Arianne Cease

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

acease@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

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.

PhD, Biology, Arizona State University, 2012

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

Journal Articles

2015

Cease, A. J., K. A. Capps, K. K. Gates, M. L. McCrackin and D. A. Nidzgorski. 2015. Consumer-driven nutrient dynamics in urban environments: The stoichiometry of human diets and waste management. Oikos 124(7):931-948. DOI: 10.1111/oik.02391. (link)

Cease, A. J., J. J. Elser, E. P. Fenichel, J. C. Hadrich, J. F. Harrison and B. E. Robinson. 2015. Living with locusts: Connecting soil nitrogen, locust outbreaks, livelihoods, and livestock markets. BioScience 65(6):551-558. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biv048. (link)

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)

Harrison, J. F., A. J. Cease, J. M. VandenBrooks, T. Albert and G. Davidowitz. 2013. Caterpillars selected for large body size and short development time are more susceptible to oxygen-related stress. Ecology and Evolution 3(5):1305-1316. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.551. (link)

Harrison, J. F., J. S. Waters, A. J. Cease, J. M. VandenBrooks, V. Callier, C. J. Klok, K. Shaffer and J. J. Socha. 2013. How locusts breathe. Physiology 28(1):18-27. DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00043.2012. (link)

Zhao, D., Z. Zhang, A. J. Cease, J. F. Harrison and L. Kang. 2013. Efficient utilization of aerobic metabolism helps Tibetan locusts conquer hypoxia. BMC Genomics 14(1):631. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-631. (link)

2012

Cease, A. J., J. J. Elser, C. F. Ford, S. Hao, L. Kang and J. F. Harrison. 2012. Heavy livestock grazing promotes locust outbreaks by lowering plant nitrogen content. Science 335(6067):467-469. DOI: 10.1126/science.1214433 . (link)

2010

Cease, A. J., S. Hao, L. Kang, J. J. Elser and J. F. Harrison. 2010. Are color or high rearing density related to migratory polyphenism in the band-winged grasshopper, Oedaleus asiaticus?. Journal of Insect Physiology 56(8):926-936. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.05.020. (link)

2007

Cease, A. J., D. I. Lutterschmidt and R. T. Mason. 2007. Corticosterone and the transition from courtship behavior to dispersal in male red‐sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). General and Comparative Endocrinology 150(1):124-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2006.07.022. (link)

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)

Cease, A. J., J. J. Elser, S. Hao and J. F. Harrison. 2013. Low plant nitrogen content and high population density enhance migratory characters in a polyphenic locust. Presentation at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2013, 3-7 January 2013, San Francisco, CA. (link)

Cease, A. J., J. F. Harrison, S. J. Simpson and J. J. Elser. 2013. Mongolian locusts may require balanced diets to develop migratory swarms. Presentation at the Australian Entomological Society Annual Meeting, 20 September-2 October 2013, Adelaide, South Australia. (link)

Dayger, C. A., A. J. Cease and D. I. Lutterschmidt. 2013. Body condition modulates responses to capture stress and exogenous corticosterone in female red‐sided garter snakes. Presentation at the 2013 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, 3-7 January 2013, San Francisco, CA. (link)

Harrison, J. F., J. S. Waters, A. J. Cease, J. M. VandenBrooks, V. Callier, C. J. Klok, K. Shaffer and J. J. Socha. 2013. How hoppers breath. Presentation at the 2013 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, 3-7 January 2013, San Francisco, CA. (link)

2012

Harrison, J. F., A. J. Cease, J. M. VandenBrooks, J. S. Waters, C. J. Klok and V. Callier. 2012. Patterns and mechanisms of air flow during abdominal pumping in the grasshopper, Schistocerca americana. Presentation at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Science Research Conference, 2012, San Diego, CA. (link)

2011

Cease, A. J., J. J. Elser, S. Hao, L. Kang and J. F. Harrison. 2011. Locusts prefer nitrogen‐poor plants in overgrazed pastures. Presentation at the 2011 Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, 3-7 January 2011, Salt Lake City, UT. (link)

2010

Cease, A. J., J. Elser, S. Hao, L. Kang and J. F. Harrison. 2010. Nutrition‐ and density‐dependent polyphenism in a non‐model locust, the Chinese band‐winged grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus. Presentation at the The 58th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, 12-15 December 2010, San Diego, CA. (link)

2008

Cease, A. J., T. Albert, J. M. VandenBrooks, G. Davidowitz and J. F. Harrison. 2008. The effects of different oxygen levels on size, growth, and development in the tobacco hornworm. Presentation at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology 2008 Annual Meeting, 2-6 January 2008, San Antonio, TX. (link)

2005

Cease, A. J., D. I. Lutterschmidt and R. Mason. 2005. The role of corticosterone in migration. Presentation at the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Joint Annual Meeting, 22-25 February 2005, Corvallis, OR. (link)

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)