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Olimpi, E.M., K. Garcia, D. Gonthier, K.T. De Master, A. Echeverri, C. Kremen, A.R. Sciligo, W.E. Snyder, E. Wilson-Rankin, and D.S. Karp (2020) Shifts in species interactions and farming contexts mediate net effects of birds in agroecosystems. Ecological Applications 30: e02115Abstract. (pdf)

Garcia, K., E.M. Olimpi, D.S. Karp, and D.J. Gonthier (2020) The good the bad and the risky: can birds be incorporated as biological control agents into integrated pest management programs. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 11: 1-11. Abstract. (pdf)

Echeverri, A., D.S. Karp, R. Naidoo, J.A. Tobias, J. Zhao, and K. Chan (2020) Can avian functional traits predict cultural ecosystem services? People and Nature 2: 138-151. Abstract. (pdf)

González-Chang, M., S.D. Wratten, M.W. Shields, R. Costanza, M. Dainese, G.M. Gurr, J. Johnson, D.S. Karp, J.W. Ketelaar, J. Nboyine, J. Pretty, R. Rayl, H. Sandhu, M. Walker, and W. Zhou (2020) Understand the pathways from biodiversity to agro-ecological outcomes: a new, interactive approach. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and the Environment 301: 107053. Abstract. (pdf)


Karp, D.S., A. Echeverri, J. Zook, P. Juárez, A. Ke, J. Krishnan, K.M.A. Chan, and L.O. Frishkoff (2019) Remnant forest on private land fosters Neotropical bird communities that are indistinguishable from formal reserves. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56: 1839-1849. Abstract. (pdf)

Frishkoff, L.O. and D.S. Karp (2019) Species‐specific responses to habitat conversion across scales synergistically restructure Neotropical bird communities. Ecological Applications 29: e01910. Abstract. (pdf)

Frishkoff, L.O., A. Ke, I. Martins, E. Olimpi, and D.S. Karp (2019) Countryside Biogeography: The controls of species distributions in human-dominated landscapes. Current Landscape Ecology Reports 4: 15-30. Abstract. (pdf)

 Echeverri, E., R. Naidoo, D.S. Karp, K.M.A. Chan, and J. Zhao (2019) Iconic manakins and despicable grackles: comparing bird-related cultural ecosystem services across birdwatchers, farmers, and urbanites in Northwestern Costa Rica. Ecological Indicators 106:105454. Abstract. (pdf)

Olimpi, E.M., P. Baur, D. Gonthier, D.S. Karp, C. Kremen, A. Sciligo, and K.T. De Master (2019) Evolving food safety pressures in California’s Central Coast region. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 3:102. Abstract. (pdf)

Dainese, M., … D.S. Karp, et al. (2019) A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production. Science Advances 5: eaax0121. Abstract. (pdf)

Mastrángelo, M.E., N. Perez-Harguindeguy, L. Enrico, E. Bennett, S. Lavorel, G.S. Cumming, D. Abeygunawardane, L.D. Amarilla, B. Burkhard, B.N. Egoh, L.O. Frishkoff, L. Galetto, S. Huber, D.S. Karp, A. Ke, E. Kowaljow, A. Kronenburg-García, B. Locatelli, B. Martín-López, P. Meyfroidt, T.H. Mwampamba, J. Nel, K.A. Nicholas, C. Nicholson, E. Oteros-Rozas, S.J. Rahlao, C. Raudsepp-Hearne, T. Ricketts, U.B. Shrestha, C. Torres, K.J. Winkler, and K. Zoeller (2019) Key knowledge gaps at the core of linkages between people and nature. Nature Sustainability 2: 1115-1121. Abstract. (pdf)

Shackelford, G., R. Kelsey, W. Sutherland, C.M. Kennedy, S. Wood, S. Gennet, D.S. Karp, C Kremen, N. Seavy, J. Jedlicka, K. Gravuer, S. Kross, D. Bossio, A. Muñoz-Sáez, D. Griffin, K. Garbach, L. Ford, M. Felice, M. Reynolds, D. Rao, K. Boomer, G. LeBuhn, and L. Dicks (2019) Evidence synthesis as the basis for decision analyses: a method of selecting the best agricultural practices for multiple ecosystem services. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 3: 83. Abstract. (pdf)

