Professor, and Biology Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (707) 826-3346
Office: Brookins House-Room 203
BA (1989) Ithaca College
PhD (1997) University of Michigan
- Population & Community Ecology
- Principles of Ecology
- Plant Ecology
- Environment & Culture: How People Transformed a Continent
Summary of research
My research interests vary widely within the field of ecology. Some of my recent studies concern: tree-climate relationships, landscape-level changes in trophic interactions, spread of non-native pathogens across heterogeneous landscapes, loss of open savannah forest due to encroachment, the effects of habitat fragmentation on plant extinction risk, and the role of plant genetic diversity in governing communities of herbivores and ecosystem processes. I also have a passion for environmental history.
- Jules, E.S., J.I. Jackson, P.J. van Mantgem, J.S. Beck, M.P. Murray, and E.A. Sahara. 2016. The relative contributions of disease and insects in the decline of a long-lived tree: a stochastic demographic model of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis). Forest Ecology and Management 381:144-156.
Jules, E.S., A.L. Carroll, A.M. Garcia, C.M. Steenbock, and M.J. Kauffman. 2014. Host heterogeneity influences the impact of a non-native disease invasion on populations of a foundation tree species. Ecosphere 5(9).
- Jules, E.S., A.M. Ellison, N.J. Gotelli, S. Lillie, G. Meindl, N.J. Sanders, A.N. Young. 2011. The influence of fire on a rare serpentine plant assemblage: a five year study of Darlingtonia fens. American Journal of Botany 98:801-811.
- Kauffman, M. J., J.F. Brodie, E.S. Jules. 2010. Are wolves saving Yellowstone’s aspen? a landscape-level test of a behaviorally mediated trophic cascade. Ecology 91:2740-2753.
- Carroll A.L. and E.S. Jules. 2005. Climatic and ecological implications from a 580-year Port Orford cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) chronology in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Madroño 52:114-122.
- Jules, E.S., M.J. Kaufmann, W. Ritts, & A.L. Carroll. 2002. Spread of an invasive pathogen over a variable landscape: a non-native root rot on Port Orford cedar. Ecology 83:3167-3181.
Jules, E.S. 1998. Habitat fragmentation and demographic change for a common plant: trillium in old-growth forest. Ecology 79:1645-1656.
Erin Alvey, Drew Bost, and Laura Morgan
Jane Cipra, Melissa DeSiervo, David Franklin, Jenell Jackson, Marcus Jones, Helen Kurkjian, Sheilah Lilly,
David Loya,Jason Nuckols, Jennifer Palladini, and April Sahara