This is a list of papers appearing in peer-reviewed journals (unless otherwise indicated).  Many of them have a link to a pdf file.  However, if there is not a pdf posted then please email me ( “BBS” indicates that paper used data from North American Breeding Bird Survey.


Veech, J. A. 2018. Measuring Biodiversity. In The Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, Volume 3, Pages 287-295, D. A. DellaSala and M. I. Goldstein (eds.), Oxford: Elsevier. (Book chapter)


Troy, J. R., N. D. Holmes, J. A. Veech, A. F. Raine, and M. C. Green. 2017. Habitat suitability modeling for the endangered Hawaiian petrel on Kauai and analysis of predicted habitat overlap with the Newell’s shearwater. Global Ecology and Conservation 12:131-143.

Strona, G., T. J. Matthews, S. Kortsch, and J. A. Veech. 2017. A software suite to compute node overlap and segregation in ecological networks. Ecography 40:1-8.

Ferrato, J. R., T. R. Simpson, M. F. Small, J. A. Veech, and M. Conway. 2017. Population density and habitat associations of the Seaside Sparrow on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129:131-138.

Haverland, M. B. and J. A. Veech. 2017. Examining the occurrence of mammal species in natural areas within a rapidly urbanizing region of Texas, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 157:221-230.

Muller, J. A., J. A. Veech, and J. Roach. 2017. Terrestrial herpetofauna diversity in three habitats at Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma. Southeastern Naturalist 16:182-194.

Strona, G., and J. A. Veech. 2017. Forbidden vs. permitted interactions: disentangling processes from patterns in ecological network analysis. Ecology and Evolution 7:5476-5481. Strona_and_Veech_2017

Veech, J. A., K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Ziolkowski, Jr. 2017. How well do route survey areas represent landscapes at larger spatial extents? An analysis of land cover composition along Breeding Bird Survey routes. Condor 119:607-615. BBS


Griffith, D. M., J. A. Veech, and C. J. Marsh. 2015. Cooccur: probabilistic species co-occurrence analysis in R. Journal of Statistical Software 69:1-17. Griffith_et_al_2016

Strona, G., A. Mauri, J. A. Veech, G. Seufert, J. S. Ayanz, and S. Fattorini. 2016. Far from naturalness: how much does spatial ecological structure of European tree assemblages depart from Potential Natural Vegetation? PLoS ONE e0165178.

Veech, J. A., J. R. Ott, and J. R. Troy. 2016. Intrinsic heterogeneity in detection probability and its effect on N-mixture models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7:1019-1028. Veech_et_al_2016_MEE_ SI


Strona, G., and J. A. Veech. 2015. A new measure of ecological network structure based on node overlap and segregation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:907-915. Strona_and_Veech_MEE_2015


Cummings, K., and J. A. Veech.  2014. Assessing the influence of geography, land cover, and host species on the local abundance of a generalist brood parasite, the Brown-headed Cowbird. Diversity and Distributions 20:396-404. PDF: Cummings_and_Veech_2014 BBS

Troy, J. R., N. D. Holmes, J. A. Veech, A. F. Raine, and M. C. Green. 2014. Habitat suitability modeling for the Newell’s shearwater on Kauai. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5:315-329. PDF: Troy_et_al_2014

Veech, J. A. 2014. The pairwise approach to analysing species co-occurrence. Journal of Biogeography 41:1029-1035. PDF: Veech_2014_J_Biogeography


Feichtinger, E. E. and J. A. Veech.  2013.  Association of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus forficatus) with specific land-cover types in south-central Texas. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:314-321. PDF: Feichtinger_and_Veech_2013 BBS

Troy, J. R., N. D. Holmes, J. A. Veech, and M. C. Green. 2013. Using observed seabird fallout records to infer patterns of attraction to artificial light. Endangered Species Research 22:225-234. PDF: Troy_et_al_2013

