Linking Physiological Rates and Community Ecology: Effects of Temperature on Food Web Dynamics and Population Connectivity

Principal Investigators:

Mary I. O'Connor

Fisheries productivity and population connectivity are two complex ecological processes that are relevant to effective management of ocean resources but are very difficult to study directly. Developing a quantitative understanding of how these processes vary with environmental conditions will provide insight into the mechanisms governing each process, as well as how the processes change geographically or with climate change. I will use a general theory of metabolic responses to temperature to determine the role of temperature in driving variation... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow7th January 2009—14th December 2010Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Mary I. O'Connoroconnor [at] zoology.ubc.caUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Hooper, Dave U.; Adair, Elizabeth C.; Cardinale, Bradley J.; Byrnes, Jarrett E.; Hungate, Bruce A.; Matulich, Kristin L.; Gonzalez, Andrew; Duffy, J. Emmett; Gamfeldt, Lars; O'Connor, Mary I. 2012. A global synthesis reveals biodiversity loss as a major driver of ecosystem change. Nature. Vol: 486. Pages 105-108. (Online version)
Journal Article O'Connor, Mary I.; Gilbert, Benjamin; Brown, Christopher J. 2011. Theoretical predictions for how temperature affects the dynamics of interacting herbivores and plants. American Naturalist. Vol: 178(5). Pages 626-638. (Online version)
Journal Article Smith, Martin D.; Roheim, Cathy; Crowder, Larry B.; Halpern, Benjamin S.; Turnipseed, Mary; Anderson, James; Asche, Frank; Bourillon, Luis; Guttormsen, Atle; Khan, Ahmed; Liguori, Lisa; McNevin, Aaron; O'Connor, Mary I.; Squires, Dale; Tyedmers, Peter; Brownstein, Carrie; Carden, Kristin; Klinger, Dane; Sagarin, Raphael; Selkoe, Kimberly A. 2010. Sustainability and global seafood. Science. Vol: 327. AAAS. Pages 784-786.
"Linking Physiological Rates and Community Ecology: Effects of Temperature on Food Web Dynamics and Population Connectivity" is project ID: 12347