Photo: Trees in the savanna. Two 2019 papers in PNAS focus on trees in the savanna: Rodriguez-Iturbe et al. "Tree clusters in savannas result from islands of soil moisture," and Staver et al., Spatial patterning among savanna trees in high-resolution, spatially extensive data." See below for publication details. Photo from Pixabay.
Levin Lab - 2019 Publications
Archive of Recent Years

Brumley, D.R., Carrara, F., Hein, A.M., Yawata, Y., and S.A. Levin. 2019. Bacteria push the limits of chemotactic precision to navigate dynamic chemical gradients. PNAS 116(22): 10792-10797. .pdf

Carattini, S., Levin, S., and A. Tavoni. 2019. Cooperation in the climate commons. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 13(2): 227-257. .pdf

Carattini, S., Levin, S.A., and A. Tavoni. 2019. How tangible environmental commitments spur cooperative behavior in local and global commons. VOX CEPR Policy Portal: Research-Based Policy Analysis and Commentary from Leading Economists (October 23). Available here.

Carter, N., Levin, S., and V. Grimm. 2019. Effects of human-induced prey depletion on large carnivores in protected areas: Lessons from modelling tiger populations in stylized spatial scenarios. Ecology and Evolution: DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5632. .pdf

Chang, C.H., Williams, S.J., Zhang, M., Levin, S.A., Wilcove, D.S., and R.-C. Quan. 2019. Perceived entertainment and recreational value motivate illegal hunting in Southwest China. Biological Conservation 234: 100-106. .pdf

Drohan, S.E., Levin, S.A., Grenfell, B.T., and R. Laxminarayan. 2019. Incentivizing hospital infection control. PNAS: DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1812231116. .pdf

Ellner, S.P., Gross, L.J., Levin, S.A., and M. Lewis, eds. 2015. Foreword. Special Issue of Theoretical Ecology to Honor Alan Hastings' 65th Birthday 12(2): 129-130. .pdf

Elsler, L.G., Drohan, S.E., Schlueter, M., Watson, J.R., and S.A. Levin. 2019. Local, global, multi-level: Market structure and multi-species fishery. Ecological Economics 156: 185-195. .pdf

Folke, C., et al. (including S.A. Levin). 2019. Transnational corporations and the challenge of biosphere stewardship. Nature 3: 1396-1403. .pdf

Klein, E., Van Boeckel, T., Martinez, E., Pant, S., Gandra, S., Levin, S., Goossens, S., and R. Laxminarayan. 2019. What if people use too much antibiotics? Science Journal for Kids and Teens (August). Available from: Science Journal for Kids and Teens.

Li, Q., Staver, A.C., Weinan, E., and S.A. Levin. 2019. Spatial feedbacks and the dynamics of savanna and forest. Theoretical Ecology 12(2): 237-262. .pdf

Levin, S.A. 2019. The architecture of robustness. In Handbook on Global Challenges, Governance, and Complexity, ed. V. Galaz, 16-23. Cheltenham, UK: Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing. Available here.

Levin, S.A. 2019. Preface. In Mathematical Models in Epidemiology, ed. F. Brauer, C. Castillo-Chavez, and Z. Feng. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

McManus, L.C., Watson, J.R., Vasconcelos, V.V., and S.A. Levin. 2019. Stability and recovery of coral-algae systems: The importance of recruitment seasonality and grazing influence. Theoretical Ecology 12(2): 237-262. .pdf

Polasky, S., Kling, C.L., Levin, S.A., Carpenter, S.R., Daily, G.C., Ehrlich, P.R., Heal, G.M., and J. Lubchenco. 2019. Role of economics in analyzing the environment and sustainable development. PNAS 126(2): 5233-5238. .pdf

Rodriguez-Iturbe, I. Chen, Z., Staver, A.C., and S.A. Levin. 2019. Tree clusters in savannas result from islands of soil moisture. PNAS: DOI:10.1073/pnas.181389116. .pdf

Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science and Policy Group (including S.A. Levin). 2019. The Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science and Policy Group Report: Accelerating the Development of a Universal Influenza Vaccine. .pdf

Staver, A.C., Asner, G.P., Rodriguez-Iturbe, I., Levin, S.A., and I.P.J. Smit. 2019. Spatial patterning among savanna trees in high-resolution, spatially extensive data. PNAS 116(22): 10681-10685. .pdf

Tekwa, E., Finichel, E.P., Levin, S.A., and M. Pinsky. 2019. Path-dependent institutions drive alternative stable states in conservation. PNAS 116(2): 689-694. .pdf

Vasconcelos, V.V., Levin, S.A., and F.L. Pinheiro. 2019. Consensus and polarization in competing complex contagion processes. Journal of the Royal Society Inferface 16: 20190196. .pdf