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William Fagan

William Fagan

Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
USA

Titles

  • Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences

Biography

Department of Biology, Box 871501, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1501. EDUCATION: Ph.D., August 1996, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; B.A. 1992, Biology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:Ecological Society of America, American Society of Naturalists. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Conservation Biology, Community Ecology, Theoretical Ecology.. RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS: Andelman, S. and W.F. Fagan. 2000. Umbrellas and flagships: efficient conservation surrogates, or expensive mistakes? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 97:5954-5959.; Fagan, W.F. and J. Bishop. 2000. Trophic interactions during primary succession: Herbivores slow the reinvasion of lupines on Mount St. Helens. American Naturalist. 155:328-251.; Fagan, W.F., E. Meir, and J. Moore. 1999. Variation thresholds for extinction and their implications for conservation strategies. American Naturalist. 154:510-520.; Fagan, W.F., R.S. Cantrell, and C. Cosner. 1999. How habitat edges change species interactions. American Naturalist. 153:165-182. ; Fagan, W.F. 1997. Omnivory as a a stablising influence in natural communities. American Naturalist. 150:554-568.GRADUATE ADVISOR: Dr. Peter Kareiva.

Journal Articles

2013

Borer, E. T., M. E. Bracken, E. W. Seabloom, J. E. Smith, J. Cebrian, E. E. Cleland, J. J. Elser, W. F. Fagan, D. S. Gruner, W. S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, A. J. Kerkhoff and J. T. Ngai. 2013. Global biogeography of autotroph chemistry: Is insolation a driving force?. Oikos 122(8):1121-1130. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00465.x. (link )

Gilbert, J. D., C. Acquisti, H. M. Martinson, J. J. Elser, S. Kumar and W. F. Fagan. 2013. GRASP [Genomic Resource Access for Stoichioproteomics]: Comparative explorations of the atomic content of 12 Drosophila proteomes. BMC Genomics 14:Art 599. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-599. (link )

2012

Grant, E. H., H. J. Lynch, R. Muneepeerakul, M. Arunachalam, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe and W. F. Fagan. 2012. Interbasin water transfer, riverine connectivity, and spatial controls on fish biodiversity. PLoS One 7(3):e34170. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034170. (link )

Swenson, N. G., B. J. Enquist, J. Pither, A. J. Kerkhoff, B. Boyle, M. D. Weiser, J. J. Elser, W. F. Fagan, J. Forero-Montaña, N. Fyllas, N. J. Kraft, J. K. Lake, A. T. Moles, S. T. Patiño, O. L. Phillips, C. A. Price, P. B. Reich, C. A. Quesada, J. C. Stegen, R. Valencia, I. J. Wright, S. J. Wright, S. Andelman, P. M. Jørgensen, T. E. Lacher Jr, A. Monteagudo, M. P. Nuñez-Vargas, R. Vasquez-Martinez and K. M. Nolting. 2012. The biogeography and filtering of woody plant functional diversity in North and South America. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(8):798-808. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00727.x. (link )

2011

Kattge, J., S. Diaz, S. Lavorel, I. C. Prentice, P. Leadley, G. Bonisch, E. Garnier, M. Westoby, P. B. Reich, I. J. Wright, J. H. Cornelissen, C. Violle, S. P. Harrison, P. M. van Bodegom, M. Reichstein, B. J. Enquist, N. A. Soudzilovskaia, D. D. Ackerly, M. Anand, O. Atkin, M. Bahn, T. R. Baker, D. Baldocchi, R. Bekker, C. C. Blanco, B. Blonder, W. J. Bond, R. Bradstock, D. E. Bunker, F. Casanoves, J. Cavender-Bares, J. Q. Chambers, F. S. Chapin III, J. Chave, D. Coomes, W. K. Cornwell, J. M. Craine, B. H. Dobrin, L. Duarte, W. Durka, J. J. Elser, G. Esser, M. Estiarte, W. F. Fagan, J. Fang, F. Fernandez-Mendez, A. Fidelis, B. Finegan, O. Flores, H. Ford, D. Frank, G. T. Freschet, N. M. Fyllas, R. V. Gallagher, W. A. Green, A. G. Gutierrez, T. Hickler, S. I. Higgins, J. G. Hodgson, A. Jalili, S. Jansen, C. A. Joly, A. J. Kerkhoff, D. Kirkup, K. Kitajima, M. Kleyer, S. Klotz, J. M. Knops, K. Kramer, I. Kuhn, H. Kurokawa, D. Laughlin, T. D. Lee, M. Leishman, F. Lens, T. Lenz, S. L. Lewis, J. Lloyd, J. Llusia, F. Louault, S. Ma, M. D. Mahecha, P. Manning, T. Massad, B. E. Medlyn, J. Messier, A. T. Moles, S. C. Muller, K. Nadrowski, S. Naeem, U. Niinemet, S. Nollert, A. Nuske, R. Ogaya, J. Oleksyn, V. G. Onipchenko, Y. Onoda, J. Ordonez, C. Overbeck, W. A. Ozinga, S. Patino, S. Paula, J. G. Pausas, J. Penuelas, O. L. Phillips, V. Pillar, H. Poorter, L. Poorter, P. Poschlod, A. Prinzing, R. Proulx, A. Rammig, S. Reinsch, B. Reu, L. Sack, B. Salgado-Negret, J. Sardans, S. Shiodera, B. Shipley, A. Siefert, E. Sosinski, J. Soussana, E. Swaine, N. Swenson, K. Thompson, P. Thornton, M. Waldram, E. Weiher, M. White, S. White, S. J. Wright, B. Yguel, S. Zaehle, A. E. Zanne and C. Wirth. 2011. TRY - a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02451.x. (link )

