Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
PO Box 871404
Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
- Assistant Research Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Affiliated Faculty, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Affiliated Faculty, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Dr. Okie's research investigates the role of energy and metabolism in ecology, evolution, and biogeography. He seek to integrate understanding across levels of biological organization, from metabolic networks and cells to multicellular organisms, communities, ecosystems, and socio-ecological systems. He has developed theory based on mathematical, physicochemical, and eco-evolutionary principles, and evaluate this theory using macroecological and molecular data. Much of his research currently examines how body size, thermodynamics, and kinetics shape ecological and evolutionary diversity patterns. Microbial communities are of particular interest to him, but he also pursues research on macro-organisms, as he aim to unify understanding across domains of life.
- PhD, Biology, University of New Mexico, 2011
- BA, Biology (magma cum laude), Carleton College, 2003
Zhang, C., D. Niu, M. Song, J. J. Elser, J. G. Okie and H. Fu. 2018. Effects of rainfall manipulations on carbon exchange of cyanobacteria and moss-dominated biological soil crusts. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 124(Sep):24-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.05.021. (link )
Cockerill, K., M. Armstrong, J. Richter and J. G. Okie. 2017. Environmental Realism: Challenging Solutions. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3319528236.