Denotes undergraduate co-author

In review

Edwards, KF, CT Kremer, ET Miller, MM Osmond, E Litchman, CA Klausmeier.  Evolutionarily stable communities: a framework for understanding the role of trait evolution in the maintenance of diversity. Ecology Letters.

Lewington-Pearce, L, A Narwani, MK Thomas, CT Kremer, H Vogler, P Kratina. How temperature governs competition in phytoplankton. Functional Ecology.


Kremer, CT, SB Fey, AA Arellano, DA Vasseur. Gradual plasticity alters population dynamics in variable environments: thermal acclimation in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhartdii.  Proc. Roy. Soc. B, 285 (1870): 1-9. doi:

O’Donnell, DR, CR Hamman, EC Johnson, CT Kremer, CA Klausmeier, E Litchman. Rapid thermal adaptation in a marine diatom reveals constraints and tradeoffs. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.14360

Yema, L, CT Kremer, E Litchman, I O’Farrell, P de Tezanos Pinto. Morphological and physiological traits of bloom-forming heterocytous cyanobacteria: taxonomic distribution and trade-offs. Hydrobiologia. doi:10.1007/s10750-018-3698-5


Bannar-Martin, KH, CT Kremer, et al. Integrating community assembly and biodiversity to better understand ecosystem function: the Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems (CAFE) approach. Ecology Letters, 21: 167-180.

Kremer, CT, CA Klausmeier. Species packing in eco-evolutionary models of seasonally fluctuating environments. Ecology Letters, 20: 1158–1168. doi:10.1111/ele.12813  [supplement]

Kremer, CT, MK Thomas, E Litchman. Temperature- and size-scaling of phytoplankton population growth rates: Reconciling the Eppley curve and the metabolic theory of ecology. Limnology & Oceanography, 62: 1658–1670. doi:10.1002/lno.10523

Prunier, R, M Akman, CT Kremer, N Aitken, A Chuah, J Borevitz, KE Holsinger. Isolation by distance and isolation by environment contribute to population differentiation in Protea repens (Proteaceae L.), a widespread South African species. American Journal of Botany 104(5): 1–11.

Thomas, MK, M Aranguren-Gassis, CT Kremer, MR Gould, K Anderson, CA Klausmeier, E Litchman. Temperature-nutrient interactions exacerbate sensitivity to warming in phytoplankton. Global Change Biology 23: 3269–3280. doi:10.1111/gcb.13641


Kremer, CT, A Shepard, M Finiguerra, A Fong, A Kellerman, S Paver, B Tolar, B Toscano. Realizing the potential of trait-based aquatic ecology: new tools and collaborative approaches. Limnology & Oceanography 62(1): 253-271. doi:10.1002/lno.10392.

Royer, AM, CT Kremer, †K George, S Pérez, DW Schemske, JK Conner. Incomplete loss of a conserved trait: function, latitudinal cline, and genetic constraints. Evolution 70(12): 2853-2864. doi:10.1111/evo.13096

Coble, A, RG Asch, S Rivero-Calle, S Heerhartz, J Holding, CT Kremer, M Finiguerra, KE Strock. Climate is variable, but is our science? Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin, 25: 71-76. doi:10.1002/lob.10115

Thomas, MK, CT Kremer, E Litchman. Environment and evolutionary history determine phytoplankton temperature traits globally. Global Ecology & Biogeography 25(1): 71-86.  doi:10.1111/geb.12387


Litchman, E, P de Tezanos Pinto, KF Edwards, CA Klausmeier, CT Kremer, MK Thomas. Global biogeochemical impacts of phytoplankton in the past, present, and future: a trait-based perspective. Journal of Ecology 103(6): 1384-1396. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12438

Seltzer, CE, CT Kremer, HJ Ndangalasi, NJ Cordeiro. Seed harvesting of a threatened African tree dispersed by rodents: is enrichment planting a solution? Global Ecology & Conservation, 3: 645-653. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2015.02.011


Kremer, CT, JP Gillette, LG Rudstam, P Brettum, R Ptacnik. A compendium of cell and natural unit biovolumes for >1,200 freshwater phytoplankton species.  Ecology 95:2984. [pdf] doi:10.1890/14-0603.1

Vasseur, D, JW Fox, A Gonzalez, R Adrian, BE Beisner, MR Helmus, C Johnson, P Kratina, CT Kremer, C deMazancourt, E Miller, WA Nelson, M Patternson, JA Rusak, J Shurin, CF Steiner. Synchronous dynamics of zooplankton competitors are prevailing in temperate lake ecosystems. Proc. R. Soc. B 281: 1-9. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0633


Kremer, CT, CA Klausmeier. Coexistence in a variable environment: Eco-evolutionary perspective. J Theoretical Biology 339: 14-25. [pdf]    doi:10.1016/j/jtbi.2013.05.005


*Thomas, MK, *CT Kremer, CA Klausmeier, E Litchman.  A global pattern of thermal adaptation in marine phytoplankton. Science 338: 1083-1085. doi:10.1126/science.1224836 *authors contributed equally. Featured on F1000. [pdf] [supplemental]

In preparation:

Kremer, CT, CA Stock, DA Vasseur, JL Sarmiento. Evolution and trophic structure constrain marine ecosystems exposed to novel conditions.

Kremer, CT, MA Leibold, KH Bannar-Martin, SKM Ernest, et al. Beyond BEF: linking community assembly and diversity to ecosystem function in natural systems.

Koffel, T, CT Kremer, KH Bannar-Martin, MA Leibold, et al. Modeling how community assembly alters the functioning of ecosystems.