Daniel S. Park Ph.D.

Plant Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity in the Anthropocene


* first and/or corresponding author


  • [Cover Article] *Park, D. S. and Feng, X. et al. (2023) “The colonial legacy of herbaria.” Nature Human Behaviour, 7: 1059–1068. [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., *Xie, Y., Ellison, A. M., Lyra, G. M., and Davis, C.C. (2023) “Complex climate mediated effects of urbanization on plant reproductive phenology and frost risk.” New Phytologist, 239: 2153–2165. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Merow C., Boyle, B., Enquist, B. J., Feng, X., Kass, J. M., Matner, B. S., McGill, B., Owens, H., Park, D. S., et al. (2023) “Better incentives are needed to reward academic software development.” Nature Ecology & Evolution, 7(5): 626–627. [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Xie, Y., Thammavong, H. T., Tulaiha, R., and Feng, X. (2023) “Artificial Hotspot Occurrence Inventory (AHOI). Journal of Biogeography, 00: 1–9 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Maitner, B., Santos-Andrade, P., Lei, L., Barbosa, G., Boyle, B., Castorena, M., Enquist, B., Feng, X., Kass, J., Owens, H., Park, D. S., Paz, A., Pinilla-Buitrago, G., Merow, C., and Wilson, A. (2023) "Code sharing increases citations, but remains uncommon." Research Square, https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3222221/v1. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Fuzessy, L., Balbuena, J. A., Nevo, O., Tonos, J., Papinot, B., Park, D. S., Sol, D., Valenta, K., Razafindratsima, O. H., and Verdú, M. (2022) "Friends or foes? Plant-animal co-evolutionary history is driven by both mutualistic and antagonistic interactions." Authorea. https://doi.org/10.22541/au.168190585.53405707/v1. [LINK] [PDF]


  • *Xie, Y., Thammavong, H. T., and *Park, D. S. (2022) “The ecological implications of intra- and inter-species variation in phenological sensitivity.” New Phytologist, 236: 760–773 [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Lyra, G. M., Ellison, A. M., Maruyama, R. K. B., dos Reis Torquato, D., Asprino, R. C., Cook, B. I., and Davis, C. C. (2022) “Herbarium records provide reliable phenology estimates in the understudied tropics. Journal of Ecology, 00: 1–11 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Davis, C. C., Lyra, G. M., Park, D. S., Asprino, R., Maruyama, R., Torquato, D., Cook, B. I. and Ellison, A. M. (2022) “New directions in tropical phenology.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 37(8): 683–693 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Savage, J. A., Kiecker, T., McMann, N., Park, D. S., Rothendler, M., and Mosher K. (2022) “Leaf out time correlates with wood anatomy across large geographic scales and within local communities.” New Phytologist, 235: 953–964 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Feng, X.Enquist, B. J.Park, D. S.Boyle, B.Breshears, D. D.Gallagher, R. V.Lien, A.Newman, E. A.Burger, J. R.Maitner, B. S.Merow, C.Li, Y.Huynh, K. M.Ernst, K.Baldwin, E.Foden, W.Hannah, L.Jørgensen, P. M.Kraft, N. J. B., … López-Hoffman, L. (2021) “A Review of the Heterogeneous Landscape of Biodiversity Databases: Opportunities and Challenges for a Synthesized Biodiversity Knowledge Base.” Global Ecology and Biogeography00119 [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Breckheimer, I. K., Ellison, A. M., Lyra, G. M., and Davis, C. C. (2022) “Phenological displacement is uncommon among sympatric angiosperms.”New Phytologist 233(3): 1466–1478 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Maitner, B. S., Park, D. S., Enquist, B. J., and Dlugosch, K. M. (2022) “Both source‐and recipient‐range phylogenetic community structure can predict the outcome of avian introductions.” Ecography, 2022: e05934 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Molofsky, J., Park, D. S., Richardson, D. M., Keller, S. R., Beckage B., Mandel, J. R., Boatwright, J. S., and Hui, C. (2022) Optimal differentiation to the edge of trait space (EoTS). Evolutionary Ecology (2022) 36(5):743–752 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Boyle, B. L., Maitner, B. S., Barbosa, G. G., Sajja, R. K., Feng, X., Merow, C., Newman, E. A., Park, D. S., Roehrdanz, P. R. and Enquist, B. J., (2022) "Geographic Name Resolution Service: A tool for the standardization and indexing of world political division names, with applications to species distribution modeling." PLOS ONE, 17(11): e0268162 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Feng, X., Rocha, T., Thammavong, H. T., Tulaiha, R., Chen, X., Xie, Y., Park, D. S. (2022) "GridDER: Grid Detection and Evaluation in R." EcoEvoRxiv, https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/6qy5u. [LINK] [PDF]


