20 February 2013.

"#OverlyHonestMethods, or #SoGladWe'reHavingThisConversation." Scientific American, 9 January 2013.

"The death of natural selection." Scientific American, 5 November 2012.

"Scientists as writers." Scientific American, 15 August 2012.

"The co-evolution of insects, plants, and a career." Scientific American, 16 April 2012

"Visiting the corpse plant." Scientific American, 21 March 2012


"Domestic," Prairie Schooner, 87:1

"Our House" and "Surveyor," The Fourth River, Issue 9

"Shopping Carts," Cider Press Review, 14:1