Inverted Trophic Pyramids & Top-Heavy Communities: new research

New research I worked on with UC Santa Barbara’s Douglas McCauley and several colleagues is published in Ecology Letters and is now available online. On the prevalence and dynamics of inverted trophic pyramids and otherwise top-heavy communities McCauley, D.J., G. Gellner, N.D. Martinez, R.J. Williams, S.A. Sandin, F. Micheli, P.J. Mumby, and K.S. McCann Abstract Classically, biomass partitioning…

Food Webs & Fisheries

Exciting news: our paper “Food webs and the sustainability of indiscriminate fisheries” in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences is published and available online.

Grasslands Diversity Loss

A project I worked on with Andrew MacDougall, based at the University of Guelph, was the cover article published in Nature: 494, 86-89 (February 2013). Diversity loss with persistent human disturbance increases vulnerability to ecosystem collapse A.S. MacDougall, K.S. McCann, G. Gellner, R. Turkington Abstract Long-term and persistent human disturbances have simultaneously altered the stability and diversity…

Stability of Diverse Food Webs

“Structural asymmetry and the stability of diverse food webs” – a Nature paper I co-authored with Neil Rooney, Kevin McCann and John C. Moore in 2006 has over 400 citations.