  • Feng, X., Merow, C.,Liu, Z., *Park, D. S., Roehrdanz, P., Maitner, B. S., Newman, E. A., Boyle B., Lien, A., Burger, J. R., Pires, M., Brando, P., Bush, M., MuMichael, C., Neves, D. M., Nikolopoulos, E. I., Saleska, S. R., Hannah, L., Breshears, D. D., Evans, T., Soto, J., Ernst, K., and Enquist, B. J. (2021) “How deregulation, drought and increasing fire impact Amazonian biodiversity.” Nature. 597: 516–521 [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Newman, E. A., and Breckheimer, I. K. (2021) “Scale gaps in landscape phenology: challenges and opportunities.” Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 38(8): 709–721 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Jung, M., Arnell, A., de Lamo, X., García-Rangel, S., Lewis, M., Mark, J., Merow, C., Miles, L., Ondo, I., Pironon, S., Ravilious, C., Rivers, M., Schepashenko, D., Tallowin, O., van Soesbergen, A., Govaerts, R., Boyle, B. L.,  Enquist, B. J., Feng, X., Gallagher, R., Maitner, B., Meiri, S., Mulligan, M., Ofer, G., Roll, U., Hanson, J. O., Jetz, W., Di Marco, M., McGowan, J., Rinnan, D. S., Sachs, J. D., Lesiv, M., Adams, V. M., Andrew, S. C., Burger, J. R., Hannah, L., Marquet, P. A., McCarthy, J. K., Morueta-Holme, N., Newman, E. A., Park, D. S., Roehrdanz, P. R., Svenning, J-C., Violle, C., Wieringa, J. J., Wynne, G., Fritz, S., Strassburg, B. B. N., Obersteiner, M., Kapos, V., Burgess, N., Schmidt-Traub, G., and Visconti, P. (2021) “Areas of Global Importance for Conserving Terrestrial Biodiversity, Carbon and Water.” Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01528-7. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Newman, E. A., Breckheimer, I. K. and *Park, D. S. (2021) “Disentangling the effects of climate change, landscape heterogeneity, and scale on phenological metrics.” bioRxiv 2021.02.05.429398; doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.05.429398 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Maitner, B. S., Park, D. S., Enquist, B. J., and Dlugosch, K. M. (2021) “Where we’ve been and where we’re going: the importance of source communities in predicting establishment success from phylogenetic relationships.” Ecography, 2022: e05406 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Feng, X., Enquist, B. J., Park, D. S., Boyle, B. L., Breshears, D. D., Gallagher, R., Lien, A., et al. 2021. “A Review of the Heterogeneous Landscape of Biodiversity Databases: Opportunities and Challenges for a Synthesized Biodiversity Knowledge Base.” EcoEvoRxiv. June 29. doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/9zt4a. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Maitner, B. S., Park, D. S., Enquist, B. J., & Dlugosch, K. M. (2021).“Source range phylogenetic community structure can predict the outcome of avian introductions.” bioRxiv. doi.org/10.1101/2021.05.17.444023 [LINK] [PDF]


