Broders, K., H. Capador-Barreto, G. Iriarte, J. Wright, M. Baur, H. Espinosa-Ortega, E. Spear. 2024. Oomycete communities in lowland tropical forest soils vary in abundance and are composed of saprophytes and pathogens of seeds and seedlings of multiple plant species. bioRxiv.

Global Plant Health Assessment and Serge Savary. 2023. A global assessment of the state of plant health. Plant Disease

Brenes‐Arguedas, T., A. E. Arnold, P. D. Coley, E. R. Spear, and P. C. Zalamea. 2022. Amazon Forest. In L. Willocquet, M. Singh, S.Sah, F. Bove, S. Savary, and J. Yuen (Eds.). Global Plant Health Assessment. International Society for Plant Pathology. 

Spear, E. R. and K. D. Broders. 2021. Host-generalist fungal pathogens of seedlings may maintain forest diversity via host-specific impacts and differential susceptibility among tree species. New Phytologist 231: 460-474.

Kendig, A., E. R. Spear, S. C. Daws, L. Flory, and E. A. Mordecai. 2021. Native perennial and non-native annual grasses shape pathogen community composition and disease severity in a California grassland. Journal of Ecology 109: 900-912.

Farner, J. E., E. R. Spear, and E. A. Mordecai. 2020. Habitat type and interannual variation shape unique fungal pathogen communities on a California native bunchgrass. Fungal Ecology 48: 100983.

Uricchio, L. H., S. C. Daws, E. R. Spear, and E. A. Mordecai. 2019. Priority effects and non-hierarchical competition shape species composition in a complex grassland community. The American Naturalist 193: 213-226.

Spear, E. R. and E. A. Mordecai. 2018. Foliar pathogens are unlikely to stabilize coexistence of competing species in a California grassland. Ecology 99: 2250-2259.

Spear, E. R. and E. A. Mordecai. 2018. Foliar Pathogens are Unlikely to Stabilize Coexistence of Competing Species in a California Grassland. Bull Ecol Soc Am 99(4):e01432 

Spear, E. R. 2017. Phylogenetic relationships and spatial distributions of putative fungal pathogens of seedlings across a rainfall gradient in Panama. Fungal Ecology 26: 65-73.

Gilbert GS, Ballesteros JO, Barrios‐Rodriguez CA, Bonadies EF, Cedeño‐Sánchez ML, Fossatti‐Caballero NJ, Trejos‐Rodríguez MM, Pérez‐Suñiga JM, Holub‐Young KS, Henn LA, Thompson JB. 2016. Use of sonic tomography to detect and quantify wood decay in living treesApplications in Plant Sciences. 4(12):1600060.

Spear, E. R., P. D. Coley, and T. A. Kursar. 2015. Do pathogens limit the distributions of tropical trees across a rainfall gradient? Journal of Ecology 103: 165-174.