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Nancy McIntyre

Nancy McIntyre

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

nancy.mcintyre@ttu.edu

806-742-4113

Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech U.
Texas Tech University
Box 43131
Lubbock, TX 79409-3131
USA

Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Biography

Broadly speaking, my research interests lie at the intersection of landscape ecology, community ecology, and conservation biology. More specifically, my interests focus on examining how human activity affects the abundance, distribution, and extinction risk of animals by altering the spatial distribution of resources in heterogeneous and dynamic landscapes. The research projects conducted by me and my students typically focus on arthropods and birds in grasslands and urban ecosystems. Of all the anthropogenic activities that affect organisms, landscape change stemming from land conversion (primarily agriculture and urbanization) is the most intensive and cosmopolitan and is the overarching theme that links the research projects being conducted in my lab.

Expertise

External Links

Journal Articles

2006

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth, N. E. McIntyre and D. Hope. 2006. From patterns to emerging processes in mechanistic urban ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(4):186-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2005.11.019. (link )

2002

Baker, L. A., A. J. Brazel, N. J. Selover, C. A. Martin, N. E. McIntyre, F. R. Steiner, A. L. Nelson and L. R. Musacchio. 2002. Urbanization and warming of Phoenix (Arizona, USA): Impacts, feedbacks, and mitigation. Urban Ecosystems 6(3):183-203. (link )

2001

McIntyre, N. E. and M. E. Hostetler. 2001. Effects of urban land use on pollinator (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) communities in a desert metropolis. Basic and Applied Ecology 2(3):209-218. DOI: 10.1078/1439-1791-00051. (link )

McIntyre, N. E., J. Rango, W. F. Fagan and S. H. Faeth. 2001. Ground arthropod community structure in a heterogeneous urban environment. Landscape and Urban Planning 52:257-274. DOI: 10.1016/S0169-2046(00)00122-5. (link )

2000

McIntyre, N. E. 2000. The ecology of urban arthropods: A review and a call to action.. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93(4):825-835.

McIntyre, N. E., K. Knowles-Yanez and D. Hope. 2000. Urban ecology as an interdisciplinary field: Differences in the use of "urban" between the social and natural sciences. Urban Ecosystems 4(1):5-24. (link )

1999

McIntyre, N. E. 1999. Influences of urban land use on the frequency of scorpion stings in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area.. Landscape and Urban Planning 45(1999):47-55. DOI: 10.1016/S0169-2046(99)00021-3. (link )

Books

2011

Niemela, J., J. H. Brueste, T. Elmqvist, G. Gutenspergen, P. James and N. E. McIntyre eds. 2011. Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

2011

McIntyre, N. E. 2011. Introduction to Section 3 - Ecology in cities: Processes affecting urban diversity. In: Niemela, J., J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James and N. E. McIntyre eds., Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press.

McIntyre, N. E. 2011. Summary for Section 3 - Ecology in cities: Processes affecting urban biodiversity. In: Niemela, J., J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James and N. E. McIntyre eds., Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press.

McIntyre, N. E. 2011. Urban ecology: Definitions and goals. Pp. 7-16 In: Douglas, M. E., D. Goode, M. Houck and D. Wang eds., The Routledge Handbook on Urban Ecology. Taylor and Frances Books.

Niemela, J., J. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James and N. E. McIntyre. 2011. Urban ecology: From science to applications. In: Niemela, J., J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James and N. E. McIntyre eds., Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press.

Niemela, J., J. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Gutenspergen, P. James and N. E. McIntyre. 2011. Concluding remarks: The way forward for urban ecology. In: Niemela, J., J. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Gutenspergen, P. James and N. E. McIntyre eds., Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press.

2009

McIntyre, N. E. and J. J. Rango. 2009. Arthropods in urban ecosystems: Community patterns as functions of anthropogenic land use. Pp. 233-242 In: McDonnell, M. J., A. Hahs and J. Breuste eds., Comparative Ecology of Cities and Towns. Cambridge University Press. New York.

2008

McIntyre, N. E., K. Knowles-Yanez and D. Hope. 2008. Urban ecology as an interdisciplinary field: Differences in the use of "urban" between the social and natural sciences. In: Marzluff, J. M., E. Shulenberger, W. Endlicher, M. Alberti, G. Bradley, C. Ryan, U. Simon and C. ZumBrunnen eds., Urban Ecology. Springer. Boston, MA.

Posters

2000

McIntyre, N. E. and M. E. Hostetler. 2000. Effects of urban land use on Hymenopteran pollinator community structure in a desert metropolis. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

McIntyre, N. E., J. Rango, W. F. Fagan and S. H. Faeth. 2000. Ground arthropod community structure in a heterogeneous urban environment. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Rango, J., N. E. McIntyre, W. F. Fagan and S. H. Faeth. 2000. Ground arthropod structure in a heterogeneous urban community. Poster presented at 2-4 August 2000, Long-Term Ecological Research: Unifying Principles and Global Applications, LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT.

1999

Hostetler, M. E. and N. E. McIntyre. 1999. Effects of urban land use on pollinator-insect community structure. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

McIntyre, N. E. 1999. Influences of urban land use on the frequency of scorpion stings in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area.. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

McIntyre, N. E., J. Rango, S. H. Faeth and W. F. Fagan. 1999. Effects of urban land-use type on ground-arthropod communities. Poster presented at October 1999, Second Annual Meeting of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, Baltimore, MD.

McIntyre, N. E., J. Rango, S. H. Faeth and W. F. Fagan. 1999. Effects of urban land-use type on ground-arthropod communities. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Presentations

2004

Faeth, S. H., W. A. Marussich, N. E. McIntyre, J. Rango and E. Shochat. 2004. Urban community ecology. Presentation at the 21 February 2004, CAP LTER 1st Annual Urban Community Ecology Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

McIntyre, N. E. 2004. Review of urban arthropod research. Presentation at the 21 February 2004, CAP LTER 1st Annual Urban Community Ecology Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

2003

McIntyre, N. E. 2003. Arthropods in urban ecosystems: Community patterns as functions of anthropogenic land use. Invited speaker. The Sixth World Congress of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, Darwin, Australia.

2001

McIntyre, N. E. and M. E. Hostetler. 2001. Effects of urban land use on pollinator communities in a desert metropolis. Presented at 25-29 April 2001, 16th Symposium of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, Arizona State University, Tempe.

2000

Parmenter, B., S. Gage, S. H. Faeth and N. E. McIntyre. 2000. Arthropod studies in the LTER network: Current assessments, cross-site activities, and future directions. Workshop presented at 2-4 August 2000, Long-Term Ecological Research: Unifying Principles and Global Applications, LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT.

1999

McIntyre, N. E. 1999. Influences of urban land use on the frequency of scorpion stings in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area.. May 1999, 4th Annual International Symposium on Urban Wildlife Conservation, Tucson, AZ.

McIntyre, N. E., J. Wu and F. Steiner. 1999. Adopting a landscape ecology approach in the study of urban systems. Presented at August, 84th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Spokane, WA.

1998

McIntyre, N. E. 1998. Arthropods in urban environments. Presented at December, Hexapodium Symposium, University of Arizona Insect Science, Tucson, AZ.