Chaplin-Kramer, R., M. O’Rourke, N. Schellhorm, W. Zhang, B. Robinson, C. Gratton, J.A. Rosenheim, T. Tscharntke, and D.S. Karp (2019) Measuring what matters: actionable information for conservation biocontrol in multifunctional landscapes. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 3: 60. Abstract. (pdf)

Echeverri, A., L.O. Frishkoff, J.P. Gomez, J.R. Zook, P. Juárez, R. Naidoo, K.M.A. Chan, and D.S. Karp (2019) Precipitation and tree cover gradients structure avian alpha-diversity in Northwestern Costa Rica. Diversity and Distributions. 25: 1222-1233. Abstract. (pdf)

 Gonthier, D., A. Sciligo, D.S. Karp, A. Lu, K. Garcia, G. Juarez, T. Chiba, and C. Kremen (2019) Bird services and disservices to strawberry farming in Californian agricultural systems. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56: 1948-1959. Abstract. (pdf)

Dinat, D., A. Echeverri, M. Chapman, D.S. Karp, and T. Satterfield (2019) Eco-xenophobia among rural populations: the Great-tailed Grackle as a contested species in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 24: 332-348. Abstract. (pdf)

Jones, M.S., Z. Fu, J.P. Reganold, D.S. Karp, T.E. Besser, J.M. Tylianakis, and W.E. Snyder (2019) Organic farming promotes biotic resistance to food-borne human pathogens. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 1117-1127Abstract. (pdf)

Paredes, D., D.S. Karp, R. Chaplin Kramer, E. Benítez, and M. Campos (2019) Natural habitat increases the economic value of natural pest control in olive groves. Journal of Pest Science 92: 1111-1121Abstract. (pdf)

Maas, B., S. Heath, I. Grass, C. Cassano, A. Classen, D. Faria, P. Gras, K. Williams-Guillén, M. Johnson, D. S. Karp, V. Linden, A. Martínez-Salinas, J. Schmack, and Sara Kross (2019) Experimental field exclosure of birds and bats in agricultural systems – methodological insights, potential improvements, and cost-benefit trade-offs. Basic and Applied Ecology 35: 1-12.  Abstract. (pdf)


Karp, D.S., R. Chaplin Kramer, and 152 co-authors (2018) Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: E7863-E7870 . Abstract. (pdf)

Anderegg, W.R.L., A.G. Konings, A.T. Trugman, K. Yu, D.R. Bowling, D.S. Karp, S. Pacala, J.S. Sperry, and B. Sulman (2018) Hydraulic diversity of forests regulates ecosystem resilience during drought. Nature 561: 538-541. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S., L.O. Frishkoff, A. Echeverri, J. Zook, P. Juárez, and K.M.A. Chan (2018) Agriculture erases climate-driven b-diversity in Neotropical bird communities. Global Change Biology 24: 338-349. Abstract.  (pdf)

Echeverri, A., D. S. Karp, R. Naidoo, J. Zhao, and K.M.A. Chan (2018) Approaching human-animal relationships from multiple angles: a synthetic perspective. Biological Conservation: 224: 50-62. Abstract. (pdf)

Frishkoff, L.O., A. Echeverri, K.M.A. Chan, and D.S. Karp (2018) Do correlated responses to multiple environmental changes exacerbate or mitigate species loss. Oikos. 127: 1724-1734.  Abstract. (pdf)


Stegner, M.A., D.S. Karp, A.J. Rominger, and E.A. Hadly (2017) Can protected areas really maintain mammalian diversity? Insights from a nestedness analysis of the Colorado Plateau. Biological Conservation 209: 546-553. Abstract. (pdf)

Turcotte, M.M., Araki, H., Karp, D.S., Poveda, K., and Whitehead, S.R.he eco-evolutionary impacts of domestication and agricultural practices on wild species. (2017) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 20160033. Abstract. (pdf)


