James Elser

Summary

Affiliation: Arizona State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Response of the abundance of key soil microbial nitrogen-cycling genes to multi-factorial global changes
    Ximei Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Forest and Soil Ecology, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e76500. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Phosphorus: a limiting nutrient for humanity?
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 4501, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 23:833-8. 2012
  3. pmc Joint effect of phosphorus limitation and temperature on alkaline phosphatase activity and somatic growth in Daphnia magna
    Marcin W Wojewodzic
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Post Office Box 1027, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Oecologia 165:837-46. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Ecol Lett 10:1135-42. 2007
  5. pmc Biological stoichiometry in human cancer
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e1028. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Shifts in lake N:P stoichiometry and nutrient limitation driven by atmospheric nitrogen deposition
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Science 326:835-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Nutrient availability and phytoplankton nutrient limitation across a gradient of atmospheric nitrogen deposition
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Ecology 90:3062-73. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Biological stoichiometry of plant production: metabolism, scaling and ecological response to global change
    J J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    New Phytol 186:593-608. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Atmospheric nitrogen deposition is associated with elevated phosphorus limitation of lake zooplankton
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:1256-61. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Biological stoichiometry: a chemical bridge between ecosystem ecology and evolutionary biology
    James Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Am Nat 168:S25-35. 2006

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. pmc Response of the abundance of key soil microbial nitrogen-cycling genes to multi-factorial global changes
    Ximei Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Forest and Soil Ecology, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e76500. 2013
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  2. doi request reprint Phosphorus: a limiting nutrient for humanity?
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 4501, USA
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 23:833-8. 2012
    ..Such large-scale changes will probably require a radical restructuring of the entire food system, highlighting the need for prompt but sustained action...
  3. pmc Joint effect of phosphorus limitation and temperature on alkaline phosphatase activity and somatic growth in Daphnia magna
    Marcin W Wojewodzic
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Post Office Box 1027, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Oecologia 165:837-46. 2011
    ..9 for lowest food C:P ratio and 1.4 for the most P-deficient food. The significant interaction between those two variables highlights the importance of studying temperature-dependent changes of growth responses to food quality...
  4. ncbi request reprint Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Ecol Lett 10:1135-42. 2007
    ..Thus, contrary to some prevailing paradigms, freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems are surprisingly similar in terms of N and P limitation...
  5. pmc Biological stoichiometry in human cancer
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e1028. 2007
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  6. doi request reprint Shifts in lake N:P stoichiometry and nutrient limitation driven by atmospheric nitrogen deposition
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Science 326:835-7. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Nutrient availability and phytoplankton nutrient limitation across a gradient of atmospheric nitrogen deposition
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Ecology 90:3062-73. 2009
    ..This adds to accumulating evidence that sustained N deposition may have important effects on lake phytoplankton communities and plankton-based food webs by shifting the quantitative and qualitative nature of nutrient limitation...
  8. doi request reprint Biological stoichiometry of plant production: metabolism, scaling and ecological response to global change
    J J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    New Phytol 186:593-608. 2010
    ..Given this emerging knowledge of how plant nutrients respond to environmental variables and are connected to size, the effects of global change factors (such as carbon dioxide, temperature, nitrogen deposition) can be better understood...
  9. doi request reprint Atmospheric nitrogen deposition is associated with elevated phosphorus limitation of lake zooplankton
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:1256-61. 2010
    ..These results indicate that N deposition can impair the efficiency of trophic interactions by accentuating stoichiometric food quality constraints in lake food webs...
  10. ncbi request reprint Biological stoichiometry: a chemical bridge between ecosystem ecology and evolutionary biology
    James Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Am Nat 168:S25-35. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint Nutritional constraints in terrestrial and freshwater food webs
    J J Elser
    Department of Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287, USA
    Nature 408:578-80. 2000
    ..These stoichiometric constraints on herbivore growth appear to be qualitatively similar and widespread in both environments...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of stoichiometric dietary mixing on Daphnia growth and reproduction
    Kumud Acharya
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 4501, USA
    Oecologia 138:333-40. 2004
    ..Also, food quality affected growth and reproduction even at low food levels for both D. pulicaria and D. galeata. Our results indicate that some species of zooplankton can benefit from stoichiometric heterogeneity on diet...
  13. doi request reprint Are color or high rearing density related to migratory polyphenism in the band-winged grasshopper, Oedaleus asiaticus?
    Arianne J Cease
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    J Insect Physiol 56:926-36. 2010
    ..g. genetic variation, maternal effects) may be more critical for promoting variation in color and/or migratory polyphenism...
  14. ncbi request reprint Atmospheric nitrogen deposition influences denitrification and nitrous oxide production in lakes
    Michelle L McCrackin
    School of Life Sciences, P O Box 874601, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Ecology 91:528-39. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that, while lakes play an important role in N removal in the landscape, they may be a source of N2O emissions, especially in areas subject to elevated N inputs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Stoichiometric plant-herbivore models and their interpretation