Lynch, H. J., E. H. Campbell Grant, R. Muneepeerakul, M. Arunachalam, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe and W. F. Fagan. 2011. How restructuring river connectivity changes freshwater fish biodiversity and biogeography. Water Resources Research 47:W05531. DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010330. (link )

2010

Elser, J. J., W. F. Fagan, A. J. Kerkhoff, N. G. Swenson and B. J. Enquist. 2010. Biological stoichiometry of plant production: Metabolism, scaling and ecological response to global change. New Phytologist 186(3):593-608. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03214.x. (link )

2009

Bertuzzo, E., R. Muneepeerakul, H. J. Lynch, W. F. Fagan, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe and A. Rinaldo. 2009. On the geographic range of freshwater fish in river basins. Water Resources Research 45:W11420. DOI: 10.1029/2009WR007997. (link )

2008

Muneepeerakul, R., E. Bertuzzo, H. J. Lynch, W. F. Fagan, A. Rinaldo and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe. 2008. Neutral metacommunity models predict fish diversity patterns in Mississippi-Missouri basin. Nature 453:220-222. DOI: 10.1038/nature06813. (link )

2006

Elser, J. J., W. F. Fagan, S. Subramanian and S. Kumar. 2006. Signatures of ecological resource availability in the animal and plant proteomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23(10):1946-1951. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msl068. (link )

Karkhoff, A. J., W. F. Fagan, J. J. Elser and B. J. Enquist. 2006. Phylogenetic and functional variation in the scaling of nitrogen and phosphorus in the seed plants. The American Naturalist 168(4):E103-E122. DOI: 10.1086/507879. (link )

2005

Kerkhoff, A. J., B. J. Enquist, J. J. Elser and W. F. Fagan. 2005. Plant allometry, stoichiometry and the temperature-dependence of terrestrial primary production. Global Ecology and Biogeography 14(6):585-598. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-822X.2005.00187.x. (link )

Kuby, M. J., W. F. Fagan, C. S. ReVelle and W. L. Graf. 2005. A multiobjective optimization for dam removal: An example trading off salmon passage with hydropower and water storage in the Willamette basin. Advances in Water Resources 28(2005):845-855. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2004.12.015. (link )

2004

Loladze, I., Y. Kuang, J. J. Elser and W. F. Fagan. 2004. Competition and stoichiometry: Coexistence of two predators on one prey. Theoretical Population Biology 65(1):1-15. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-5809(03)00105-9. (link )

Miller, C. R., Y. Kuang, W. F. Fagan and J. J. Elser. 2004. Modeling and analysis of stoichiometric two-patch consumer-resource systems. Mathematical Biosciences 189(2):153-184. DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2004.01.004. (link )

Woods, H. A., W. F. Fagan, J. J. Elser and J. F. Harrison. 2004. Allometric and phylogenetic variation in insect phosphorus content. Functional Ecology 18(1):103-109. (link )

2003

Elser, J. J., K. Acharya, M. Kyle, J. Cotner, W. Makino, T. Markow, T. Watts, S. Hobbie, W. Fagan, J. Schade, J. Hood and R. W. Sterner. 2003. Growth rate-stoichiometry couplings in diverse biota.. Ecology Letters 6(10):936-943. DOI: 10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00518.x. (link )

Hope, D., C. Gries, W. Zhu, W. F. Fagan, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm, A. L. Nelson, C. A. Martin and A. P. Kinzig. 2003. Socioeconomics drive urban plant diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 100(15):8788-8792. (link )

