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New Paper
Jones, N.T. & Gilbert, B. In press. Geographic signatures in species turnover: decoupling colonization and extinction across a latitudinal gradient. Oikos, Early View


Congratulations Denon!
Denon was interviewed on Quirks and Quarks for his recent research on temperature and cannibalism Listen to the interview


New Paper
Gilbert, B. & J.M. Levine. 2017. Ecological drift and the distribution of species diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20170507


New Paper
Grainger, T.N. & B. Gilbert. In press. Multi-scale responses to warming in an experimental insect metacommunity. Global Change Biology, Early View


New Paper
Start, D., D. Kirk, D. Shea & B. Gilbert. 2017. Cannibalism by damselflies increases with rising temperature. Biology Letters, 13: 20170175.


New Paper
Germain, R.M., S.Y. Strauss & B. Gilbert. 2017. Experimental dispersal reveals characteristic scales of biodiversity in a natural landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 114: 4447-4452 


Congratulations Zack!
Zachary Moore won the 2017 Best Undergraduate Evolutionary Ecology Poster Award for his poster on linking the temperature-dependence of life-history traits to population and community dynamics.


Congratulations Suhas!
Suhas Srinivasan was the runner-up for the Best Undergraduate Ecology Poster Award for his poster on priority effects in metacommunities.


Congratulations Tess!
Tess has won a 2017 Excellence in Doctoral Research Award from the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE).


New Paper
Genua, L., D. Start & B. Gilbert. In press. Fragment size affects plant herbivory via predator loss. Oikos, Early View


Welcome Emma!
Emma Walker has just arrived and started her MSc. Emma will be using theory to examine extinctions in metapopulations, and how global changes that create spatially ubiquitous versus local changes in environmental conditions create distinct extinction trajectories.


New Paper
Start, D. & B. Gilbert. In press. Predator Personality Structures Prey Communities and Trophic Cascades. Ecology Letters, Early View


New Paper
Grainger, T.N., R.M. Germain, Jones, N.T. & B. Gilbert. In press. Predators modify biogeographic constraints on species distributions in an insect metacommunity. Ecology, Early View


New Paper
Loughnan, D. & B. Gilbert. In press. Trait-mediated community assembly: distinguishing the signatures of biotic and abiotic filters. Oikos, Early View


Congratulations Tess!
Tess’s paper on Dispersal and Diversity in Metacommunities (Oikos) was the Editor’s Choice for this month.


Congratulations Dr. Germain!
Rachel Germain defended a very successful PhD. She has been awarded a Killam postdoctoral fellowship and a Biodiversity Centre postdoctoral fellowship at UBC, and will begin her position there in early September.


Great Presentations at the CSEE
Great presentations at the CSEE by Rachel, Tess and Denon.
Natalie, Tess and Rachel organized an exciting and successful symposium on evolutionary dynamics in spatially heterogeneous landscapes


Congratulations Felipe!
Felipe’s paper in The American Naturalist has been recommended by the Faculty of 1000


Congratulations Rachel!
Rachel won the 2016 Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) Excellence in Doctoral Research Award.


New Paper
Start, D. & B. Gilbert. 2016. Host-parasitoid evolution in a metacommunity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B .


Congratulations Dr. Jones!
Natalie Jones successfully defended her PhD. She will soon start a postdoc with Jon Shurin at UCSD.


Congratulations Lucy!
Lucy Genua won the 2016 Best Undergraduate Ecology Poster Award for her poster: “Habitat fragmentation affects plant communities via predator loss”


New Paper
Germain, R.M., J.T. Weir & B. Gilbert. 2016. Species coexistence: macroevolutionary relationships and the contingency of historical interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B .


New Paper
Grainger, T.N. & B. Gilbert. 2016. Dispersal and diversity in experimental metacommunities: linking theory and practice. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.03018


New Paper
Jones, N.T. & B. Gilbert. In press. Biotic forcing: the push-pull of plant ranges. Plant Ecology.


New Paper
Nuvoloni, F.M.,  R.J.F. Feres & B. Gilbert. In press. Species turnover through time: colonization and extinction dynamics across metacommunities. The American Naturalist.


Congratulations Rachel!
Rachel Germain has been selected to present at the Early Career Scientists Symposium at Ann Arbor.


Congratulations Tess!
Tess Grainger completed her PhD appraisal exam.


New Paper
Jones, N.T. & B. Gilbert. In press. Changing climate cues differentially alter zooplankton dynamics across latitudes. Journal of Animal Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12474


New Paper
Bennett, J.R. & B. Gilbert. In press. Contrasting beta diversity among regions: how do classical and multivariate approaches compare? Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12413


Congratulations Kelly!
Kelly Carscadden successfully defended her MSc thesis.


Excellent presentation at the ESA
Great talks at this year’s ESA by Tess, Denon, Natalie, Rachel and Kelly


New Paper
Jones, N.T., R.M. Germain, T.N. Grainger, A. Hall, L. Baldwin & B. Gilbert. 2015. Dispersal mode mediates the effect of patch size and patch connectivity on metacommunity diversity. Journal of Ecology 103: 935-944


New Paper
DeLong, J.P., B. Gilbert, J.B. Shurin, V.M. Savage, B.T. Barton, C. Clements, A.I. Dell, H.S. Greig, C.D.G. Harley, P. Kratina, K.S. McCann, T.D. Tunney, D.A. Vasseur & M.I. O’Connor. 2015. The body-size dependence of trophic cascades. American Naturalist 185: 354-366


New Paper
Beauséjour, R., I.T. Handa, M.J. Lechowicz, B. Gilbert & M. Vellend. 2015. Historical anthropogenic disturbances influence patterns of non-native earthworm and plant invasions in a temperate primary forest. Biological Invasions 17: 1267-1281


New Paper
Gilbert, B., T.D. Tunney, K.S. McCann, J.P. DeLong, D.A. Vasseur, V. Savage, J.B. Shurin, A.I. Dell, B.T. Barton, C.D.G. Harley, H.M. Kharouba, P. Kratina, J.L. Blanchard, C. Clements, M. Winder, H.S. Greig & M.I. O’Connor. 2014. A bioenergetic framework for the temperature dependence of trophic interactions. Ecology Letters 17: 902-914. pdf
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New Paper
Germain, R.M. & B. Gilbert. 2014. Hidden responses to environmental variation: maternal effects reveal species niche dimensions. Ecology Letters 17: 662-669. pdf


New Paper
Vasseur, D.A., J.P. DeLong, B. Gilbert, H.S. Greig, C.D.G. Harley, K.S. McCann, V. Savage, T.D. Tunney & M.I. O’Connor. 2014. Increased temperature variation poses a greater risk to species than climate warming. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132612  pdf


New Paper
Gilbert, B. & M.I. O’Connor. 2013. Climate change and species interactions: beyond local communities. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1297: 98-111  pdf

New Paper
Loughnan, D., J.D. Thomson, J.E. Ogilvie & B. Gilbert. 2014. Taraxacum officinale pollen depresses seed set of montane wildflowers through pollen allelopathy. Journal of Pollination Ecology 13: 146-150  pdf


 

New Paper
Gilbert, B. & J.M. Levine. 2013. Plant invasions and extinction debts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 1744-1749  pdf
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