Featured Research Archive

Do Microbes Matter? Using Global Data to Test Microbial Activity in Litter Decomposition Models
Principal Investigator(s): Carol Adair
How will increasing climate variability change plant species diversity?
Principal Investigator(s): Peter Adler
Unifying Biodiversity Theories
Principal Investigator(s): Andrew Allen
The Role of Temperature in the Origin and Maintenance of Biodiversity
Principal Investigator(s): Andrew Allen
Genetic Monitoring: Development of Tools for Conservation and Management
Principal Investigator(s): Fred Allendorf and Michael Schwartz
Reverse Engineering of Ecological Networks
Principal Investigator(s): Stefano Allesina
Monarch Butterflies as a Model for Understanding the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Migratory Species and Future Response to Environmental Change
Principal Investigator(s): Sonia Altizer, Leslie Ries, Karen Oberhauser
Synthesizing frontiers in modeling drought- and insect-induced tree mortality with climate change
Principal Investigator(s): William Anderegg, Jeffrey Hicke, and Rosie Fisher
Ecotoxicology of the Gulf Oil Spill: A Holistic Framework for Assessing Impacts
Principal Investigator(s): Sean Anderson, Gary Cherr, C. Pete Peterson
Comparative Ecology of Cities: What Makes an Urban Biota “Urban”?
Principal Investigator(s): Myla Aronson, Madhusudan Katti, Paige Warren, and Charles Nilon
Advancing “Ecology’s Big Hot Idea”
Principal Investigator(s): David Atkinson
The Influence of Fuels, Climate and Ignition on Fire Frequency Across Earth’s Ecosystems
Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer Balch
The Potential for Coral Reefs to Respond to Future Climate Change
Principal Investigator(s): Marissa Baskett
Sharks on Coral Reefs
Principal Investigator(s): Julia Baum
Ecology of Environmental Justice in Metropolitan Areas
Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Boone, Mary Cadenasso, Morgan Grove, and Steward Pickett
Pyrogeography: Fire's Place in Earth System Science
Principal Investigator(s): David Bowman and Jennifer Balch
Animal-Tracking Analysis for Geolocators
Principal Investigator(s): Eli Bridge, David Winkler, Eldar Rakhimberdiev, and Nathaniel Seavy
Does Biology Matter When Predicting How Animals Will Respond to Climate Change?
Principal Investigator(s): Lauren Buckley
Where Will Wildlife Move in Changing Environments?
Principal Investigator(s): Lauren Buckley, Michael Angilletta, Robert Holt, Joshua Tewksbury
Evaluating Publication Bias in Ecology
Principal Investigator(s): Amber E. Budden
Global Impacts of Climate Change on Kelp Forest Ecosystems
Principal Investigator(s): Jarrett Byrnes, Sean Connell, and Mark Novak
Diversity Patterns, Species Coexistence and Evolutionary History
Principal Investigator(s): Marc W. Cadotte
Tidal Wetland Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Model
Principal Investigator(s): John Callaway, Steve Crooks, Pat Megonigal, and Abe Doherty
Making Good Use of Your Data
Principal Investigator(s): Huiping Cao
Soil respiration in arid and semi-arid ecosystems
Principal Investigator(s): Mariah Carbone
Biodiversity and the Functioning of Ecosystems: Translating Results from Model Experiments into Functional Reality
Principal Investigator(s): Bradley Cardinale, J. Emmett Duffy and David Hooper
Linking Evolutionary History, Plant Traits, and Ecological Processes at Multiple Scales
Principal Investigator(s): Jeannine M. Cavender-Bares
Gradients of Beta-diversity
Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Chase, Nathan Sanders, and Amy Freestone
Roles of Plant Traits and Nutrient Availability in Predicting Species Invasion
Principal Investigator(s): Elsa Cleland
Revisiting Nutrient Limitation in Tropical Forests
Principal Investigator(s): Cory C. Cleveland and Alan R. Townsend
Determinants of Relative Species Abundance: A Cross-Continental Comparison of Tropical Tree Communities
Principal Investigator(s): Liza S. Comita
Jellyfish Blooms of the Global Ocean: Magnitude, Causes and Consequences for Marine Food Webs, Carbon Cycling and Socioeconomics
Principal Investigator(s): Robert Condon, Carlos Duarte, Monty Graham
Forecasting Phenology: Integrating Ecology, Climatology, and Phylogeny to Understand Plant Responses to Climate Change
Principal Investigator(s): Benjamin I. Cook and Elizabeth M. Wolkovich
The Role of Niche Conservatism in Producing Biodiversity Gradients
Principal Investigator(s): Howard Cornell, Susan Harrison, and Christy McCain
Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE):
Principal Investigator(s): Robert Costanza, Lisa Graumlich, and Sander van der Leeuw
When Are Matrix Models Useful for Management? An Empirical Test Across Plant Populations
Principal Investigator(s): Elizabeth Crone, Eric S. Menges and Martha Ellis
Envisioning a Sustainable Global Seafood Market and Restored Marine Ecosystems
Principal Investigator(s): Larry Crowder and Martin Smith
How Species Coexist in a Competitive World
Principal Investigator(s): T. Jonathan Davies
When Small Fish Grow Big: How Does It Affect the Growth and Decline of Their Population?
