Selected References


Ackerman, J. D. 1995.  An orchid flora of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 73: 1-203.

Ackerman, J. D. and Collaborators.  2014.  Orchid flora of the Greater Antilles.  Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 109:1-625.



Tremblay, R. L., J. Raventos, and J. D. Ackerman.  2015.  Improving the power of population projections: a unified approach to asymptotic and transient population dynamics.  Annals of Botany doi:10.1093/aob/mcv031.

Whitman, M. and J. D. Ackerman.  2015. Habitat suitability for terrestrial orchids in a tropical forest: best sites for survival differ from those for reproduction.  Ecology 96: 693-704.

Areces Berazain, F., V. J. Vega and J. D. Ackerman.  2014.  Annotated list of the vascular plants at El Verde Field Station, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico.  Caribbean Naturalist 16: 1-51.

Ackerman, J. D., W. Falcón, J. Molinari, C. Vega, I. Espino and A. A. Cuevas.  2014.  Biotic resistance and invasional meltdown: consequences of acquired interspecific interactions for an invasive orchid, Spathoglottis plicata in Puerto Rico.  Biological Invasions 16: 2435-2447. doi.10.1007/s10530-014-0676-3.

Ackerman, J. D. 2014.  Rapid transformation of orchid floras.  Lankesteriana 13: 157-164.

Recart, W., J. D. Ackerman, and A. A. Cuevas.  2013.  There goes the neighborhood: apparent competition between invasive and native orchids mediated by a specialist florivorous weevil.  Biological Invasions 15: 283-293.

Lasso, E. and J. D. Ackerman.  2013.  Nutrient limitation restricts reproductive success in a tropical montane cloud forest bromeliad: findings from a long-term forest fertilization experiment.  Oecologia 171: 165-174. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-012-2403-z

Muñoz, M. C. and J. D. Ackerman.  2013.  Invasive plants and mutualistic interactions between fleshy fruits and frugivorous animals.  Pages 121-135.  In S. Jose, H. P. Singh, D. R. Batish, and R. K. Kohli and eds.  Invasive plant ecology.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Falcón, W., J. D. Ackerman, W. Recart and C. Daehler.  2013.  Biology and impacts of Pacific island invasive species. 10. Iguana iguana, the green iguana (Squamata: Iguanidae).  Pacific Science 67: 157-186.

Falcón, W., J. D. Ackerman and C. Daehler.  2012.  March of the Green Iguana: non-native distribution and predicted geographic range of Iguana iguana in the Greater Caribbean Region.  IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 19: 150-160.

Ackerman, J. D. 2012.  Orchidaceae.  Pages 187-214.  In G. R. Proctor, Flora of the Cayman Islands, 2nd edition.  University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

CaraDonna, P. J. and J. D. Ackerman. 2012.  Reproductive assurance for a rewardless epiphytic orchid in Puerto Rico, Pleurothallis ruscifolia.  Caribbean Journal of Science 46: 249-257.

Ackerman, J. D. and D. W. Roubik.  2012.  Can extinction risk help explain plant-pollinator specificity among euglossine bee pollinated plants?  Oikos 121: 1821-1827..

Ackerman, J. D. 2012.  Orchidaceae.  Pages 622-667.  In P. Acevedo and M. Strong, eds.  Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies.  Smithsonian Contributions in Botany 98.

Aguiar, M. R. B. V., L. M. Pansarin, J. D. Ackerman, and E. R. Pansarin.  2012.  Biotic vs. abiotic pollination in Oeceoclades maculata (Lindl.) Lindl. (Orchidaceae).  Plant Species Biology 27: 86-95.

Fagua, J. C. and J. D. Ackerman.  2011.  Consequences of floral visits by invasive honeybees and ants to the hummingbird-pollinated, Caribbean cactus Melocactus intortus. Plant Species Biology 26: 193-204.

Muñoz, M. C. and J. D. Ackerman.  2011.  Spatial distribution and performance of native and invasive Ardisia (Myrsinaceae) species in Puerto Rico: the anatomy of an invasion.  Biological Invasions 13: 1543-1558.

Ackerman, J. D., A. A. Cuevas and D. Hof.  2011.  Are deception-pollinated species more variable than those offering a reward?  Plant Systematics and Evolution 243: 91-99.

Tremblay, R. L., J. D. Ackerman and M. E. Pérez.  2010.  Riding across the selection landscape: fitness consequences of annual variation in reproductive characteristics.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 491-498.

Cohen, I. M. and J. D. Ackerman.  2009.  Oeceoclades maculata, an alien tropical orchid in a Caribbean rainforest.  Annals of Botany 104: 557-563.

