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Book Chapter
M. J. McDonnell, S. T. A. Pickett, and R. V. Pouyat, “The application of the ecological gradient paradigm to the study of urban effects”, in M. J. McDonnell and S. T. A. Pickett (eds.). Humans as Components of Ecosystems: The Ecology of Subtle Human Effects and Populated Areas, 1993, p. 175-189.
R. V. Pouyat, et al., “Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in oak stands along an urban-rural land use gradient”, in J. M. Kelly and W. W. McFee (eds.). Carbon Forms and Functions in Forest Soils, 1995, p. 569-587.
P. M. Groffman, R. V. Pouyat, M. J. McDonnell, S. T. A. Pickett, and W. C. Zipperer, “Carbon pools and trace gas fluxes in urban forest soils”, in R. Lal, J. Kimble, E. Levine, and B. A. Stewart (eds.). Advances in Soil Science: Soil Management and Greenhouse Effect, 1995, p. 147-158.
M. J. McDonnell and S. T. A. Pickett, “Comparative analysis of ecosystems along gradients of urbanization: opportunities and limitations”, in J. Cole, G. Lovett, and S. Findlay (eds.). Comparative Analyses of Ecosystems: Patterns, Mechanisms, and Theories, 1991, p. 351-355.
S. T. A. Pickett, M. L. Cadenasso, M. J. McDonnell, and W. R. Burch, “Frameworks for urban ecosystem studies: Gradients, patch dynamics, and the human ecosystem”, in M. J. McDonnell, A. K. Hahs, and J. Breuste (eds.). Ecology of Cities and Towns: A Comparative Approach, 2009, p. 25-50.
S. T. A. Pickett and M. J. McDonnell, “Humans as components of ecosystems: a synthesis”, in M. J. McDonnell and S. T. A. Pickett (eds.). Humans as Components of Ecosystems: The Ecology of Subtle Human Effects and Populated Areas, 1993, p. 310-316.
M. J. McDonnell, “Interactions between landscape elements: dispersal of bird-disseminated plants in post-agricultural landscapes”, in J. Brandt and P. Agger (eds.), vol. 2, 1984, p. 47-58.
M. J. McDonnell and S. T. A. Pickett, “Introduction: scope and need for an ecology of subtle human effects and populated areas”, in M. J. McDonnell and S. T. A. Pickett (eds.). Humans as Components of Ecosystems: The Ecology of Subtle Human Effects and Populated Areas, 1993, p. 1-5.
M. J. McDonnell, “Landscapes, birds and plants: dispersal patterns and vegetation change”, in J. F. Downhower (ed.). Biogeography of the Island Region of Western Lake Erie: A Laboratory for Experiments in Ecology and Evolution, 1988, p. 214-220.
S. T. A. Pickett and M. J. McDonnell, “Seed bank dynamics in temperate deciduous forest”, in M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker, and R. L. Simpson (eds.). Ecology of Soil Seed Banks, 1989, p. 123-147.
J. J. Armesto, S. T. A. Pickett, and M. J. McDonnell, “Spatial heterogeneity during succession: a cyclic model of invasion and exclusion”, in J. Kolasa and S. T. A. Pickett (eds.). Ecological Heterogeneity, 1991, p. 256-269.
J. S. Eaton and M. J. McDonnell, “What are the difficulties in establishing and interpreting the results from a long-term manipulation?”, in G. E. Likens (ed.). Long-Term Studies in Ecology: Approaches and Alternatives, 1989, p. 189-191.
Journal Article
M. J. McDonnell, E. W. Stiles, J. G. Cheplick, and J. J. Armesto, “Bird-dispersal of Phytolacca americana L. and the influence of fruit removal on subsequent fruit development”, Am. J. Bot., vol. 71, p. 895-901, 1984.
M. B. Goldman, P. M. Groffman, R. V. Pouyat, M. J. McDonnell, and S. T. A. Pickett, “CH4 uptake and N availability in forest soils along an urban to rural gradient”, Soil Biol. Biochem., vol. 27, p. 281-286, 1995.
M. J. McDonnell, “The challenge of preserving urban natural areas: a forest for New York”, The Public Garden (J. Am. Assoc. Bot. Gard. Arbor.), vol. 3, p. 28-31, 1988.
S. T. A. Pickett and M. J. McDonnell, “Changing perspectives in community dynamics [a reply to C. K. Waters]”, Trends Ecol. Evol., vol. 5, p. 123-124, 1990.
S. T. A. Pickett and M. J. McDonnell, “Changing perspectives in community dynamics: a theory of successional forces”, Trends Ecol. Evol., vol. 4, p. 241-245, 1989.
M. J. McDonnell and S. T. A. Pickett, “Connectivity and the theory of landscape ecology”, Munstersche Geogr. Arb., vol. 29, p. 17-21, 1988.
M. J. McDonnell, et al., “Ecosystem processes along an urban-to-rural gradient”, Urban Ecosyst., vol. 1, p. 21-36, 1997.
M. J. McDonnell and S. T. A. Pickett, “Ecosystem structure and function along urban-rural gradients: an unexploited opportunity for ecology”, Ecology, vol. 71, p. 1232-1237, 1990.
J. S. Glitzenstein, C. D. Canham, M. J. McDonnell, and D. R. Streng, “Effects of environment and land-use history on upland forests of the Cary Arboretum, Hudson Valley, New York”, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club, vol. 117, p. 106-122, 1990.
M. J. McDonnell, A. K. Hahs, and S. T. A. Pickett, “Exposing an urban ecology straw man: critique of Ramalho and Hobbs”, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 27, p. 255-256, 2012.
M. L. Cadenasso, S. T. A. Pickett, M. J. McDonnell, and R. V. Pouyat, “Forest vegetation along an urban-rural gradient in the New York City metropolitan area: patterns and relationships to ecosystem processes”, Transactions of the Linnean Society of New York, vol. 10, p. 79-99, 2007.
K. E. Medley, M. J. McDonnell, and S. T. A. Pickett, “Forest-landscape structure along an urban-to-rural gradient”, Prof. Geogr., vol. 47, p. 159-168, 1995.

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