Benjamin M Bolker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Generalized linear mixed models: a practical guide for ecology and evolution
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:127-35. 2009
  2. pmc Transient virulence of emerging pathogens
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J R Soc Interface 7:811-22. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Predicting predation through prey ontogeny using size-dependent functional response models
    Michael W McCoy
    Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
    Am Nat 177:752-66. 2011
  4. pmc A disease-mediated trophic cascade in the Serengeti and its implications for ecosystem C
    Ricardo M Holdo
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 7:e1000210. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Stem responses to damage: the evolutionary ecology of Quercus species in contrasting fire regimes
    Claudia Romero
    Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    New Phytol 182:261-71. 2009
  6. pmc Benefits for plants in ant-plant protective mutualisms: a meta-analysis
    Matthew D Trager
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e14308. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Spatial dynamics in model plant communities: what do we really know?
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Zoology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Am Nat 162:135-48. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Size correction: comparing morphological traits among populations and environments
    Michael W McCoy
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Oecologia 148:547-54. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Combining endogenous and exogenous spatial variability in analytical population models
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Zoology Department, University of Florida, Box 118525, 318 Carr Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Theor Popul Biol 64:255-70. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of landscape corridors on seed dispersal by birds
    Douglas J Levey
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Post Office Box 118525, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Science 309:146-8. 2005

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Generalized linear mixed models: a practical guide for ecology and evolution
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:127-35. 2009
    ..We review the use (and misuse) of GLMMs in ecology and evolution, discuss estimation and inference and summarize 'best-practice' data analysis procedures for scientists facing this challenge...
  2. pmc Transient virulence of emerging pathogens
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J R Soc Interface 7:811-22. 2010
    ..We discuss the need for better data on tradeoff curves and genetic variance in order to evaluate the plausibility of various scenarios of virulence evolution...
  3. doi request reprint Predicting predation through prey ontogeny using size-dependent functional response models
    Michael W McCoy
    Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
    Am Nat 177:752-66. 2011
    ..Our results highlight the importance of incorporating prey size when modeling consumer-prey dynamics in size-structured, growing prey populations...
  4. pmc A disease-mediated trophic cascade in the Serengeti and its implications for ecosystem C
    Ricardo M Holdo
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 7:e1000210. 2009
    ..We propose that the long-term status of the Serengeti and other intensely grazed savannas as sources or sinks for C may be fundamentally linked to the control of disease outbreaks and poaching...
  5. doi request reprint Stem responses to damage: the evolutionary ecology of Quercus species in contrasting fire regimes
    Claudia Romero
    Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    New Phytol 182:261-71. 2009
    ..The fact that some wound response traits are phylogenetically constrained while others respond to ecological pressures suggests that damage responses integrate mechanisms operating at several levels within plants...
  6. pmc Benefits for plants in ant-plant protective mutualisms: a meta-analysis
    Matthew D Trager
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e14308. 2010
    ..These results contrast with other quantitative reviews of these relationships that did not include plant life history as an explanatory factor and raise several questions to guide future research on ant-plant protection mutualisms...
  7. ncbi request reprint Spatial dynamics in model plant communities: what do we really know?
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Zoology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Am Nat 162:135-48. 2003
    ..When interspecific competition is strong, spatial dynamics reduce founder control at large scales and short dispersal becomes advantageous. We describe a series of empirical tests to detect and distinguish among the suggested scenarios...
  8. ncbi request reprint Size correction: comparing morphological traits among populations and environments
    Michael W McCoy
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Oecologia 148:547-54. 2006
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  9. ncbi request reprint Combining endogenous and exogenous spatial variability in analytical population models
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Zoology Department, University of Florida, Box 118525, 318 Carr Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Theor Popul Biol 64:255-70. 2003
    ..This result is contrary to some (but not all) conclusions in the literature, which usually focus on the effects of fragmentation rather than the benefits of refuges to short-dispersing individuals...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of landscape corridors on seed dispersal by birds
    Douglas J Levey
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Post Office Box 118525, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Science 309:146-8. 2005
    ..Our study shows how models based on easily observed behaviors can be scaled up to predict landscape-level processes...
  11. ncbi request reprint The impact of the allee effect in dispersal and patch-occupancy age on the dynamics of metapopulations
    Maia Martcheva
    Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, 358 Little Hall, PO Box 118105, Gainesville, FL 32611 8105, USA
    Bull Math Biol 69:135-56. 2007
    ..We show that the metapopulation will persist independently of its initial status if R > 1...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predator density and timing of arrival affect reef fish community assembly
    Adrian C Stier
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 8525, USA
    Ecology 94:1057-68. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that the timing of predator arrival can be as important as predator density in modifying prey abundance and community composition...
  13. doi request reprint Does genetic introgression improve female reproductive performance? A test on the endangered Florida panther
    Jeffrey A Hostetler
    Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 0430, USA
    Oecologia 168:289-300. 2012
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  14. ncbi request reprint Upper respiratory tract disease, force of infection, and effects on survival of gopher tortoises
    Arpat Ozgul
    Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, 110 Newins Ziegler Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Ecol Appl 19:786-98. 2009
    ..If (as our results suggest) URTD in fact reduces adult survival, it could adversely influence the population dynamics and persistence of this late- maturing, long-lived species...
  15. ncbi request reprint On quantitative measures of indirect interactions
    Toshinori Okuyama
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Ecol Lett 10:264-71. 2007
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  16. pmc Dispersers shape fruit diversity in Ficus (Moraceae)
    Silvia B Lomáscolo
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:14668-72. 2010
    ..Taken together, these results demonstrate that differences among frugivores have shaped the evolution of fruit traits. More broadly, our results underscore the importance of mutualisms in both generating and maintaining biodiversity...
  17. pmc Effects of sample size on estimates of population growth rates calculated with matrix models
    Ian J Fiske
    Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3080. 2008
    ..We investigated if sampling variability and the distribution of sampling effort among size classes lead to biases in estimates of lambda...
  18. doi request reprint Trait-mediated interactions: influence of prey size, density and experience
    Michael W McCoy
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    J Anim Ecol 77:478-86. 2008
    ..However, different mechanisms led to increased survival for induced tadpoles. Attack rate for the small predators, whereas handling time increased for the large predators...
  19. ncbi request reprint Interspecific dominance via vocal interactions mediates altitudinal zonation in neotropical singing mice
    Bret Pasch
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611
    Am Nat 182:E161-73. 2013
    ..Our findings implicate the use of social information in structuring spatial distributions of animal communities across landscapes and provide insight into how large-scale patterns are generated by individual interactions...
  20. pmc A method for detecting positive growth autocorrelation without marking individuals
    Mollie E Brooks
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e76389. 2013
    ..This work will help researchers to detect growth autocorrelation in cases where marking is logistically infeasible or causes unacceptable decreases in the fitness of marked individuals. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Incorporating multiple mixed stocks in mixed stock analysis: 'many-to-many' analyses
    Benjamin M Bolker
    Department of Zoology and Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, University of Florida, PO Box 118525, Gainesville, FL 32611 8525, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:685-95. 2007
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  22. pmc Vaccine-induced pathogen strain replacement: what are the mechanisms?
    Maia Martcheva
    Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, 358 Little Hall, PO Box 118105, Gainesville, FL 32611 8105, USA
    J R Soc Interface 5:3-13. 2008
    ..We draw an analogy with ecological and evolutionary explanations for competitive dominance and coexistence that allow for tradeoffs between different competitive and life-history traits...