  • *Park, D. S. (2020) “The invisible university is COVID-19 positive.” Trends in Genetics, 36(8): 543–544 [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Feng, X., Maitner, B. S., Ernst, K. C., and Enquist, B. J. (2020) “Darwin’s naturalization conundrum can be explained by spatial scale.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(20): 10904–10910 [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Willis, C. G., Xi, Z., Kartesz, J. T., Davis, C. C., and Worthington, S. (2020) “Native plant phylogenetic diversity set to decline in the United States over the next 50 years.” New Phytologist, 227: 1544–1556 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Gallagher, R. V., Falster, D. S., Maitner, B., Salguero-Gómez , R., Vandvik, V. , Pearse, W. D., Schneider, F. D., Kattge, J., Alroy, J., Ankenbrand, M., Andrew, S. C., Balk, M., Bland, L., Boyle, B., Bravo, C., Brennan, I., Carthey, A. J. R., Cavazos, B., Chown, S. L., Fadrique, B., Feng, X., Gibb, H., Halbritter, A. H., Hammock, J., Hogan, J. A., Holewa, H., Hope, M., Iversen, C. M., Jochum, M., Kearney, M., Keller, A., Mabee, P., Madin, J., Manning, P., McCormack, L., Michaletz, S. T., Park, D. S., Penone, C., Perez, T., PinedaMunoz, S., Poelen, J., Ray, C. A., Rossetto, M., Sauquet, H., Sparrow, B., Spasojevic, M. J., Telford, R. J., Tobias, J. A., Violle, C., Walls, R., Weiss, K. C. B., Westoby, M., Wright, I. J., Enquist, B. J. (2020) “Open Science principles for accelerating trait-based science across the Tree of Life.” Nature Ecology and Evolution, 4: 294–303 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Hedrick, B. P., Heberling, J. M., Meineke, E. K., Turner, K. G., Grassa, C. J., Park, D. S., Kennedy, J., Clarke, J. A., Cook, J. A., Blackburn, D. C., Edwards, S. V., and Davis, C. C. (2020) “Digitization and the future of natural history collections.” Bioscience, 70(3): 243–251 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Hannah, L., Roehrdanz, P.R., Marquet, P.A., Enquist, B.J., Midgley, G., Foden, W., Lovett, J.C., Corlett, R.T., Corcoran, D., Butchart, S.H.M., Boyle, B., Feng, X., Maitner, B., Fajardo, J., McGill, B.J., Merow, C., Morueta‐Holme, N., Newman, E.A., Park, D.S., Raes, N. and Svenning, J.‐C. (2020). “30% land conservation and climate action reduces tropical extinction risk by more than 50%.” Ecography, doi:10.1111/ecog.05166 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Zurell, D., Franklin, J., Bouchet, P., Dormann, C., Elith, J., Fandos G. G., Feng, X., Guillera-Arroita, G., Guisan, A., Koenig, C., Lahoz-Monfort, J., Leitao, P., Park, D. S., Peterson, A. T., Rapacciuolo, G., Schmatz, D., Schröder, B., Serra-Diaz, J. M., Thuiller, W., Yates, K., Zimmermann, N., and Merow, C. (2020) “A standard protocol for reporting species distribution models.”Ecography, 43: 1261–1277 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Ramananjato, V., Rakotomalala, Z., Park, D. S., DeSisto, C., Raoelinjanakolona, N. N., Guthrie, N., Fenosoa, Z. S., Johnson, S. E., and Razafindratsima, O. H. (2020) ” Nocturnal omnivores assist in preserving plant diversity and rainforest structure.” Biotropica, 00: 1–8 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Ackerfield, J. R., Sussanna, A., Kelch, D., Park, D. S., Thornhill, A. H., Arabaci, T. (2020) “A Prickly Puzzle: Generic delimitations in the Carduus-Cirsium group (Compositae: Cardueae: Carduinae).”  Taxon, 69(4): 715–738 [LINK] [PDF]
  • DeSisto, C., *Park, D. S., Davis, C. C., Ramananjato, V., Tonos, J., and Razafindratsima, O. H. (2020) “An invasive species spread by endangered lemurs impacts rainforest structure in Madagascar.”  Biological Invasions, 22(9): 2845–2858 [LINK] [PDF]
  • Davis, C. C., Champ, J., Park, D. S., Breckheimer, I., Lyra, G. M., Xie, J., Joly, A., Tarapore, D., Ellison, A. E., and Bonnet, P. “A new method for counting reproductive structures in digitized herbarium specimens using Mask R-CNN.” Frontiers in Plant Science, 11: 1129 [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Breckheimer, I. K., Ellison, A. M., Lyra, G. M., and Davis, C. C. (2020) “Phenological displacement is uncommon among sympatric angiosperms.” bioRxiv. doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.04.236935 [LINK] [PDF]


