Publications (∗ students or ∗∗ postdoc co-authors)

[62] McElderry R** and Gaoue OG (2022) Pitfalls to avoid in nonlinear perturbation analysis of stage-structured population models. Population Ecology, in press [PDF]

[61] Moutouama JK* and Gaoue OG (2022) Altitude-mediated soil properties, not geography or climatic distance, explain the distribution of a tropical endemic herb. Ecology and Evolution, 12: e8572. doi: 10.1002/ece3.8572. [PDF]

[60] Moutouama JK* and Gaoue OG (2022) Soil nitrogen mediates the effect of climatic distance on herbivory rates in an endemic perennial herb. Biotropica, doi:10.1111/btp.13082. [PDF]

[59] N'Woueni DK*, andGaoue OG (2022) Plant diversity in surrounding vegetation increased crop yield in traditional agroforestry systems. Sustainability, 14, 2942. doi:10.3390/su14052942. [PDF]

[58] Bialic-Murphy L, Kawelo K, Knight T, Gaoue OG(2022) The disconnect between short-and long-term population projection for plant reintroductions. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 96(5), 2281-, doi:10.3389/fcosc.2021.814863. [PDF]

[57] N'Woueni KD* and Gaoue OG (2021) Species ethnobotanical values rather than regional species pool determine plant diversity in agroforestry systems. Scientific Reports, 11: 23972. {\tt doi:10.1038/s41598-021-03408-3}. [PDF]

[56] Yessoufou K, Ambani AE, Elansary HO, and Gaoue OG(2021) Alien woody plants are more versatile than native, but both share similar therapeutic redundancy in South Africa. PloS ONE, 16(11), e0260390. [PDF]

[55] Gaoue OG, Moutouama JK*, Coe MA, Bond MO, Green E*, Sero BN*, Bezeng SB, Yessoufou K (2021) Methodological advances for hypothesis-driven ethnobiology. Biological Review, 96(5), 2281-2303. [PDF]

[54] Gaoue OG, Yessoufou K, Mangka L., Vodouhe F (2021) Phylogeny reveals non-random medicinal plant organ selection by local people in Benin. Plants, People, Planet, DOI:10.1002/ppp3.10202. [PDF]

[53] Leite MCA, Sauchuk R, Agusto FB, Gaoue OG, and Chen-Charpentier C (2021) Modeling the persistence of plant populations in fragmented ecosystems. Ecological Modeling, 457, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2021.109681. [PDF]

[52] Djogbenou A*, Azihou F, Dassou A, Assogbadjo AE, Kassa B and Gaoue OG (2021) Limited ant co-occurrence and defensive mutualism in Acacia plants in a west African savanna. AoB Plants, 13(4): plab036. [PDF]

[51] Coe MA and Gaoue OG(2021) Phylogeny explains why therapeutically redundant plant species are not necessarily facing greater use pressure. People and Nature, 3(3), 770-781. [PDF]

[50] Hyman AA*, Gaoue OG, Tamou C, and Armsworth PR (2021) How pastoralists weight future environmental benefits when managing natural resources. Conservation Letters, 14(2), e12770. [PDF]

[49] Bond MO* and Gaoue OG (2020) Prestige and homophily predict network structure for social learning of medicinal plant knowledge. PloS ONE, 15(10): e0239345. [PDF]

[48] Coe MA*, and Gaoue OG (2020) Most cultural importance indices do not predict species cultural keystone status. Human Ecology, 48(6): 721-732 [PDF]

[47] Coe MA* and Gaoue OG (2020). Cultural keystone species revisited: Are we asking the right questions? Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicines, 16(70): DOI:10.1186/s13002-020-00422-z. [PDF]

[46] Mackenzie CM, Barak RS, Bayer S, Bletz M, Brunson MW, Dudney J, Gaoue OG, Gill JL, Harris A, Kuebbing S, McGill BM, Nocco M, Tonietto RK, Vahsen ML, Waring EF (2020) Plant Love Stories: Share your story and grow a movement. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 101(2): e01663. [PDF]

[45] Robles D∗, Cevallos D, Gaoue OG, Fadiman M, Hindle T (2020) Non-random selection of medicinal plants in the Kichwa Community of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 246: 112220. [PDF]

[44] Seyler B∗, Gaoue OG, Tang Y, Duffy DC, Aba E (2020) Collapse of orchid populations altered traditional knowledge and cultural valuation in Sichuan, China. Anthropocene, 29: 100236. [PDF]

[43] Chen-Charpentier B, Leite MCA, Gaoue OG, Agusto FB (2020) Mathematical modeling for studying the sustainability of plants subject to the stress of two distinct herbivores. Applications and Applied Mathematics, 15(1): 598-635. [PDF]

[42] Gaoue OG, Horvitz CC, Steiner UK, Tuljapurkar S (2019) Climate, rather than anthropogenic disturbance, is the main driver of age-specific mortality of a tropical tree. Ecological Modelling, 400: 34-40. [PDF]

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[41] Gaoue OG, Yessoufou K (2019) Strong seedling recruitment does not limit mangrove vulnerability to harvest. Environmental Research Letters, 14(6): 064019. [PDF]

