Full CV

Updated May 2017

CURRICULUM VITAE: KATRIONA SHEA                                        

 

Personal Details

Date of Birth: March 5, 1969                         Nationality: UK and USA

Address:

Department of Biology                                               Tel: +1 814 865-7910

208 Mueller Laboratory                                              Fax: +1 814 865-9131

The Pennsylvania State University                        Email: k-shea@psu.edu

University Park, PA 16802 USA

Education

1991-94:     Ph.D. in Theoretical Population Ecology at Imperial College, University of London, UK. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Ph.D. Studentship.  Supervisor: Professor M.P. Hassell, FRS.  Title: Matrix Models in Population Ecology. Examiners: Professors Michael J. Crawley, Richard Law.

1987-90:     B.A. (Honours) in Physics at New College, Oxford, U.K. (2:1) Specialist subjects: Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics and Solid State Physics.

Research and Professional Experience

Jan 2016-Dec 2018:    Visiting Professor at the University of Tromsø, Norway

Jan 2015-present:        Alumni Professor in the Biological Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University.

Jul 2011-present:         Professor of Ecology, Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University.

Feb 2011-Jun 2011:    Sabbatical in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, U.K. Extraordinary Member, New College Senior Common Room.

Jul 2006-Jun 2011:      Associate Professor of Ecology, Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University.

Jan 2001-Jun 2006:     Assistant Professor of Theoretical Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University.

Mar 1999-Sep 2000:   Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor Marc Mangel, UC Santa Cruz.

Oct 1996-Mar 1999:   Postdoctoral Fellow, Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia.

Jan 1997-Jan 1998:     Invited School Visitor at the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra.

Apr 1994-Oct 1996:    Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor W.W. Murdoch and Professor R.M. Nisbet at UC Santa Barbara.

Awards and Honors

Recipient of a 2011 Dean’s Climate and Diversity Award in recognition of extraordinary commitment to enhancing our environment of mutual respect and diversity.

Recipient of the 2004 Edward D. Bellis Award for outstanding contribution and dedication to educating and training graduate students in the Ecology Program.

My invasion research has been used as a case study in the latest edition of Caswell’s (2001) book Matrix population models, in the 4th edition of the classic Ecology textbook by Begon, Townsend and Harper, and in Invasion Ecology by Lockwood, Hoopes and Marchetti.

Fellowships and Grants

Recommended for funding: NSFDEB-NERC: Diversity, Disturbance and Invasion: Using experimental microcosms to illuminate ecological theory.  (PI: Katriona Shea; co-PI Angus Buckling).  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and UK National Environmental Research Council (NERC, UK).  2016-2018. $475,000 (plus UK budget pending).

Weed Management Under Global Warming: Biocontrol Agent Phenological Mismatch. (PD: Joseph Keller; Supervisor: Katriona Shea) AFRI ELI Predoctoral Fellowship funded by the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). 2016-2017. $77,386.

RAPID: Value of Information and Structured Decision-Making for Management of Ebola. (PI: Katriona Shea; co-PIs Matthew Ferrari and Ottar Bjørnstad).  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 2014-2015. $200,000.

MPS-BIO: Dynamics and stability of plant-pollinator mutualistic networks in response to ecological perturbations.  (PI: Katriona Shea; co-PI: Réka Albert).  Funded by NSF via joint support from DMS and DEB (Division of Mathematical Sciences and the Division of Environmental Biology). 2013-2016. $300,000.

US-UK Collaborative: Linking models and policy: Using active adaptive management for optimal control of disease outbreaks.  Funded by NIGMS via the NSF-NIH-USDA-BBSRC EEID program. 2012-2017. $1,287,429.  Co-PI with Matthew Ferrari, Michael Tildesley, Matthew Keeling, Christopher Fonnesbeck.

Enhancing pollination services from native bee communities: the role of ecological connectance.  Center for Pollination Biology Research Grant.  2012: $10,753.50.  Co-PI with student Laura Russo and Dave Mortensen.

REU: Disturbance Theory: The effects of different types of environmental perturbation on species invasion and coexistence. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2012: $6,000 US.

REU: Disturbance Theory: The effects of different types of environmental perturbation on species invasion and coexistence. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2011: $6,000 US.

REU: Disturbance Theory: The effects of different types of environmental perturbation on species invasion and coexistence. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2010: $6,000 US.

REU: Disturbance Theory: The effects of different types of environmental perturbation on species invasion and coexistence. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2009: $12,000 US.

Disturbance Theory: The effects of different types of environmental perturbation on species invasion and coexistence. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2008- 2012: $345,324.

REU: QEIB: Importance of Individual Variation to the Demography, Dispersal, and Spread of Invasive and Endangered Species: An Integral Projection Model Approach Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2008: $6,000 US.

Invasive Plants: Integrated Approaches for a National Threat.  Funded by USDA National Needs Fellowship Program.  2008-2013. $153,000.  Co-PI with Dave Mortensen and Ottar Bjørnstad.

Implementing successful biological control of Canada thistle with a highly-specific rust fungus widely established in North America.  Funded by USDA-CSREES. 2007-2012: $500,000 US.  Co-PI with Paul Backman and Dana Berner.

QEIB: Importance of individual variation to the demography, dispersal and spread of invasive and endangered species: an integral projection model approach.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2006-2009: $112,230 US.

REU: QEIB: Spatial Spread of Invasive Carduus thistles: Linking Demography and Dispersal.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2007: $6,000 US.

Optimization of strategies to detect and eradicate isolated gypsy moth populations.  Joint Venture Agreement with the USDA Forest Service, with Sandy Liebhold.  2005-2006, 2006-2007: $10,000 US + $5,000 US extension.

REU: QEIB: Spatial Spread of Invasive Carduus thistles: Linking Demography and Dispersal.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2006: $6,000 US.

REU: QEIB: Spatial Spread of Invasive Carduus thistles: Linking Demography and Dispersal.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2005: $6,000 US.

REU: QEIB: Spatial Spread of Invasive Carduus thistles: Linking Demography and Dispersal.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2004: $6,000 US.

QEIB: Spatial Spread of Invasive Carduus thistles: Linking Demography and Dispersal.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  2003-2007: $138,069 US.

Classifying Understory Communities for Pennsylvania’s Forests.  Funded by USDA Forest Service with Marc McDill, Kim Steiner.  2003-2004: $10,000 US.

An Integrated Empirical and Theoretical Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Establishment of Invasive Carduus thistles.  Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 2002-2007:  $250,000 US.

REU: A Coupled Modeling and Empirical Approach to the Study of the Life History and Physiological Ecology of Cold Seep Vestimentiferans and Communities.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with C. Fisher. 2003: $5,000 US.

A Coupled Modeling and Empirical Approach to the Study of the Life History and Physiological Ecology of Cold Seep Vestimentiferans and Communities.  Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with C. Fisher. 2001-2006: $419,999 US.

Wetland Urbanization Gradients and Vector Borne Diseases.  Funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) with J. Kiesecker, D. Skelly and G. Esch. 2000-2005: $2,169,406 US.

Working Group on Managing Variability funded by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at Santa Barbara, California (organized with H. Possingham).  March 1999: $12,000 US.

Fellowship under the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems to work with Professor Peter Chesson at the University of California Davis on modeling the factors affecting the establishment of populations of introduced organisms. August 1998: $5,000 US.

Working Group on Population Management funded by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at Santa Barbara, California (organized with M. Mangel and H. Possingham). July-August 1997: $35,000 US.

Other funding

Invited participant at a 3-meeting workshop at NIMBioS on Dispersal Biogeography. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Knoxville, Tennessee (May 11-14 2015, 2 more meetings pending in 2016).

Core participant in the NSF funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Biological Invasions awarded to Ruth Hufbauer and Mark Torchin (2006 – 2012).

International collaborator on a New Zealand funded project “Outsmarting weeds” awarded to Graeme Bourdot and Simon Fowler of Landcare Research, New Zealand, and in collaboration with Dr. Dave Kelly at the University of Canterbury.  Funds were awarded for me to collaborate with this group in New Zealand on two separate occasions (December 14-22, 2004 and January 6-February 5 2007; all expenses paid).

Meetings Organized

Group Meeting on Active Adaptive Management for Infectious Disease Policy at The Pennsylvania State University (co-organized with Matthew Ferrari).  December 6-8, 2010.  9 core participants, funded by NIH-RAPIDD.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Li, S.-L., Bjørnstad, O.N., Ferrari, M.J., Mummah, R., Runge, M.C., Fonnesbeck, C., Tildesley, M.J., Probert, W.J.M., Shea, K. (2017) Essential information: Uncertainty and optimal control of Ebola outbreaks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1617482114. See http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/05/10/1617482114.abstract

 

  1. Campbell, C., Aucott, S., Ruths, J., Ruths, D. Shea, K. and Albert, R. (2017) Correlations in the degeneracy of structurally controllable topologies for networks. Scientific Reports 7: 46251. DOI:10.1038/srep46251.

Available at: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep46251.

 

  1. Milner-Gulland, E.J. and Shea, K. (2017) Embracing uncertainty in applied ecology. Journal of Applied Ecology.   doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12887.

See also https://jappliedecologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/uncertainty-matters-in-modelling-but-it-can-be-overcome-if-some-simple-rules-are-followed/

 

  1. Bradbury, N.V., Probert, W.J.M., Shea, K., Runge, M.C., Fonnesbeck, C.J., Keeling, M.J., Matthew J. Ferrari, M.J., and Tildesley, M.J. (2017) Quantifying the Value of Perfect Information in Emergency Vaccination Campaigns. PLoS Computational Biology 13(2): e1005318. DOI:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005318.

 

  1. Sezen, Z., Johnson, D.M. and Shea, K. (2017) Individually-Mark Mass-Release Resight study elucidates effects of patch characteristics and distance on host patch location by an insect herbivore. Ecological Entomology 42(3): 273-282.

 

  1. Rauschert, E.S.J. and Shea, K. (2017) Competition between similar invasive species: modeling invasional interference across a landscape. Population Ecology 59(1): 79-88.                                       DOI: 10.1007/s10144-016-0569-7

 

  1. McKee, A., Shea, K., and Ferrari, M.J. (2017) Optimal vaccine schedules to maintain measles elimination with a two-dose routine policy. Epidemiology and Infection 145(2): 227–235.

 

  1. Russo, L.A., and Shea, K. (2016) Deliberately increased network connectance in a plant-pollinator community experiment. Journal of Complex Networks 10.1093/comnet/cnw024.

 

  1. Campbell, C., Russo, L.A., Marins, A., DeSouza, O., Schönrogge, K., Mortensen, D. Tooker, J., Albert, R., and Shea, K. (2016) Top-down network analysis characterizes hidden termite-termite interactions. Ecology and Evolution 6: 6178-6188.

 

  1. Marins, A., Costa, D., Russo, L., Campbell, C., DeSouza, O., Bjørnstad, O., and Shea, K. (2016) Termite cohabitation: the relative effect of biotic and abiotic factors on mound biodiversity. Ecological Entomology 41: 532-541.

 

  1. Teller, B.J., Zhang, R. and Shea, K. (2016) Seed release in a changing climate: Initiation of movement increases spread of an invasive species under simulated climate warming. Diversity and Distributions 22: 708-716.

 

  1. Probert, W.J.M., Shea, K., Fonnesbeck, C.J., Runge, M.C, Carpenter, T.E., Dürr, S., Garner, M.G., Harvey, N., Stevenson, M.A., Webb, C.T., Werkman, M., Tildesley, M.J., Ferrari, M.J. (2016) Decision-making for foot-and-mouth disease control: objectives matter. Epidemics 15: 10-19.  doi:10.1016/j.epidem.2015.11.002.

 

  1. Russo, L.A., Nichol, C. and Shea, K. (2016) Pollinator floral provisioning by a plant invader: quantifying beneficial effects of detrimental species. Diversity and Distributions 22:189-198. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12397.