Ackerman, J. D. and E. J. Meléndez-Ackerman.  2008.  Orquídeas.  Pages 189-246 in R. L. Joglar, ed.  Biodiversidad de Puerto Rico: Agustín Stahl, Flora, Hongos.  Serie de Historia Natural de Puerto Rico.  La Editorial Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan.

Ackerman, J. D., J. C. Trejo Torres and Y. Crespo Chuy.  2007.  Orchids of the West Indies: predictability of diversity and endemism.  Journal of Biogeography 34: 779-786.

Rivera-Marchand B. and J. D. Ackerman.  2006.  Bat pollination breakdown in a Caribbean columnar cactus, Pilosocereus royenii.  Biotropica 38: 635-642.

Bergman, E., J. D. Ackerman, J. Thompson and J. K. Zimmerman.  2006.  Land use history affects the distribution of the saprophytic orchid Wullschlaegelia calcarata in Puerto Rico.  Biotropica 38: 492-499.

Otero, J. T., P. Bayman and J. D. Ackerman.  2005.  Variation in mycorrhizal performance in an epiphytic orchid: the potential for natural selection.   Evolutionary Ecology 19: 29-43.

Tremblay, R. L., J. D. Ackerman, J. K. Zimmerman and R. N. Calvo.  2005.  Variation in sexual reproduction in orchids and its evolutionary consequences: a spasmodic journey to diversification.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 84: 1-54.

Aragón, S. and J. D. Ackerman.  2004.  Does flower color variation matter in deception pollinated Psychilis monensis (Orchidaceae)?  Oecologia 138: 405-413.

Otero, J. T., J. D. Ackerman and P. Bayman.  2002. Diversity and host specificity of mycorrhizal fungi from tropical orchids.  American Journal of Botany 89: 1852-1858.

Trejo-Torres, J. C. and J. D. Ackerman.  2002.  Composition patterns of Caribbean limestone forests: are parsimony and classification analyses congruent?  Biotropica 34: 502-515.

Tremblay, R. L. and J. D. Ackerman.  2001.  Gene flow and effective population size in Lepanthes (Orchidaceae): a case for genetic drift.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72: 47-62.

Ortiz-Barney, E. and J. D. Ackerman.  1999.  The cost of selfing in Encyclia cochleata (Orchidaceae).  Plant Systematics and Evolution 219: 55-64.

Ackerman, J. D. and S. Ward.  1999.  Genetic variation in a widespread, epiphytic orchid: where is the evolutionary potential?  Systematic Botany 24: 282-291.

Ackerman, J. D., E. J. Meléndez-Ackerman, and J. A. Salguero-Faria.  1997.  Variation in pollinator abundance and selection on fragrance phenotypes in an epiphytic orchid.  American Journal of Botany 84: 1383-1390.

Ackerman, J. D., A. Sabat and J. K. Zimmerman.  1996.  Seedling establishment in an epiphytic orchid: an experimental study of seed limitation.  Oecologia 106: 192-198.

Ackerman, J. D., J. A. Rodríguez-Robles and E. J. Meléndez.  1994.  A meager nectar offering by an epiphytic orchid is better than nothing.  Biotropica 26: 44-49.

Meléndez, E. J. and J. D. Ackerman. 1993.  The effects of a rust infection on fitness components in a natural population of Tolumnia variegata (Orchidaceae).  Oecologia 94: 361-367.

Moya, S. and J. D. Ackerman. 1993.  Variation in floral fragrance composition in Epidendrum ciliare (Orchidaceae).  Nordic Journal of Botany 13: 41-47.

Ackerman, J. D. and M. Galarza-Pérez.  1991.  Patterns and maintenance of extraordinary variation in the Caribbean orchid, Tolumnia (Oncidium) variegata. Systematic Botany16: 182-194.

Ackerman, J. D. and A. M. Montalvo. 1990.  Short and long term limitations to fruit production in a tropical orchid.  Ecology 71: 263-272.

Roubik, D. W. and J. D. Ackerman. 1987.  Long-term ecology of euglossine orchid-bees (Apidae: Euglossini) in Panama.  Oecologia 73: 321-333.

Montalvo, A. M. and J. D. Ackerman. 1987.  Limitations to natural fruit production in Ionopsis utricularioides (Orchidaceae).  Biotropica 19: 24-31.

Ackerman, J. D. 1986.  Mechanisms and evolution of food-deceptive pollination systems in orchids.  Lindleyana 1: 108-113.

Ackerman, J. D. 1983.  Specificity and mutual dependency of the orchid-euglossine bee

Ackerman, J. D. 1983.  The diversity and seasonality of male euglossine bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in central Panama.  Ecology 64: 274-283.

Ackerman, J. D., M. R. Mesler, K. L. Lu and A. M. Montalvo.  1982.  Food foraging behavior of male euglossines (Hymenoptera: Apidae): vagabonds or trapliners?  Biotropica 14: 281-289.