Schade, J. D., M. Kyle, S. E. Hobbie, W. F. Fagan and J. J. Elser. 2003. Stoichiometric tracking of soil nutrients by a desert insect herbivore. Ecology Letters 6(3):96-101. DOI: 10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00409.x. (link )

2002

Fagan, W. F., E. Siemann, C. Mitter, R. F. Denno, A. F. Huberty, H. A. Woods and J. J. Elser. 2002. Nitrogen in insects: Implications for trophic complexity and species diversification. The American Naturalist 160(6):784-802. DOI: 10.1086/343879. (link )

2001

Fagan, W. F., E. Meir, S. S. Carroll and J. Wu. 2001. The ecology of urban landscapes: Modeling housing starts as a density-dependent colonization process. Landscape Ecology 16(1):33-39. (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

Collins, J. P., A. P. Kinzig, N. B. Grimm, W. F. Fagan, D. Hope, J. Wu and E. T. Borer. 2000. A new urban ecology. American Scientist 88(5):416-425. DOI: 10.1511/2000.5.416. (link )

Elser, J. J., W. F. Fagan, R. F. Denno, D. R. Dobberfuhl, A. Folarin, A. F. Huberty, S. Interlandi, S. S. Kilham, E. McCauley, K. L. Schulz, E. Siemann and R. W. Sterner. 2000. Nutritional constraints in terrestrial and freshwater food webs. Nature 408(Nov):578-580. (link )

Elser, J. J., R. W. Sterner, E. Gorokhova, W. F. Fagan, T. A. Markow, J. B. Cotner, J. F. Harrison, S. E. Hobbie, G. M. Odell and L. J. Weider. 2000. Biological stoichiometry from genes to ecosystems. Ecology Letters 3(6):540-550. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2000.00185.x. (link )

Wenninger, E. J. and W. F. Fagan. 2000. Effect of river flow manipulation on wolf spider assemblages at three desert riparian sites. Journal of Arachnology 28:115-122. DOI: 10.1636/0161-8202(2000)028[0115:EORFMO]2.0.CO;2. (link )

1998

Cantrell, R. S., C. Cosner and W. F. Fagan. 1998. Competitive reversals inside ecological reserves: The role of external habitat degradation. Journal of Mathematical Biology 37(6):491-533. DOI: 10.1007/s002850050139. (link )

1997

Fagan, W. F. 1997. Introducing a "boundary-flux" approach to quantifying insect diffusion rates.. Ecology 579-587.

Fagan, W. F. and P. M. Kareiva. 1997. Using compiled species lists to make biodiversity comparisons among regions: a test case using Oregon butterflies.. Biological Conservation

1996

Fagan, W. F. and G. M. Odell. 1996. Size dependent cannibalism in praying mantids: using biomass fluz to model size structured populations.. American Naturalist 230-268.

1994

Fagan, W. F. and L. E. Hurd. 1994. Hatch density variation in a generalist arthropod predator: population consequences and community impact. Ecology

1992

Hurd, L. E. and W. F. Fagan. 1992. Cursorial spiders and succession: age or habitat structure?. Oecologia 215-221.

Book Chapters

2010

Curtis, A. J., J. W. Mills, T. McCarthy, A. S. Fotheringham and W. F. Fagan. 2010. Space and time changes in neighborhood recovery after a disaster using a spatial video acquisition system. Pp. 373-392 In: Showalter, P. S. and Y. Lu eds., Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis. Springer. ISBN: 978-90-481-2238-7.

2008

Hope, D., C. Gries, W. Zhu, W. F. Fagan, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm, A. L. Nelson, C. A. Martin and A. P. Kinzig. 2008. Socioeconomics drive urban plant diversity. 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

2002

Hope, D., C. Gries, S. S. Carroll, W. Zhu, W. F. Fagan, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm, A. L. Nelson, A. P. Kinzig and C. A. Martin. 2002. Humans structure the ecosystem properties of cities: Findings from the '200 survey.'. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Shochat, E., S. H. Faeth, W. F. Fagan, M. S. Tseng, J. Rambo and R. Cassalata. 2002. Seventy-eight years of ground-arthropod sampling in the greater Phoenix area: Results from the first three years. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2001

Marussich, W. A., J. MacHeffner, W. F. Fagan and S. H. Faeth. 2001. Urban ecology: Population and community patterns. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

Rango, J., E. Shochat, M. S. Tseng, W. F. Fagan and S. H. Faeth. 2001. Ground arthropod community composition in a heterogeneous urban environment. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

2000

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

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.