Publications

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Articles

Abbott KC, Eppinga MB, Umbanhowar J, Baudena M & Bever JD (in press) Microbiome influence on host community dynamics: conceptual integration of microbiome feedback theory with classical host-microbe theory. Ecology Letters. [link]

Strang AAbbott KC & Thomas PJ (in press) The network HHD: quantifying cyclic competition in trait-performance models of tournaments. SIAM Review. [pre-print]

Abbott KC & Dakos V (in press) Mapping the distinct origins of bimodality in a classic model with alternative stable states. Theoretical Ecology. [pre-print]

Hastings AM, Abbott KC, Cuddington K, Francis TB, Lai Y-C, Morozov A, Petrovskii S & Zeeman ML (2021) Effects of stochasticity on the length and behavior of ecological transients. Royal Society Interface 18: 20210257. [link]

Patterson AC, Abbott KC & Strang A (2021) When and where can we expect to see early warning signals in multi-species systems approaching tipping points: insights from theory. American Naturalist 198: E12-E26. [link]

Kye G, Machta J, Abbott KC, Hastings A, Huffmyer W, Ji F, Liebhold AM & Blackwood JC (2021) Sharp boundary formation and invasion between spatially adjacent periodical cicada broods. Journal of Theoretical Biology 515: 110600. [link]

Francis TB, Abbott KC, Cuddington K, Gellner G, Hastings AM, Lai Y-C, Morozov A, Petrovskii S & Zeeman ML (2021) Management implications of long transients in ecological systems. Nature Ecology & Evolution. [link]

Esmaeili S, Hastings AM, Abbott KC, Machta J & Nareddy VR (2021) Density dependent resource budget model for alternate bearing. Journal of Theoretical Biology 509: 110498. [link]

Nareddy VR, Machta J, Abbott KC, Esmaeili S & Hastings AM (2020) Dynamical Ising model of spatially-coupled ecological oscillators. Royal Society Interface 17: 20200571. [link]

Abbott KCJi F, Stieha CR & Moore CM (2020) Fast and slow advances toward a deeper integration of theory and empiricism. Theoretical Ecology 13: 7-15. [link]

Lerch BA & Abbott KC (2020) Allee effects drive the coevolution of cooperation and group size in high reproductive skew groups. Behavioral Ecology 31: 661-671. [link]

Jiang J, Abbott KC, Baudena M, Eppinga MB, Umbanhowar JA & Bever JD (2020) Pathogens and mutualists as joint drivers of host species coexistence and turnover: implications for plant competition and succession. American Naturalist 195: 591-602. [link]

Shoemaker LG, Sullivan LL, Donohue I, Cabral J, Williams RJ, Mayfield M, Chase J, Chu C, Harpole WS, Huth A, HilleRisLambers J, James ARM, Kraft NJB, May F, Muthukrishnan R, Satterlee S, Taubert F, Wang X, Wiegand T, Yang Q & Abbott KC (2020) Integrating the underlying structure of stochasticity into community ecology. Ecology 101: e02922. [link]

Morozov A, Abbott KC, Cuddington K, Francis T, Gellner G, Hastings AM, Lai Y-C, Petrovskii S, Scranton K & Zeeman ML (2020) Long transients in ecology: theory and applications. Physics of Life Reviews 32: 1-40. [link]

Strang AAbbott KC & Thomas PJ (2019) How to avoid an extinction time paradox. Theoretical Ecology 12: 467-487. [link]

Catella SA, Eysenbach SR & Abbott KC (2019) Novel insights into how the mean and heterogeneity of abiotic conditions together shape forb species richness patterns in the Allegheny plateau ecoregion. Ecology & Evolution 9: 12374-12389. [link]

Tedrow RE, Zimmerman PA & Abbott KC (2019) Multiple blood feeding: a force multiplier for transmission. Trends in Parasitology 35: 949-952. [link]

Lerch BA, Nolting BC & Abbott KC (2018) Why are demographic Allee effects so rarely seen in social animals? Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 1547-1559. [link]

Hastings AM, Abbott KC, Cuddington K, Francis T, Gellner G, Lai Y-C, Morozov A, Petrovskii S, Scranton K & Zeeman ML (2018) Transient phenomena in ecology. Science 361: eaat6412. [link]

Dutta PS, Sharma Y & Abbott KC (2018) Robustness of early warning signals for catastrophic and non-catastrophic transitions. Oikos 127: 1251-1263. [link]

Joshi T, Elderd B & Abbott KC (2018) No appendix necessary: fecal transplants and antibiotics can resolve Clostridium difficile infections. Journal of Theoretical Biology 442: 139-148. [link]

Mortensen B, Abbott KC & Danielson B (2018) Defensive tradeoffs are not prerequisites to plant diversity in a two species model. Oikos 127: 63-72. [link]

Abbott KC & Nolting BC (2017) Alternative (un)stable states in a stochastic predator-prey model. Ecological Complexity 32B: 181-195. [link]

Moore CM, Catella SA & Abbott KC (2017) Population dynamics of mutualism and intraspecific density dependence: how θ-logistic density dependence affects mutualistic positive feedback. Ecological Modelling 368: 191-197. [link]