Principal Investigator(s): André M. de Roos
Land Use Change and Infectious Diseases
Principal Investigator(s): Andrew Dobson, Nita Bharti, and Matt Bonds
Risk Analysis for Alien Species and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Principal Investigator(s): John M. Drake
Data Management and Analysis Tools Supporting Adaptive Management in South African Parks
Principal Investigator(s): Matthew B. Jones, Mark Schildhauer, Judith Kruger, O.J. Reichman, Kevin L. S. Drury
Tropical Coral Reefs of the Future: Modeling Ecological Outcomes from the Analyses of Current and Historical Trends
Principal Investigator(s): Ruth D. Gates and Peter J. Edmunds
Exploring How the Branching Geometry of River Systems Influences Biodiversity Patterns
Principal Investigator(s): William Fagan
Synthesizing Molecular and Ecological Datasets to Evaluate How Diversity in Coral Endosymbiont Communities (Symbiodinium) Maps Onto Environmental Sensitivity in Corals
Principal Investigator(s): Ruth Gates - Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii
Integrating Behavior and Demography in Vertebrate Conservation
Principal Investigator(s): Leah Gerber
Developing Comprehensive Management Models for Marine Mammals
Principal Investigator(s): Leah Gerber
Predicting grassland community responses to fertilization: Exploring the role of clonality and other species traits
Principal Investigator(s): Kay Gross
Dance with neighbors: What have we learned about species coexistence in tree communities from the global stem-mapped forest plots?
Principal Investigator(s): Fangliang He, Rick Condit, Stephen Hubbell, and Thorsten Wiegand
Finding Common Ground in Marine Conservation and Management
Principal Investigator(s): Ray Hilborn and Boris Worm
Where the Birds Are: Mapping Biodiversity in North America
Principal Investigator(s): Allen Hurlbert
When is a Mutualist a Cheater? A Synthesis of Conceptual and Data-based Perspectives on the Causes and Consequences of Variation in Mutualist Quality
Principal Investigator(s): Emily Jones and Maren Friesen
Parasites and Food Webs
Principal Investigator(s): Kevin Lafferty
What Local Environmental Conditions Cause Evolutionary Diversification?
Principal Investigator(s): Lesley Lancaster
What Community Characteristics Promote Recent and Current Bio-Diversification? An Investigation of Community-Level, Ecological Correlates of Rapid Diversification in Replicate, Temperate Angiosperm Genera
Principal Investigator(s): Lesley T. Lancaster
Marine debris: Scale and impact of trash in ocean ecosystems
Principal Investigator(s): Kara Lavender Law and Steven D. Gaines
Is Rarity Linked to Extinction in the Fossil Record?
Principal Investigator(s): Rowan Lockwood
Quantifying Prey Stocks Needed to Support Top Predators
Principal Investigator(s): James R. Lovvorn
Climate Warming and Fire in a Naïve Biome: Using Insights from Boreal Forests to Understand Causes and Consequences of Fire Intensification in Arctic Tundra
Principal Investigator(s): Michelle Mack
Counting the Uncountable: Evaluating Monitoring Programs for Endangered and Harvested Species
Principal Investigator(s): David Marsh
Synthesizing and Analyzing Complex Ecological Networks with Ecoinformatics
Principal Investigator(s): Neo Martinez
Evaluating and Improving Open Source Software for Nonlinear Statistical Modeling in Ecology
Principal Investigator(s): Mark Maunder, Beth Gardner, and Ben Bolker
Mountains: Understanding the Causes of Biodiversity
Principal Investigator(s): Christy M. McCain
Ecosystem Services on an Urbanizing Planet
Principal Investigator(s): Rob I. McDonald and Peter J. Marcotullio
How Do Climate and the Environment Control Where a Species Lives?
Principal Investigator(s): Brian McGill, Walter Jetz, Robert Guralnick, and Jana McPherson
Using Circuit Theory to Design Connected Landscapes
Principal Investigator(s): Brad McRae
Predicting Food Webs and Species Abundance Using Mating and Foraging Behavior
Principal Investigator(s): Carlos J. Melián
Unifying Niche-neutral Theories of Molecular, Community and Network Evolution
Principal Investigator(s): Carlos Melián
Using Mathematical Models to Figure Out Which Nutrient Limits Plant Growth and Carbon Storage
Principal Investigator(s): Duncan Menge
Evaluating Ecosystem Response Models with Experimental Data from Long-term Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Enrichment Experiments
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Norby
Phenological Changes in Tundra Plants in Response to Climate Warming
Principal Investigator(s): Steven Oberbauer and Tiffany Troxler
Will Climate Change Increase or Decrease the Number of Fish in the Sea?
