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8/2012 -- Present, Post-doctoral fellow, National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center
2/2008 -- Present, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland
3/2005 -- 2/2008, NSF Post-doctoral Fellow in Biological Informatics
1998 -- 2003, Northern Arizona University. Ph.D. in Biology.
PUBLICATIONS (Google citations as per Apr 2012)
Soykan, C.U., L.A. Brand, L. Ries, J.C. Stromberg, C.Hass, D.A.Simmons, Jr., W.J.D. Patterson, J.L. Sabo. 2012. Multitaxonomic Diversity Patterns along a Desert Riparian-Upland Gradient. PLoS ONE 7(1):e28235 (New publication)
Wimp, G.M., S. Murphy, D. Lewis, and L Ries, L. 2011. Do edge effects cascade up or down a multi-trophic food web? Ecology Letters 14:863-870. (New publication)
Koenig, W.D., L. Ries, V.B.K. Olsen, and A.M. Liebhold. 2011 Avian predators are less abundant during periodical cicada emergences, but why? Ecology 92:784-790. (New publication)
Ries, L. and T. D. Sisk. 2010. What is an 'edge species'? The implications of sensitivity to habitat edges. Oikos 119:1636-1642. (5 citations)
Hannon, L. L. Ries & K. S. Williams. 2009. Invertebrates of the San Pedro River. Invited book chapter in (J. Stromberg & B. Tellman, eds.) Conservation of the San Pedro River, Island Press. (Not indexed)
Ries, L. & S. P. Mullen. 2008. Frequency-dependent Batesian mimicry maintains the position of a butterfly hybrid zone. Evolution 62:1798-1803. (9 citations)
Calabrese, J.M., L. Ries, S. F. Matter, D. M. Debinski, J. N. Auckland, J. Roland & W. F. Fagan. 2008. Reproductive asynchrony in natural butterfly populations and its consequences for female matelessness. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:746-756. (16 citation)
Ries, L. & T. D. Sisk. 2008. Butterfly responses to habitat edges are predicted by a simple model in a complex landscape. Oecologia 156:75-86. (13 citations)
Fletcher Jr., R. J., L. Ries, J. Battin and A. D. Chalfoun. 2007. The role of habitat area and edge in fragmented landscapes: definitively distinct or inevitably intertwined? Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 1017-1030. (47 citations)
Ries, L., R. J. Fletcher, J. Battin, and T. D. Sisk. 2004. Ecological responses to habitat edges: mechanisms, models and variability explained. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 35:491-522 (366 citations)
Ries, L. and T. D. Sisk. 2004. A predictive model of edge effects. Ecology 85:2917-2926. (100 citations)
Ries, L.and W. F. Fagan. 2003. Habitat edges as a potential ecological trap for an insect predator. Ecological Entomology 28:567-572. (26 citations)
Ries, L., D. M. Debinski, and M. L. Wieland. 2001. Conservation value of roadside prairie restoration to butterfly communities. Conservation Biology 15: 401-411. (93 citations)
ies, L. and D. M. Debinski. 2001. Butterfly responses to habitat edges in the highly fragmented prairies of central Iowa. J. of Animal Ecology 70: 840-852. (120 citations)
ARTICLES IN THE POPULAR PRESS
Ries, L. In press. Connecting climate to butterfly count data. American Butterflies
Ries, L. 2010. The power of citizen-science. American Butterflies 18:42-43.
Ries, L.and L. Crozier. 2009. The Counts and Climate Change. American Butterflies 17:34-36
Ries, L. 2009. Are butterflies declining in North America? American Butterflies 17:38-40.
Ries, L. 2008. What can we learn from the 4th of July Counts? American Butterflies 16:34-36.
Ries, L.and S. Mullen. 2007. Red-spotted Admirals/Pipevine Swallowtail. American Butterflies 15:48-52.
Ries, L. 2006. Analyzing the NABA Butterfly Count Data. American Butterflies 14:40-42.
REPORTS OF RESEARCH IN THE POPULAR PRESS
Wildlife Conservation Magazine. February 2002. "Conservation Hotline: Restoring Roadsides."
New York Times. 8 January 2002. "Making the best of what remains of shrinking habitat."
BBC Wildlife Magazine. May 2001. "Corridors of power."
Science NOW website. 4 April 2001. "Beckoning Butterflies."
New York Times. 21 September 1999. "In Iowa, restitching the torn fabric of the prairie."
2012. National Science Foundation. ABI Development: ABI Development: Access, visualization and statistical tools for the analysis of butterfly monitoring data. $1,134,740 (PI).
2009 National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Monarch butterflies as a model for understanding the spatiotemporal dynamics of migratory species and their response to environmental change. $79,150 (submitted as co-PI with Sonia Altizer and Karen Oberhauser)
2009 Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Workshop for Monarch Monitoring Projects. $25,000 (submitted as co-PI with Sonia Altizer and Karen Oberhauser)
2007 Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. "Realizing the Potential of the Effective Area Model: Updating the Software and Toolkit to Maximize Usefulness on Military Bases" $312,337(submitted with T.D. Sisk as P.I.)
