Davis at ESA 2015

Like every year, the GGE will be out in force at the Ecological Society of America’s meeting! If you’re in Baltimore for #ESA100, come and see the many talks by students in the Ecology and Population Biology graduate groups, as well as many other professors and researchers from Davis. Click on any talk title below to go to the full abstract, time and location in the ESA program.

Also, if you’re coming to ESA, don’t forget to come by the Davis Mixer on Wednesday Evening!

GGE and Population Biology Students and Recent Graduates

Name Title/Link
Max Castorani Connectivity structures local population dynamics: A long-term empirical test in a large metapopulation network
Allison G. Dedrick Quantifying the interactions among ocean acidification, temperature, and fishing for marine invertebrates
Kelly Gravuer Trait-based ecological strategies explain microbial responses to environmental change
David J. Harris Estimating species interactions from observational data with Markov networks
Vadim A. Karatayev Density-dependent maturation regulates overcompensation and increases persistence in harvested populations
Alex J. Klein Interacting effects of vegetation and hydrogeomorphic complexity on nitrate in agricultural waterways
Anne Marie Panetta Migration and adaptation in response to natural and experimental climate gradients: Implications for species’ responses to climate change from a field transplant experiment
Noam Ross Managing fungal diseases with optimal control methods and individual-based models
Jonathan Salerno Quantitative evaluation of conservation strategies in Tanzania: Household livelihoods and wildlife conflict in community-based management areas
Allison Simler Resprouting and disease dynamics in forests impacted by compounded disturbances: Wildfire and sudden oak death in Big Sur, CA
Jens T. Stevens Multi-scale effects of fire severity on snowpack dynamics in montane coniferous forest
Elise M. Tulloss Tracking the fate of nitrogen deposition in a spatially heterogeneous savanna landscape: A short-term 15N labeling experiment
Jennifer I. VanWyk Wet meadow restoration buffers the impact of climate change: pollinator resilience during the California drought
Benjamin Waitman Ectomycorrhizal enzyme production is largely resilient to N-deposition in a Mediterranean forest system
Robert Walsh What 100+ amino acid isotope (CSIA-AA) studies reveal about tracing organismal ecology: Roles of trophic interactions, phylogeny, and environment
Alexandra M. Weill Fire regimes and functional traits: Adaptation and population resilience in obligate reseeding shrubs
Matthew A. Williamson Preliminary assessment of opportunities and obstacles for climate information use in resource management decisions in the Southwest
Joy B. Winbourne Controls on free-living nitrogen fixation during decomposition of leaf litter across a soil-age gradient
Lauren Yamane Differences in response to environmental variability across Pacific salmon species
K. Ash Zemenick Do flower visitors introduce unique nectar microbial communities to strawberry flowers?
Easton R White The inevitable partial collapse of an American pika metapopulation