Veech, J. A. 2013. A probabilistic model for analyzing species co-occurrence. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:252-260. PDF: Veech_2013_GEB BBS

Warren, C. C., J. A. Veech, F. W. Weckerly, L O’Donnell, and J. R. Ott. 2013. Detection heterogeneity and abundance estimation in populations of Golden-cheeked Warblers (Setophago chrysoparia). The Auk 130:677-688. PDF: Warren_et_al_2013_Auk

Warren, C. C., J. R. Ott, and J. A. Veech.  2013. Comparative occupancy and habitat associations of Black-and-white Warblers (Mniotilta varia) and Golden-cheeked Warblers (Setophaga chrysoparia) in the juniper-oak woodlands of central Texas. American Midland Naturalist  169: 382-397. PDF: Warren_et_al_2013_Am_Midl_Nat


Small, M. F., J. A. Veech, and J. L. R. Jensen. 2012. Local landscape composition around North American Breeding Bird Survey routes. Ecology 93:2298. PDF: Small et al 2012 Ecology (data paper) BBS

Small, M. F., J. A. Veech, and J. T. Baccus. 2012. A Comparison of White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) densities obtained during morning and evening surveying. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:158-163.  PDF: Small_et_al_2012_J_Fish_Wildlife_Manage

Veech, J. A. 2012. Significance testing in ecological null models. Theoretical Ecology 5:611-616. PDF: Veech_2012_Theo_Ecol 

Veech, J. A., M. F. Small, and J. T. Baccus. 2012. Representativeness of land cover composition along routes of the North American Breeding Bird Survey. The Auk 129:259-267. PDF: Veech_et_al_2012_Auk BBS


Fronimos, A. B., J. T. Baccus, M. F. Small, and J. A. Veech. 2011. Use of urban bird feeders by White-winged Doves and Great-tailed Grackles in Texas.  Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 44:34-40. PDF: Fronimos et al 2011

Veech, J. A., M. F. Small, and J. T. Baccus. 2011.  The effect of habitat on range expansion of a native and an introduced bird species.  Journal of Biogeography 38:69-77. PDF: Veech_et_al_2011_J_Biogeography BBS


Collins, M. L., M. F. Small, J. A. Veech, J. T. Baccus, and S. J. Benn. 2010. Dove habitat association based on remotely sensed land cover types in south Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1568-1574. PDF: Collins et al 2010

Veech, J. A. and T. O. Crist 2010.  Toward a unified view of diversity partitioning. Ecology 91: 1988–1992. PDF: Veech_Crist_2010a

Veech, J. A., and T. O. Crist. 2010.  Diversity partitioning without statistical independence of alpha and beta.  Ecology 91:1964-1969. PDF: Veech_Crist_2010b


Cardoso, P., P. A. V. Borges, and J. A. Veech. 2009.  Testing the performance of beta diversity measures based on incidence data: the robustness to undersampling.  Diversity and Distributions 15:1081-1090. PDF: Cardoso et al 2009


Veech, J. A. and T. O. Crist. 2007. Habitat and climate heterogeneity maintain beta-diversity of birds among landscapes within ecoregions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16:650-656. PDF: Veech_Crist_2007_GEB BBS


Crist, T. O., and J. A. Veech.  2006.  Additive partitioning of rarefaction curves and species-area relationships: unifying alpha, beta, and gamma diversity with sample size and habitat area.  Ecology Letters 9:923-932. PDF: Crist_and_Veech_2006_EL

Summerville, K. S., T. D. Wilson, J. A. Veech, and T.O. Crist.  2006.  Do body size and diet breadth affect partitioning of species diversity? A test with forest Lepidoptera.  Diversity and Distributions 12:91-99. PDF: Summerville_etal_2006

Veech, J. A.  2006.  A probability-based analysis of temporal and spatial co-occurrence in grassland birds.  Journal of Biogeography 33:2145-2153. PDF: Veech_2006_J_Biogeography BBS