2007. National Biological Information Infrastructure. "Automating data entry and sharing for the North American Butterfly Association's 4th of July butterfly monitoring program." $25,000 (submitted with J. Glassberg)
2005 National Science Foundation "Changes in North American Butterfly Distributions in Response to Climate and Land-use Change" $120,000
2001 Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. "Application of the Effective Area Model to Examine the Impacts of Training Activities on Animal Populations." $98,000 (submitted with T.D. Sisk as P.I.)
1997 US Highway Administration. "Determining the Conservation Value of Roadside Vegetation." $12,500 (submitted with Diane M. Debinski as P.I.)
PRESENTATIONS (AS PRIMARY AUTHOR)
Harvard Forest Experimental Station. April 2011. Petersham, MA. Invited Seminar. Using mechanistic models to understand the impact of climate on current range limits.
National Zoo Conservation Center, January 2011. Washington DC. Invited Seminar. Using mechanistic models to understand current and future range limits.
Ecological Society of America, August 2010. Pittsburgh, PA. Continental patterns of monarch butterflies in North America (with Karen Oberhauser and Doug Taron)
George Washington University. November 2009. Invited Seminar. Edge effects in complex landscapes.
Ecological Society of America. August 2009. Albuquerque, NM. Emergent properties of fragmentation when edge effects are extrapolated over complex landscapes. (with Jonathan Greenberg and Thomas Sisk)
National Military Fish and Wildlife Association. March 2009. Washington, DC. Incorporating landscape edges and context into management on military bases. (with Thomas Sisk)
Georgetown University. November 2007. Invited Seminar. Continental patterns in North American butterfly populations.
Ecological Society of America. August 2007. San Jose, CA. Spoken Paper. The biogeography of a mimicry complex is revealed by a citizen science monitoring program. (with Sean Mullen)
Military Readiness Conference. July 2007. Orlando, FL. Invited Spoken Paper. Incorporating landscape edges and context into management for threatened and endangered species. (with Thomas Sisk)
Ecological Society of America. August 2005. Montreal, CAN. Spoken Paper.
Ecological Society of America. August 2004. Portland, OR. Spoken Paper.
University of Maryland. Sept. 2004. Invited Seminar. Placing edge effects into a predictive framework.
North Carolina State University. Oct 2005. Invited Seminar. Placing edge effects into a predictive framework
Society of Conservation Biology. July 2003. Duluth, MN. Spoken Paper.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. December 2002. Washington, D.C. Invited symposium paper. Co-author, presented by Thomas D. Sisk. Integrating species-level biology and ecosystem management: the role of landscape-scale spatial models.
Ecological Society of America. August 2002. Tucson, AZ. Poster. Placing edge responses into a predictive framework. (with Thomas Sisk)
American Fisheries Society. August 2001. Pheonix, AZ. Invited Spoken Paper. Butterfly responses to landscape-level changes along the San Pedro River.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. November 2001. Washington, D.C. Poster. Evaluating a New Spatial Model of Biodiversity Responses to Management Actions.
Society of Conservation Biology. June 2000. Missoula, MT. Spoken Paper. Landscape changes along desert riparian systems: Implications for butterflies and conservation.
Northern Arizona University. Friday Integrative Biology Seminar. April 1999. Butterflies in the highly fragmented prairies of central Iowa: How the landscape affects population isolation.
Ecological Society of America. August 1998. Poster. Conservation value of roadside restoration.
Society of Conservation Biology. June 1999. 3rd place, best spoken paper. The conservation value of roadside prairie restoration to butterfly populations.
Iowa State University. Animal Ecology Seminar Series. April 1998. M.S. Exit Seminar. Butterflies in the highly fragmented prairies of central Iowa: How the landscape affects population isolation.
International Association of Landscape Ecologists. March 1998. Emigration in fragmented landscapes: Butterfly behavior at prairie edges.
Fall Semester 2010, Georgetown University.
I have been heavily involved in mentoring students. In addition to working closely with graduate students in Bill Fagan's lab, I have been involved in several mentoring programs for minority, women and disadvantaged students. I'm currently part of the ACE mentoring program at the University of Maryland where I am working with a single student throughout her entire four-year program. This student is from a disadvantaged background and is the first in her family to go to college. I also worked with the Women in Sciences and Engineering program at Iowa State mentoring five students, including high school, undergraduate and minority women, coauthoring a paper with one of my mentees.
Peer reviews for the following publications and funding organizations
Journal of Animal Ecology
2009 Co-founder, College of Chemical and Life Sciences Post-doctoral Assicuation
1999-2000 Co-founder, co-president, Graduate Student Association
1997-1998 co-president, Graduate Student Association
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Updated: 20 April, 2012
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