 

  1. Campbell, C., Ruths, J., Ruths, D., Shea, K., and Albert, R. (2015) Topological constraints on network control profiles. Scientific Reports 5: 18693. DOI: 10.1038/srep18693. Available at: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep18693.

 

  1. McCormick, G.L., Shea, K. and Langkilde, T. (2015) How do duration, frequency, and intensity of exogenous CORT elevation affect immune outcomes of stress? General and Comparative Endocrinology 222: 81-87. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.07.008.

 

  1. Rauschert, E., Shea, K. and Goslee, S. (2015) Plant community associations of two invasive thistles. AoB Plants 7: plv065. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plv065

 

  1. Campbell, C., Shea, K., Yang, S., and Albert, R. (2015) Motif profile dynamics and transient species in a Boolean model of mutualistic ecological communities. Journal of Complex Networks 2015. doi: 10.1093/comnet/cnv008.

 

  1. Teller, B.J. Marden, J.H. and Shea, K. (2015) Covariation in abscission force and terminal velocity of wind-borne sibling seeds alters long distance dispersal projections. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:593-599.

 

  1. McKee, A., Ferrari, M.J. and Shea, K. (2015) The effects of maternal immunity and age structure on population immunity to measles. Theoretical Ecology 8: 261–271.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., Skarpaas, O., Ferrari, M.J., Long, E.S., Dauer, J.T., Schwarz, C.M., Rauschert, E.S.J., Jabbour, R., Mortensen, D.A., Isard, S.A., Lieb, D.A., Sezen, Z., Hulting, A.G. and Shea, K. (2015) A unifying gravity framework for dispersal. Theoretical Ecology 8:207-223.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., Silverman, E.J., Skarpaas, O. and Shea, K. (2015) Post-dispersal seed removal of Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides by insects and small mammals. Ecological Research 30:173-180.

 

  1. Campbell, C., Yang, S., Albert, R and Shea, K. (2015) Plant-pollinator community network response to species invasion depends on both invader and community characteristics. Oikos 124: 406–413. doi: 10.1111/oik.02039.

 

  1. Teller, B.J. Miller, A.D. and Shea, K. (2015) Conservation of passively dispersed organisms in the context of habitat degradation and destruction. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 514-521.

 

  1. Campbell, C., Shea, K. and Albert, R. (2014). Comment on “Control Profiles of Complex Networks.” Science 346: 561. DOI: 10.1126/science.1256492

 

  1. Shea, K., Tildesley, M.J. Runge, M.C., Fonnesbeck, C.J. Ferrari, M.J. (2014) Adaptive Management and the Value of Information: Learning via Intervention in Epidemiology. PLoS Biology 12(10): e1001970. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001970

            This paper had >5,000 views in its first 4 weeks.

Recommended by Faculty of 1000 on 11/26/2014.

 

  1. Teller, B.J., Campbell, C. and Shea, K. (2014) Dispersal under duress: can stress enhance performance of a passively dispersed species? Ecology 95(10): 2694-2698.

http://www.esajournals.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1413918953031/0012-9658-95-10.pdf – This paper provided the cover photograph.

 

  1. Russo, L.A., Memmott, J., Montoya, D. Shea, K. and Buckley, Y.M. (2014) Patterns of introduced species interactions affect multiple aspects of network structure in plant-pollinator communities. Ecology 95(10): 2953-2963.

 

  1. Silva, F.M.L, Donega, M.A., Cerdeira, A.L., Corniani, N., Velini, E.D., Cantrell, C.L., Dayan, F.E., Coelho, M.N., Shea, K. and Duke, S.O. (2014) Roots of the invasive species Carduus nutans L. and C. acanthoides L. produce large amounts of aplotaxene, a possible allelochemical.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 40:276–284. DOI 10.1007/s10886-014-0390-8.

 

  1. LaBar, T., Campbell, C., Yang, S., Albert, R. and Shea, K. (2014) Restoration of plant-pollinator interaction networks via species translocation. Theoretical Ecology 7: 209-220.

 

  1. Marchetto KM, Shea K, Kelly D, Groenteman R, Sezen, Z, Jongejans E (2014) Unrecognized impact of a biocontrol agent on the spread rate of an invasive thistle. Ecological Applications 24(5): 1178-1187.

 

  1. Garrison, A., Miller, A.D., Ryan, M.R. Roxburgh, S. and Shea, K. (2014) Stacked crop rotations exploit weed-weed competition for sustainable weed management. Weed Science 62(1): 166-176. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1614/WS-D-13-00037.1

 

  1. Russo, L., DeBarros, N., Yang, S., Yang, Shea, K., Mortensen, D. (2013) Supporting crop pollinators with floral resources: network-based phenological matching. Ecology and Evolution 3(9): 3125-3140.

 

  1. Caplat, P., Cheptou, P-O., Diez, J., Guisan, A., Larson, B. M. H., Macdougall, A. S., Peltzer, D. A., Richardson, D.M., Shea, K., Van Kleunen, M., Zhang R. and Buckley, Y. M. (2013) Movement, impacts and management of plant distributions in response to climate change: insights from invasions. Oikos 122: 1265-1274.

 

  1. LaBar, T., Campbell, C., Yang, S., Albert, R. and Shea, K. (2013) Global versus local extinction in a network model of plant-pollinator communities. Theoretical Ecology 6(4): 495-503. doi:10.1007/s12080-013-0182-8.

 

  1. Jeltsch, F., Blaum, N., Brose, U., Chipperfield, J.D., Clough, Y., Farwig, N., Geissler, K., Graham, C.H., Grimm, V., Hickler, T., Huth, A., May, F., Meyer, K.M., Pagel, J., Reineking, B., Rillig, M.C., Shea, K., Schurr, F.M., Schröder, B., Tielbörger, K., Weiss, L., Wiegand, K., Wiegand, T., Wirth, C., Zurell, D. (2013) How can we bring together empiricists and modellers in functional biodiversity research? Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 93-101.

 

  1. Rauschert, E.S.J. and Shea, K. (2012) Influence of microsite disturbance on the establishment of two congeneric invasive thistles. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45490. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045490

 

  1. Campbell, C., Yang, S., Shea, K., and Albert, A. (2012) Topology of plant-pollinator networks that are vulnerable to collapse from species extinction. Physical Review E 86: 021924. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.86.021924

 

  1. Garrison, A., Miller, A.D., Roxburgh, S. and Shea, K. (2012) More bang for the land manager’s buck: Disturbance autocorrelation can be used to achieve management objectives at no additional cost. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 1020–1027. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02187.x

 

  1. Zhang, R., Post, E. and Shea, K. (2012) Warming leads to divergent responses but similarly improved performance of two invasive thistles. Population Ecology. 54 (4): 583-589. DOI 10.1007/s10144-012-0327-4.

 

  1. Hall, A.R., Miller, A.D, Leggett, H.C., Roxburgh, S.H., Buckling, A. and Shea, K. (2012) Diversity–disturbance relationships: frequency and intensity interact. Biology Letters 8: 768-771. DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0282.

 

  1. Miller, A.D., Reilly, D.T, Bauman, S., and Shea, K. (2012) Interactions between Frequency and Size of Disturbance Affect Competitive Outcomes. Ecological Research 27: 783–791. DOI: 10.1007/s11284-012-0954-4

 

  1. Marchetto, K.M., Jongejans, E., Shea, K. and Auhl, R. (2012) Water Loss from Flower Heads Predicts Seed Release in Two Invasive Thistles. Plant Ecology and Diversity 5(1): 57-65. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2012.667841.

 

  1. Rauschert, E.S.J, and Shea, K. (2012) Invasional interference due to similar inter- and intraspecific competition between invaders may affect management. Ecological Applications 22(5): 1413-1420

 

  1. Zhang, R., Gallagher R.S., and Shea, K. (2012) Maternal warming affects early life stages of an invasive thistle. Plant Biology 14(5): 783-788.

 

  1. Zhang, R. and Shea, K. (2012) Integrating Multiple Disturbance Aspects: Management of an Invasive Thistle, Carduus nutans. Annals of Botany 110(7): 1395-1401. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcr312.

 

  1. Miller, A.D., Roxburgh, S.H., and Shea, K. (2012) Timing of disturbance alters competitive outcomes and mechanisms of coexistence in an annual plant model. Theoretical Ecology 5(3): 419-432. (DOI 10.1007/s12080-011-0133-1).

 

  1. Rauschert, E.S.J, Shea, K. and Bjørnstad, O.N. (2012) Coexistence patterns of two invasive thistle species, Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides, at three spatial scales. Biological Invasions 14 (1): 151-164.

 

  1. Zhang, R., Leshak, A. and Shea, K. (2012) Decreased structural defense of an invasive thistle under warming. Plant Biology 14(1): 249-252.

 

  1. Moore, C.T., Fonnesbeck, C.J., Shea, K., Lah, K.J., McKenzie, P.M. Ball, L.C., Runge, M.C., Alexander, H.M. (2011) An adaptive decision framework for the conservation of a threatened plant. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 2(2):247–261. doi: 10.3996/012011-JFWM-007.

 

  1. Zhang, R., Jongejans, E. and Shea, K. (2011) Warming increases the spread of an invasive thistle.  PLoS ONE 6(6): e21725. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021725

 

  1. Russo, L., Stehouwer, R., Heberling, J.M., Shea, K. (2011) The Composite Insect Trap: an innovative combination trap for biologically diverse sampling. PLoS ONE  6(6): e21079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021079.

 

  1. Nord, E.A., Shea, K. and Lynch, J.P. (2011) Optimizing Reproductive Phenology in a Two-Resource World: A Dynamic Allocation Model of Plant Growth Predicts Later Reproduction in Phosphorus Limited Plants. Annals of Botany 108(2): 391-404. (doi:10.1093/aob/mcr143)

 

  1. Miller, A.D., Roxburgh, S.H. and Shea, K. (2011) How frequency and intensity shape diversity-disturbance relationships. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108(14): 5643-5648.

 

  1. Zhang, R., Heberling, J.M., Haner, E. and Shea, K. (2011) Tolerance of Two Invasive Thistles to Repeated Disturbance. Ecological Research 26(3): 575-581.

 

  1. Skarpaas, O. Shea, K. and Jongejans, E. (2011) Watch your time step: trapping and tracking dispersal in autocorrelated environments. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2: 407-415.

 

  1. Campbell, C., Yang, Y., Albert, R. and Shea, K. (2011) A network model for plant-pollinator community assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108(1): 197-202.

 

  1. Ruggiero, D. C. and Shea, K. (2011) Effects of interspecific competition on early life history of the invasive thistles Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides. Northeastern Naturalist 18(2), 197–206.

 

  1. Yang, Suann, Ferrari, Matthew J. and Shea, K. (2011) Pollinator behavior mediates negative interactions between two congeneric invasive plant species. American Naturalist 177(1): 110-118.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., Shea, K., Skarpaas, O., Kelly, D. & Ellner, S.P. (2011) Importance of individual variation to the spread of invasive species: a spatial integral projection model. Ecology 92: 86-97.

 

  1. Skarpaas, O., Silverman, E.J., Jongejans, E., Shea, K. (2011) Are the best dispersers the best colonizers? Seed mass, dispersal and establishment in Carduus thistles. Evolutionary Ecology 25: 155-169.

 

  1. Marchetto, K.M., Jongejans, E., Shea, K. and Isard, S.A. (2010) Plant Spatial Arrangement Affects Projected Invasion Speeds of Two Invasive Thistles. Oikos 119: 1462–1468.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., de Kroon, H., Tuljapurkar, S. and Shea, K. (2010) Plant populations track rather than buffer climate fluctuations. Ecology Letters 13: 736–743.

 

  1. Peterson-Smith, J. and Shea, K. (2010) Seedling emergence and early survival of Carduus spp. in three habitats with press and pulse disturbances. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 137(2): 287-296.

 

  1. Marchetto, K.M., Williams, M.B., Jongejans, E., Auhl, R., and Shea, K. (2010) Applications of Particle Image Velocimetry for seed release and dispersal studies. Ecology 91(8): 2485-2492.

 

  1. Shea, K., Jongejans, E., Skarpaas, O., Kelly, D., Sheppard, A. (2010) Optimal management strategies to control local population growth or population spread may not be the same. Ecological Applications 20(4): 1148-1161.

 

  1. Marchetto, K.M., Jongejans, E., Jennis, M.L., Haner, E.M., Sullivan, C.T., Kelly, D. and Shea, K. (2010) Shipment and storage effects on the terminal velocity of seeds. Ecological Research 25: 83–92.

 

  1. Bogich, T., Liebhold, A.M. and Shea, K. (2008) To sample or eradicate? A cost minimization model for monitoring and managing an invasive species. Journal of Applied Ecology 45(4): 1134-1142.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., K. Shea, O. Skarpaas, D. Kelly, A.W. Sheppard and T.L. Woodburn (2008) Dispersal and demography contributions to population spread of Carduus nutans in its native and invaded ranges. Journal of Ecology 96:687-697.

 

39b. Bogich, T. and Shea, K. (2011) Errata: A state-dependent model for the optimal management of an invasive metapopulation (vol 18, pg 748, 2008).  Ecological Applications 21(5): 1886-1886.

 

  1. Bogich, T. and Shea, K. (2008) A state-dependent model for the optimal management of an invasive metapopulation. Ecological Applications 18(3): 748–761.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., O. Skarpaas and K. Shea (2008). Dispersal, demography and spatial population models for conservation and control management. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics 9: 153–170.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., Pedatella, N.M., Shea, K., Skarpaas, O and Auhl, R. (2007) Seed release by invasive thistles: the impact of plant and environmental factors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 274: 2457-2464.

 

  1. Skarpaas, O. and Shea, K. (2007) Dispersal patterns, dispersal mechanisms and invasion wave speeds for Carduus thistles. American Naturalist 170(3): 421-430.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., Skarpaas, O. Tipping, P.W. and Shea, K. (2007) Establishment and spread of founding populations of an invasive thistle: the role of competition and seed limitation. Biological Invasions 9: 317-325.

 

  1. Jongejans, E., Sheppard, A.W., and Shea, K. (2006) What controls the population dynamics of the invasive thistle Carduus nutans in its native range? Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 877-886.

 

  1. Bullock, J.M., Shea, K., and Skarpaas, O. (2006) Measuring plant dispersal: an introduction to field methods and experimental design.  Plant Ecology 186: 217-234.

 

  1. Shea, K., Wolf, N. and Mangel, M. (2006)  Effects of density dependence on the detection of adult population trends from juvenile surveys in threatened coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).  Journal of Zoology 269: 442-450.

 

  1. Shea, K., Sheppard, A.W. and Woodburn, T.L. (2006) Seasonal life history models for the integrated management of the invasive weed nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) in Australia.  Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 517-526.

 

  1. Rubbo, M.J., Shea, K., and Kiesecker, J.M. (2006) Multi-stage predation as a determinant of amphibian breeding distribution. (Mike Rubbo was my Ph.D. student).  Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 449-458.

 

  1. Allen, M.R. and Shea, K. (2006) Spatial segregation of congeneric invaders in central Pennsylvania, USA. Biological Invasions 8: 509-521.

 

  1. Pauchard, A. and Shea, K. (2006) Integrating the Study of Non-native Plant Invasions across Spatial Scales. Biological Invasions 8: 399-413.

 

  1. Skarpaas, O., Auhl, R. and Shea, K. (2006) Environmental variability and the initiation of dispersal: turbulence strongly increases seed release. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 273 (1587): 751-756

 

  1. Shea, K., Kelly, D., Sheppard, A. W. and Woodburn, T. L. (2005) Context-dependent biological control of an invasive thistle. Ecology 86: 3174-3181.

 

  1. Skarpaas, O., Shea, K. and Bullock, J.M. (2005) Optimizing dispersal study design by Monte Carlo simulation. Journal of Applied Ecology 42: 731-739.

 

  1. Cordes, E. E., Arthur, M. A., Shea, K., Arvidson R. S. and Fisher, C. R. (2005) Modeling the mutualistic interactions between tubeworms and microbial consortia. Public Library of Science (PLoS) Biology 3: e77.

 

  1. Louda, S.M., Rand, T.A., Arnett, A.E., McClay, A.S., Shea, K., and McEachern, A.K. (2005) Evaluation of ecological risk to populations of a threatened plant from an invasive biocontrol insect. Ecological Applications 15: 234-249.

 

  1. Shea, K. (2004) Models for improving the targeting and implementation of biological control of weeds. Weed Technology 18: 1578-1581.

 

  1. Shea, K. and D. Kelly. (2004) Modeling for management of invasive species: musk thistle (Carduus nutans) in New Zealand. Weed Technology 18: 1338-1341.

 

  1. Tenhumberg, B. Tyre, A.J., Shea, K. and Possingham, H.P. (2004) Linking wild and captive populations to maximize species persistence: optimal translocation strategies. Conservation Biology 18: 1304-1314.

 

  1. Shea, K., Roxburgh, S.H. and Rauschert, E.S.J. (2004) Moving from pattern to process: coexistence mechanisms under intermediate disturbance regimes. Ecology Letters 7: 491-508.

 

  1. Roxburgh, S.H., Shea, K. and J. Bastow Wilson. (2004) The intermediate disturbance hypothesis: patch dynamics and mechanisms of species coexistence. Ecology 85: 359-371.

 

  1. Cordes, E.E., Bergquist, D.C., Shea, K. and Fisher, C.R. (2003) Hydrogen sulphide demand of long-lived vestimentiferan tube worm aggregations modifies the chemical environment at deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps. Ecology Letters 6: 1-9.

 

  1. Shea, K. and Chesson, P. (2002) Community theory as a framework for biological invasions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17: 170-176.

 

  1. Shea, K., Possingham, H., Murdoch, W.W. and Roush, R. (2002) Active adaptive management in weed and insect pest control: agent selection, host specificity, release strategies, resistance management, weed control and expert systems. Ecological Applications 12: 927-936.

 

  1. Travers, S.E. and Shea, K. (2001) Individual variation, gametophytic competition and style length: does size affect paternity? Evolutionary Ecology Researches 3: 729-745.

 

  1. Shea, K. and Mangel, M. (2001) Detection of population trends in threatened coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58: 375-385.

 

  1. Milner-Gulland, E.J., Shea, K., Possingham, H., Coulson, T. and Wilcox, C. (2001) Competing harvesting strategies in a simulated population under uncertainty. Animal Conservation 4: 157-167.

 

  1. Shea, K., Smyth, M., Sheppard, A., Morton, R. and Chalimbaud, J. (2000) Effect of patch size and plant density of a weed (Echium plantagineum) on the oviposition of a biological control agent (Mogulones larvatus).  Oecologia 124: 615-621.

 

  1. Shea, K. and Possingham, H. (2000) Optimal release strategies for biological control agents: An application of stochastic dynamic programming to population management. Journal of Applied Ecology 37: 77-86.

 

  1. Shea, K., Thrall, P.H. and Burdon, J.J. (2000) An integrated approach to management in epidemiology and pest control. Ecology Letters 3: 150-158.

 

  1. Possingham, H. and Shea, K. (1999) The business of biodiversity. Australian Zoologist 31: 3-5.

 

  1. Possingham, H. and Shea, K. (1999) Decision theory as a framework for conservation ecology. Australian Zoologist 31: 9-10.

 

  1. Shea, K. and the NCEAS Working Group on Population Management (1998) Management of populations in conservation, harvesting and control. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13: 371-375.

 

  1. Shea, K. & Kelly, D. (1998) Estimating biocontrol agent impact with matrix models: Carduus nutans in New Zealand. Ecological Applications 8: 824-832.

 

  1. Parma, A.M. and the NCEAS Working Group on Population Management (1998) What can adaptive management do for our fish, forests, food and biodiversity? Integrative Biology, Issues, News, and Reviews 1: 16-26.

 

  1. Shea, K. (1996) Estimating the impact of control efforts: models of population dynamics. Plant Protection Quarterly 11 (Supplement 2): 263-265.

 

  1. Shea, K., Murdoch, W.W., Nisbet, R.M. & Yoo, H-J. (1996) The effect of egg limitation in host-parasitoid population models. Journal of Animal Ecology 65: 743-755.

 

  1. Shea, K., Rees, M. & Wood, S.N. (1994) Trade-offs, elasticities and the comparative method. Journal of Ecology 82: 951-957.

 

Invited Publications

  1. Shea, K. (2007) How the Wood Moves. Science 315: 1231-1232.

 

  1. Kiesecker, J.M., Belden, L.K., Shea, K. and Rubbo, M. (2004) Amphibian decline and emerging disease. American Scientist 92: 138-147.

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters

  1. Shea, K., Metaxas, A., Young, C.R., and Fisher, C.R. (2008) Processes and Interactions in Macrofaunal Assemblages at Hydrothermal Vents: A Modeling Perspective. American Geophysical Union Monograph, Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Oceanic Spreading Centers: Magma to Microbe.

 

  1. Lewis, M.A., Neubert, M.G., Caswell, H., Clark, J.S. and Shea, K. (2006) A guide to calculating discrete-time invasion rates from data.  Pages 169-192 In: Conceptual ecology and invasion biology: reciprocal approaches to nature. Editors: Marc W. Cadotte, Sean M. McMahon and Tadashi Fukami. Invading Nature – Springer Series in Invasion Ecology Volume 1. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

 

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  1. Jongejans, M.R. Allen, A.E. Leib, K.M. Marchetto, N.M. Pedatella, J. Peterson-Smith, E.S.J. Rauschert, D.C. Ruggiero, L.A. Russo, L.E. Ruth, Z. Sezen, O. Skarpaas, B.J. Teller, L.A. Warg, S. Yang, R. Zhang, and K. Shea.  (2011) Spatial dynamics of invasive Carduus thistles. In: Chan F, Marinova D & Anderssen RS (eds) MODSIM2011, 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2011, pp. 2514-2520. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-1-7

 

Published meeting abstracts

  1. Conaway, S.A., Shea, K., Berner, D.K. and Backman, P.A. (2011) Dispersal, infection and resistance factors affecting biological control of Canada thistle by Puccinia punctiformis. Phytopathology 101(6): S258-S258.

 

Papers from the Shea lab (without Shea authorship).

  1. *Costa, C.M. and ***Yang, S. (2009) Counting pollen grains using a readily available, free image processing and analysis software. Annals of Botany 104: 1005-1010; doi:10.1093/aob/mcp186.

 

*undergraduate student

**graduate student

***postdoctoral researcher

 

Recent Scientific and Popular Press Coverage of Research

For coverage of Li et al 2017 PNAS paper on disease management see:

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/05/10/1617482114.abstract?tab=metrics

Online coverage of Shea et al 2014 PLOS Biology paper on disease management:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141021141739.htm
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-10-flexibility-disease-outbreak-money.html
http://www.sciguru.org/newsitem/17731/disease-outbreaks-could-adaptive-management-strategies-improve-responses
http://www.sciguru.org/newsitem/17731/disease-outbreaks-could-adaptive-management-strategies-improve-responses
http://www.freenewspos.com/en/latest-news-article/b/1260325/time/disease-outbreak-management-flexibility-can-save-lives-and-money
http://jerseytribune.com/2014/10/21/disease-outbreak-management-flexibility-can-save-lives-and-money/
http://m.topix.com/med/epidemiology/2014/10/in-disease-outbreak-management-flexibility-can-save-lives-money

http://www.pig-world.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/7357/Better_disease_management_would_have_cut__A320m_from_FMD_losses.html

 

Online coverage of Garrison et al. (2014) in the Western Producer

http://www.producer.com/2014/04/u-s-study-shows-stacked-rotations-reduces-weeds/

 

American Physical Society coverage of Campbell et al 2012 in a Physics Focus article

http://physics.aps.org/articles/v5/98

Participant in Workshops and Working Groups

Invited participant at a short-term NIMBioS meeting “Conservation in context: Combining biogeography and species traits to mechanistically model population spread under climate change”. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Knoxville, Tennessee (June 8-12 2014).

Invited participant at the “Adaptive Resource Management for Threatened and Endangered Species” meeting.  National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia (January 19-20, 2005).

Invited participant in the NCEAS Working Group “A New Synthesis of Demography and Dispersal” (3 meetings: January 2001, September 2001, May 2002).

Invited participant and speaker at the “Interdisciplinary Workshop on Quantitative and Evolutionary Approaches to Environmental Problem Solving”.  University of California, Santa Cruz (March 2001).

 

Teaching

Ecological and Environmental Problem Solving (Spring semesters 2002-2006, 2008, 2010, 2012-2016).

Biology: Populations and Communities Biol 220W (Spring semester 2004-2008, 2010 (variously with Dr. Post, Dr. Minesky, Dr. Makova, Dr. Langkilde, Dr. Dickins))

First Year Seminar PSU 016 (Fall semester 2011-2014)

Enrollment: 25 students in 2011, 23 students in 2012

Advances in Ecology (2 week module on Advances in Invasion Biology with Dr. Mortensen) (Fall Semester 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008).

Co-organizer (with Dr. Dave Mortensen) of Biological Invasions seminar series (Spring 2003).

Guest lecturer for: Classic Ecology; Aquatic Ecology; Introduction to Population Biology; Biological Control, Plant Physiology; Environmental Measurement for Ecological Research, Experimental Field Ecology at Penn State University.

Co-instructor (with Marc Mangel and Suzanne Alonzo) of Advanced Life History Theory (ES291) at UC Santa Cruz in the Department of Environmental Studies (Spring 2000).

Supervisor of two 3 month undergraduate projects on host patch preference of a biological control agent at CSIRO Entomology (1997, 1998).

Demonstrator on a 3 day Ecological Modelling workshop at the Australian National University (April 1997).

Assistant lecturer for a course in ‘Modeling Environmental and Ecological Change’ at UC Santa Barbara (1995).

Guest lecturer for a mixed graduate and undergraduate class in Mathematical Biology teaching mathematical modeling skills in the context of biological questions at UC Santa Barbara (1995).

Instructor for a graduate level course on Advanced Population Ecology at UC Santa Barbara (1995).

Demonstrator and tutor on the Imperial College Biology undergraduate computing course (1992, 1993).

Postdoctoral Advisees

Dr. Olav Skarpaas (2003 – 2005) funded by an NSF grant and then by a Norwegian Science Foundation (NFR) grant.

Dr. Eelke Jongejans (2004 – 2008) funded by two NSF grants.

Dr. Suann Yang (2006 – 2011) funded by Penn State and then by an NSF BioInformatics Postdoc.

Dr. Adam Miller (2009 – 2012) funded by an NSF grant.

Dr. Colin Campbell (2012 – 2015) funded by NSF and Penn State.

Dr. Alessandra Marins (2012 – 2013) funded by a fellowship from CNPq – Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Technologico, of the Ministry for Science and Technology of Brazil

Dr. William Probert (2013 – 2015) funded by NIH/NIGMS.

Dr. Shouli Li (2015 – present) funded by NSF Ebola RAPID.

Dr. Yun Tao (2015 – present) funded by NIH/NIGMS.

Dr. Laura Russo (2015 – present) funded by NSF.

Pending: Dr. Christopher Baker (2016 – present) funded by NIH/NIGMS and then a Norris Fellowship (Australia).

 

International Ph.D. and MSc Theses Examined

Shona L. Lamoureaux (1998) Demography and population models for Hieracium pilosella in New Zealand. PhD.  Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Jason E. Donaldson (2013) The invasion ecology of Acacia elata (A. Cunn. Ex Benth.) with implications for the management of ornamental wattles. MSc.  Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

 

Ph.D. Students

Michael Rubbo (defended 2004) The influence of natural and human-induced environmental change on the community composition of temporary ponds.  Mike moved to a postdoc at Virginia Tech with Dr. Lisa Belden, then worked for an environmental consulting firm in New York and now is Director of Environmental Stewardship at Teatown Lake Reservation in New York.

Emily Rauschert (2001- 2006) Competitive interactions and associations of the invasive thistles Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides.  Emily received a University Graduate Fellowship, Hill-Hill and Braddock awards, and a NASA Fellowship (and NASA renewal).  She moved to a postdoc position with Dr. Dave Mortensen in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Penn State University.  She is now an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University.

Zeynep Sezen (2001- 2006) Interactions of the invasive thistle Carduus nutans and its biocontrol agent Rhinocyllus conicus in heterogeneous environments.  Zeynep received Hill-Hill and Braddock awards during her time at PSU and subsequently moved to a postdoc position with Dr. George Heimpel at U Minnesota.

Rui Zhang (2006 – 2011).  Biological invasions in a changing world:  responses of two invasive thistles to disturbance and climate change.  Rui received a University Graduate Fellowship and a Braddock award.  She took a postdoctoral position at Harvard Forest and now works at Google, Inc.

Laura Russo (2008 – 2013).  Plant-pollinator mutualisms: Community structure, function and management.  Laura received a University Graduate Fellowship and a Braddock award and is funded by a USDA National Needs Fellowship.  She has also received a Network Science Fellowship and a Center for Pollinator Research grant. Laura complete a postdoc at Cornell (2013-2015).

Britta Teller (2008 – 2014). Dispersal under duress: the ecology of phenotypically plastic passive dispersal by the invasive species Carduus nutans. Britta received a Braddock award and is funded by a USDA National Needs Fellowship.  Britta started a postdoc at Utah State and Cornell in October 2014.

Amalie McKee (2011 – present).  Amalie received a University Graduate Fellowship.

Joseph Keller (2012 – present).  Joe received a University Graduate Fellowship.

 

Masters Students

Tiffany Bogich (2004 – 2006).  Optimization models for the monitoring and management of an invasive species.  Tiffany entered the graduate program via the IUG Program where exceptional Honors students spend an additional year and produce a Masters as well as an Honors thesis.  Tiffany received Udall and Goldwater Fellowships (both national awards) and numerous other awards including the Anderson award in mathematics.  In summer 2005, she also received an EPA-STAR Fellowship for her Masters research.  She moved to the doctoral program in the Department of Zoology at Cambridge University with a Gates Fellowship.  She worked for a while as a Senior Research Fellow at the Wildlife Trust, and then moved to a postdoctoral position at Princeton with Professor Bryan Grenfell.

Katherine Myers Marchetto (2006 – 2008).  Abiotic and biotic factors affecting seed release and dispersal of the invasive thistles Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides.  Katie entered the graduate program via the IUG Program where exceptional Honors students spend an additional year and produce a Masters as well as an Honors thesis.  She subsequently worked as my technician for Spring 2009.  She started graduate school at Cornell in Fall 2010, gaining an NSF predoctoral fellowship.

 

Other graduate students

Jonas Mulder-Rosi completed a five week rotation in my lab Fall 2002.

Laura Warlow completed a five week rotation in my lab Fall 2003.

Jessica Peterson-Smith worked in my lab 2004-2005.  She was awarded a University Graduate Fellowship for this period.  She left to work with the Penn State wetlands center.

Graduate Committees at PSU

Alicia Ellis (2001 – 2002) Predicting population response to climate change: implications for the dynamics and stability of wolves on Isle Royale.  Masters thesis, Biology. (Dr. E. Post).  Alicia moved to the Dartmouth doctoral program.

Erik Cordes (2001 – 2004) The ecology of seep communities in the Gulf of Mexico: Biodiversity and role of Lamellibrachia luymesi.  PhD thesis, Biology (Dr. C. Fisher). Eric moved to a postdoc at Harvard, and is on the faculty at Temple.

Eric Burkhart (2002 – 2004) PhD thesis, Forestry (Dr. M.G. Jacobson)

Eric dissolved his committee to pursue more sociological questions.

Anissa Demers (2003 – 2005) Biological control of Canada thistle using the rust Puccinia punctiformis.  MSc thesis, Plant Pathology (Dr. P. Backman).  Anissa next moved to the doctoral program in Plant Pathology at Penn State.

Joseph T. Dauer (2003 – 2004) Long-distance wind dispersal of horseweed Conyza canadensis L. seed.  MSc thesis, Ecology (Dr. D. Mortensen).  Joe subsequently completed a PhD with Dr. Mortensen, and a postdoc at Oregon State.

Melissa Ho (2003 – 2004) Effects of root architecture, plasticity, and tradeoffs on water and phosphorus acquisition in heterogeneous environments. PhD thesis, Plant Physiology (Dr. Jonathan Lynch).  Melissa moved to an AAAS (American Academy for the Advancement of Science) Congressional Science Policy Fellowship, sponsored by ASA/CSSA/SSSA (Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science Societies of America).  She became a Legislative Fellow in the Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington, D.C.

RP Withington III (2004 – 2005) PhD thesis, Entomology (Dr. Michael Saunders)

RP resigned from the Ecology Program in June 2005.

Sarah Brown (2004 – did not complete) PhD thesis, Biology (Dr. Andy Stephenson).

Nora Peskin (2004 – 2005) Habitat suitability of Japanese stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum in an Appalachian Forest.  Masters thesis, Ecology (Dr. David Mortensen).

Jorge Mena Ali (2004 – 2006) Dynamics of the self-incompatibility alleles in populations of Solanum Carolinense.  PhD thesis, Biology (Dr. Andrew Stephenson).

Carrie Schwarz (2004 – 2006) The Role of Habitat Heterogeneity in Population Dynamics: From Individual Behavior to Metapopulation Structure. PhD thesis, Ecology (Dr. Ottar Bjørnstad).

Jeremy Koster (2004 – 2007) Hunting and subsistence among the Mayanga and Miskito of Nicaragua’s Bosawas Biosphere Reserve.  PhD thesis, Anthropology (Dr. Steve Beckerman).

Steven Mirsky (2005 – 2008) Evaluating constraints and opportunities in managing weed populations with cover crops.  PhD thesis, Crop and Soil Science/Agronomy (Drs. Bill Curren and D. Mortensen).

Eric Nord (2004 – 2008) Patience Is A Virtue: Delayed Phenology Is An Adaptive Response For Plants In Soils With Low Phosphorus Availability.  PhD thesis, Ecology/Horticulture (Dr. Jonathan Lynch).

Randa Jabbour (2004 – 2009) Management effects on epigeal and soil-dwelling communities during the transition to organic agriculture.  PhD thesis, Ecology (Dr. Mary Barbercheck).

Sonja Christensen (2004 – 2010) Movement and Habitat Use of Sika and White-tailed Deer on Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland.  Masters thesis, Wildlife and Fisheries Science (Dr. Duane Dieffenbach).

Erin Becker (2007 – 2010) From organism to ecosystem: Tissue stable isotopes give insight into hydrocarbon seep ecology across multiple spatial scales.  PhD thesis, Biology (Dr. Chuck Fisher), Chair of Committee.

Dave Lieb (2004 – 2011) The ecology, distribution, conservation, and management of Pennsylvania’s crayfish fauna with an emphasis on the eastern part of the state.  PhD thesis, Ecology (Dr. Bob Carline, Dr. Eric Post).

Ezra Schwartzberg (2007 – 2011) Aphid attenuation of induced plant defenses in broad bean. PhD thesis, Entomology (Dr. Jim Tumlinson).

Arunima Sen (2010 – 2013) Community structure, physiological ecology and succession of Lau Basin deep see communities. PhD thesis, Biology (Dr. Chuck Fisher).

Pen-Yuan Hsing (2012 – 2013) Temporal progression of oil spill impact on a cold-water coral community. Masters thesis, Biology (Dr. C. Fisher)

Trevor Zuroff (2012 – 2014) Engineering a microbial consortium for lignocellulosic biofuel production. PhD thesis, Chemical Engineering (Drs. Wayne Curtis and Tom Wood)

Kristine Averill (2010 – 2014) The influence of white-tailed deer and landscape composition and structure on exotic plant success. PhD thesis, Ecology (Dr. Dave Mortensen).

Jennifer Boulay (2012 – 2014) Population connectivity and species diversity of Pacific coral reefs, PhD thesis, Biology (Dr. I. Baums), Chair of Committee.

Danelle LaFlower (2014 – 2015) Projecting the effects of climate change and management in forests of the Puget Sound lowlands. MSc thesis, Ecology (Dr. M. Hurteau).

Courtney Davis (2014 – 2015) Dynamic Approaches to Modeling Wetland Community Responses to Changing Water Availability. MSc thesis, Ecology (Dr. D. Miller).

Gail McCormick (2013 – 2015) Factors affecting the physiological consequences of stress in eastern fence lizards (Sceloporus undulatus). PhD thesis, Ecology (Dr. T. Langkilde)

Steve Conaway (2008 – present) PhD thesis, Plant Pathology (Dr. Paul Backman).

Xin Peng (2012 – present) PhD thesis on “Biologically renewable soil fertility: fate of cyanobacteria applied to agricultural soil”, Ecology (Dr. M.-A. Bruns)

Katy Barlow (2014 – present) PhD thesis on invasion and restoration of Marcellus shale mining pads, Ecology (Dr. D. Mortensen)

Shuang Liang (2014 – present) PhD thesis on climate change, wildfire and forest management, Ecology (Dr. M. Hurteau)

Chris Thawley (2014 – present) PhD thesis, Ecology (Dr. T. Langkilde)

Fanny Girard (2015 – present) PhD thesis, Chair of committee, Biology (Dr. C. Fisher)

Spencer Carran (2015 – present) PhD thesis, Ecology (Dr. M. Ferrari)

George Lohay (2016 – present) PhD thesis, Biology (Dr. D. Cavener)

 

Overseas graduate advisee

Ronny Groenteman (2004 – 2007) PhD thesis with Dr. Dave Kelly, Dr. Simon Fowler and Dr. Graeme Bourdot, at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

 

Candidacy exams for other departments or programs

Sarah Nilson, Ecological and Molecular Plant Physiology (November 1, 2004).

 

Honors undergraduate theses supervised

Michael R. Allen (2001 – 2003) Weed invasions in Pennsylvania: A distributional study of two Carduus thistle species.  Mike moved to the graduate program (Ph.D.) at Illinois with Dr. Carla Caceres.  Mike obtained an NSF predoctoral grant in 2004.  His Honors thesis work was published in Biological Invasions.  He now works for NOAA.

Cyelee Kulkarni (2001 – 2003) Macroparasite models of an amphibian-snail-trematode system.  Cyelee moved to dental school at University of Pennsylvania.

Zebulon Bartels (2001 – 2003) The effects of soil texture and watering frequency on the success of Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides seedlings.  Zeb moved to work for a charitable organization.

David C. Ruggiero (2002 – 2004) Factors affecting the germination of the invasive thistles: Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides.  Dave moved to the Ph.D. program at Stonybrook with Dr. Jessica Gurevitch.

Gabrielle E. Hrycyshyn (2003 – 2004) Population dynamics and management of turtles in Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, Florida.  Gabby was co-advised with Dr. Hauge at Hazleton campus.  She gained a MSc from the University of Florida with Dr. K. Bjorndal, and now works at the National Science Foundation.

Tiffany Bogich (2003 – 2004) Optimization of monitoring for invasive species: a case study of the gypsy moth in North America.  Tiffany converted to the IUG program and subsequently completed an MS degree (see above).  She then obtained her PhD from Cambridge, UK (Gates Fellowship), and now is a Senior Research Fellow at the Wildlife Trust.

Edward Silverman (2004 – 2006) Colonization-competition trade-off and post-dispersal seed removal of Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides.  Eddie moved to medical school at George Washington University.

Lewis Grove (2004 – 2007) Birds of Kurupukari: Biology, diversity and surveying implications for avian communities in a Neotropical lowland rainforest.

Laura Warg (2005 – 2008) Tracking the spread of the invasive thistle Carduus nutans using single nucleotide polymorphisms.  Co-supervised with Claude dePamphilis.  She works as a lab technician in Denver, CO, and is applying to MD/PhD programs.

Leah Ruth (2006 – 2009) Joined my lab through the NASA-funded Women In Science and Engineering Research (WISER) Program.

Amy Leib (2007 – 2009).  Analysis of the distribution of Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides in North America since 1853.  Amy worked in my lab and then shifted to conduct her Honors research in 2007.  She then went to Hershey Medical School.

Andrew Garrison (2011 – 2013) How disturbance autocorrelation can be used to achieve management objectives at no additional cost.  Joined my lab through the NSF-REU program in summer 2011, then conducted Honors research in my lab.  Andy has two first-authored publications from his thesis.  He won 3rd prize in the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award for his Honors thesis from PSU in 2013.  His first paper was also shortlisted for the 2012 Southwood Prize for young investigators of the BES’s Journal of Applied Ecology.

Jon Saperstein (2011 – 2014) How environmental conditions affects seed terminal velocities in a wind-dispersed invasive plant.  Jon joined my lab through the NASA FURP program.

 

The Eberly College of Science awarded a grant of $900 for the research projects of M. Allen and Z. Bartels (October 2001).  Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarships from the Schreyer Honors College in the amount of $1000 were awarded to M. Allen (Summer 2002) and G. Hrycyshyn (Summer 2003).  The Eberly College of Science awarded a grant of $1000 for the research projects of D. Ruggiero, T. Bogich and G. Hrycyshyn (October 2003).  Edward Silverman received a Schreyer Honors College Summer 2005 Research Scholarship ($1000).  Laura Warg received $500 from the President’s fund for research (Fall 2005). Laura Warg, Leah Ruth and Katie Myers Marchetto received a total of $2,500 from the President’s fund for research (Fall 2006).  Amy Leib, Laura Warg and Leah Ruth received a total of $2,500 from the President’s fund for research (Fall 2007).

 

Research Technicians

Teresina Bailey (2001 – 2002): Moved to position as Community IPM Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program, Philadelphia

Emily Phillips (2002 – 2003): Moved to position as Science Assistant in the Ecological Studies cluster at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Melanie Northrup (2003 – 2004): Moved to Research Technician position with Dr. Claus Holzapfel at Rutgers University.

Ciara Hovis (2016): Moved to a PhD at Michigan State (pending).

 

Undergraduate research students supervised at CSIRO in Australia

Julien Chalimbaud (1997), Geraldine Pons (1998).

 

Undergraduate mentoring (WISER/MURE/FURP/REU/Independent Research)

Rachel Evans (2004 – 2005), Kristin Ann Gordon (2005 – 2006), Leah Ruth (2005 – 2006) and Christina Nichol (2010-2011) were mentored in my lab through the WISER (Women In Science and Engineering Research) program, funded through the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, which seeks to improve retention of freshmen women in the sciences. Rachel Evans started at Harvard Law in Fall 2007. Leah became my Honors student, Chrissy remained in my lab until she graduated (and is co-author on a manuscript) and then went to Vet school.

Richard Ashby (2008), Catherine Cruz-Ortiz (2008), R.J. Chandler (2014 – present) were mentored in my lab through the MURE (Minority Undergraduate Research Experience) program, funded through the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, which seeks to improve retention of minorities in the sciences.

Paul Chen was funded by an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant in the summer of 2004.  He remained in my lab to extend his research until graduation.

Nick Pedatalla was funded by an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award in the summer of 2005.  He was an Honors student in Aerospace Engineering.

Katherine Myers Marchetto was funded by an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant in the summers of 2006 and 2007.  She remained in my lab to continue her Masters research.

Matthew Williams, an undergraduate from Aerospace Engineering, was funded by an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award in the summer of 2008.

Catherine Cruz-Ortiz and Mason Heberling were both funded by an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award in the summer of 2009.

Daniel Reilly, a double major in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, was funded by an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award in the summer of 2010.

Andrew Garrison and Spenser Bauman joined my lab on an NSF-REU award in summer 2011.  Both subsequently continued their work in the lab.  Andrew subsequently remained in my lab to conduct his Honors research, gaining a second REU in summer 2012.

Thomas LaBar was funded by an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award in the summer of 2012.

Ciara Hovis was recruited as a freshman in fall 2012 and conducted an independent research project.  She received funding Penn State Summer Discovery Grant (summer 2013) and via an Eberly College of Science Summer Research Grant (summer 2014) to provide her own stipend. She has also received a 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Support Award to attend and present a poster at the 100th Ecological Society of America meeting in Baltimore, MD in August 2015.  Her research posters gained Outstanding Poster Presentation for Life Sciences – First Place at the Eberly Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition, and the Peter T. Luckie Award for Excellence in Research in the division of Life Sciences at the Undergraduate Research Exhibition.  Pending: She moved to a PhD place at Michigan State.

 

Work/Study and other undergraduates currently or previously involved in Shea lab research (excluding Honors/WISER/MURE/FURP/REU/Independent Project students as at spring 2016)

Simone Adeshina, Julie Ali (Roshan Qureshi-Chishti), Heather Alt, Dino Arcuri, Megan Bailey, Oneeka Barker, Scott Barndt, Kevin Barry (moved to grad school at University of Maryland), Julie Barsic, Julia Beiter, Nathan Bendik (after some technician positions, Nate got his MS at UT Arlington where he studied molecular systematics of salamanders, and now works for the City of Austin as a salamander biologist), Thomas Bibby, Dan Bice, Garrett Boarts, Dan Bower, Owen Bowser, Brosi Bradley, Michelle Bretzius, Evin Brown, Alissa Buck, Brian Butala, Jeff Buterbaugh (went to Lock Haven University to train as a Physician’s Assistant), Paige Byrns, Christine Camacho, Abby Caporuscio, Shruti Chandra, Yihe Chen, Kathryn Christopher, Matt Clark, Clayton Costa, Stacy Crawford, Rich Dabundo, Shabina Dalal, Kaitlyn Dalsey, Zach Danek, Ashley D’Antonio (gained a Master’s Fellowship from the Department of Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management at Utah State University), Carrie Davila, Erin Dawood (attends Cytotechnology School at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center), Jane Delle Donna, Chris DeMarco, Renae DePierre, Zak DeWalt, Xiaoxo Ding, Xiying Ding, Elizabeth Dlugosz (joined the PhD program with Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship at UC Riverside), Sarah Eissler, William Fescemyer, Stacy Finke, Brock Fiorito, Jacob Fisher, Heather Fowler, Stephanie Freed (moved to MSc program in Biology at Villanova), Lyndsy Gazda, Julio Gomez, Feiyi (Faye) Guo, Emily Haner, Allison Harford, Rohan Hattangady, Ahmad Hasan, Soroosh Taleb Hashemi (moved to grad school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine), Nate Hautala, Dionne Heard, Mason Heberling (moved to graduate school at Syracuse), Daniel Henning, Amber Hoover (moved to position with Water Watch AmeriCorps, and now is in the grad program at Idaho State University), Mitch Hulderman, Matt Jennis (now in PhD program at Drexel), Brian Jones (joined the Peace Corps in Madagascar), Mara Seree Kasputis, Paul Kazanjian, Christine Konrad, Rachel Lambert, Sarah Landis, Elizabeth Larcom, Elizabeth Larimer (moved to grad school at Drexel University), Jennifer LaVanture, Sharon Lee, Andrea Leshak (received a $200 research grant for her work), Kimberly Love, Megan Lundgren, Kerry Lynott, Twiza Mambwe, Stephanie Martin, Brian Medford, John Mellon, Rebecca Mendenhall, Mike Miller (went to teacher training at Lock Haven University), Rebecca Miller, Steve Miller, Geo Montoya, James Morrow, Anna Nousek, Estelle Ntowe, Matt Olsen, Edward Owen, Saras Padmanabhan, Danielle Perkins, Ishan Phadke, Rick Pongrance, Kimberly Poole, Nathaniel Poole, Katie Porreca, Javier Portocarrero, Nancy Rachlis, Ravi Rao, Adam Reese, Rachel Rihl, Jordyn Rivell, Justin Robinson, Phillipe Rouchon, Molly Sabol, Miles Saunders, Christina Saylor (became a Research Technician), Tommy Scharnitz, Brittany Schoenen, Stephen Selego, Liza Senic, Myers Shaiyen, Meg Sheehan, Aubrey Sherron, Daniel Shin, Maegen Simmonds, Brianne Smithonic (moved to the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine), Pacifica Sommers (moved to a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at U Arizona), EunGyo (Eunice) Song, Jacob Spivak, Carwyn Sposit (works at DuPont), Matt Stanton, Derek Stephan, Jordan Stone, Evan Stover, Allie Srebro, Rachel Stehouwer (now Visscher), Jennifer Stella, Maria Stevens (recipient of a Merck Scholarship), Caitlin Sullivan (moved to medical school at PCOM, Philadelphia), Aswin Kaushik Sundarakrishnan, Chelsea Sutherland, Benham Tabatabai, Sarah Terrill, Rahwa Tesfay, Lauren Thomas, Bryan Tom, James Tsou-Wong, Herschel Tubbs, Katelynd Vanness (now working at BIDMC, Harvard), Victoria Vella, Shehan Weeraman, Laura Wentzel, Adrianne Whitehair, Maggie Wilkens, Chad Wilson, Lyndsie Wszola, Jiali Yu, Yichi Zhang, Brooke Zlotshewer.

 

High School Student Mentoring

Three low income high school students (Katherine Santiago, Musa Daboh, Kianu Walker) participated in research in my lab in summer 2010 through the Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science (SEECoS) program.  Under the guidance of graduate student Laura Russo they studied floral resources (nectar and pollen production) during 2 3-hour sessions a week for 6 weeks.  They won second prize for their project presentation.

            In 2015, SEECoS high school students Marcus White and Tomas Lopez-Parra conducted a project titled “Exploring Plant-Insect Ecological Networks” with mentor Joe Keller again via the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program.  They won the overall UBMS program award for their project.

 

Previous Field Experience

Leader of the Rainforest Research Programme, a three month ecological expedition to Guyana, studying the birds, primates, insects and vegetation in the area (Autumn 1992).

Research field assistant for Professor M.J. Crawley working on the Planned Release of Selected and Manipulated Organisms (PROSAMO) in Cornwall (Spring 1991).

Technical Assistant for the Serengeti Regional Conservation Strategy and volunteer photographic worker on the Tanzania Rhino Project in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Also assisted with demography studies and radio-tracking on the Serengeti Cheetah Project (Autumn 1990).

Studied coastal forest snails and birds in Tanzania on a three month Frontier expedition (Summer 1989).

 

Invited Conference and Meeting presentations (* denotes presenter)

Plenary: Working smarter, not harder: Disturbance ecology and the management of invasive species.  (K. Shea*) Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPi) International Conference, Waikoloa, Hawai’i (September 20-24, 2015).

Modeling as a Tool for Communication (K. Shea*, speaker and panelist) at the Workshop on Modeling the Spread and Control of Ebola in West Africa, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (January 22-23, 2015).

Thistle management and biological control in future climates (J.A. Keller* and K. Shea) at the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant (MAIPC) Workshop, Rock Creek Park Nature Center, Washington DC (July 2014).

Disturbance, diversity and invasion ecology (K. Shea*) at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) Workshop: Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources, Columbus, OH (November 2013).

An adaptive management framework for control of infectious disease: Foot and Mouth (K. Shea*, M.J. Tildesley, M. Runge, C. Fonnesbeck, M. Ferrari) at the RAPIDD workshop on Surveillance theory for infectious disease detection and control, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (October 2012).

Manipulating disturbance to manage invasions (K. Shea*) at the Global Invasions Network Meeting, Pontevedra, Spain (September 2012).

Linking theory and data to understand the spread of an invasive plant (K. Shea*, E. Jongejans, O. Skarpaas, D. Kelly and S.P. Ellner) in Organized Oral Session: Spatial Spread of Invasive Species and Infectious Diseases: Theoretical & Empirical Advances at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, Texas (August 2011).

Enhanced dispersal and spread of an invasive thistle under climate change (R. Zhang*, K. Shea and E. Jongejans) in Organized Oral Session: Plant Responses to Climate Change: Lessons from Invasions at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, Texas (August 2011).

Disturbance, Diversity and Invasion (K. Shea*) Invited Keynote at the 24th annual meeting of the GfÖ (the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria) section ‘Plant Population Biology’ the PopBio-2011 conference in Oxford 2-4 June 2011.

An introduction to Adaptive and Active Adaptive Management (K. Shea*). Group Meeting on Active Adaptive Management for Infectious Disease Policy at The Pennsylvania State University (meeting co-organized by K. Shea and Matthew Ferrari).  December 6 – 8 2010.

Context-dependent invasion and management of invasive species (K. Shea*). Invited Keynote speaker at the 40th Anniversary Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ), Giessen, Germany (August 30 – September 3 2010).

Declined: Invited seminars at Fudan University and the Joint International Symposium and New Zealand-China Workshop on Mathematical Models of Dynamics and Control of Environmental Change: Scaling from Genomes to Ecosystems, Shanghai, China (April 26 – May 2 2009).  Declined as on maternity leave.

Changing environments and invasion ecology (K. Shea*).  Invited Keynote Plenary speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Wilkes-Barre, PA (April 19 2008).

Demography, dispersal and spread of invasive thistles (K. Shea*, E. Jongejans, O. Skarpaas, Z. Sezen, D. Kelly, A. Sheppard and T. Woodburn).  International Lecture Meeting on Population and Community Ecology.  Hokkaido Branch of the Ecological Society of Japan, Hokkaido (October 22 2007).

Multiple factors affect invasions: an overview and a case study (K. Shea*).  Invited speaker in the symposium “Beyond single mechanisms: the relative and interactive importance of bottom-up and top-down processes in plant invasion” at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA (August 2007).

Dispersal: towards unification across organisms and research traditions.  (Olav Skarpaas*, Joseph T. Dauer, Carrie M. Schwarz, Emily J. Rauschert, Eelke Jongejans, Randa Jabbour, David Mortensen, Scott A. Isard, David Lieb, Zeynep Sezen, Andrew Hulting, Matthew Ferrari, Katriona Shea, Eric Long).  Invited speaker in the symposium on Movement Ecology at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA (August 2007).

Modeling macrobiological processes and interactions with the environment (K. Shea*).  Invited plenary speaker at the Ridge Theoretical Institute meeting “Modeling hydrothermal processes at oceanic spreading centers: Magma to Microbe”, Mammoth Lakes, CA (June 25- 30 2006).

Invasion Ecology and Management of Carduus Thistles (K. Shea*).  Invited plenary speaker at the Invasive Species Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities, Michigan State University (May 12 2006).

Management of invasive Carduus thistles (K. Shea*).  Invited plenary speaker at the joint USDA-NSF-EPA Invasive species PI meeting at the USDA in Washington, D.C. (October 17-18, 2005).

Thistle invasions: integration of theoretical and empirical approaches. (K. Shea*, D. Kelly, A.W Sheppard, T.L. Woodburn).  Invited speaker in the symposium “Bridging the gap between theory and empiricism in Ecology”. 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (August 2005).

Optimization of dispersal study design (K. Shea*, O. Skarpaas and J.M. Bullock).  Invited speaker and participant at the Mathematical Models for Biological Invasions workshop at the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), Alberta, Canada (November 27-December 2, 2004).

Models for improving the targeting and implementation of biological control of weeds (K. Shea*).  Invited speaker in the Biological Weed Control Symposium at the Conference on Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems: Linking Science and Management and 7th Annual International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (November 2003).

Modeling for management of invasive species: Carduus thistles in three countries (K. Shea*) Invited speaker in the Symposium entitled “How can mathematical models be useful to natural area managers in understanding and controlling invasive species?” at the Conference on Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems: Linking Science and Management and 7th Annual International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  (November 2003).

Active adaptive biological control of invasive organisms. (K. Shea*). Benefits, Risks and Costs of Biological Control. (K. Shea*). One of four invited speakers (2 talks each) at the Second Symposium of the University of Minnesota Invasion Biology Research Consortium on “Risks and Benefits of Biological Control of Invasive Organisms” (May 28-29, 2003).

Invasions: Applied problems for the future. (K. Shea*).  Disease Invasion Meeting, Penn State University, Pennsylvania (May 22-24, 2003).

Active Adaptive Management (AAM) in Pest Control.  (K. Shea*). 4th Meeting in the Adaptive Management Conference Series.  One of six speakers.  Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland (April 24-25, 2003).

Management of Populations in Conservation, Harvesting and Control.  (K. Shea* and the NCEAS Working Group on Population Management).  Invited speaker at a Symposium at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland (August 1998).

 

Contributed Conference and Meeting Presentations (*denotes presenter)

Disturbance aspects interact to affect diversity and invasion (K. Shea*, A.D. Miller, S.H. Roxburgh and R. Zhang) British Ecological Society Annual meeting, Edinburgh, UK (December 2015).

Disturbance aspects interact to affect invasion and diversity: evidence from theoretical and empirical studies (K. Shea*, A.D. Miller, S.H. Roxburgh and R. Zhang) 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD (August 2015).

Biotic and abiotic factors affect dispersal and spread of an invasive thistle (B.J. Teller*, E. Jongejans, K.M. Marchetto, L.A. Russo, R. Zhang and K. Shea) 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD (August 2015).

Context matters in disease control (W.J.M. Probert*, K. Shea, C.J. Fonnesbeck, M.C. Runge, M.J. Tildesley and M.J. Ferrari) 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD (August 2015).

The effects of correlation between the first and second scheduled doses of measles vaccine on the maintainability of measles elimination (A. McKee*, K. Shea and M.J. Ferrari) 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD (August 2015).

Climate warming accelerates the musk thistle (Carduus nutans) lifecycle (J.A. Keller* and K. Shea), 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD (August 2015).

Spread potential depends on herbivore defences in the invasive plant, Carduus nutans (B.J. Teller* and K. Shea) British Ecological Society Annual Symposium – Demography Beyond The Population (March 2015).

Network models with realistic control profiles (C. Campbell*, J. Ruths, D. Ruths, K. Shea, R. Albert) 6th Workshop on Complex Networks (CompleNet), New York City, NY (March 2015).

Predicting the impact of invaders on mutualistic networks (L.A. Russo*, J. Memmott, K. Shea and Y. Buckley) Ecological Society of Australia, Melbourne, Australia (December 2012)

Tracking and modeling Deepwater Horizon Disaster impact on deep coral communities.  (P.-Y. Hsing*, B. Fu, E. Larcom, A. Lukasiewicz, K. Shea, C.R. Fisher) Student Conference on Conservation Science New York, American Museum of Natural History (October 2012).

Termite host-guest interactions inside termite nests: an approach with network theory (A. Marins*, P.F. Cristaldo, L.A. Russo, K. Shea, O. de Souza) International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI – NAS), Greensboro, NC (October 2012).

An adaptive management framework for optimal response to Foot and Mouth outbreaks (M.J. Ferrari*, K. Shea, C. Fonnesbeck, M. Runge, M. Tildesley) 97th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (August 2012).

An adaptive management framework for control of infectious disease: foot and mouth (K. Shea*, M. Tildesley*, M. Runge*, C. Fonnesbeck*, M. Ferrari) Adaptive Management Conference Series, Cornell, Ithaca, NY (June 2012).

Topological and dynamical analysis of the formation and stability of ecological communities (C.E. Campbell*, S. Yang, K. Shea and R. Albert), American Mathematical Society sectional meeting, Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2012).

Titrating local and spatial impacts of a biocontrol agent (K.M. Marchetto*, K. Shea, D. Kelly, R. Groenteman, Z. Sezen, and E. Jongejans), 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, Texas (August 2011).

Population persistence in the face of anthropogenic change (B.J. Teller*, A.D. Miller and K. Shea), 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, Texas (August 2011).

How Frequency and Intensity Shape Diversity-Disturbance Relationships (A.D. Miller*, S.H. Roxburgh and K. Shea), 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, Texas (August 2011).

Active Adaptive Management for the Control of Infectious Disease (C.J. Fonnesbeck*, M. Ferrari, K. Shea, M. Tildesley, M. Runge, P. Klepac, D. George, S. Isard, A. Flack), 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami Beach, FL (August 2011).

Management of invasive species to limit population growth or spread may differ (K. Shea*, E. Jongejans, O. Skarpaas, D. Kelly, A.W. Sheppard), 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (August 2010).

Responses of Two Invasive Thistles to Climate Change (R. Zhang* and K. Shea), 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (August 2010).

Plant-pollinator community assembly: What is the role of generalists? (S. Yang*, C.E. Campbell, R. Albert and K. Shea), 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (August 2010).

Dispersal in a changing climate: The effect of climate change on an invasive thistle (B. Teller*, R. Zhang and K. Shea), 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (August 2010).

Pollinator services evaluated using network node longevities (L. Russo*, N. DeBarros, S. Yang, K. Shea and D. Mortensen), 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (August 2010).

Disturbance timing affects mechanisms of coexistence (A. Miller*, S. Roxburgh and K. Shea), 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (August 2010).

Plant structure and spatial arrangement affect seed release and projected invasion speeds of invasive thistles (K.M. Marchetto*, E. Jongejans, K. Shea, M.B. Williams, R. Auhl and S.A. Isard), 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (August 2010).

Stability in plant-pollinator community networks (S. Yang*, C.E. Campbell, R. Albert, K. Shea), 1st International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy, University Park, PA (July 2010).

SEECoS Presentation: Floral Resources: Appealing to your pollinators (K. Santiago*, M. Daboh*, K. Walker*, L. Russo, K. Shea), Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science, State College, PA (July 2010).

Dispersal in a warmer world: Species’ responses to climate change (R. Zhang*, K. Shea), Plant Population Biology: Crossing Borders, Nijmegen, Netherlands (May 2010).

Plant populations track rather than buffer climate fluctuations (E. Jongejans*, H. de Kroon, S. Tuljapurkar, and K. Shea), 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM (August 2009).

Context-dependent variation in a plant-pollinator mutualism (S. Yang*, M.J. Ferrari, and K. Shea), 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM (August 2009).

Using disturbance to control invasions: a case study for two invasive thistles (R. Zhang* and K. Shea), 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM (August 2009).

Plant population track rather than buffer climate fluctuations (E. Jongejans*, H. de Kroon, S. Tuljapurkar and K. Shea), Plant Population Biology in a Changing World, GfÖ-conference, Bern, Switzerland (May 2009).

Pollinator visitation behavior in an ecological context (S. Yang*, M.J. Ferrari, and K. Shea), 93rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI (August 2008).

The effect of temperature and humidity on seed release in the invasive species Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides (K.M. Marchetto*, E. Jongejans and K. Shea), 93rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI (August 2008).

Dispersal and demography contributions to population spread of Carduus nutans in its native and invaded ranges. (E. Jongejans*, K. Shea, O. Skarpaas, D. Kelly, A.W. Sheppard and T.L. Woodburn).  92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA (August 2007).

Dispersal patterns, dispersal mechanisms and invasion wave speeds for Carduus thistles. (O. Skarpaas*, E. Jongejans and K. Shea).  Annual meeting of the British Ecological Society, Oxford, UK (September 2006).

Seed release from invasive thistles. (E. Jongejans*, N. Pedatella, K. Shea, O. Skarpaas, R. Auhl, S. Isard).  91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN (August 2006).

Optimizing invasive species management: a stochastic dynamic programming approach for the North American gypsy moth. (T. Bogich*, K. Shea, A. Liebhold). 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN (August 2006).

Information-Gap decision theory I: Motivation: Approaches to management under varying degrees of uncertainty (K. Shea*).  Joint meeting of the Adaptive Management Conference Series #7 and the Adaptive Resource Management for Threatened and Endangered Species #2, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV (January 2006).

A model for the optimization of the detection and eradication of isolated gypsy moth colonies. (T. Bogich*, K. Shea, and A. Liebhold) 17th U.S. Department of Agriculture Interagency Research Forum on Gypsy Moth and Other Invasive Species, Annapolis, Maryland (January 2006).

What controls the native population dynamics of the invasive thistle Carduus nutans?
 (E. Jongejans*, A.W. Sheppard and K. Shea). 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (August 2005).

Dispersal measurement and modeling for invasive species: sampling affects estimates of spatial spread. (O. Skarpaas* and K. Shea). 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (August 2005).

Competition and coexistence of two congeneric invasive thistles.  *E. Rauschert* and K. Shea). 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (August 2005).

Patch characteristics of Carduus nutans affect movement of the insect herbivore Rhinocyllus conicus. (Z. Sezen* and K. Shea). 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (August 2005).

What controls the native population dynamics of the invasive thistle, Carduus nutans? (E. Jongejans*, A.W. Sheppard and K. Shea), 3rd Annual Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference (NEEC), Penn State University, Pennsylvania (March 18-20, 2005).

Coexistence patterns in two invasive thistle species (E. Rauschert* and K. Shea), 3rd Annual Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference (NEEC), Penn State University, Pennsylvania (March 18-20, 2005).

Movement of Rhinocyllus conicus within and between patches of Carduus nutans: response to patch size and density (Z. Sezen* and K. Shea), 3rd Annual Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference (NEEC), Penn State University, Pennsylvania (March 18-20, 2005).

Community – species interactions affect invasion success.  (K. Shea* and M. Northrup).  89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (August 2004).

Spatial segregation of invasive Carduus thistle species in central Pennsylvania.  (M. Allen* and K. Shea). 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (August 2004).  Mike Allen was my Honors student.

Seed dispersal measurement and modeling: Comparing Eulerian and Lagrangian sampling approaches (O. Skarpaas* and K. Shea).  89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (August 2004). Olav Skarpaas is my postdoc.

Cold seep tubeworms meet their high sulfide by enhancing microbial anaerobic methane oxidation and hydrocarbon degradation (Cordes, E.E.*, M.A. Arthur, K. Shea, C.R. Fisher).  American Society of Limnology and Oceanography meeting. Honolulu, Hawai’i. (February 2004).

The Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis: patch dynamics and mechanisms of species coexistence (K. Shea*, S. Roxburgh, J. B. Wilson).  87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, Arizona (August 2002).

Invasion resistance and community maturity in model systems of diffusely interacting organisms.  (P. Chesson* and K. Shea).  87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, Arizona (August 2002).

Can two similar invasive species coexist?  (E. Jalics* and K. Shea).  87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, Arizona (August 2002). Emily is my Ph.D. student.

Interactions between the cold seep tubeworm, Lamellibrachia cf luymesi, and interstitial sulfate reducing bacteria: a perpetual motion machine? (C. Fisher*, J. Freytag, E. Cordes and K. Shea). American Society of Limnologists and Oceanographers (ASLO) meeting, Honolulu, Hawai’i (February 2002).

Detection of population trends in threatened coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).  (K. Shea*, M. Mangel and N. Wolf).  15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Hilo, Hawai’i (July/August 2001).

Life history models for the invasive species Carduus nutans (nodding thistle) in Australia.  (K. Shea*, T. Woodburn & A. Sheppard).  85th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Utah (August 2000).

Models for the management of Carduus nutans (nodding thistle) in Australia (K. Shea*, T. Woodburn and A. Sheppard).  Joint meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society NZ(ES)2A, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (November 1998).

Optimal release strategies for biological control agents: An application of stochastic dynamic programming to population management.  (K. Shea* and H. Possingham).  1997 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling, Hobart, Tasmania (December 1997).

Egg Limitation in insect host-parasitoid population models.  (K. Shea*, R. Nisbet, W. Murdoch and H.-J. Yoo). 80th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Utah (August 1995).

Matrix models in population ecology.  (K. Shea*) British Ecological Society Winter meeting, Lancaster (December 1992).

Matrix models of Cirsium palustre.  (K. Shea*) Workshop on the Ecology of Biennial Plants, Silwood Park (April 1992).

 

Conference presentations by students and postdocs (without Shea authorship)

Dispersal measurement and modeling for wind-dispersed invasives: causes and consequences of variability in dispersal near and far.  (O. Skarpaas*), 3rd Annual Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference (NEEC), Penn State University, Pennsylvania (March 18-20, 2005).  Talk by my postdoc.

Can mechanistic models accurately predict seed dispersal patterns of Carduus acanthoides and Carduus nutans? (Y.-C. Chen* and O. Skarpaas), 3rd Annual Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference (NEEC), Penn State University, Pennsylvania (March 18-20, 2005).  Poster by my REU undergraduate and postdoc.

Models of salamander population dynamics and response to human mediated disturbance (E.S. Jalics Rauschert* and M.J. Rubbo), 88th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Savannah-Georgia (August 2003). Poster presentation by two of my Ph.D. students.

Population Viability Analysis for the reintroduction of Turkish mouflon Ovis gmelinii anatolica (Zeynep Sezen*, C. Can Bilgin and H. Resit Akçakaya). 87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, Arizona (August 2002). Talk by my Ph.D. student.

 

Poster Presentations (*denotes presenter)

The roles of multiple components of propagule pressure in predicting invasion success (M.L. Vahsen*, C.L. Hovis, J.A. Keller, B.J. Teller, K. Shea and R.A. Hufbauer).  Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPi) International Conference, Waikoloa, Hawai’i (September 20-24, 2015).  Megan won a poster prize.

Parsing propagule pressure: The effects of multiple aspects of propagule pressure on the success of an invasive species (C.L. Hovis*, J.A. Keller, B.J. Teller, R.A. Hufbauer and K. Shea).  100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD (August 2015).

The effects of coverage of the first and second scheduled doses of measles vaccine on the optimal age targets for measles vaccination (A. McKee*, M.J. Ferrari, K. Shea) 13th Annual Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease conference Athens, GA (May 2015).

Context Matters in Disease Control: Foot-and-mouth disease emergency response (W.J.M. Probert*, K. Shea, C.J. Fonnesbeck, M.J. Tildesley, M.C. Runge, M.J. Ferrari) 13th Annual Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease conference Athens, GA (May 2015).

Value of Information Analysis of Ebola Management (R.O. Mummah*, O.N. Bjørnstad, M.J. Ferrari, and K. Shea) 13th Annual Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease conference Athens, GA (May 2015).

Roots of the Invasive Species Carduus nutans L. and C. acanthoides L. produce the phytotoxin Aplotaxene, a possible allelochemical (A.L. Cerdeira, F.M.L. Silva, M.A. Donega, C.L. Cantrell*, K. Shea, S.O. Duke, and N. Corniani)  The American Society of Pharmacognosy, St. Louis, MO (July 2013).

How Disturbance Influences Community Composition at Hydrothermal Vents: a Theoretical Model of Macrofaunal Coexistence (A.D. Miller*, P.-Y. Hsing, S.H. Roxburgh, K. Shea, C.R. Fisher) American Geophysical Union meeting, San Francisco, CA (December 2012).

