Owen L Petchey

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Extinction and the loss of functional diversity
    Owen L Petchey
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1721-7. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Trophically unique species are vulnerable to cascading extinction
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 171:568-79. 2008
  3. pmc Size, foraging, and food web structure
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4191-6. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Low functional diversity and no redundancy in British avian assemblages
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 1SA, UK
    J Anim Ecol 76:977-85. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Functional diversity: back to basics and looking forward
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Ecol Lett 9:741-58. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Fit, efficiency, and biology: some thoughts on judging food web models
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    J Theor Biol 279:169-71. 2011
  7. pmc Body-size distributions and size-spectra: universal indicators of ecological status?
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Biol Lett 6:434-7. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Mechanisms of temperature-dependent swimming: the importance of physics, physiology and body size in determining protist swimming speed
    Oliver S Beveridge
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Exp Biol 213:4223-31. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The interacting effects of temperature and food chain length on trophic abundance and ecosystem function
    Oliver S Beveridge
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Anim Ecol 79:693-700. 2010
  10. pmc Foraging biology predicts food web complexity
    Andrew P Beckerman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:13745-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Extinction and the loss of functional diversity
    Owen L Petchey
    Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1721-7. 2002
    ..These data suggest that conserving a large proportion of the functional traits of species requires conserving a large proportion of all species...
  2. doi request reprint Trophically unique species are vulnerable to cascading extinction
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 171:568-79. 2008
    ..A positive correlation between a species' extinction probability and the importance of its loss defines high-risk species and should make their conservation a priority...
  3. pmc Size, foraging, and food web structure
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:4191-6. 2008
    ..The model results support the hypothesis that individual behavior, subject to natural selection, determines individual diets and that food web structure is the sum of these individual decisions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Low functional diversity and no redundancy in British avian assemblages
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 1SA, UK
    J Anim Ecol 76:977-85. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Functional diversity: back to basics and looking forward
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Ecol Lett 9:741-58. 2006
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Fit, efficiency, and biology: some thoughts on judging food web models
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    J Theor Biol 279:169-71. 2011
    ..Furthermore, we see an important but somewhat neglected role for experimental tests of models of food web structure...
  7. pmc Body-size distributions and size-spectra: universal indicators of ecological status?
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Biol Lett 6:434-7. 2010
    ..The research conducted suggests that organismal size, with a generous helping of taxonomy, provides the most probable route to universal indicators of ecological status...
  8. doi request reprint Mechanisms of temperature-dependent swimming: the importance of physics, physiology and body size in determining protist swimming speed
    Oliver S Beveridge
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Exp Biol 213:4223-31. 2010
    ..Because encounter rates between protist predators and their prey are determined by swimming speed, temperature- and viscosity-dependent swimming speeds are likely to result in temperature- and viscosity-dependent trophic interactions...
  9. doi request reprint The interacting effects of temperature and food chain length on trophic abundance and ecosystem function
    Oliver S Beveridge
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Anim Ecol 79:693-700. 2010
    ..Understanding and predicting the consequences of environmental change will require that indirect effects, trophic structure, and individual species' tolerances be incorporated into theory and models...
  10. pmc Foraging biology predicts food web complexity
    Andrew P Beckerman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:13745-9. 2006
    ....
  11. pmc Predicting the effects of temperature on food web connectance
    Owen L Petchey
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 1SA, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2081-91. 2010
    ..We conclude that models of temperature effects on community structure and dynamics urgently require considerable development, and also more and better empirical data to parameterize and test them...
  12. doi request reprint Infectious food webs
    Andrew P Beckerman
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Anim Ecol 78:493-6. 2009
    ..These data show the type of natural history knowledge necessary to advance our understanding of food web complexity, structure and dynamics...
  13. doi request reprint Experimentally testing the accuracy of an extinction estimator: Solow's optimal linear estimation model
    Christopher F Clements
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    J Anim Ecol 82:345-54. 2013
    ..Variables such as search effort, search regularity and species identity can significantly affect the accuracy of estimates and should be taken into account when testing extinction predictors in the future. ..
  14. doi request reprint Testing a biological mechanism of the insurance hypothesis in experimental aquatic communities
    Daniel J Leary
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, UK
    J Anim Ecol 78:1143-51. 2009
    ..Biodiversity, in terms of differences in species' responses to environmental fluctuations (i.e. functional response diversity) stabilizes community dynamics...
  15. ncbi request reprint The effects of immigration and environmental variability on the persistence of an inferior competitor
    Zachary T Long
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Ecol Lett 10:574-85. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that an increase in temporal autocorrelation of environmental variability will cause regional processes to increasingly influence local interactions...