New Paper: Global Kelp Forest Change

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in publications | No Comments

Four years ago, I was fortunately enough to lead a working group on the global impact of climate change on kelp forests. Our first research product has just come out in PNAS, and I am incredibly proud of it. In it, we analyze hundreds of data sets of kelp forest change spanning nearly a half […]

New Paper: Biodiversity Change & Human Impacts in the Sea

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in publications | No Comments

Work in our ocean biodiversity change class and working group is beginning to bear fruit! This Elahi et al. piece looks at timeseries of biodiversity in oceans around the world and finds that in areas of high human impact we are more likely to lose species. However, a number of ecological drivers appear to be […]

New Paper: Biodiversity enhances ecosystem multifunctionality

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in publications | No Comments

I’m pleased to announce a grand meta-analysis of how biodiversity influences not one or two, but many ecosystem functions at the same time. This was a wonderful collaboration started at NCEAS but ultimately also sucking in Byrnes-labber Marc Hensel as well! Also, check out this interactive map of study sites. Lefcheck, J.S., Byrnes, J.E.K., Isbell, […]

New Paper: In which we publish on squid

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in publications | No Comments

A few years ago, Jarrett taught an SEM class to some awesome students in Tjärnö. He kept working with one who was modeling Humboldt squid because, well, squid! It’s out now!

New Paper: The four pillars of scholarly publishing: The future and a foundation

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in publications | No Comments

Jarrett’s piece summarizing the consensus from the NCEAS working group The future of publishing in ecology, evolutionary biology, and environmental science is now out at Ideas in Ecology & Evolution. Enjoy!

New Paper: Linking Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in publications | No Comments

A thoughtful review of the challenges and opportunities available for incorporating Biodiversity Ecosystem Function work with Ecosystem Service provision that grew out of an NCEAS working group.

New Grad Student Paper: Diverse Marsh Consumers Maintain Ecosystems

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in publications | No Comments

Congrats to Byrnes lab student Marc Hensel! Marc has a fantastic new piece out in PNAS out showing how increases in diversity across multiple kingdoms of salt marsh consumers can affect multiple ecosystem functions. Nice work!

New Paper: Ecological Networks & Salt Marsh Microbes

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in publications | No Comments

Fun new piece out in collaboration with the Bowen lab. We show how techniques from food web network ecology can be used to bring together ecological network analyses from food webs with genomic data to assign salt marsh microbes to “species.” Bonus, the analyses were blogged about along the way!