  • Feng, X. and *Park, D. S., Walker, C., Peterson, A. T., Merow, C., Papes, M. (2019) “A checklist for maximizing the reproducibility of ecological niche models.” Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3: 1382–1395. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Daru, B. H., le Roux, P. C., Gopalraj, J., Park, D. S., Holt, B. G., & Greve, M. (2019) “Spatial overlaps between the global protected areas network and terrestrial hotspots of evolutionary diversity.” Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(6): 757–766. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Feng, X., Park, D. S., Pandey, R., Papes, M. (2019). “Collinearity in ecological niche modeling: Confusions and challenges.” Ecology and Evolution, 00: 1– 12. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Enquist, B. J., Feng, X., Boyle B., Maitner, B. S., Newman, E. A., Jørgensen, P. M., Roehrdanz, P., Theirs, B. M., Burger, J. R., Corlett, R., Donoghue, J. C., Foden, W., Lovett, J. C., Marquet, P. A., Merow, C., Midgely, G., Morueta-Holme, N., Kraft, N. J. B., Park, D. S., Peet, R. K., Pillet, M., Serra-Diaz, J. M., Sandel, B., Schildhauer, M., Šímová, I., Violle, C., Wiser, S., Hannah, L., Svenning, J., and McGill, B. J. (2019) “The commonness of rarity: Global and future distribution of rarity across land plants.” Science Advances, 5(11): EAAZ0414 [LINK] [PDF]


