Putting physiology on a landscape scale

Principal Investigators:

Warren P. Porter

In the summer of 2001 I will be making first principles calculations of how specific species use specific landscapes to maximize their potential for survival, growth, and reproduction. I will be testing these predictions against experimental data available on these specific species from my collaborators, Dr. John Sabo, Dr. Leah Gerber, and Dr. Eric Seabloom, postdoctoral fellows at NCEAS. I will make the calculations using my new high-resolution, spatially explicit combination of our microclimate, ectotherm, and endotherm biophysical/energetics/physiology/behavior... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st July—30th September 2001Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Warren P. Porterwpporter@wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Fort, Jerome; Porter, Warren P.; Grémillet, David. 2009. Thermodynamic modelling predicts energetic bottleneck for seabirds wintering in the northwest Atlantic. Journal of Experimental Biology. Vol: 212. Pages 2483-2490.
Journal Article Fort, Jerome; Porter, Warren P.; Grémillet, David. 2011. Energetic modelling: A comparison of the different approaches used in seabirds. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A . Vol: 158(3)358-365.
Journal Article Göktepe, Özge; Hundt, P.; Porter, Warren P.; Pereira, Don. 2012. Comparing bioenergetics models of double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) fish consumption. Waterbirds. Vol: 35(1). Pages 91-102.
Journal Article Kearney, Michael R.; Phillips, Ben L.; Tracy, Christopher R.; Betts, Gregory; Porter, Warren P. 2008. Modelling species distributions without using species distributions: The cane toad in Australia under current and future climates. Ecography. Vol: 31(4). Pages 423-434.
Journal Article Kearney, Michael R.; Porter, Warren P.; Williams, Craig; Ritchie, Scott; Hoffmann, A. 2009. Integrating biophysical models and evolutionary theory to predict climatic impacts on species’ ranges: The dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti in Australia. Functional Ecology. Vol: 23. Pages 528-538.
Journal Article Kearney, Michael R.; Porter, Warren P. 2009. Mechanistic niche modelling: Combining physiological and spatial data to predict species‘ ranges. Ecology Letters. Vol: 12.
Journal Article Kearney, Michael R.; Shine, Richard; Porter, Warren P. 2009. The potential for behavioral thermoregulation to buffer ‘‘cold-blooded’’ animals against climate warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 106(10). Pages 3835-3840.
Journal Article Kearney, Michael R.; Briscoe, Natalie J.; Karoly, David J.; Porter, Warren P.; Norgate, Melanie; Sunnucks, Paul. 2010. Early emergence in a butterfly causally linked to anthropogenic warming. Biology Letters. Vol: 6(5). Pages 674-677.
Journal Article Maurer, Brian A.; Brown, James H.; Dayan, Tamar; Enquist, Brian J.; Ernest, S. K. Morgan; Hadly, Elizabeth A.; Haskell, John P.; Jablonski, David; Jones, Kate E.; Kaufman, Dawn; Lyons, Kathleen; Niklas, Karl J.; Porter, Warren P.; Roy, Kaustuv; Smith, Felisa A.; Tiffney, Bruce; Willig, Michael R. 2004. Similarities in body size distributions of small-bodied flying vertebrates. Evolutionary Ecology Research. Vol: 6. Pages 783-797.
Book Chapter Meadows, S.; Porter, Warren P.; Craven, S. 2008. Spatially explicit models estimate metabolic requirement and depredation of economically valuable and destructive fish species by double-crested cormorants (phalacrocorax auritus) in Southern Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. Edited by Morris, S.; Vosloo, A. Molecules to migration: The pressures of life (4th CPB Meeting in Africa). Medimond Publishing Co.. Bologna, Italy. Pages 627-640.
Journal Article Meadows, S.; Porter, Warren P.; Craven, S. 2009. Modeling the organochlorine contaminant intake of cormorants. Waterbirds.
Journal Article Mitchell, Nicola J.; Kearney, Michael R.; Nelson, N. J.; Porter, Warren P. 2008. Predicting the fate of a living fossil: How will global warming affect sex determination and hatching phenology in tuatara?. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. Vol: 275. Pages 2185–2193.
Journal Article Natori, Yoji; Porter, Warren P. 2007. Model of Japanese serow (Capricornis crispus) energetics predicts distribution on Honshu, Japan. Ecological Applications. Vol: 17(5). Pages 1441-1459.
Journal Article Porter, Warren P.; Sabo, John L.; Tracy, Christopher R.; Reichman, O. J.; Ramankutty, Navin. 2002. Physiology on a landscape scale: Plant-animal interactions. Integrative and comparative biology. Vol: 42(3). Pages 431-453. (Abstract)
Journal Article Porter, Warren P.; Vakharia, N. P.; Klousie, W. D.; Duffy, David. 2006. Po’ouli landscape bioinformatics models predict energetics, behavior, diets, and distribution on Maui. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Vol: 46. Pages 1143-1158.
Data Set Porter, Warren P.; Ramakutty, Navin; Sabo, John L.; Tracy, Christopher R.; Reichman, O. J. 2007. Physiology and landscape. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Porter, Warren P.; Kearney, Michael R. 2009. Size, shape, and the thermal niche of endotherms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 106 Suppl.2. Pages 19666–19672.
"Putting physiology on a landscape scale" is project ID: 4500