Fisher J, Shackelford N, Hocking M, TRANT AJ, Starzomski B. Indigenous peoples’ habitation history drives present-day forest biodiversity in British Columbia’s coastal temperate rainforest. People and Nature. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.16.

Mamet SD, Brown CB, TRANT AJ, Laroque C. Shifting global Larix distributions: northern expansion and southern retraction as species respond to changing climate. Journal of Biogeography. doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13465


Bjorkman, A. et al. (including TRANT AJ): Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome. Nature, doi: doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0563-7

TRANT AJ, Jameson R, Hermanutz L. Variation in reproductive potential across a multi-species treeline. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 50(1).

Bjorkman A et al. (including TRANT AJ). Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12821.

Thomas H et al. (including TRANT AJ). Traditional plant functional groups explain variation in economic but not size-related traits across the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12783.

Brown CD, Dufour‐Tremblay G, Jameson R, Mamet SD, TRANT AJ, Walker XJ, Boudreau S, Harper K, Henry GH, Hermanutz L, Hofgaard A. Reproduction as a bottleneck to treeline advance across the circumarctic forest tundra ecotone. Ecographydoi.org/10.1111/ecog.03733

Frei E, Bianchi E, Bernareggi G, Bebi P, Dawes MA, Brown CD, TRANT AJ, Mamet SD, Rixen C. Biotic and abiotic drivers of tree seedling recruitment across an alpine treeline ecotone. Scientific Reports. 8:10894 doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28808-w

Hoffman K, TRANT AJ, Nijland W, Starzomski BM. Ecological legacies of fire detected using plot-level measurements and LiDAR in an old growth coastal temperate rainforest. Forest Ecology and Management. 424: 11-20.


Beller E, McClenachan L, TRANT AJ, Sanderson EW, Rhemtulla J, Guerrini A, Grossinger R, Higgs E. Toward principles of historical ecology. American Journal of Botany. 104(5): 1-4 doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1700070


*TRANT AJ, Nijland W, Hoffman K, Mathews DL, McLaren D, Nelson TA, Starzomski BM. Intertidal resource use over millennia enhances forest productivity. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms12491 [open access]

        *winner of the 2017 WS Cooper Award from the Ecological Society of America


TRANT AJ, Lewis KP, Cranston BH, Wheeler JA, Jameson RG, Jacobs JD, Hermanutz L, Starzomski BM. Complex changes in plant communities across a subarctic-alpine treeline in Labrador, Canada.  Arctic. 68(4): 500-512. doi: dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic4528

Myers-Smith IH, Elmendorf SC, Beck PSA, Wilmking M, Hallinger M, Blok D, Tape KD, Rayback SA, Macias-Fauria M, Forbes BC, Speed JDM, Boulanger-Lapointe N, Rixen C, Lévesque E, Martin Schmidt NM, Baittinger C, TRANT AJ, Hermanutz L, Siegwart Collier L, Dawes MA, Lantz T, Weijers S, Jørgensen RH, Buchwal A, Buras A, Naito, AT, Ravolainen V, Schaepman-Strub G, Wheeler J, Wipf S, Guay K, Hik DS, Vellend M. Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome. Nature Climate Change. doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2697.

Suarez-Gonzalez A, Sutton J, TRANT AJ, Zamlynny E, Good S. Rethinking refugia: Tree topology, divergence dates, and demographic history trace the distribution of the endangered Plymouth gentian (Sabatia kennedyana, Gentianaceae) from the Pleistocene glaciation to present day. American Journal of Botany. 102(4): 609-620.

TRANT AJ, Starzomski BM, Higgs E. A publicly available database for studying ecological change in mountain ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13(4):187. https://doi.org/10.1890/15.WB.007

Jameson RG, TRANT AJ, Hermanutz L. Insects can limit seed productivity at the treeline. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45(3): 286-296 doi: 10.1139/cjfe-2014-0385.

Myers-Smith IH, Hallinger M, Blok D, Sass-Klaassen U, Rayback SA, Weijers S, TRANT AJ, Tape KD, Naito AT, Wipf S, Rixen C, Dawes MA, Wheeler JA, Buchwalk A, Baittinger C, Macias-Fauria M, Forbes BC, Lévesque E, Boulanger-Lapointe N, Beil I, Ravolainen V, Wilmking M. Methods for measuring arctic and alpine shrub growth: A reviewEarth-Science Reviews 140: 1-13 doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.10.004


TRANT AJ, Hermanutz L. Advancing towards novel treelines: a multispecies approach to treeline dynamics in the subarctic alpine Labrador. Journal of Biogeography 41(6): 1115-1125 doi: 10.1111/jbi/12287


Brown CD, Mamet SD, TRANT AJ. The Global Treeline Range Expansion Experiment. Mountain Views 7(2): 6-7.

TRANT AJ. Changing treelines: how variability in scale and approach improve our understanding. PhD Dissertation. Department of Biology. Memorial University.  


TRANT AJ, Jacobs J, Sable T. Teaching and learning about climate change with Innu Environmental Guardians. Polar Geography: 10.1080/1088937X.2012.682229


Myers-Smith I, Forbes B, WIlmking, M, Hallinger M, Lantz T, Blok D, Tape K, Macias Fauria M, Sass-Klaassen U, Levesque E, Boudreau S, Ropars P, Hermanutz L, TRANT AJ, Siegwart Collier L, Weijers S, Rozema J, Rayback S, Schmidt, N, Schaepman-Strub G, Wipf S, Rixen C, Menard C, Venn S, Goetz S, Andreu-Hayles L, Elmendorf S, Epstein H, Welker J, Grogan P, Hik D. Shrub expansion in tundra ecosystems: Dynamics, impacts and research priorities. Environmental Research Letters 6 045509.

TRANT AJ, Jameson RG, Hermanutz L. Persistence at treeline: Old trees as opportunists. Arctic 84(3): 367-370.


Harper KA, Danby RK, DeFields DL, Lewis KP, TRANT AJ, Starzomski BM, Savidge R, Hermanutz L. Change in the spatial pattern of trees along the forest-tundra gradient at treeline sites across Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41(3): 479-489.

TRANT AJ, Herman TB, Good-Avila SV. Effects of anthropogenic disturbances on reproductive ecology and pollinator service of Plymouth Gentian (Sabatia kennedyana Fern.), a lakeshore plant species at risk. Plant Ecology 210(2): 241-252.


Bell T, Jacobs JD, Munier A, LeBlanc P, TRANT AJ. Climate change and renewable resources in Labrador: Looking towards 2050. Proceedings and report of a conference held in North West River, Labrador, 11-13 March.


TRANT AJ (2007) Status report for Southern Twayblade (Listera australis) for Nova Scotia, Canada.


TRANT AJ. Effects of lakeshore development on the pollinator service, seed bank composition, and stewardship of Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora in Nova Scotia, Canada. MSc Biology. Acadia University. Wolfville, Nova Scotia.