  • *Park, D. S., and Breckheimer, I., Williams, A. C., Law, E., Ellison, A. E., and Davis, C. C., (2018) “Herbarium specimens reveal substantial and unexpected variation in phenological sensitivity across the eastern United States.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1763): 20170394. [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Ellison, A. E., and Davis, C. C. (2018) ” Mating system does not predict niche breadth.” Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(7): 804–813. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Daru, B. H. and *Park, D. S., Primack, R. B., Willis, C. G., Barrington, D. S., Whitfield T. J. S., Seidler, T. G., Sweeney, P. W., Foster, D. R., Ellison, A. M., and Davis, C. C. (2018) ” Widespread sampling biases in herbaria revealed from large-scale digitization.” New Phytologist, 217(1763): 939–955. [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., Worthington, S. and Xi, Z. (2018) “Taxon sampling effects on the quantification and comparison of community phylogenetic diversity.” Molecular Ecology, 27(5): 1296-1308. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Razafindratsima, O. H., Yacoby, Y., and Park, D. S. (2018) “MADA: Malagasy Animal trait Data Archive” Ecology, 99(4): 990. [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S., and Razafindratsima, O. H.  (2018) “Anthropogenic threats have cascading homogenizing effects on the phylogenetic and functional diversity of tropical forests.” Ecography, 42: 148–161. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Park, CW., Bhandari, G. S., Won, H., Park JH., and *Park, D. S. (2018) “Polyploidy and introgression in invasive giant knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis) during the colonization of remote volcanic islands.” Scientific Reports, 8(1): 16021. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Kim, N. H., Jayakodi, M., Lee, J. K., Choi B. S., Jang, W., Lee, J., Kim, H. H., Waminal, N. E., Lakshmanan, M., Nguyen, B. , Lee Y. S., Park, H., Koo, H. J. , Park, J. Y., Perumal, S., Joh, H. J., Lee, H., Kim, J., Kim, I. S., Kim, K., Koduru, L., Kang, K. B., Sung, S. H., Yu, Y., Park, D. S., Choi, D., Seo, E., Kim, S., Kim, Y., Hyun, D. Y., Park, Y., Kim, C., Lee, T.,  Kim, H. U., Soh, M. S., Lee, Y., In, J. G., Kim, H., Kim, Y., Yang, D., Wing, R., Lee, D., and Paterson, A. (2018) “Genome and evolution of the shade-requiring medicinal herb Panax ginseng.” Plant biotechnology journal, 16(11): 1904–1917. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Seltmann, K. C., Lafia, S., Paul, D. L., James, S., Bloom, D., Rios, N., Ellis, S., Farrell, U., Utrup, J., Yost, M., Davis, E., Emery, R., Motz, G., Kimmig, J., Shirey, V., Sandall, E., Park, D. S., Tyrrell, C., Thackurdeen, R. S., Collins, M., O’Leary, V., Prestridge, H., Evelyn, C., Nyberg, B. (2018) “Georeferencing for Research Use (GRU): An innovative geospatial training paradigm for biocollections researchers and data providers.” Research Ideas and Outcomes, 4: e32449. [LINK] [PDF]


  • *Park, D. S. and Davis, C. C. (2017) “Implications and alternatives of assigning climate data to geographic centroids.” Journal of Biogeography, 44(10): 2188–2198. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Willis, C. G., Law, E., Williams, A. C., Franzone, B. F., Bernardos, R., Bruno, L., Hopkins, C., Schorn, C., Weber, E., Park, D. S. and Davis, C. C. (2017) “CrowdCurio: an online crowdsourcing platform to facilitate climate change studies using herbarium specimens.” New Phytologist, 215: 479–488. [LINK] [PDF]
  • Daru, B. H., Elliott, T. L., Park, D. S., and Davies, T. J. (2017) “Understanding the Processes Underpinning Patterns of Phylogenetic Regionalization.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(11): 845-860. [LINK] [PDF]


  • *Park, D. S. and Potter, D. (2015) “A reciprocal test of Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis in two Mediterranean-climate regions.” Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24(9): 1049–1058. [LINK] [PDF]
  • [Cover Article] *Park, D. S. and Potter, D. (2015) “Why close relatives make bad neighbours: phylogenetic conservatism in niche preferences and dispersal disproves Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis in the thistle tribe.” Molecular Ecology, 24(12): 3181–3193. [Featured in GBIF Science Review 2016] [LINK] [PDF]
  • *Park, D. S. (2015) “The Phylogenetic Structure of Biological Invasions: A Test of Darwin’s Naturalization Hypothesis in the Asteraceae.” PhD diss., University of California, Davis. [LINK] [PDF]


  • *Park, D. S. and D. Potter (2013) “A test of Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis in the thistle tribe shows that close relatives make bad neighbors.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(44): 17915–17920. Direct submission. [LINK] [PDF]


  • Chitwood, D. H., Headland, L. R., Filiault, D. L., Kumar, R., Jiménez-Gómez, J. M., Schrager, A. V., Park, D. S., Peng, J., Sinha, N. R., and Maloof, J. N. (2012) “Native Environment Modulates Leaf Size and Response to Simulated Foliar Shade across Wild Tomato Species.” PLoS ONE, 7(1): e29570. [LINK] [PDF]