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Journals & Publications
Many organisms experience seasonal windows of opportunity for growth and reproduction. In the January 2020 issue of Ecology, Yang and Cenzer show that monarch caterpillars developing in California experienced strong seasonal windows of opportunity, reflecting distinct periods of higher developmental prospects during each study year.
As opportunistic omnivores, wild pigs (Sus scrofa) cause extensive damage to native ecosystems and agricultural resources. In the January 2020 issue of Ecological Applications, Wilber et al. use GPS data collected from 326 wild pigs across seven U.S. states to demonstrate that wild pigs exhibit a functional response in their use of crops that is highly context dependent, and that the magnitude of response varies among crop types and pig demographic attributes.
In the December issue of Frontiers, Buxton et al. map the presence and sources of anthropogenic noise across US national parks. By analyzing thousands of hours of acoustic recordings, they were able to determine where noise sources such as vehicles, park visitors, trains, and aircraft could pose the greatest threats to wildlife behavior, physiology, and fitness.
Mountain pine beetle epidemics are an increasingly common forest disturbance that can alter avian species occurrence patterns. In the December 2019 issue of Ecosphere, Mosher et al. investigated how one such epidemic altered the species-level occurrence and community-level turnover of the avian community in the Helena National Forest, Montana, USA, and identified a variety of responses, with some species decreasing in occurrence and others thriving.
Many species of shorebirds migrate long distances to raise their young on a seasonal burst of prey invertebrates in tundra habitats during a short Arctic summer. Long-term changes in the timing of snowmelt and the interaction between temperature and snow phenology have led to greater phenological mismatch between the two trophic levels, as reported by Kwon et al. in the November issue of Ecological Monographs.
- University of California Berkeley: Assistant Professor - Native American Studies and the Environment January 23, 2020
- Marine Biological Laboratory: Ecosystems Center Faculty January 23, 2020
- University of Saskatchewan: Ducks Unlimited Canada Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation January 22, 2020
- Louisiana State University: Assistant Professor- Big Data Oceanographer January 17, 2020
- University of Georgia: Assistant Professor in Marine Conservation Biology January 13, 2020