My Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Ordonez, A. & Svenning, J-C. Consistent role of Quaternary climate change in shaping current plant functional diversity patterns across European plant orders. (2017). Scientific Reports 7:42988 (IF: 5.228) – DOI: 1038/srep42988
  2. Blonder B, Moulton DE, Bois J, Enquist BJ, Graae BJ, Macias Fauria M, McGill B, Nogue Bosch S, Ordonez A, Sandel B, Svenning JC. Predictability in community dynamics (2017) Ecology Letters 20(3): 293–306 (IF:10.689) – DOI: 1111/ele.12736
  3. Ordonez, A., Williams, J.W. & Svenning, J.C. Mapping climatic mechanisms likely to favour the emergence of novel communities. (2016) Nature Climate Change 6(12):1104-9. (IF:17.184) – DOI: 1038/nclimate3127
  4. Ordonez, A. & Svenning, J-C. Strong palaeoclimatic legacies in current plant functional diversity patterns across Europe. (2016). Ecology & Evolution 6(10):3405-16 (IF: 2.32) – DOI:
  5. Ordonez, A. & Svenning, J-C. Functional diversity of North America trees is codetermined by historical and contemporary environmental factor (2016) Ecosphere 7(2) (IF: 2.595) – DOI:
  6. Ordonez, A. & Svenning, J.-C. (2015) Geographic patterns in functional diversity deficits are linked to glacial-interglacial climate stability and accessibility. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, 826-837. (IF: 7.242) – DOI:
  7. Svenning, J. C., Eiserhardt, W. L., Normand, S., Ordonez, A., & Sandel, B. (2015). The Influence of Paleoclimate on Present-Day Patterns in Biodiversity and Ecosystems. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 46(1):551-572 (IF: 562) – DOI:
  8. Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Ordonez, A., Bohlman, S.A., Olff, H. & Jansen, P.A. (2015) Indirect interactions among tropical tree species through shared rodent seed predators: a novel mechanism of tree species coexistence. (2015) Ecology Letters 18(8): 752–760. (IF: 13.042) – DOI:
  9. Maire, V., Wright, I.J., Prentice, I.C., Batjes, N.H., Bhaskar, R., van Bodegom, P.M., Cornwell, W.K., Ellsworth, D., Niinemets, Ü., Ordonez, A., Reich, P.B. & Santiago, L.S. (2015) Global effects of soil and climate on leaf photosynthetic traits and rates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 64, 706-717. (IF: 7.242) – DOI:
  10. Lankau, R.A., Zhu, K. & Ordonez, A. (2015) Mycorrhizal strategies of tree species correlate with trailing range edge responses to current and past climate change. Ecology, 96, 1451-1458. (IF: 5.000) – DOI:
  11. van der Plas, F., Janzen, T., Ordonez, A., Fokkema, W., Reinders, J., Etienne, R.S. & Olff, H. (2015) A new modeling approach estimates the relative importance of different community assembly processes. Ecology, 96, 1502-1515. (IF: 5.000) – DOI:
  12. Eiserhardt, W.L., Borchsenius, F., Plum, C.M., Ordonez, A. & Svenning, J.C. (2015) Climate-driven extinctions shape the phylogenetic structure of temperate tree floras. Ecology letters, 18, 263-72. (IF: 13.042) – DOI:
  13. Ordonez, A., Martinuzzi, S., Radeloff, V., Williams, J. Combined speeds of climate and land-use change of the conterminous U.S. until 2050. (2014) Nature climate change 4, 811–816 (IF: 15.295) – DOI:
  14. Veen, G. F., Freschet, G. T., Ordonez, A., & Wardle, D. A. (2014). Litter quality and environmental controls of homefield advantage effects on litter decomposition. Oikos 124(2), 187–195 (IF: 3.559) – DOI:
  15. Cornwell, W. Westoby, M. Falster, D.S. et al inc Ordonez, A (2014). Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages. Journal of Ecology 102(2):345-356. (IF: 5.694) – DOI:
  16. Ordonez, A. (2014) Functional and phylogenetic similarity of alien plants to co-occurring natives. Ecology 95(5):1191–1202 (F1000 Recommended paper) (IF: 5.000) – DOI:
  17. Ordonez, A. (2014) Global meta-analysis of trait consistency of non-native plants between their native and introduced areas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23(3):246-273 (IF: 7.242) – DOI:
  18. Garzon-Lopez, C., Jansen, P., Bohlman, S., Ordonez, A. & Olff, H. (2014) Effects of Sampling Scale on Patterns of Habitat Association in Tropical Trees Journal of Vegetation Science. 25(2), 349-362 (IF: 3.372) – DOI:
  19. Williams, J.W. Blois, J. Gill, J. Gonzales, L.M., Grim, E.C., Ordonez A., Shuman. B. Veloz, S.D (2013). Model systems for a no-analog future: species associations and climates during the last deglaciation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1297:29-43 (IF: 4.375) – DOI:
  20. Ordonez, A., (2013) Realized climatic niche of North American plant taxa lagged behind climate during the end of the Pleistocene. American Journal Of Botany 100(7):1255-1265 (IF: 2.463) – DOI:
  21. Ordonez, A. & Williams, J. (2013) Comparing climatic and biotic velocities for woody taxa distributions over the last 16,000 years in eastern North America. Ecology letters 16(6):773-781 (IF: 13.042) – DOI:
  22. A. & Williams, J. (2013) Projected climate reshuffling based on climate-analog and climate-velocity analyses: implications for community disaggregation. Climate Change 119: 659-675 (IF: 3.430) – DOI:
  23. Ordonez, A. & Olff, H. (2013) Do alien plant species profit more from high resource supply than natives? A trait-based analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:648-658 (IF: 7.242) – DOI:
  24. Ordonez, A.; van Loon, E. & Bouten, W. (2011) Effects of population variability on the accuracy of detection probability estimates. Anales de Biología 33:149-160. (IF: 0.729) –
  25. Ordonez, A., Wright, I.J. & Olff, H.,(2010). Functional differences between native and alien species: a global-scale comparison. Functional Ecology, 24(6):1353–1361. (IF: 4.857) – DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01739.x
  26. Ordonez, A; Garcia-Garcia, M.D. and Fagua, G. Evaluation of the collection efficiency of the Schoenly trap for collecting adult sarco-saprophagous dipterans. Journal of Medical Entomology. 45(3): 45(3): 522-532. (IF: 1.815) – DOI:

 Data publications:

  1. Ian J. Wright, Dana L. Royer, Alejandro Ordonez, Jacek Oleksyn, and Peter B. Reich. Global Leaf Phenology Database. Data from: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature. Dryad Digital Repository. (2014).
  2. William K. Cornwell, Rich FitzJohn, Peter F. Stevens, Andre Calaminus, Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis, Rafael Govaerts, Ian J. Wright, Jacek Oleksyn, Peter B. Reich, Dana L. Royer, Lonnie Aarssen, Frank Hemmings, Michelle Leishman, Angela T. Moles, Nathan G. Swenson, Laura Warman, Robert I. Bertin, Alejandro Ordonez, and Amy E. Zanne Global woodiness database Data from: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature. Dryad Digital Repository (2014).

Publications – in review or In Prep

  1. Ordonez, A. & Svenning, J-C. A framework for integrating long-term historical drivers into macro-scale functional diversity analyses. Global Ecology and Biogeography (Submitted February 1st, 2017).
  2. Pither, J., Pickles B.J., Ordonez, A., Williams, J.W. & Simard, S.W. Ectomycorrhizal mutualisms facilitated rapid post-glacial expansion of tree distributions Nature Climate change (Submitted. January 19th, 2017)
  3. Ordonez, A., Svenning, J-C. & Van der Putten, W. How to catch an exotic? Ecology and evolution of introduced exotics under enemy accumulation Journal of Ecology (Submitted November 30th 2016).
  4. Capitan JA, Cuenda S, Ordonez A, Alonso D. Significant competitive dominance in mid-latitude European plant communitiesNature Communications (Second revision Submitted December 20th, 2016).
  5. Ordonez, A. & Svenning, J-C. Mismatch between species and functional diversity geographic patterns across Norther temperate forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography In prep
  6. Ordonez, A., Svenning, J-C, BIEN initiative participants’ Long-term historical factors as co-determinants of plant functional diversity across the New World. Ecology In Prep.
  7. Cordlandweh, V.; Ordonez, A.; Ozinga, W. Bakker, J.P. – Habitat filters acting both, on species and individuals Oikos In prep

Publications – Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Ordonez, A., Understanding plant invasions: A global scale meta-analysis. ISBN 978-90-367-5016-5
  2. Williams, J; Ordonez, A; Notaro, M; Veloz, S and Vimont D. 2012 Climatic analogs, climate velocity, and potential shifts in vegetation structure and biomass for Wisconsin under 21st-century climate-change scenarios – technical report Wisconsin Environmental and Economic Research and Development Program