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Past NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow

Julia Earl

Julia Earl photo. Dates: August 2012 – August 2014
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Twitter: @Julia_E_Earl
Project Title: Using animal movement models to predict active subsidies

Julia Earl (Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Univ. of Missouri, 2012) builds spatially explicit individual-based models to determine how movement ecology affects spatio-temporal patterns of cross-ecosystem transfer of energy and nutrients (subsidies). Upon completing her fellowship at NIMBioS, Dr. Earl accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University studying the effects of climate change on wildlife.
LiveScience Profile Q&A with Dr. Earl: Ecologist strives to improve human-animal co-habitation

NIMBioS Seminar: Animal behavior and ecosystems: Linking movement ecology to spatial subsidies

Video Interview: Movement ecology

Feature Story: Study predicts ranavirus as potential new culprit in amphibian extinctions

Publications while at NIMBioS

  • Earl et al. 2016. ​Effects of timber harvest on small mammal captures in experimental forestry plots​. Animal Biology, 66(3-4): 347. [Online]
  • Earl et al. 2016. Ranavirus could facilitate local extinction of rare amphibian species. Oecologia 2016:1-13. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3682-6. [Online]
  • Gray MJ, Brunner JL, Earl JE, Ariel E. In press (2015). Design and analyses of ranavirus studies with a focus on assessing risk. In: M.J. Gray and V.G. Chinchar, eds. Ranaviruses: Lethal Pathogens of Ectothermic Vertebrates. Springer.
  • Earl JE, Semlitsch RD. 2015. Effects of tannin source and concentration from tree leaves on two species of tadpoles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(1): 120-126. [Online]
  • Earl JE, Whiteman HH. 2015. Are Commonly Used Fitness Predictors Accurate? A Meta-analysis of Amphibian Size and Age at Metamorphosis. Copeia, 103(2):297-309. [Online]
  • Earl JE, Zollner PA. 2014. Effects of animal movement strategies and costs on the distribution of active subsidies across simple landscapes. Ecological Modelling, 283(10): 45-52. [Online]
  • Earl JE, Castello PO, Cohagen KE, Semlitsch RD. 2014. Effects of subsidy quality on reciprocal subsidies: How leaf litter species changes frog biomass export. Oecologia, 175(1): 209-218. [Online]
  • Pauley LR, Earl JE, Semlitsch RD. 2014. Ecological effects and human use of commercial mosquito insecticides in aquatic communities. Journal of Herpetology. [Online]
  • Earl JE, Semlitsch RD. 2013. Carryover effects in amphibians: Are characteristics of the larval habitat needed to predict juvenile survival? Ecological Applications, 23(6): 1429-1442. [Online]
  • Earl JE, Semlitsch RD. 2013. Spatial subsidies, trophic state, and community structure: Examining the effects of leaf litter input on ponds. Ecosystems, 16(4): 639-651. [Online]
  • Peterman WE, Rittenhouse TAG, Earl JE, Semlitsch RD. 2013. Demographic network and multi-season occupancy modeling of Rana sylvatica reveal spatial and temporal patterns of population connectivity and persistence. Landscape Ecology, 28(8): 1601-1613. [Online]

Presentations while at NIMBioS

  • Earl JE. June 2014. Animals as ecosystem connectors: Does their movement path matter? Biomath Program, Fisk University, Nashville, TN.
  • Earl JE. February 2014. Moving resources between systems: Reciprocal and active subsidies. Seminar, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN.
  • Earl JE, Gray MJ. 2013. Capability of ranavirus to cause extinction in local populations of wood frogs. Wildlife Disease Association, Knoxville, TN.
  • Earl JE, Gray MJ, Sutton WB. 2013. Ranavirus could speed up extinction for the endangered frog, Rana Sevosa. Ranavirus Symposium, Knoxville, TN.
  • Earl JE. April 2013. Poster: Effects of animal movement ecology on the spatial distribution of active subsidies. Systems Ecology Symposium, University of Georgia's Odum School of Ecology.

Grants/Proposals while at NIMBioS

Earl J, Gray M, Sutton W, Miller D. 2013-2014. Determining the extinction probability for the most endangered frog in North America (Rana sevosa) following exposure to the emerging pathogen, ranavirus. Morris Animal Foundation Grant. $40,224. Accepted.

Media Coverage

Frog population decline linked to killer pathogen. LiveScience

Is ranavirus behind frog population declines? Science 2.0


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