Oswald J. "Os" Schmitz

Oastler Professor of Population and Community Ecology

 
Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.

2013

  • Journal Article
     
    Balog, A. and O.J. Schmitz. “2013. Predation drives stable coexistence ratios between red and green pea aphid morphs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(3): 545-552..” Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26.3 (2013): 545-552. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12070
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    Schmitz, O.J., Bradford, M.A., Strickland, M.S., Hawlena, D. “Linking predation risk, herbivore physiological stress and microbial decomposition of plant litter.” Journal of Visualized Experiments 73 (2013): 350061. DOI: 10.3791/50061
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    Strickland, M.S., D. Hawlena, A. Reese, M.A. Bradford and O.J. Schmitz. “Trophic cascade alters ecosystem carbon exchange.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 110.27 (2013): 11035-11038. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1305191110
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    Balog, A. and O.J. Schmitz. “Predation determines different selective pressure on pea aphid host races in a complex agricultural mosaic.” PLoS ONE 8.2 (2013): e55900. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055900
  • Book - In Progress
     
    Schmitz, O.J. Ecology and the Challenge of Sustainability. Princeton University Press, 2013.
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    Trainor, A.E., O.J. Schmitz, J. Ivan, and T.M. Shenk. “Enhancing species distribution modeling by characterizing predator-prey interactions (in press).” Ecological Applications (2013).
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    Miller, J.R.B., J.M. Ament, and O.J. Schmitz. “Fear on the move: predator hunting mode predicts variation in prey mortality and plasticity in prey spatial response (in press).” Journal of Animal Ecology (2013).
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    Schmitz, O.J. “Global climate change and the evolutionary ecology of ecosystem functioning (in press).” Annals of the New York Academy of Science (2013).
  • 2012

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    Leroux SJ, D Hawlena, OJ Schmitz. “Predation risk, stoichiometric plasticity and ecosystem elemental cycling.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 279.1745 (2012): 4183-4191. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1315
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    Hawlena D, Strickland MS, Bradford MA, Schmitz OJ. “Fear of Predation Slows Plant-Litter Decomposition.” Science 336 (2012): 1434-1438. DOI: 10.1126/science.1220097
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    Johnston, K.M., K.A. Freund, and O.J. Schmitz. “Projected range shifting by montane mammals under climate change: implications for Cascadia’s National Parks.” Ecosphere 3.11 (2012): 97. DOI: org/10.1890/ES12-00077.1
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    Schmitz, O.J. “Restoration of ailing wetlands (invited contribution).” PLoS Biology 10.1 (2012): e1001248.
  • Edited Book
     
    Ohgushi, T., O.J. Schmitz and R.D. Trait-Mediated Indirect Interactions: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives. Ed. Ohgushi, T., O.J. Schmitz and R.D. Holt Cambridge University Press with the British Ecological Society Ecological Reviews Series, 2012.
  • 2011

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    Cahn, M.L., M.M. Conner, O.J. Schmitz, T.R. Stephenson, J.D. Weihausen and H.E. Johnson. “Disease, population viability, and recovery of endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep.” Journal of Wildlife Management 78 (2011): 1753-1766. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.232
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    Warren, R. J., II, D. K. Skelly, O. J. Schmitz, and M. Bradford. “Universal ecological patterns in college basketball communities.” PLoS ONE 6.3 (2011): e17342. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017342
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    Schmitz, O.J. and J.R. Price. “Convergence in trophic interaction strengths in grassland food webs through metabolic scaling of herbivore biomass.” Journal of Animal Ecology 80.6 (2011): 1330-1336. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01882.x
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    Calcagno, V., C. Sun, O.J. Schmitz, and M. Loreau. “Keystone predation and plant species coexistence: the role of carnivore hunting mode.” American Naturalist 177 (2011): E1-E13. DOI: 10.1086/657436
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    Hawlena, D., H. Kress, E. Dufresne, and O.J. Schmitz. “Grasshoppers alter jumping biomechanics to enhance escape performance under chronic risk of spider predation.” Functional Ecology 25:279-288 25.1 (2011): 279-288. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01767.x
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    Milakovsky, B., Frey, B. R., Ashton, M.S., Larson, B.C., & O.J. Schmitz. “Influences of gap position, vegetation management and herbivore control on survival and growth of white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) seedlings.” Forest Ecology and Management 261.3 (2011): 440-446. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.10.029
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    Hawlena, D., K.M. Hughes and O.J. Schmitz. “Trophic trait plasticity in response to changes in resource availability and predation risk.” Functional Ecology 25 (2011): 1223-1231. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01891.x
  • 2010