[40] Barnes ML**, Bodin O, McClanahan TR, Kittinger JN, Grahama NAJ, Gaoue OG, and Hoey A (2019) Social-ecological alignment and ecological conditions in coral reefs. Nature Communications, 10(1): 2039. [PDF] [Science Daily] [] [EurekAlert]

[39] M’Woueni D∗, Gaoue OG, Balagueman RO, Biaou HSS, Natta AK. (2019) Road mediated tree decline in traditional agroforests in an African Biosphere Reserve. Global Ecology and Conservation, 20: e00796 [PDF]

[38] Seyler B∗, b>Gaoue OG, Tang Y, Duffy DC (2019) Moderate urbanization promotes Orchid knowledge despite declining wild Orchid populations in Sichuan, China. Environmental Conservation, 46:318-325.[PDF]

[37] Robles D∗, Cevallos D, Gaoue OG, Fadiman M, Hindle T (2019) Non-random selection of medicinal plants in the Kichwa Community of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 246: 112220. [PDF]

[36] Campos JLA*, de Lima Araujo E, Gaoue OG, Albuquerque UP (2019) Socioeconomic factors and ethnicity explained the use patterns of Ouricuri palm, Syagrus coronata (Mart.) Becc., by the Fulni-o indigenous people in northeastern Brazil. Economic Botany, 73(2): 187-199. [PDF]

[35] Yessoufou K, Bezeng SB, Gaoue OG, Maurin O, Bengu T, van der Bank M (2019) Phylogenetically diverse native systems are more resilient to invasive plant species on Robben Island, South Africa. Genome, 62(3): 217-228 [PDF]

[34] Amahowe IO*, Gaoue OG, Natta A, Zobi I, Piponiot C, Herault B (2018) Functional traits partially mediate the effects of chronic anthropogenic disturbance on the growth of a tropical tree. AoB Plants, 10: ply036. [PDF]

[33] Horvitz CC, Denslow J, Johnson T, Gaoue OG (2018) Unexplained variability among spatial replicates in transient elasticity: implications for evolutionary ecology and management of invasive species Population Ecology, 60: 61-75. [PDF]

[32] Bialic-Murphy L*, Gaoue OG, Knight T (2018) Using Transfer Function Analysis to develop biologically and economically efficient reintroduction strategies for endangered plants. Scientific Reports, 8:2094. [PDF]

[31] Gaoue OG, Gado C*, Natta A, Kouagou M* (2018) Recurrent fruits harvest reduces seedling density but increases clonal reproduction in a tropical tree. Biotropica, 50(1): 69-73. [PDF] [Data Dryad]. – This paper won the 2019 Julie Denslow prize for Outstanding paper in Biotropica.

[30] Campos JLA*, de Lima Araujo E, Gaoue OG, Albuquerque UP (2018) How can local representations of changes in natural resource availability assist in targeting conservation? Science of Total Environment, 628-629: 642-649. [PDF]

[29] Bialic-Murphy L*, Gaoue OG (2018) Low inter-annual precipitation has a greater negative effect than seedling herbivory on the population dynamics of a short-lived herb, Schiedea obovata. Ecology and Evolution, 8: 176-184. [PDF]

[28] Bialic-Murphy L*, Gaoue OG, Kawelo K. (2017) Microhabitat heterogeneity and a non-native avian frugivore drive the population dynamics of an island endemic shrub, Cyrtandra dentata. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(5): 1469-1477. [PDF] [Data Dryad]

[27] Ford J*, Gaoue OG (2017) Alkaloid-poor plant families, Poaceae and Cyperaceae, are over-utilized in Hawaiian pharmacopoeia. Economic Botany, 71(2): 123-132. [PDF] [Cover Article]

[26] Gaoue OG, Kouagou M*, Natta A, Gado C* (2017) Response of a tropical tree to non-timber forest products harvest and reduction in habitat size. PLoS One, 12(8): e0183964. [PDF] [Data Dryad]

[25] Hart G*, Gaoue OG, de la Torre L, Navarrete H, Muriel P, Macia M, Balslev H, Yanez LS, Jorgensen P, Duffy D. (2017) Availability, diversification and versatility explain human selection of introduced plants in Ecuadorian traditional medicine. PLoS One, 12(9): e0184369. [PDF]

[24] Gaoue OG, Coe M*, Bond M*, Hart G*, Seyler B*, McMillen H (2017) Theories and major hypotheses in ethnobotany. Economic Botany, 71(3): 269-287. [PDF]

[23] Levy B, Edholm C, Gaoue OG, Kaondera-Shava R, Kgosimore M, Lenhart S, Lephodisa B, Lungu E, Marijani T, Nyabadza F. (2017) Modeling the role of education in Ebola virus disease outbreaks in Sudan. Infectious Disease Modeling, 2: 23-340. [PDF]

[22] Ticktin T, Mondragon D, Gaoue OG. (2016) Host genus and rainfall drive the population dynamics of a vascular epiphyte. Ecosphere, 7(11): e01580.10.1002/ecs2.1580. [PDF]

