NCEAS Project 3260

Detecting species interactions in survey data: New approaches and applications

  • Jonathan B. Shurin

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st September 2000—31st May 2003Participant List  

Abstract
Geographic variation in community structure can be driven by the physical environment, biotic interactions, stochastic factors such as colonization and disturbance history, or by interactions among all three. The question of what factors are most important in structuring communities remains highly contentious. This proposal describes work aimed at integrating techniques for detecting interspecific associations with ordination approaches for analyzing patterns of species distributions with respect to the physical environment. My goal is to generate synthetic models of community dynamics that include biotic and abiotic processes. I will apply the new method to the analysis of a large data set of zooplankton species distributions and limnological features among lakes, and to time series data of species abundances within lakes.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Cohen, G. M.; Shurin, Jonathan B. 2003. Scale-dependence and mechanisms of dispersal in freshwater zooplankton. Oikos. Vol: 103. Pages 603-617.
Journal Article Hall, Spencer R.; Shurin, Jonathan B.; Diehl, Sebastian; Nisbet, Roger M. 2007. Food quality, nutrient limitation of secondary production, and the strength of trophic cascades. Oikos. Vol: 116. Pages 1128-1143.
Presentations Havel, John E.; Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 16 February 2001. American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. Albuquerque, NM.
Presentations Havel, John E.; Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 6 August 2001. Ecological Society of America. Madison, WI.
Journal Article Havel, John E.; Shurin, Jonathan B.; Jones, John R. 2002. Estimating dispersal from patterns of spread: Spatial and local control of lake invasions. Ecology. Vol: 83. Pages 3306-3318.
Journal Article Havel, John E.; Shurin, Jonathan B. 2004. Mechanisms, effects, and scales of dispersal in freshwater zooplankton. Limnology and Oceanography. Vol: 49(4). Pages 1229-1238.
Journal Article Havel, John E.; Shurin, Jonathan B.; Jones, John R. 2005. Environmental limits to a rapidly spreading exotic cladoceran. Ecoscience. Vol: 12(3). Pages 376-385.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2000. Topic: Detecting interactions, 28 September 2000. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2000. Topic: Detecting interactions, 30 October 2000. Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Detecting species interactions in survey data: New approaches and applications. Ecological Society of America. Madison, WI.
Journal Article Shurin, Jonathan B.; Allen, Emily G. 2001. Effects of competition, predation, and dispersal on species richness at local and regional scales. American Naturalist. Vol: 158. Pages 624-637.
Journal Article Shurin, Jonathan B.; Gergel, Sarah E.; Kaufman, Dawn; Post, David M.; Seabloom, Eric; Williams, John W. 2001. In defense of ecology. Scientist. Vol: 15. Pages 6.
Journal Article Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Interactive effects of predation and dispersal on zooplankton communities. Ecology. Vol: 82. Pages 3404-3416.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 10 November 2001. Department of Biology, Southwest Missouri State University.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 12 November 2001. Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Stony Brook, NY.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 1 March 2001. Department of Biology, Florida State University.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 21 March 2001. Department of Biology, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 27 September 2001. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 30 March 2001. Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Katholieke Universiteit. Leuven, Belgium.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, 6 December 2001. Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B.; Allen, Emily G. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions 9 August 2001. Ecological Society of America. Madison, WI.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2001. Topic: Detecting interactions, November 2001. Department of Biology, McGill University.
Journal Article Shurin, Jonathan B.; Borer, Elizabeth T.; Seabloom, Eric; Anderson, Kurt E.; Blanchette, Carol A.; Broitman, Bernardo R.; Cooper, Scott D.; Halpern, Benjamin S. 2002. A cross-ecosystem comparison of the strength of trophic cascades. Ecology Letters. Vol: 5. Pages 785-791.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B.; Seabloom, Eric. 2002. Detecting species interactions in survey data: New approaches and applications. Ecological Society of America (ESA). Tucson, AZ.
Journal Article Shurin, Jonathan B.; Havel, John E. 2002. Hydrologic connections and overland dispersal in an exotic freshwater crustacean. Biological Invasions. Vol: 4. Pages 431-439.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2002. Topic: Detecting interactions, 12 June 2002. Department of Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Munich, Germany.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2002. Topic: Detecting interactions, 6 June 2002. Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Katholieke Universiteit. Leuven, Belgium.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2003. Topic: Detecting interactions, 20-21 March 2003. Evolutionary Biology Center. Uppsala, Sweden.
Presentations Shurin, Jonathan B. 2003. Topic: Detecting interactions, 26 March 2003. Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umea University. Sweden.
Journal Article Shurin, Jonathan B.; Amarasekare, Priyanga; Chase, Jonathan M.; Holt, Robert D.; Hoopes, Martha F.; Leibold, Mathew A. 2004. Alternative stable states and regional community structure. Journal of Theoretical Biology. Vol: 227(3). Pages 359-368.
Book Chapter Shurin, Jonathan B.; Srivastava, Diane S. 2005. New perspectives on local and regional diversity: Beyond saturation. Edited by Holyoak, M.; Holt, R.; Leibold, M.. Metacommunities. University of Chicago Press. Chicago. Pages 271-290.
Journal Article Shurin, Jonathan B.; Cottenie, Karl; Hillebrand, Helmut. 2009. Spatial autocorrelation and dispersal limitation in freshwater organisms. Oecologia. Vol: 159. Pages 151-159.
Journal Article Wilson, Will G.; Lundberg, Per; Vazquez, Diego P.; Shurin, Jonathan B.; Smith, Melinda D.; Langford, William T.; Gross, Katherine L.; Mittelbach, Gary G. 2003. Biodiversity and species interactions: Extending Lotka-Volterra community theory. Ecology Letters. Vol: 6. Pages 944-952.