Arianne Cease

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
Email: acease@asu.edu

Biography

Dr. Cease is a sustainability scientist with a focus on the ecology and physiology of organisms in coupled natural and human systems. Her research involves interdisciplinary approaches to understanding how human-plant-insect interactions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems. A major focus is on locust plagues and phenotypic plasticity in response to rangeland management practices in China, Australia, and Africa. She is leading a team of biologists and social scientists to investigate the interactions among human behavior, market forces, and ecological systems in situations in which human decisions to overstock and overgraze rangeland alter plant nutrient content, increasing the likelihood of locust outbreaks. A key goal of her research is to improve sustainable ecosystem management and local livelihoods by linking fundamental research on animal physiology and ecology with economic models and policy.

Expertise

sustainability science; coupled natural and human systems; environmental physiology; community and population ecology; entomology; agroecology; plant-animal interactions; nutrition; animal migration

Education

PhD, Biology, Arizona State University, 2012

BS, Zoology, minor Chemistry, Oregon State University, 2004

Journal Articles

2014

Zhang, Z., J. J. Elser, A. J. Cease, X. Zhang, Q. Yu and X. Han. 2014. Grasshoppers regulate N:P stoichiometric homeostasis by changing phosphorus contents in their frass. PLOS One 9(8):e103697. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103697. (link)

2013

Cease, A. J. and J. J. Elser. 2013. Biological stoichiometry. Nature Education Knowledge 4(5):3. (link)

Dayger, C. A., A. J. Cease and D. I. Lutterschmidt. 2013. Responses to capture stress and exogenous corticosterone vary with body condition in female red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Hormones and Behavior 64(4):748-754. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.09.003. (link)

Show More

Posters

2010

Cease, A. J., J. J. Elser, S. Hao, L. Kang and J. F. Harrison. 2010. Grasshopper developmental plasticity in heavilygrazed Asian Steppe pastures. Poster presented at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology 2010 Annual Meeting, 3-7 January 2010, Seattle, WA. (link)

2009

Cease, A. J., S. Hao, L. Kang, J. J. Elser and J. F. Harrison. 2009. High density and high nitrogen: A dual stressor for grasshoppers?. Poster presented at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology 2009 Annual Meeting, 3-7 Janiary 2009, Boston, MA. (link)

Presentations

2014

Cease, A. J., M. Fay, J. J. Elser and J. F. Harrison. 2014. Dietary phosphate strongly and nonlinearly affects performance of an omnivourous herbivore. Presentation at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, 3-7 January 2014, Austin, TX. (link)

Cease, A. J., S. M. Rogers, T. Dodgson and S. J. Simpson. 2014. Diet modulates gregarization in the Australian Plague Locust. Presentation at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2014, 3-7 January 2014, Austin, TX. (link)

2013

Baluch, D. L., K. Traynor, A. J. Cease, M. Coloumbe, V. Stout and K. Sweazea. 2013. Jumpstarting STEMP careers. Presentation at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2013, 3-7 January 2013, San Francisco, CA. (link)

Show More

Conference Papers

2013

Cease, A. J. 2013. Linking rangeland management with the nutritional physiology and ecology of locusts. Pp. 1619-1622 In: Michalk, D. L., G. D. Millar, W. B. Badgery and K. M. Broadfoot eds., Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain Our Communities. 22nd International Grassland Congress. Orange New South Wales. (link)