Barraquand F, Louca S, Abbott KC, Cobbold C, Cordoleani F, DeAngelis D, Elderd BD, Fox J, Greenwood P, Hilker F, Lutscher F, Murray D, Stieha CR, Taylor R, Vitense K, Wolkowicz G & Tyson R (2017) Moving forward in circles: challenges and opportunities in modeling population cycles. Ecology Letters 20: 1074-1092. [link]

Moore CM, Stieha CR, Nolting BC, Cameron MK & Abbott KC (2016) QPot: An R package for stochastic differential equation quasi-potential analysis. The R Journal. [article link][related R package]

Thomas SM, Abbott KC & Moloney KA (2017) Effects of aboveground herbivory on plants with long-term stored belowground biomass. Theoretical Ecology 10: 35-50. [link]

Yee DA, Ezeakacha NF & Abbott KC (2017) The interactive effects of photoperiod and future climate change may have negative consequences for a wide-spread invasive insect. Oikos 126: 40-51. [link]

Hamerlinck G, Lemoine NP, Hood GR, Abbott KC & Forbes AA (2016) Meek mothers with powerful daughters: effects of novel host environments and small trait differences on parasitoid competition. Oikos 125: 1516-1527. [link]

Nolting BC & Abbott KC (2016) Balls, cups, and quasi-potentials: quantifying stability in stochastic systems. Ecology 97: 850-864. [link]

Stieha CR, Abbott KC & Poveda KA (2016) The effects of plant compensatory regrowth and induced resistance on herbivore population dynamics. American Naturalist 187: 167-181. [link]

Abbott KC, Karst J, Biederman LA, Borrett SR, Hastings A, Walsh V & Bever JD (2015) Spatial heterogeneity in soil microbes alters outcomes of plant competition. PLoS ONE 10: e0125788. [link]

Duthie AB, Abbott KC & Nason JD (2015) Tradeoffs and coexistence in fluctuating environments: evidence for a key dispersal-fecundity tradeoff in five nonpollinating fig wasps. American Naturalist 186: 151-158. [link]

Sharma Y, Abbott KC, Dutta PS & Gupta AK (2015) Stochasticity and bistability in insect outbreak dynamics. Theoretical Ecology 8: 163-174. [link]

Duthie AB, Abbott KC & Nason JD (2014) Trade-offs and coexistence: a lottery model applied to fig wasp communities. American Naturalist 183: 826-841. [link]

Abbott KC, Harmon JP & Fabina NS (2014)  The challenge of predicting temperature effects on short-term predator-prey dynamics. Population Ecology 56: 375-392. [link]

James ARM & Abbott KC (2014) Phenological and geographical shifts have interactive effects on migratory bird populations. American Naturalist 183: 40-53. [link]

Telemeco RS, Abbott KC & Janzen FJ (2013) Modeling the effects of climate-change induced shifts in reproductive phenology on temperature-dependent traits. American Naturalist 181: 637-648. [link]

Gilman RT, Fabina NS, Abbott KC & Rafferty NE (2012) Evolution of plant-pollinator mutualisms in response to climate change. Evolutionary Applications 5: 2-16. [link]

Abbott KC (2011) A dispersal-induced paradox: synchrony and stability in stochastic metapopulations. Ecology Letters 14: 1158-1169. [link]

Ziebarth NL, Abbott KC & Ives AR (2010) Weak regulation in ecological time series. Ecology Letters 13: 21-31. [link]

Ives AR, Abbott KC & Ziebarth NL (2010) Analysis of ecological time series with ARMA(p,q) models. Ecology 91: 858-871. [link]

Fabina NS, Abbott KC & Gilman RT (2010) Sensitivity of plant-pollinator-herbivore communities to changes in phenology. Ecological Modelling 221: 453-458. [link]

Abbott KC, Ripa J & Ives AR (2009) Environmental variation in ecological communities and inferences from single-species data. Ecology 90: 1268-1278. [link]

Abbott KC & Dwyer G (2008) Using mechanistic models to understand synchrony  in forest insect populations: the North American gypsy moth as a case study. American Naturalist 172: 613-624. [link]

Abbott KC, Morris WF & Gross K (2008) Simultaneous effects of food limitation and inducible resistance on herbivore population dynamics. Theoretical Population Biology 73: 63-78. [link]

Britton-Simmons KH & Abbott KC (2008) Short- and long-term effects of disturbance and propagule pressure on a biological invasion. Journal of Ecology 96: 68-77.  [link]

Abbott KC & Dwyer G (2007) Food-limitation and insect outbreaks: complex  dynamics in plant-herbivore interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 1004-1014. [link]

Abbott KC (2007) Does the pattern of population synchrony through space reveal if  the Moran effect is acting? Oikos 116: 903-912. [link]

Book chapters

Abbott KC (2020) Non-equilibrium dynamics and stochastic processes. in KS McCann & G Gellner, eds. Theoretical Ecology: Concepts and Applications, 4th Edition. Oxford University Press. [book website]

Abbott KC (2012) The dynamical effects of interactions between inducible plant resistance and food limitation during insect outbreaks. in P Barbosa, D Letourneau & A Agrawal, eds. Insect Outbreaks Revisited. Wiley-Blackwell. [book website]

Abbott KC & Ives AR (2012) Single-Species Population Models. in A Hastings & L Gross, eds. Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology. University of California Press. [book website]

Software

Moore CM, Stieha CR, Nolting BC, Cameron MK & Abbott KC. QPot: Quasi-Potential Analysis for Stochastic Differential Equations. [CRAN]

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