13. Daru, BH, Kling, ML, Meineke, EK, van Wyk, A. Temperature controls phenology in continuously flowering Protea species of subtropical Africa. Applications in Plant Sciences, 2019; 7(3): e1232. doi: 10.1002/aps3.1232. (Invited) Special Issue: “Emerging Frontiers in Plant Phenology” pdf

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12. Meineke, EK+, Davies, TJ+, Daru, BH, , Davis, CC. Biological collections for understanding biodiversity in the Anthropocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2019; 374: 20170386. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0386. +Contributed equally pdf

11. Meineke, EK & Davies, TJ. Museum specimens provide novel insights into changing plant-herbivore interactions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2019; 374: 20170393. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0393. pdf

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10. Meineke, EK, Classen, AT, Sanders, NJ, Davies, TJ. Herbarium specimens reveal increasing herbivory over the past century. Journal of Ecology, 2018; 107(1): 105-117. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13057. pdf

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9. Meineke, EK, Davis, CC, Davies, TJ. The unrealized potential of herbaria for global change biology. Ecological Monographs, 2018; 88(4). doi: 10.1002/ecm.1307. pdf

8. Meineke, EK & Frank, SD. Water availability drives tree growth responses to herbivory and warming. Journal of Applied Ecology, 2018; 55(4). doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13130. pdf

7. Meineke, EK. Book Review: The Structure & Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action. Quarterly Review of Biology, 2018; 93 (2). pdf

6. Terando, AJ, Youngsteadt, E, Meineke, EK, and Prado, SG. Accurate near surface air temperatures are necessary to gauge large-scale ecological responses to global change. Response to Ashcroft (2017). Ecology and Evolution, 2018; 8, doi: 10.1002/ece3.3972. pdf


5. Terando, AJ, Youngsteadt, E, Meineke, EK, and Prado, SG. Ad hoc instrumentation methods in ecological studies produce highly biased temperature measurements. Ecology and Evolution, 2017; 7, doi: 10.1002/ece3.3499. pdf

4. Meineke, EK, Holmquist, AJ *, Wimp, GM, and Frank, SD. Changes in spider community composition are associated with urban temperature, not herbivore abundance. Journal of Urban Ecology, 2017; 3 (1), doi:10.1093/jue/juw010. pdf

Before 2017

3. Meineke, EK, Youngsteadt, E, Dunn, RR, and Frank, SD. Urban warming reduces aboveground carbon storage. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2016; 283, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1574. pdf  Featured in Nature as a Research Highlight

2. Meineke, EK, Dunn, RR, and Frank, SD. Early pest development and loss of biological control are associated with urban warming. Biology Letters, 2014; 10 (11), doi: 10.1098/resbl.2014.0586. pdf

1. Meineke EK, Dunn RR, Sexton JO, and Frank SD. 2013. Urban warming drives insect pest abundance on street trees. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (3), doi:10.1371.journal.pone.0059687. pdf  Featured in PLoS Collection: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change and in top 10% most cited articles in PLoS ONE

*Undergraduate mentee


In Revision

Hedrick, BP, Heberling, M+, Meineke, EK+, Turner, KG+, Grassa, CJ, Kennedy, J, Clarke, J, Cook, J, Edwards, SV, Davis, C. What is the value of an undigitized specimen? A roadmap forward to Digitization 2.0. +Contributed equally, PNAS (Invited)

McGlynn, TP, Meineke, EK, Bahlai, CA, Li, E, Hartop, EA, Adams, BJ, and Brown, BV. Thermal gradients account for the biodiversity of a hyperdiverse group of insects in urban Los Angeles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. preprint

Lucas, J, Madden, AA, Penick, CA, Epps, MJ, Marting, PR, Stevens, JL, Fergus, DJ, Dunn, RR, Meineke, EK. Azteca ants structure nest microbial communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Under Review

Adams, BJ, Li, E, Bahlai, CA, Meineke, EK, Brown, BV. Both local and landscape-scale variables shape flying insect diversity in an urban environment. Ecological Applications.

In late stages of prep (will be submitted within the next two months)

Daru, BH, Willis, CG, Meineke, EK,  Ronk, A, Zobel, M, Pärtel, M, Antonelli, AA, Davies, TJ, Davis, CC. Phylogenetic homogenization of global plant communities.

Jenny, L*, Meineke, EK, Pierce, NE, Shapiro, LR.  Herbivory damage from coevolved leaf beetle herbivores is ubiquitous on Cucurbita spp. preserved in herbaria. (Invited) Frontiers in Plant Science Special Issue: “Integrative and Translational Uses of Herbarium Specimens Across Time and Space” details

*Undergraduate mentee


Meineke, EK. Engaging society in natural history collections. In: Storage of natural history collections: A conservation approach. Ed: Mary Coughlin. In Press.


Youngsteadt, E, Meineke, EK, Dale, AG, and Frank, SD. 2016. Cambio climático en el bosque: Efectos del calentamiento urbano y global en los árboles y sus plagas. Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología, Manizales, Colombia.

Frank SD, Dale AG, Meineke EK, and Youngsteadt E. 2014. Urban and global warming increase scale insect fitness and abundance. Proceedings of the European Congress of Entomology, 2014.

Frank SD, Meineke EK, Dale AG, Youngsteadt E, and Dunn RR. 2013. Hot in the city: Effects of urban heat on the ecology and evolution of urban forest pests. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Pucon, Chile.


2020, Scheduled International Congress of Entomology, Helsinki, Finland

International Biogeography Society Conference, Spain UNC Chapel Hill, USA National Academy of Sciences — Presented to committee: Biological Collections: Their Past, Present, and Future Contributions and Options for Sustaining Them, USA Rutgers University, USA The Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis Thematic Collections Network Workshop, USA

2019, Scheduled Entomological Society of America Conference, USA

Duke University, USA Drexel University, USA Harvard Forest, USA Université de Sherbrooke, Canada Harvard Plant Biology Symposium, USA University of Maryland, USA
Concordia University, Canada
Botanical Society of America, USA
Ecological Society of America Conference, USA (coauthor presented)

Harvard University Herbaria Seminar Series, USA
Chicago Botanic Garden Annual Symposium, USA
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, USA

Shaw University, USA
Ecological Society of America Conference, USA
International Congress of Entomology, USA
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society, USA
Entomological Society of America (2 talks), USA
NSF Integrated Digitized Biological Collections Network Webinar, USA
The Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections Conference, USA
19th Workshop on Pests of Ornamental Plants, USA

Triangle and landscape researchers’ seminar, USA
Entomological Society of America, USA

Entomological Society of America, USA