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    Hawlena, D. and O.J. Schmitz. “Herbivore physiological response to fear of predation and implications for ecosystem nutrient dynamics.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 107:15503-15507 107.35 (2010): 15503-15507. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1009300107
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    Rutherford, A.C. and O.J. Schmitz. “Regional-scale assessment of deer impacts on vegetation within western Connecticut USA.” Journal of Wildlife Management 74.6 (2010): 1257-1263. DOI: 10.1111/j.1937-2817.2010.tb01246.x
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    Schmitz, O.J. “Spatial dynamics and ecosystem functioning (invited contribution).” PLoS Biology 8.5 (2010): e1000378. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000378
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    Hawlena, D. & O. J. Schmitz.. “Physiological Stress as a Fundamental Mechanism Linking Predation to Ecosystem Functioning..” The American Naturalist. 176.5 (2010): 537-556. DOI: 10.1086/65649
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    Schmitz, O. J., D. Hawlena & G. C. Trussell.. “Predator control of ecosystem nutrient dynamics..” Ecology Letters. 13 (2010): 1199-1209. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01511.x
  • Book
     
    Schmitz, O.J. Resolving Ecosystem Complexity. Princeton University Press Monographs in Population Biology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.
  • 2009

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    Barton, B and Schmitz, O. “Experimental Warming Transforms Multiple Predator Effects in a Grassland Food Web.” Ecology Letters .12 (2009): 1-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01386.x
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    Schmitz., O. “Effects of Predator Functional Diversity on Grassland Ecosystem Function.” Ecology 90.9 (2009): 2339-2345. DOI: 10.1890/08-1919.1
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    Barton, B.T., A.P. Beckerman, and O.J. Schmitz. “Climate warming strengthens indirect interactions in an old-field food web.” Ecology 90.9 (2009): 2346-2351. DOI: 10.1890/08-2254.1
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    Jones, H.P. and O.J. Schmitz. “Rapid recovery of damaged ecosystems.” PLoS One 4: e5653. 4 (2009): e5653. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005653
  • Book Chapter
     
    Seto, K. C., de Groot, R., Bringezu, S., Erb, K., Graedel, T. E., Ramankutty, N., Reenberg, A., Schmitz, O. J., Skole, D. L. “Stocks, Flows, and Prospects of Land, in Linkages of Sustainability.” Ed. Graedel, T. E., van der Voet, E MIT Press, 2009.
  • 2008

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    Schmitz, O.J., J.H. Grabowski, B.L. Peckarsky, E.L. Preisser, G.C. Trussell, and J.R. Vonesh. “From individuals to ecosystems: toward an integration of evolutionary and ecosystem ecology.” Ecology 89.9 (2008): 2436-2445. DOI: 10.1890/07-1030.1
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    Peckarsky, B.L., P.A. Abrams. D. Bolnick, J.H. Grabowski, B. Luttbeg, J.L. Orrock, S.D. Peacor, E.L. Preisser, O.J. Schmitz and G.C. Trussell. “Revisiting the classics: Considering non-consumptive effects in textbook examples of predator-prey interactions.” Ecology 89.9 (2008): 2416-2425. DOI: 10.1890/07-1131.1
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    Schmitz, O.J. “Herbivory from individuals to ecosystems.” Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 39 (2008): 133-152. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.39.110707.173418
  • Book
     
    Schmitz, O.J.. Resolving Ecosystem Complexity. Princeton University Press, 2008.
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    Filin, I, Schmitz, O.J. and O. Ovadia. “Consequences of individual size variation on the survival of an insect herbivore: An analytical model and an experimental field testi using the Red-legged Grasshopper.” Journal of Orthopteran Research 17.2 (2008): 283-291. DOI: 10.1665/1082-6467-17.2.283
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    Schmitz, O.J. “Effects of predator hunting mode on grassland ecosystem function.” Science 319 (2008): 952-954. DOI: 10.1126/science.1152355
  • Journal Article - In Press
     
    Leonard-Cahn, M., Schmitz, O., Stephenson, T., Wehausen, J.. “Integrating Disease in an Analysis of Population Viability for Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep.” (2008).
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    Schmitz, O.J.. “Predators Avoiding Predation.” PNAS 105.39 (2008): 14749-14750. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0808033105
  • Journal Article - In Progress
     
    Jones, H., Schmitz, O., Booth, G.. “Scaling Effects of Local Seed Predation on Tropical Forest Community Composition: Insights from Individual-Based Modeling.” (2008).
  • 2007

  • Journal Article
     
    Schmitz O.J. “Predator diversity and trophic interactions.” Ecology 88.10 (2007): 2415-2426. DOI: 10.1890/06-0937.1
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    Preisser, E.L., J.L. Orrock, and O.J. Schmitz. “Predator hunting mode and habitat domain affect the strength of non-consumptive effects in predator–prey interactions. Ecology 88: 2744-2751..” Ecology 88.11 (2007): 2744-2751. DOI: 10.1890/07-0260.1
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    Ovadia, O., H. zu Dohna, G. Booth and O.J. Schmitz. “Consequences of body size variation among herbivores on the strength of plant-herbivore interactions in a seasonal environment.” Ecological Modelling 206 (2007): 119-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.03.022
  • Book
     
    Schmitz, O.J. Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation. Washington DC: Island Press, 2007.