S P Ellner

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Temporally variable dispersal and demography can accelerate the spread of invading species
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Theor Popul Biol 82:283-98. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Stochastic stable population growth in integral projection models: theory and application
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    J Math Biol 54:227-56. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Within-host disease ecology in the sea fan Gorgonia ventalina: modeling the spatial immunodynamics of a coral-pathogen interaction
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am Nat 170:E143-61. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Integral projection models for species with complex demography
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 24853, USA
    Am Nat 167:410-28. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Commentary on Holmes et al. (2007): resolving the debate on when extinction risk is predictable
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:E1-5. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Pair approximation for lattice models with multiple interaction scales
    S P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, E145 Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    J Theor Biol 210:435-47. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Habitat structure and population persistence in an experimental community
    S P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 2701, USA
    Nature 412:538-43. 2001
  8. doi request reprint Does rapid evolution matter? Measuring the rate of contemporary evolution and its impacts on ecological dynamics
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853 2701, USA
    Ecol Lett 14:603-14. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Rapid evolution drives ecological dynamics in a predator-prey system
    Takehito Yoshida
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Nature 424:303-6. 2003
  10. pmc Rapid contemporary evolution and clonal food web dynamics
    Laura E Jones
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1579-91. 2009

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Temporally variable dispersal and demography can accelerate the spread of invading species
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Theor Popul Biol 82:283-98. 2012
    ..Temporal variability in dispersal has received very little attention in both the theoretical and empirical literature on invasive species spread. Our results suggest that this needs to change...
  2. ncbi request reprint Stochastic stable population growth in integral projection models: theory and application
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    J Math Biol 54:227-56. 2007
    ..These results strongly suggest that the flowering strategy in O. illyricum is an adaptation to random between-year variation in vital rates...
  3. doi request reprint Within-host disease ecology in the sea fan Gorgonia ventalina: modeling the spatial immunodynamics of a coral-pathogen interaction
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am Nat 170:E143-61. 2007
    ..g., ocean warming, nutrient enrichment) on aspergillosis prevalence and severity and for the observed high spatial and between-host variability in disease impacts...
  4. ncbi request reprint Integral projection models for species with complex demography
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 24853, USA
    Am Nat 167:410-28. 2006
    ..The online edition of the American Naturalist includes a zip archive of R scripts illustrating our suggested methods.A zip archive of R scripts illustrating our suggested methods is also provided...
  5. doi request reprint Commentary on Holmes et al. (2007): resolving the debate on when extinction risk is predictable
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:E1-5. 2008
    ..imprecise). This allows PVA practitioners to define the prediction interval and threshold regions of safety (low risk with high confidence), danger (high risk with high confidence), and uncertainty...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pair approximation for lattice models with multiple interaction scales
    S P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, E145 Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    J Theor Biol 210:435-47. 2001
    ..The multiscale pair approximation thus provides a useful intermediate between the standard pair approximation for a single interaction neighborhood, and a complete set of moment equations for more spatially detailed models...
  7. ncbi request reprint Habitat structure and population persistence in an experimental community
    S P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 2701, USA
    Nature 412:538-43. 2001
    ..Rather, habitat structure reduced the success of predators at locating prey outbreaks, allowing between-plant asynchrony of local population cycles due to random colonization events...
  8. doi request reprint Does rapid evolution matter? Measuring the rate of contemporary evolution and its impacts on ecological dynamics
    Stephen P Ellner
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853 2701, USA
    Ecol Lett 14:603-14. 2011
    ..Paradoxically, rapid evolution may be most important when it is least evident...
  9. ncbi request reprint Rapid evolution drives ecological dynamics in a predator-prey system
    Takehito Yoshida
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Nature 424:303-6. 2003
    ..These results confirm that prey evolution can substantially alter predator-prey dynamics, and therefore that attempts to understand population oscillations in nature cannot neglect potential effects from ongoing rapid evolution...
  10. pmc Rapid contemporary evolution and clonal food web dynamics
    Laura E Jones
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 2701, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1579-91. 2009
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  11. pmc Cryptic population dynamics: rapid evolution masks trophic interactions
    Takehito Yoshida
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 5:e235. 2007
    ..Modeling suggests that rapid evolution may also confound experimental approaches to measuring interaction strength, but it identifies certain experimental designs as being more robust against potential confounding by rapid evolution...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ecology: mechanisms for consumer diversity
    Takehito Yoshida
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 2701, USA
    Nature 439:E1-2; discussion E2. 2006
    ..Here we confirm this possibility by using a simple mathematical model and suggest that more than one mechanism may account for the maintenance of genetic diversity observed by Nelson et al. in their system...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary tradeoff and equilibrium in an aquatic predator-prey system
    Laura E Jones
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    Bull Math Biol 66:1547-73. 2004
    ..Finally, we posit some simple experiments to verify our prediction that evolution can have significant qualitative effects on observed population-level responses to changing conditions...