Veech, J. A. 2006.  A comparison of landscapes occupied by increasing and decreasing populations of grassland bird species.  Conservation Biology 20:1422-1432. PDF: Veech_2006_ConBio BBS

Veech, J. A.  2006.  Increasing and declining populations of northern bobwhites inhabit different types of landscapes.  Journal of Wildlife Management 70:922-930. PDF: Veech_2006_JWM BBS


Veech, J. A., and S. H. Jenkins.  2005.  Comparing the effects of granivorous rodents on survival of Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides) seeds in mixed and monospecific seed patches.  Western North American Naturalist 65:321-328. PDF: Veech_Jenkins_2005_WNAN

Veech, J. A.  2005.  Analyzing patterns of species diversity as departures from random expectations.  Oikos 108:149-155. PDF: Veech_2005_Oikos


Crist, T. O., J. A. Veech, K. S. Summerville, and J. C. Gering. 2003. Partitioning species diversity across landscapes and regions: a hierarchical analysis of alpha, beta, and gamma diversity, American Naturalist 162:734-743. PDF: Crist_etal_2003_AmNat

Gering, J. C., T. O. Crist, and J. A. Veech.  2003.  Additive partitioning of species diversity across multiple spatial scales: implications for regional conservation of biodiversity.  Conservation Biology 17:488-499. PDF: Gering_etal_2003_ConBio

Summerville, K. S., M. J. Boulware, J. A. Veech, and T. O. Crist.  2003.   Spatial variation in species diversity and composition of forest Lepidoptera in eastern deciduous forests of North America.  Conservation Biology 17:1045-1057. PDF: Summerville_etal_2003_ConBio

Veech, J. A., T. O. Crist, and K. S. Summerville.  2003.  Intraspecific aggregation decreases the local species diversity of arthropods. Ecology 84:3376-3383. PDF: Veech_etal_2003_Ecology

Veech, J. A.  2003.  Incorporating socioeconomic factors into the analysis of biodiversity hotspots.  Applied Geography 23:73-88. PDF: Veech_2003_Applied_Geography


Veech, J. A., T. O. Crist, K. S. Summerville, and J. C. Gering.  2002.  The additive partitioning of species diversity: recent revival of an old idea.  Oikos 99:3-9. PDF: Veech_etal_2002_Oikos

Summerville, K. S., J. A. Veech, and T. O. Crist.  2002.  Does behavioral variation among butterfly species contribute to nestedness at fine spatial scales? Oikos 97:195-204. PDF: Summerville_etal_2003_ConBio


Longland, W. S., S. B. Vander Wall, S. H. Jenkins, S. Pyare, and J. A. Veech.  2001.  Seedling recruitment in Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides): are desert granivores mutualists or predators? Ecology 82:3131-3148. 

Veech, J. A.  2001.  The foraging behavior of granivorous rodents and short-term apparentcompetition among seeds.  Behavioral Ecology 12:467-474.

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Veech, J. A.  2000.  Predator-mediated interactions among the seeds of desert plants. Oecologia 124:402-407.

Veech, J. A.  2000.  A null model for detecting non-random patterns of species richness along spatial gradients. Ecology 81:1143-1149. PDF: Veech_2000_Ecology

Veech, J. A., D. A. Charlet, and S. H. Jenkins.  2000.  Interspecific variation in seed mass and the coexistence of conifer species, a null model test.  Evolutionary Ecology Research 2:353-363. PDF: Veech_etal_2000_EER

Veech, J. A.  2000.  Choice of species-area function affects identification of hotspots. Conservation Biology 14:140-147. PDF: Veech_2000_ConBio

Vander Wall, S. B., W. S. Longland, S. Pyare, and J. A. Veech.  1997.  Cheek pouch capacities and loading rates of heteromyid rodents.  Oecologia 113:21-28.

Veech, J. A., J. H. Benedix, and D. J. Howard.  1996.  Lack of calling song displacement between two closely related ground crickets.  Evolution 50:1982-1989.