Tscharntke, T., D.S. Karp, R. Chaplin-Kramer, P. Bátary, F. DeClerk, C. Gratton, L. Hunt, A. Ives, M. Jonsson, A. Larsen, E.A. Martin, A. Martínez-Salinas, T.D. Meehan, M. O’Rourke, K. Poveda, J.A. Rosenheim, A. Rusch, N. Schellhorn, T.C. Wanger, S. Wratten, and W. Zhang (2016) When natural habitat fails to enhance biological pest control- five hypotheses. Biological Conservation 204: 449-458. Abstract.  (pdf)

Karp, D.S., R. Moses, S. Gennet, M. Jones, S. Joseph, L.K. M’Gonigle, L.C. Ponisio, W.E. Snyder, and C. Kremen. (2016) Farming practices for food safety threaten pest-control services to fresh produce. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:1402-1412. Abstract. (pdf)

Balvanera, P., S. Quijas, D.S. Karp, N. Ash, E. Bennett, R. Boumans, C. Brown, K. Chan, R. Chaplin-Kramer, B.S. Halpern, J. Honey-Roses, C.K. Kim, W. Cramer, M.J. Martínez-Harms, H. Mooney, T. Mwampamba, J. Nel, S. Polasky, B. Reyers, J. Roman, W. Turner, R.J. Scholes, H. Tallis, K. Thonicke, F. Villa, M. Walpole, and A. Walz. (2016) Ecosystem Services. In: GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks. Springer pp. 39-78. Abstract. (pdf)

Frishkoff, L.O., D.S. Karp, J.R. Flanders, J. Zook, E.A. Hadly, G.C. Daily, and L.K. M’Gonigle. (2016) Climate and land-use change interact synergistically by favoring the same species. Ecology Letters  19: 1081-1090. Abstract. (pdf).

Maas, B., D.S. Karp, J. S. Bumrungsri, K. Darras, C. Huang, C. Lindell, J. Maine, L. Mestre, N. Michel, E. Morrison, I. Perfecto, S. Philpott, C.H. Sekercioglu, R.M. Silva, T. Tscharntke, S. Van Bael, C.J. Whelan, K. Williams-Guillen (2016) Bird and bat  predation services in tropical forests and agroforestry landscapes. Biological Reviews. 91: 1081-1101.  Abstract. (pdf)

Baur, P., L. Driscoll, S. Gennet, and D.S. Karp. (2016) Inconsistent food safety pressures complicate environmental conservation for California produce growers. California Agriculture 70: 142-151. Abstract (pdf).


Maas, B., D.S. Karp, J. S. Bumrungsri, K. Darras, C. Huang, C. Lindell, J. Maine, L. Mestre, N. Michel, E. Morrison, I. Perfecto, S. Philpott, C.H. Sekercioglu, R.M. Silva, T. Tscharntke, S. Van Bael, C.J. Whelan, K. Williams-Guillen (In Press) Bird and bat  predation services in tropical forests and agroforestry landscapes. Biological Reviews. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S.*, P. Baur*, E.R. Atwill, K. DeMaster, S. Gennet, A. Iles, J. Nelson, A. Sciligo, and C. Kremen (2015) Unintended ecological and social impacts of food safety regulations in the California Central Coast. BioScience 65: 1173-1183. Abstract. (pdf) *shared first authorship

Wood, S., D.S. Karp, F. DeClerke, C. Kremen, S. Naeem, and C. Palm (2015) A functional trait approach for understanding the impacts of biodiversity in agriculture. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 531-539. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S., H. Tallis, R. Sachse, B. Halpern, K. Thonicke, W. Cramer, B. Tietjen, H. Mooney, S. Polasky, B. Tietjen, K. Waha, A. Walz, and S. Wolny. (2015) National indicators for observing ecosystem service change. Global Environmental Change 35: 12-21.  Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S., S. Gennet, C. Kilonzo, M. Partyka, N. Chaumont, E.R. Atwill, and C. Kremen. (2015) Co-managing agriculture for nature conservation and food safety. PNAS 112: 11126-11131. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S., C.D. Mendenhall, E. Callaway, L. Frishkoff, P.M. Kareiva, P.R. Ehrlich and G.C. Daily (2015) Confronting and resolving competing values behind conservation objectives. PNAS 112: 11132-11137. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S., C.D. Mendenhall, E. Callaway, L. Frishkoff, P.M. Kareiva, P.R. Ehrlich and G.C. Daily (2015) Reply to Kirchkoff: Homogenous and mutually exclusive conservation typologies are neither possible nor desirable. PNAS 112: e5906. Abstract. (pdf)

