Predicting population level effects of toxicants

Principal Investigators:

Roger M. Nisbet

Exposure to sub-lethal concentrations of many toxic compounds in the environment affects the rates of assimilation and utilization of food by individual organisms. These effects may lead to large changes in the dynamics of a population, and to the structure of communities. Dynamic energy budget (DEB) models have had considerable success in describing the effects of toxicants on individual performance, notably in describing changes in rates of growth and reproduction. This proposal has two components:

  • Synthesis of DEB theory... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st July 1998—30th June 1999Participant List  
Working Group14th—18th December 1998Participant List  
Working Group1st—8th October 1999Participant List  
Working Group5th—8th May 2000Participant List  
Working Group19th—20th June 2000Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Roger M. Nisbetnisbet@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Kevin Carmanzocarm@lsuvm.sncc.lsu.eduLouisiana State University
Claudio DiBaccocdibacco@whoi.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
Thomas G. Hallamhallam@tiem.utk.eduUniversity of Tennessee
Patricia Holdenholden@bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
S. A. L. M. Universiteit
Erik B. Mullermuller@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
John Fleegerzoflee@lsu.eduLouisiana State University
Julie Kellnerkellner@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Rod Millwardmillwa@unix1.sncc.lsu.eduLouisiana State University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Nisbet, Roger M.; Muller, Erik B.; Lika, K.; Kooijman, S. A. L. M. 2000. From molecules to ecosystems through dynamic energy budget models. Journal of Animal Ecology. Vol: 69. Pages 913.
"Predicting population level effects of toxicants" is project ID: 2065