Brym, Z., Lake, J.K., Ostling, A., Allen, D. In press. Plant functional traits suggest novel ecological strategy for an invasive shrub in an understory woody plant community. J. of Applied Ecology. (This paper grew out of an undergraduate project I advised at University of Michigan; first author is advisee)
Swenson, N.G., Erickson, D.L. Mi, X., Bourg, N., Montana-Forero, J., Howe, R., Lake, J.K., Liu, X., Thompson, J., Uriarte, M. Wolf, A., Zhang, J., Zimmerman, J.K., Kress., W.J. In Press. Phylogenetic and functional beta diversity in tree communities across latitude. Ecology (Invited special issue)
Swenson, N.G., Enquist, B.J., Pither, J., Kerkhoff, A.J., Boyle, B., Weiser, M.D., Elser, J.J., Fagan, W.F., Forero-Montaña, J., Fyllas, N., Kraft, N.J.B., Lake, J.K., Moles, A.T., Patiño, S., Phillips, O.L., Price, C.A., Reich, P.B., Quesada, C.A., Stegen, J.C., Valencia, R., Wright, I.J., Wright, S.J., Andelman, S., Hulshof, C.M., Jørgensen, P.M., Lacher, Jr., T.E., Monteagudo, A., Núñez-Vargas, M.P., Vasquez-Martínez, R. In press. The biogeography of woody plant functional diversity in North and South America. Global Ecology and Biogeography
Lake, J.K. & Ostling, A.O. 2009. Technical Comment: Functional traits and niche-based tree community assembly in an Amazonian forest. Science 324: 1015c.
O’Dwyer, J.P., Lake, J.K., Ostling, A., Savage, V., & Green, J.L. 2009. An integrative framework for stochastic, size-structured community assembly. Proc. National Academy of Science, USA 106: 6170-6175.
Lake, J.K., Hubbell, S.P., Ostling, A.O., Boittin, I., Drury, J.P., Sappenfield, O., Anderson, K., Ziska, C. & Swenson, N.G. In revision. Individual-based analysis of spatial dispersion and overlap in plant functional traits in a temperate tree community: Evidence for multiple mechanisms of community assembly. Journal of Ecology.
Warren, R.J. II, & Lake, J.K. In revision. A trait-based niche investigation of translocated woodland herbs across environmental gradients. Journal of Plant Ecology.
Swenson, N.G., Mi, Xiangcheng, Lake, J.K., Erickson, D., Kress, W.J., Thompson, J., Zimmerman, J.K. in revision. The species-time-area and phylogenetic-time-area relationships in tropical forests. The American Naturalist.
Book Chapters Campbell, D.G., Ford, A., Lowell, K.S., Walker, J.B., Lake, J.K., Ocampo-Raeder, V.C., Townesmith, A., Balick, M. 2006. The feral forests of the eastern Petén. in: Balee, W. and Erickson, C., eds. Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology: Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands. Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 21-55.
Hubbell, S.P. & Lake, J.K. 2003. The neutral theory of biodiversity and biogeography, and beyond. In: Blackburn, T.M. & Gaston, K.J. Macroecology: Concepts and Consequences. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK, pp. 45-63.
INVITED RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS Lake, J.K., et al. 2011. “Community Assembly: Theory and Evidence from Forest Communities,” Presented Catawba College, Salisbury, NC, February 22, 2011.
Lake, J.K. et al. 2010. In Organized Oral Session at Ecological Society of America Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2010.
Lake, J.K. et al. 2009. Understanding Community Assembly from Plant Functional Traits: Coexistence and the Latitudinal Gradient in Species Diversity in Forests. Presented November 2009, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
CONTRIBUTED RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS Lake, J.K. A latitudinal gradient in functional trait diversity in forests. Presented March 2009, University of Michigan, August 2009 at Ecological Society of America.
Brym, Z., Lake, J.K., & Ostling, A. Functional trait distribution within a temperate forest may explain how the invasive plant Elaeagnus umbellata has established and persisted in a novel environment. Presented orally by Brym at Ecological Society of America, August 2009.
Lake, J.K., Borda de Agua, L, & Hubbell, S.P. Evolution of functional traits under varying selection regimes. Oral Presentation at Ecological Society of America, August 2008.
Maguire, A., Lake, J.K., Ostling, A., & Campbell, D.G. Distribution of leaf shape in a tropical forest. Poster presentation at Ecological Society of America, August 2008.
Ziska, C., Lake, J.K., Ostling, A., & Campbell, D.G. Pattens in leaf shape along a latitudinal gradient. Poster presentation at Ecological Society of America, August 2008.