Faculty, postocs and other students and researchers from Davis

Name Title/Link
Kendra M. Chan Effect of species and genotypic diversity on eelgrass detrital systems
Richard C. Cobb The potential of tree resistance to Phytophthora ramorum as an alternative to scorched earth eradication measures on tribal lands
Howard V. Cornell How are regional species pools used in community ecology?
Christopher R. Dillis Phenological and population responses of the invasive pioneer tree, Bellucia pentamera (Melastomataceae) to selective logging disturbance at Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia
Katherine A. Dynarski Role of bedrock nitrogen in regulating asymbiotic nitrogen fixation and plant tissue chemistry
Anu Eskelinen Multiple resource limitation interacts with plant functional traits to drive productivity and diversity responses to climate
Valerie T. Eviner Opportunities and challenges in linking ecological science, policy and management to address current and future environmental issues
Eugenia Gonzalez Integration of carbon fluxes and ground-based broadband vegetation indices (VIs) in a tropical dry forest in Western Mexico
Elise S. Gornish Defoliation and habitat effects on Medusahead demography
Jennifer R. Gremer Gambling in the desert: Bet hedging in Sonoran Desert winter annual plants
Juan C Ruiz Guajardo Density manipulations influence colony aggression, expansion, and survival success of the mutualistic ant-acacia species Crematogaster mimosae (Santschi)
Susan Harrison Declining diversity in response to intensifying midwinter drought in a Californian grassland
Alan Hastings Residence time and turnover times in a changing environment
Alan Hastings Population ecology: Prediction is harder than understanding
Kristin Hulvey Using forest-based carbon programs to conserve biodiversity
Ermias Kebreab Livestock’s role in rural development – the case of Vietnam
Alexander Koltunov Reconstructing 20+ year history of subpixel forest canopy cover, structure, and disturbances at 30-meter scale with a suite of advanced Landsat image processing systems
Adam Lampert Social-ecological challenges for cost-effective restoration of degraded ecosystems
Andrew M. Latimer Evolutionary relationships of functional trait and environmental variation: Gene expression variation across the range of a plant species
Alejandra Martinez-Berdeja Effects of variation at flowering and dormancy loci on life history and fitness responses of Arabidopsis thaliana to different precipitation regimes
Mariah H. Meek Protecting life history diversity: Using genomics to aid conservation of imperiled salmon
Kara A. Moore Ecological drivers of rare desert milkweed persistence amid utility-scale solar energy
Bryan N. Nguyen Effects of wrack composition, age, and cover on the spatial distribution of beach arthropods
Joshua M. Rapp Increase the mean, reduce the variance, or bet on a bonanza: How should plants respond to environmental variability in pollen receipt?
Nick L Rasmussen Consequences of shifts in the mean and variation in prey phenology for predator-prey interactions
Pamela L. Reynolds Global seagrass ecology: Biogeography of Zostera marina community dynamics
Keely L. Roth Relationships among leaf traits and leaf spectra: Prediction, clustering and functional types
M. Rei Scampavia A novel mechanism of pesticide exposure to a cavity-nesting solitary bee: Can residues in nesting material affect female selectivity and reproductive performance?
Sebastian J. Schreiber Short term climatic rescue of an endangered species? The interactive effects of climate and a pathogen on the demography of Menzies’ wallflower
Mark W. Schwartz Science, education and management to redress ongoing losses of biodiversity
Mark W. Schwartz Integrating conservation practice into ecology education for students seeking non-academic careers
Andrew Siefert Soil mutualists mediate interactions of Trifolium species: Implications for fine-scale co-occurrence
David R. Smart Biological nitrogen fixation by biocrusts and contribution to N flows in a grazed grassland ecosystem in Northern Mexico
Joanna P. Solins Influences of urban hydrology and channel morphology on the dry-season water status of riparian trees in a Mediterranean climate
David A. Spiller Multiple effects of hurricane-induced marine subsides on island food webs
Sharon Y. Strauss Experiments and observations within the full dimensionality of field niches reveal a nonlinear relationship between ecological similarity and phlyogenetic distance between species
Katie Stuble Above and belowground impacts of climatic warming drive rates of decomposition in a grassland ecosystem
Susan Ustin Can plant traits be used to classify functionality in remote sensing data
Rachel Vannette Microbes: Essential mediators of plant-animal interactions?
Truman P. Young Every restoration is unique: Testing priority effects, year effects, and site effects as determinants of initial restoration trajectories

About Noam Ross

I am interested in problems related to forecasting ecological changes and using this information to inform economic decision making. In particular, I am interested in rapid state shifts in forest ecosystems, such as disease outbreaks and mass drought die-offs. Rapid changes in ecosystems can have dramatic changes in human well-being, and also provide insight into ecological processes.

I also have an interest in the intersection of ecology and business. In a previous life I was a corporate management and sustainability consultant. There’s a tremendous culture gap between ecologists and businesspeople, but there are opportunities for both through collaboration in markets for ecosystem services and ecological technologies.

At Davis I am part of the Hastings Lab and the Forest Biology Research Center. I keep an open lab notebook about my current research on my website. I am also the webmaster for the EGSA, so let me know if you have any comments or questions about this website!
Tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply