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Ecology of Niche Variation


Bolnick DI, Otto SP. 2013. The magnitude of local adaptation under genotype-dependent dispersal. Ecology and Evolution, 3(14): 4722-4735. [Online]

DeAngelis DL. 2013. Intraspecific trait variation and its effects on food chains. Mathematical Biosciences, 244(2): 91-97. [Online]

Jiang J, DeAngelis DL, Anderson GH, Smith TJ. 2013. Analysis and simulation of propagule dispersal and salinity intrusion from storm surge on the movement of a marsh-mangrove ecotone in south Florida. Estruaries and Coasts, 37(1): 24-35. [Online]

Urban MC, Burger R, Bolnick DI. 2013. Asymmetric selection and the evolution of extraordinary defences. Nature Communications, 4: 2085. [Online]

Zaccarelli N, Bolnick DI, Mancinelli G. 2013 (Accepted). RInsp: An R package for the analysis of intra-specific variation in resource use. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. [Online]

Dall SRX, Bell AM, Bolnick DI, Ratnieks FLW. 2012. An evolutionary ecology of individual differences. Ecology Letters, 15(10): 1189-1198. [Online]

Edelaar P, Bolnick DI. 2012. Non-random gene flow: An underappreciated force in evolution and ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27(12): 659-665. [Online]

Araujo MS, Bolnick DI, Layman CA. 2011. The ecological causes of individual specialisation. Ecology Letters, 14(9): 948-958. [Online]

Bolnick DI, Amarasekare P, Araújo MS, Bürger R, Levine J, Novak M, Rudolf VH, Schreiber S, Urban M, Vasseur D. 2011. Why intraspecific trait variation matters in community ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26(4): 183-192. [Online]

Bolnick DI, Araujo MS. 2011. Partitioning the relative fitness effects of diet and trophic morphology in the threespine stickleback. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 13: 439-459. [Online]

DeAngelis DL, Wolkowicz GS, Lou Y, Novak M, Svanback R, Araujo MS, Jo Y, Cleary EA. 2011. The effect of travel loss on evolutionary stable distributions of populations in space. The American Naturalist, 178(1):15-29. [Online]

Ingram T, Stutz WE, Bolnick DI. 2011. Does intraspecific size variation in a predator affect its diet diversity and top-down control of prey? PLoS ONE, 6(6): e20782. [Online]

Schreiber SJ, Burger R, Bolnick DI. 2011. The community effects of phenotypic and genetic variation within a predator population. Ecology, 92(8): 1582-1593. [Online]

Vasseur DA, Amarasekare P, Rudolf VHW, Levine JM. 2011. Eco-evolutionary dynamics enable coexistence via neighbor-dependent selection. The American Naturalist, 178(5): E96-E109. [Online]

Araújo MS, Bolnick DI, Martinelli LA, Giaretta AA, Dos Reis SF. 2009. Individual-level diet variation in four species of Brazilian frogs. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78(4): 848-856. [Online]


Bolnick D, et. Al. August 2011. The mechanisms by which trait variation matters ecologically. Symposium at Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Ellner S, Hairston Jr., N, Geber M. August 2011. Measuring the ecological impact of trait dynamics due to rapid evolution and palsticity. Symposium at Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Hughes R. August 2011. Population and community effects of marine plant genetic diversity. Symposium at Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Lankau R. August 2011. Intraspecific trade-offs and the coexistence of competitors. Symposium at Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Meyers L. August 2011. How individual variation in contact behavior influences the spread of diseases. Symposium at Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Schreiber S, Burger R, Bolnick D. August 2011. From dynamic monophagy to facilitation: The impacts of phenotypic variation in predation on community dynamics. Symposium at Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Tinker T, Guimaraes P, Novak M, Estes J. August 2011. The structure and mechanisms of intraspecific diet polymorphism. Symposium at Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.


Schreiber SJ, terHorst C. 2013. Collaborative Research: Trait evolution and the stability of ecological communities. National Science Foundation. $594,760. Accepted.


Bolnick D, et al. August 2011. Hill County Meeting: Convening to continue work on prjects started at the NIMBioS Ecological Consequences of Intraspecific Niche Variation Working Group.

Vasseur D, Lankau R, Hughes R, Hairston N, Tinker T, Schreiber S, Claessen D, Bolnick D, Novak M. August 2011. Symposium: The Ecological Consequences of Intraspecific Variation, Ecological Society of America Symposium on Theory and Dynamics of Savanna Systems, Austin, TX.

Software, Data, and/or Websites

Worden L, Schreiber S, Bolnick D. 2010. WorkingWiki research and computation extension for MediaWiki. Developed at McMaster University. [Online]

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