    Yang Kuang
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1804
    Math Biosci Eng 1:215-22. 2004
    ..Our study reveals that the details of ecological stoichiometry models really matter for quantitative predictions of plant-herbivore dynamics, especially at intermediate ranges of the carrying capacity...
  16. pmc Signatures of nitrogen limitation in the elemental composition of the proteins involved in the metabolic apparatus
    Claudia Acquisti
    Biodesign Institute, Center for Evolutionary Functional Genomics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 5301, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2605-10. 2009
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  17. pmc Functional and ecological significance of rDNA intergenic spacer variation in a clonal organism under divergent selection for production rate
    Elena Gorokhova
    Department of Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1501, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 269:2373-9. 2002
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  18. ncbi request reprint Stoichiometric response of nitrogen-fixing and non-fixing dicots to manipulations of CO2, nitrogen, and diversity
    Amy M Novotny
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 4501, USA
    Oecologia 151:687-96. 2007
    ..These data suggest that atmospheric CO(2) levels, N availability, and plant species diversity interact to affect both aboveground and belowground processes by altering plant elemental composition...
  19. ncbi request reprint Signatures of ecological resource availability in the animal and plant proteomes
    James J Elser
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 23:1946-51. 2006
    ..This constitutes the first evidence for an influence of environmental resource availability on proteomes of multicellular organisms...
  20. ncbi request reprint Modeling and analysis of stoichiometric two-patch consumer-resource systems
    Christian R Miller
    Department of Mathematics, Glendale Community College, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    Math Biosci 189:153-84. 2004
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  21. pmc The metabolic basis of whole-organism RNA and phosphorus content
    James F Gillooly
    Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:11923-7. 2005
    ..The model provides a framework for linking attributes of individuals to the storage and flux of phosphorus in ecosystems...
  22. ncbi request reprint Early Cambrian food webs on a trophic knife-edge? A hypothesis and preliminary data from a modern stromatolite-based ecosystem
    James J Elser
    Ecol Lett 9:295-303. 2006
    ..We propose that ecosystem P availability may have impacted both the expansion and decline of animal taxa in the history of life...
  23. ncbi request reprint Too much of a good thing: on stoichiometrically balanced diets and maximal growth
    Maarten Boersma
    Alfred Wegener Institut fur Polar und Meeresforschung, Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Germany
    Ecology 87:1325-30. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint Metabolic stoichiometry and the fate of excess carbon and nutrients in consumers
    Thomas R Anderson
    Southampton Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus, Southampton SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 165:1-15. 2005
    ..This stoichiometrically regulated release may often be in organic rather than inorganic form, with important consequences for the balance of autotrophic and heterotrophic processes in ecosystems...
  25. ncbi request reprint Genotype x environment interactions, stoichiometric food quality effects, and clonal coexistence in Daphnia pulex
    Lawrence J Weider
    Department of Zoology and Biological Station, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
    Oecologia 143:537-47. 2005
    ..These results indicate that food (nutrient) quality effects (hitherto an often overlooked factor) may play a role in microevolutionary (genotypic) responses to changing stoichiometric conditions in natural populations...
  26. doi request reprint Do phosphorus requirements for RNA limit genome size in crustacean zooplankton?
    Dag O Hessen
    University of Oslo, Department of Biology, CEES, P O Box 1066, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Genome 51:685-91. 2008
    ..This could be relevant for a range of organisms that may suffer P-limited growth rates...
  27. ncbi request reprint Biological stoichiometry of growth in Drosophila melanogaster
    Thomas Watts
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0088, USA
    J Insect Physiol 52:187-93. 2006
    ..The relationship between RNA content and growth rate also was positive. Additionally, the fraction of total body P contributed by ribosomal RNA increased with increasing growth rate...
  28. pmc Consumer versus resource control of producer diversity depends on ecosystem type and producer community structure
    Helmut Hillebrand
    Institute for Botany, University of Cologne, Gyrhofstrasse 15, D 50931 Cologne, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:10904-9. 2007
    ..Our study indicates that system productivity and producer evenness determine the direction and magnitude of top-down and bottom-up control of diversity and may reconcile divergent empirical results within and among ecosystems...
  29. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic and growth form variation in the scaling of nitrogen and phosphorus in the seed plants
    Andrew J Kerkhoff
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Am Nat 168:E103-22. 2006
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  30. doi request reprint Microbial endemism: does phosphorus limitation enhance speciation?
    Valeria Souza
    Valeria Souza and Luis E Eguiarte are at the Department of Ecología Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, CU, AP 70 275, Coyoacan, 04510 Mexico DF, Mexico
    Nat Rev Microbiol 6:559-64. 2008
    ..We also propose that strong phosphorus limitation has an important role in microbial diversification by reducing the intensity of HGT...
  31. doi request reprint A cross-system synthesis of consumer and nutrient resource control on producer biomass
    Daniel S Gruner
    Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:740-55. 2008
    ..g. vertebrates and invertebrates) and multiple trophic levels; and - in addition to measuring producer biomass - assess the responses of species diversity, community composition and nutrient status...
  32. pmc An endangered oasis of aquatic microbial biodiversity in the Chihuahuan desert
    Valeria Souza
    Departamento de Ecologia Evolutiva, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México AP 70 275 Coyoacán, 04510 Mexico D F, Mexico
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:6565-70. 2006
    ..The findings underscore the conservation value of desert aquatic ecosystems and the urgent need for study and preservation of freshwater microbial communities...