[21] Gaoue OG, Jiang J, Ding W, Agusto FB, Lenhart S (2016) Optimal harvesting strategies for timber and non-timber forest products in tropical ecosystems. Theoretical Ecology, 9:287–297. [PDF]

[20] Gaoue OG (2016) Transient dynamics reveal the importance of early life survival to the response of a tropical plant to harvest. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 112-119. [PDF] [Data Dryad] [Cover Article] [BES virtual issues "Demography behind the Population"]

[19] Gaoue OG, Ngonghala CN, Jiang J, Maud L (2016) Towards a mechanistic understanding of the synergistic effects of harvesting timber and non-timber forest products. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7: 398-406. [PDF]

[18] Bufford LJ**, Gaoue OG (2015) Defoliation by pastoralists affects savanna tree seedling dynamics by limiting the facilitative role of canopy cover. Ecological Applications, 25: 1319–1329. [PDF] [Data Dryad]

[17] Segnon AC*., Achigan-Dako EG, Gaoue OG, Ahanchede A (2015) Farmer’s knowledge and perception of diversified farming systems in sub-humid and semi-arid areas in Benin. Sustainability, 7(6): 6573-6592. [PDF]

[16] Gaoue OG, Lemes MR, Ticktin T, Sinsin B, Eyog Matig O (2014) Non-timber forest products harvesting does not affect the genetic diversity of a tropical tree despite negative impact on population fitness. Biotropica, 46(6): 756-762. [PDF]

[15] Gaoue OG, Horvitz CC, Ticktin T, Steiner U, Tuljapurkar S (2013). Defoliation and bark harvest alter the life history traits of a Tropical tree. Journal of Ecology 101: 1563–1571. [PDF] [See media coverage: here and here]

[14] Hountondji YC, Gaoue OG, Sokpon N, Ozer P (2013) Ecogeographical analysis of vegetation cover fragmentation in northern Benin. Geo-Eco-Trop 37(1):53-70. [PDF]

[13] Gaoue OG, Horvitz CC, Ticktin T (2011) Non-timber forest products harvest in variable environments: modeling the effects of harvesting as a stochastic sequence. Ecological Applications, 21: 1604-1616. [PDF]

[12] Gaoue OG, Sack L, Ticktin T (2011) Human impacts on leaf economics in heterogeneous landscapes: the effect of harvesting non-timber forest products from African mahogany across habitats and climates. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48: 844-852. [PDF]

[11] Schmidt BI, Mandle L, Ticktin T, Gaoue OG (2011) What do matrix models reveal about the sustainability of non-timber forest products harvest? Journal of Applied Ecology, 48: 815-826. [PDF] [Cover Article]

[10] Lemes MR, Esashika TB, Gaoue OG (2011) Microsatellite markers for mahoganies: Twelve new loci for Swietenia macrophylla and its high transferability to Khaya senegalensis. American Journal of Botany, 98(8): e207-e209. [PDF]

[9] Glele Kakai R., Akpona TJD, Assogbadjo AE, Gaoue OG, Chakeredza S, Gnangle PC, Mensah GA, Sinsin B (2011) Ecological adaptation of the shea butter tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) along climatic gradient in Benin. African Journal of Ecology 49: 440-449. [PDF]

[8] Houehounha R, Avohou HT, Gaoue OG, Assogbadjo AE, Sinsin B (2010) Weed removal improves coppice growth of Daniellia oliveri and its use as fuelwood in traditional fallows in Benin. Agroforestry Systems 78: 115-125. [PDF]

[7] Gaoue OG and Ticktin T (2010) Effects of harvest of nontimber forest products and ecological differences between sites on the demography of African mahogany. Conservation Biology 24: 605-614. [PDF]

[6] Gaoue OG and Ticktin T (2009) Fulani knowledge of the ecological impacts of Khaya senegalensis (Meliaceae) foliage harvest in Benin and its implications for sustainable harvest. Economic Botany 63: 256-270. [PDF] [Cover Article]

[5] Gaoue OG and Ticktin T (2008) Impacts of bark and foliage harvest on Khaya senegalensis reproductive performance in Benin. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 34-40. [PDF] [Selected in 2011 by Journal of Applied Ecology as one of the most influential papers on applied forest management and global change in the last 5 years].

[4] Gaoue OG and Ticktin T (2007) Patterns of harvesting non-timber forest product from the multipurpose tree Khaya senegalensis in Benin: variation across climatic regions and its impacts on population structure. Biological Conservation 137: 424-436. [PDF]

[3] Menges SE, Quintana-Ascencio PF, Weekley WC, and Gaoue OG (2006) Population viability analysis and fire return intervals for an endemic Florida scrub mint. Biological Conservation 127: 115-127. [PDF]

[2] Sinsin B, Eyog-Matig O, Assogbadjo AE, Gaoue OG, and Sinadouwirou T (2004) Dendrometric characteristics as indicators of pressure on Afzelia africana. Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 1555-1570. [PDF]

[1] Gaoue OG (2004) Transboundary protected aareas. The viability of regional conservation strategies. Economic Botany 58(2):321-321 (Book review)