Lake, J.K. Functional Traits and Forest Community Structure. Presented at University of Michigan Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series, March 2008.
Lake, J.K. Functional Traits and Community Structure. Exit Seminar presented at University of Georgia Department of Plant Biology, April 2007.
Lake, J.K. & Hubbell, S.P. Spatial structure in overlap of leaf functional traits in a temperate forest, Thompson Mills, Georgia. Oral Presentation presented at Ecological Society of America, August 2006.
Ostling, A., Sanders, N., Lake, J.K. Ecological Society of America Symposium and Organized Oral Session: Niche vs. neutral and the middle ground: what have we learned about community assembly? Presented August 2006.
Hubbell, S.P., Lake, J.K, et al. 2006. Symmetric neutrality and the evolution of functional equivalence. Presented at Ecological Society of America, August 2006.
Lake, J.K., Borda de Agua, L.A. & Hubbell, S.P. 2006. What ecological circumstances favor the evolution of functional equivalence? Poster presentation at Gordon Conference on Metabolic Basis of Ecology, Lewiston, ME, July 2006.
Lake, J.K., Boittin, I. & Hubbell, S.P. 2005. Limiting similarity in a temperate forest tree community. Poster presentation at Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada, August 2005.
Lake, J.K. & Hubbell, S.P. 2004. Liana biomass and woody stem size structure in a tropical forest, Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Poster presentation at Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR, August 2004.
Lake, J.K., Kress., W.J., and Hubbell, S.P. 2003. Lineage diversification in Family Costaceae: Does the neutral theory of biogeography and biodiversity adequately explain empirical observations? Oral presentation at Ecological Society of America, Savannah, GA, August 2003.
Lake, J.K. and Hubbell, S.P. 2003. Density-Dependent Mortality and Dispersal Limitation: Incorporating Biotic Interactions into the Neutral Theory. Poster Presentation at University of Georgia Department of Plant Biology Student Symposium. Awarded “Best Poster.”
Hubbell, S.P., and Lake, J.K. 2002. The Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography: New Directions. Invited talk at British Ecological Society Macroecology Symposium, Birmingham, England, April 2002; Presented at University of Georgia Plant Ecology and Evolution Group, April 2002; Lake was presenting author.
Lake, J.K. and Hubbell, S.P. 2002. Density-Dependent Mortality and Dispersal Limitation: Incorporating Biotic Interactions into the Neutral Theory. Poster Presentation at Ecological Society of America Meeting, Tucson, AZ, August 2002.
Lake, J.K. & Kress, W.J. 1995. Phylogenetic Relationships in the Family Musaceae. Presented at Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, August 1995 and at Pew Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington University, November 1995
Campbell, D.G., Walker, J.B., Lake, J.K., Ocampo-Raeder, V.C., Smith, S.C., and Castillo, V.A. 1995. The Signature of the Classic Maya Civilization on Belizean Tropical Forests. Presented at the AAAS Meetings, Atlanta, February 1995.
Lake, J.K., Castillo, V.A., Ocampo-Raeder, V.C., Smith, S.C., Walker, J.B., and Campbell, D.G. 1994. The Oligarchy of Tropical Forests in Belize. Presented at Pew Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Chicago, November 1994.
Lake, J.K. and Croat, T.B. 1993. The Araceae of Reserva Natural La Planada. Presented at Pew Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Awards/Honors Ecological Society of America Vegetation Section 2006 Damman Award for Best Student Talk, August 2006.
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG), July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, August 2001-July 2004
Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) Grant: Variation in Leaf Functional Traits on BCI, 2006-08.
University of Georgia Presidential Fellowship, August 2001-August 2007
University of Georgia Department of Plant Biology Palfrey Grant, awarded March 2006, providing support for leaf chemistry analyses.
Explorers Club of America Exploration Fund Grant, award April 2006, for recensus of research plots in Cayo District, Belize
University of Georgia Department of Botany Small Grant, awarded November 2001, providing support for summer research on Barro Colorado Island in 2002.
University of Georgia Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Travel Grant, awarded April 2002 to support research on BCI, summer 2002.
University of Georgia Graduate School Grant, awarded April 2002 to support research on BCI, summer 2002
Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid-of-Research, awarded May 2002 to support research on BCI, summer 2002
University of Georgia Department of Plant Biology Student Symposium Best Poster, 2003.
Grinnell College Presidents Medalist, 1996
Finalist, Rhode Scholarship, 1996
Phi Beta Kappa, Elected 1995