Daily, G.C. and D.S. Karp (2015) Nature’s bounties: reliance on pollinators for health. The Lancet. Abstract. (pdf)


Frishkoff, L.*, D.S. Karp*, C.D. Mendenhall, L. M’Gonigle, C. Kremen, E.A. Hadly, and G.C.   Daily. (2014) Loss of avian phylogenetic diversity in Neotropical agricultural systems. Science 345: 1343-1346. Abstract. (pdf) *shared first authorship

Tallis, H, J. Lubchenco,…D.S. Karp…, et al. (2014) A call for inclusive conservation. Nature 515: 27-28. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S., S. Judsen, E. Hadly, and G. Daily (2014) Molecular diagnosis of bird-mediated pest control across tropical countryside. SpringerPlus 3: 630. Abstract. (pdf)

Mendenhall, C.D., D.S. Karp, C.F.J. Meyer, E.A. Hadly, and G.C. Daily. (2014) Predicting biodiversity change and averting collapse in agricultural landscapes. Nature 509: 213- 217. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S. and G. Daily (2014) Cascading effects of insectivorous birds and bats in tropical coffee plantations. Ecology 95: 1065-1074. Abstract. (pdf)

Garbach, K., J.C. Milder, M. Montenegro, D.S. Karp, and F. DeClerke. (2014) Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Lands. In: The Encyclopedia of AgricultureAbstract. (pdf)


Karp, D.S., C.D. Mendenhall, R.F. Sandí, P.R. Ehrlich, E.A. Hadly, and G.C. Daily (2013) Forest bolsters bird abundance, pest control, and coffee yield. Ecology Letters 16: 1339-1347Abstract. (pdf)

Pereira, H., S. Ferrier, M. Walters, G. Geller, R. Jongman, R. Scholes, M. Bruford, N. Brummit,   S. Butchart, A. Cardoso, N. Coops, E. Dulloo, D. Faith, J. Freyhof, R. Gregory, C. Heip, R. Hoft, G. Hurtt, W. Jetz, D.S. Karp, M. McGeoch, D. Obura, Y. Onoda, N. Pettorelli, B. Reyers, R. Sayre, J. Scharlemann, S. Stuart, E. Turak, M. Walpole, and M. Wegmann. (2013) Essential biodiversity variables for global earth observation. Science 339: 277-278. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S., H. Moeller, and L. Frishkoff (2013) Nonrandom extinction patterns can modulate pest-control service decline. Ecological Applications 23: 840-849. Abstract.(pdf)


Karp, D.S., A.J. Rominger, J. Zook, J. Ranganathan, P.R. Ehrlich, and G.C. Daily (2012) Intensive agriculture erodes b-diversity at large scales. Ecology Letters 15: 963-970. Abstract. (pdfFaculty of 1000.

Anderegg, W.R.L, L. Anderegg, C. Sherman, and D.S. Karp (2012) Effects of widespread drought-induced aspen mortality on understory plants. Conservation Biology 26: 1082-1090Abstract. (pdf)

Tallis, H., H. Mooney, S. Andelman, P. Balvanera, W. Cramer, D.S. Karp, S. Polasky, B. Reyers, T. Ricketts, S. Running, K. Thonicke, B. Tietjen, and A. Walz (2012) A global system for monitoring ecosystem service change. BioScience 62: 977-986. Abstract. (pdf)


Karp, D.S., G. Ziv, J. Zook, P.R. Ehrlich, and G.C. Daily (2011) Resilience and stability in bird guilds across tropical countryside. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 21134-21139. Abstract. (pdf)

Karp, D.S. and R. Guevara (2011) Conversational noise reduction as a win-win for ecotourists and rainforest birds. Biotropica 43: 122-130. Abstract. (pdf)


Karp, D.S. and T. Root (2009) Sound the stressor: how hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin) react to ecotourist conversation. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 3733-3742. Abstract. (pdf)