  14. pmc Evolutionary trade-off between defence against grazing and competitive ability in a simple unicellular alga, Chlorella vulgaris
    Takehito Yoshida
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1947-53. 2004
    ..This genetic variation underlies rapid algal evolution that significantly alters the ecological predator-prey cycles between rotifers and algae...
  15. doi request reprint Understanding rapid evolution in predator‐prey interactions using the theory of fast‐slow dynamical systems
    Michael H Cortez
    Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Am Nat 176:E109-27. 2010
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  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of rapid prey evolution on predator-prey cycles
    Laura E Jones
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Math Biol 55:541-73. 2007
    ..Finally, some of our key results are extended to a general model in which functional forms for the predation rate and prey birth rate are not specified...
  17. doi request reprint Reduction of adaptive genetic diversity radically alters eco-evolutionary community dynamics
    Lutz Becks
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:989-97. 2010
    ..Our results show how small changes in the amount of adaptive genetic variance initially present can radically alter eco-evolutionary dynamics, and can ultimately determine whether heritable variation is maintained or lost...
  18. pmc Prey evolution on the time scale of predator-prey dynamics revealed by allele-specific quantitative PCR
    Justin R Meyer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10690-5. 2006
    ..We used AsQ-PCR to confirm this prediction: the superior competitor dominated initially, but as rotifer densities increased, the more predator-resistant clone predominated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Crossing the hopf bifurcation in a live predator-prey system
    G F Fussmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Corson Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Science 290:1358-60. 2000
    ..The qualitative dynamical behavior of our experimental system, that is, cycles, equilibria, and extinction, is highly predictable by a simple nonlinear model...
  20. pmc How microbial community composition regulates coral disease development
    Justin Mao-Jones
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 8:e1000345. 2010
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Why animals lie: how dishonesty and belief can coexist in a signaling system
    Jonathan T Rowell
    Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am Nat 168:E180-204. 2006
    ..We suggest future theoretical directions to make the models more general and propose some possible experimental tests...
  22. pmc Evolution of size-dependent flowering in a variable environment: construction and analysis of a stochastic integral projection model
    Dylan Z Childs
    Department of Biological Sciences, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:425-34. 2004
    ..We prove the existence of a unique stochastic growth rate, lambda(s), which is independent of the initial population vector, and show that Tuljapurkar's perturbation analysis for log(lambda(s)) can be used to calculate elasticities...
  23. pmc Evolution as a critical component of plankton dynamics
    Gregor F Fussmann
    Institut für Biochemie und Biologie, Universitat Potsdam, Maulbeerallee 2, D 14469 Potsdam, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1015-22. 2003
    ..We suggest that a similar amalgam of ecological and evolutionary mechanisms may drive the dynamics of rapidly reproducing organisms in the wild...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pair-edge approximation for heterogeneous lattice population models
    Nikkala A Thomson
    Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
    Theor Popul Biol 64:271-80. 2003
    ..Conversely, the situations where the approximation is less accurate reveals limitations of pair approximation in the presence of spatial heterogeneity...
  25. doi request reprint Chaos in a long-term experiment with a plankton community
    Elisa Benincà
    Aquatic Microbiology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 127, 1018 WS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nature 451:822-5. 2008
    ..This implies that stability is not required for the persistence of complex food webs, and that the long-term prediction of species abundances can be fundamentally impossible...
  26. pmc Evolution of complex flowering strategies: an age- and size-structured integral projection model
    Dylan Z Childs
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot SL5 7PY, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1829-38. 2003
    ..Results proving the existence of a dominant eigenvalue and its associated eigenvectors in general size- and age-dependent integral projection models are presented...
  27. ncbi request reprint Energy storage and the evolution of population dynamics
    Kyle W Shertzer
    Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516 USA
    J Theor Biol 215:183-200. 2002
    ..With the evolution of energy storage, population dynamics can shift from aperiodic to stable cycles without any need to invoke group selection...