Principal Investigator(s): Mary O'Connor
Warming Food Webs
Principal Investigator(s): Mary O'Connor and Hamish Greig
Feedbacks Between Invasive Pests, Forests and Climate
Principal Investigator(s): Thomas O’Halloran
The Home-team Dis-advantage: Determining Whether Native Animals Promote Biological Invasion by Exotic Plants
Principal Investigator(s): John Orrock
Collaborations Among Ecologists and Social Scientists
Principal Investigator(s): John Parker
How do Grasslands Respond to El Niño and Future Climate Change?
Principal Investigator(s): Stephanie Pau
The Role of Marine Protected Areas in Ecosystem-based Management
Principal Investigator(s): Robert Pavia and James Lindholm
Investigating Responses of Pacific Salmon to Climate Change
Principal Investigator(s): Christine Petersen
Spatial Statistics for Streams
Principal Investigator(s): Erin Peterson, Jay Ver Hoef, Dan Isaak
When Two Plants Are Better Than One: The Evolution and Ecology of Dioecy in Plants
Principal Investigator(s): Simon Queenborough
Terrestrial Ecosystems and Climate Policy
Principal Investigator(s): Jim Randerson, Josep Canadell, and Robert B. Jackson
Towards Understanding Marine Biological Impacts of Climate Change
Principal Investigator(s): Anthony Richardson and Elvira Poloczanska
The Fate of Earth's Primary Production: Eaten Alive or Dead or Not Eaten at All
Principal Investigator(s): Mark Ritchie
Understanding a Diverse Insect-parasitoid Community: Insights from Synthesizing Biodiversity Inventory Data from the Tropics
Principal Investigator(s): Josephine Rodriguez
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Advancing Landscape Genetics
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Rosenberg, Bryan Epperson, Andrew Storfer
Quantifying Dynamic Landscapes for Primate Conservation
Principal Investigator(s): Sadie Jane Ryan
Effect of Dams and Flows on Fish
Principal Investigator(s): John Sabo
Sustainability of Freshwater Resources in the United States
Principal Investigator(s): John Sabo, Laura Bowling, Gerrit Schoups
Revealing How Plankton "Get Along"
Principal Investigator(s): Lindsay Scheef
Including Nutritional Composition in Aquatic Food Web Studies
Principal Investigator(s): Kim Schulz
Feedbacks from Permafrost Carbon to Climate in a Warmer World
Principal Investigator(s): Ted Schuur
Synthesizing top-down and bottom-up approaches to ecological energetics
Principal Investigator(s): Jane Shevtsov
Lake Baikal: 60 Years of Monitoring Human Influence on the World's Largest Lake
Principal Investigator(s): Eugene Zilov, Marianne Moore, Stephanie Hampton
Coral Reef Loss: Determining the Importance of Overfishing and Nutrient Pollution in the Global Decline of Coral Reefs
Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer E. Smith
Climate Change and Invasive Species: Are Non-natives Poised for Greater Success in Future Climatic Conditions?
Principal Investigator(s): Cascade Sorte, Jeffrey Dukes, and Joshua Lawler
Exploring the Effects of Evolutionary History on Global Patterns of Diversity
Principal Investigator(s): Patrick R. Stephens
Does Increased Bird Diversity Protect Humans Against West Nile Virus?
Principal Investigator(s): John Swaddle
Why the World Has So Many Species, and What Can Be Done to Prevent Their Extinction
Principal Investigator(s): David Tilman
A Standard Assessment Framework for Ecosystem Services
Principal Investigator(s): Dean Urban, Lydia Olander, and Pat Comer
Interaction Traits and Metacommunity Gene Flow
Principal Investigator(s): Mark Urban
Forest Plants in Fragmented and Dynamic Landscapes
Principal Investigator(s): Mark Vellend
Fungal Pathogens and Disease-induced Extinction: Are Fungal Diseases Different?
Principal Investigator(s): Jamie Voyles, Cheryl Briggs, and Marm Kilpatrick
Landscape Genetics: Developing Best Practices for Testing Landscape Effects on Gene Flow
Principal Investigator(s): Helene Wagner and Lisette Waits
Efficient Wildlife Disease Control: From Social Network Self-organization to Optimal Vaccination
Principal Investigator(s): Peter Walsh
Red Flags and Species Endangerment: Meta-analytical Development of Criteria for Assessing Extinction Risk
Principal Investigator(s): Robin Waples and Jeffrey Hutchings
Plant Size and Reproduction
Principal Investigator(s): Jacob Weiner
Should an Organism Produce All of its Offspring at the Same Time or Spread Reproduction Across Years?
Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer L. Williams
Freshwater Food Webs in the Face of Shorter Winters and Earlier Springs
Principal Investigator(s): Elizabeth Wolkovich
Why Don't We Understand Old-growth Forests (and Other Slow Systems) Very Well?
Principal Investigator(s): Kerry Woods
Methane: Toward a Multiscale approach to Reducing Uncertainties in its Emissions
Principal Investigator(s): Qianlai Zhuang, Jerry Melillo, Ronald Prinn, David A. McGuire
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