Unanticipated spatial benefits of biocontrol of an invasive thistle (K. Shea*, K.M. Marchetto, D. Kelly, R. Groenteman, Z. Sezen, E. Jongejans) NEOBIOTA 2012: 7th European Conference on Biological Invasions, Pontevedra, Spain (September 2012).

The contribution of seed release to population spread of an invasive thistle under climate change (B. J. Teller*, R. Zhang, K. Shea) NEOBIOTA 2012: 7th European Conference on Biological Invasions, Pontevedra, Spain (September 2012).

Dispersal, infection and resistance factors affecting biological control of Canada thistle by Puccinia punctiformis. (S.A. Conaway*, K. Shea, D.K. Berner, P.A. Backman), American Phytopathological Society, Honolulu, HI (August 2011).

Complex plant community responses to invasion by the thistle Carduus acanthoides (J.M. Heberling*, L. Russo, S. Yang, K. Shea), 95th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (August 2010).

Taxonomic resolution and plant-pollinator networks (L. Russo*, N. DeBarros, S. Yang, K. Shea, D. Mortensen), 1st International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy, State College, PA (July 2010).

A network approach to plant-pollinator community assembly (S. Yang*, C.E. Campbell, R. Albert, K. Shea), Network Science Day, University Park, PA (April 2010).

Phenological properties of a plant-insect bipartite network: node longevity and temporal resolution (L. Russo*, N. DeBarros, S. Yang, K. Shea, D. Mortensen), Network Science Day, University Park, PA (April 2010).

Quantifying the complex ecological role of the invasive thistle Carduus acanthoides (L.A. Russo*, S. Yang, K. Shea), 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM (August 2009).

Dispersal of dimorphic seeds in heterogeneous environments (B.J. Teller* and K. Shea).  94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM (August 2009).

Effects of Projected Climate Change on Invasive Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides (R. Zhang* and K. Shea), 17th Plant Biology Symposium: Plant-soil interactions in future climates, University Park, PA (May 2009).

Implementing successful biological control of Canada thistle with the host-specific rust fungus: Puccinia punctiformis (D.K. Berner*, P.A. Backman, K. Shea, S.A. Conaway).  IXth International Bioherbicide Group (IBG) Workshop, Orlando, FL (February 8, 2009)

The Effect of Projected Climate Change on Invasive Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides (R. Zhang* and K. Shea), 93rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI (August 2008).

Mowing as a Management Tool to Control Invasive Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides (R. Zhang* and K. Shea), 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA (August 2007).

Predicting Heterospecific Pollen Transfer from Pollinator Movement Behavior.  (S. Yang*, M. J. Ferrari and K. Shea), 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA (August 2007).

Invasion of Carduus thistles in America: seed dispersal, patterns of spread and the role of human activities.  (O. Skarpaas*, E. Jongejans & K. Shea), ESA conference on “Ecology in an Era of Globalization” Merida, Mexico (January 2006).

Optimization of the monitoring and management of the North American gypsy moth.  (T. Bogich*, K. Shea, A. Liebhold), 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada (August 2005).

Optimization of the monitoring and management of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) invasions.  (T. Bogich*, K. Shea and A. Liebhold), 3rd Annual Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference (NEEC), Penn State University, Pennsylvania (March 18-20, 2005).

Disturbance, vegetation dynamics and Carduus species invasions along a grassland – forest gradient. (J. Peterson* and K. Shea), 3rd Annual Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference (NEEC), Penn State University, Pennsylvania (March 18-20, 2005).

Effects of interspecific competition on early life history of two invasive thistles (Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides). (D. Ruggiero* and K. Shea), 3rd Annual Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference (NEEC), Penn State University, Pennsylvania (March 18-20, 2005).

Evaluation of ecological risk to populations of a threatened plant from an invasive biocontrol insect. (S. Louda*, T. Rand, A. Arnett, A. McClay, K. Shea, K. McEachern), 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (August 2004).

Models of the spatial interactions between two invasive thistle species. (E. Rauschert* and K. Shea), 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (August 2004).

Effect of community characteristics on an invasive plant mediates oviposition response of a specialist natural enemy. (Z. Sezen* and K. Shea), 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (August 2004).

Dispersal experiment design for musk thistle (Carduus nutans): optimal seed trapping design for point sources. (O. Skarpaas*, K. Shea, and J.M. Bullock), 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (November 3-8, 2003).

Response of the biocontrol agent Rhinocyllus conicus to the patch size and plant density of the invasive thistle Carduus nutans (Z. Sezen* & K. Shea), 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (November 2003).

Spatial models of the coexistence of two invasive thistles (E. S. Jalics Rauschert* and K. Shea), 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (November 2003).

Dynamics of the invasive thistle Carduus nutans and its specialist herbivore Rhinocyllus conicus: effective biocontrol in patchy environments (Z. Sezen* & K. Shea), 88th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Savannah-Georgia (August 2003).

Steady-state diagenetic model of hydrogen sulfide supply to aggregations of the hydrocarbon seep vestimentiferan Lamellibrachia luymesi.  (E.E. Cordes*, M. Arthur, D.C. Bergquist, K. Shea, J.K. Freytag, C.R. Fisher) American Society of Limnologists and Oceanographers (ASLO) meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah (February 2003).  Erik won an award for this poster.

Glassy-winged sharpshooter biological control in California: Building a framework for active adaptive management.  (D. J. W. Morgan*, G. S. Simmons, L. M. Higgins and K. Shea) Third California Biological Control Conference, Davis, CA (August 2002)

Simulation models of host-parasitoid population dynamics.  (K. Shea*, S.L. Swarbrick, C.J. Briggs, W.W. Murdoch and R.M. Nisbet), Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Providence, RI (August 1996).

 

Invited Seminars

2016

Pending: Colloquium in Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook, NJ (April 20, 2016)

Ecology, Novel Ecosystems series, Pennsylvania State University (Feb 8, 2016)

 

2015

Center for Stock Assessment Research (CSTAR), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Santa Cruz, CA (Feb 3, 2015)

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz (Feb 4, 2015)

 

2014

Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Feb 6, 2014).

 

2013

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell (Sep 23, 2013)

 

2011

Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford (May 25, 2011)

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford (May 9, 2011)

Imperial College at Silwood Park, University of London (April 5, 2011)

 

2010

The Pennsylvania State University (February 1, 2010)

 

2007

University of Montana, Missoula (March 21, 2007)

Case Western Reserve University (September 20, 2007)

Yokohama National University, Japan (October 25, 2007)

 

2006

University of California, Davis (February 2, 2006)

University of California, Santa Barbara (November 7, 2006)

 

2005

University of Florida, Gainesville (November 21, 2005).  Student-invited speaker.

Rutgers University, Ecology and Evolution (November 10, 2005).

Shippensburg University, Biology Department (September 29, 2005).

Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences (March 14, 2005).

 

2004

University of Calgary, Department of Biological Sciences (December 14, 2004).

University of Colorado, PRogram for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Ecology and Statistics. PRIMES Distinguished Lecture (November 4, 2004).

University of Nebraska, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (October 22, 2004).

University of Nebraska, School of Biological Sciences (October 21, 2004).

University of Maryland, Department of Biology, College Park (October 11, 2004).

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Animal Biology and Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (September 29, 2004).

Department of Natural Resources, Cornell (February, 10 2004).

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell (February 9, 2004).

 

2003

University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD (December 2003).  Student-invited speaker.

Center for Stock Assessment Research, University of California Santa Cruz (October 2003).

 

2002

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (November 2002).

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (February 2002).

 

2001

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (November 2001).

University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (October 2001).

Shreyer Honors College, Pennsylvania State University (September 2001).

Ecology Program, Pennsylvania State University (August 2001).

 

2000 and earlier

Imperial College at Silwood Park, U.K. (September 1999).

Department of Biology, University of California Santa Cruz (May 1999).

Department of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (October 1998).

Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, U.K. (September 1998).

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, U.K. (September 1998).

Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (July 1998).

Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia (June 1998).

University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, South Australia (November 1997).

CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia (June 1996).

Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Liverpool, U.K. (September 1995).

 

Departmental Level Service

Graduate Admissions Committee (2001)

Senior Ecologist Search Committee (2001 – 2002)

Chair, Ecology Search Committee (2006 – 2007)

Climate and Diversity Committee (2002 – 2015)

Honors Advisory Committee (2002 – present)

Graduate Awards Committee (2007- 2015)

Faculty Recruitment Committee (2009 – 2013)

Mentoring Committee (2010 – 2011)

Chair, Mentoring Committee (2011 – present)

Promotion and Tenure Committee (2014 – present)

Department Chair Search Committee (2015)

 

Program Level Service

Member of the Ecology Candidacy Committee for the Inter-College Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (2002 – 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2016)

Chair of the Ecology Candidacy Committee for the Inter-College Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (2007 – 2008)

Member of the Ecology Curriculum Committee for the Inter-College Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (2012 – present)

 

College Level Service

Member of the Eberly College of Science Vision Committee (2004-2005)

Member of the Eberly College of Science Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (2008)

Organize Eberly College of Science female faculty mentoring and networking (2015-present)

 

University Level Service

Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, alternate (elected for three-year term 2014-2017)

Committee for selection of recipient of the Faculty Scholar Medal – Life and Health Sciences, member (2015-2018)

 

Other Service to the Academic Community

Invited member of one of three National Science Foundation (NSF) Spring 2013 Population and Community Ecology Pre-proposal Panels.  National Science Foundation, Arlington, WV (March 20-22, 2013).

Invited member of the USDA Controlling Weedy and Invasive Plants Panel. US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC (October 25-27, 2011)

Invited member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Fall 2006 Evolutionary and Population Ecology Panel.  National Science Foundation, Arlington, WV (October 11-13, 2006).

Assisted the Little Hoover Commission, an independent oversight commission appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to examine the governance of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, with advice on Adaptive Management (September 2005).

Invited member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Fall 2004 Ecology Panel.  National Science Foundation, Arlington, WV (October 13-15, 2004).

Invited participant (as adviser on Adaptive Management) in the 5th Scientific Advisory Panel on Marine Reserves hosted by the Pacific Ocean Conservation Network (POCN; April 29, 1999).

 

Outreach to high school and undergraduate students

Presentation to the Society for Women in Science (SWIS) program on “Careers in Science Research” (October 23, 2005).

Presentation on thistle invasions at my field site at Rock Springs to students on the FASI (Food and Agricultural Sciences Institute) program.  FASI is “A Penn State program that gives academically talented ethnic minority high school students experience in the food and agricultural sciences” (July 2004).

Presentation on thistle invasions at my field site at Rock Springs to the Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences (July 21, 2004).

 

Other Activities and Professional Affiliations

I am a member of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the British Ecological Society (BES), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Resource Modeling Association (RMA).  Within the Pennsylvania State University, I am a member of the Center for Chemical Ecology, the Center for Pollinator Research, the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD), and the Center for Landscape Dynamics.  I am also a Penn State University Graduate Faculty, and a faculty member of the Inter-College Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) in Ecology.

 

Book reviewer for:

Oxford University Press

 

Manuscript reviewer for:

American Journal of Agricultural Economics; American Naturalist; Behavioral Ecology; Biocontrol Science and Technology; Biological Conservation; Conservation Biology; Ecology; Ecological Applications; Ecology Letters; Ecological Monographs; Journal of Animal Ecology; Journal of Applied Ecology; Journal of Ecology; Journal of Theoretical Biology; Journal of Wildlife Management; Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS); National Science Foundation (NSF); Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), USA; Science; Theoretical Population Biology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

Editorial work

Editorial Board of Ecology Letters (November 2007 – present)

Editorial Board of Population Ecology (June 2008 – present)

Editorial Board of Biological Invasions (July 2011 – present)

Ad hoc Editor for Conservation Biology

Member of Faculty of 1000 (2010 – 2011)

 

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