Elizabeth M. Wolkovich

Elizabeth M. Wolkovich

Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Elizabeth Wolkovich

Faculty Support: Jessica Gard

I am interested in how communities assemble and dis-assemble with global change. I draw strongly on theory from temporal community ecology with perspectives from population and ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, and climatology. My approach is to rigorously test underlying mechanisms through multiple methods, including a variety of statistical and modeling techniques combined with field experiments, gradient studies and synthesis of short and long-term data.


Recent Publications

Cook, B. I. & E. M. Wolkovich. 2016. Climate change decouples drought from early winegrape harvests in France. Nature Climate Change 6:715-719.

Wolkovich, E. M., Cook, B. I., McLauchlan, K. K. & T. J. Davies. 2014. Temporal ecology in the Anthropocene. Ecology Letters 17(11): 1365–1379.

Wolkovich, E. M., Allesina, S., Cottingham, K. L., Moore, J. C. & C. de Mazancourt. 2014. Linking the green and brown worlds: The prevalence and effect of multi-channel feeding in food webs. Ecology, 95(12), 2014, pp. 3376–3386.

Wolkovich, E. M. & A. K. Ettinger. 2014. Back to the future for plant phenology research (Commentary). New Phytologist 203: 1021–1023.

Wolkovich, E. M. , B. I. Cook & T. J. Davies. 2014. Progress towards an interdisciplinary science of plant phenology: Building predictions across space, time and species diversity. New Phytologist 201: 1156–1162.

Wolkovich, E. M., Davies, T. J., Schaefer, H., Cleland, E. E., Cook, B. I., Travers, S. E. , Willis, C. G. & C. C. Davis. 2013. Temperature-dependent shifts in phenology contribute to the success of exotic species with climate change. American Journal of Botany 100(7): 1407-1421.

Pau, S., Wolkovich, E. M., Cook, B. I., Nytch, C., Regetz, J., Zimmerman, J. K. & S. J. Wright. 2013. Clouds and temperature drive dynamic changes in tropical flower production. Nature Climate Change 3: 838-842.

Wolkovich, E.M. & 18 co-authors. 2012. Warming experiments underpredict plant phenological responses to climate change. Nature 485 (7399): 494-497.

Cook, B.I., Wolkovich, E.M. & C. Parmesan. 2012 Divergent responses to spring and winter warming drive community level flowering trends. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(3): 9000-9005.

Cleland, E. E., J. M. Allen, T. M. Crimmins, J. A. Dunne, S. Pau, S. E. Travers, E. S. Zavaleta & E. M. Wolkovich. 2012 Phenological tracking enables positive species responses to climate change. Ecology 93(8): 1765-1771.

Wolkovich, E.M. & E.E. Cleland. 2011. The phenology of plant invasions: A community ecology perspective. Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment 9(5): 287-294.

Wolkovich E.M., Lipson, D.A., Virginia, R.A., Bolger, D.T., & K.L. Cottingham. 2010. Grass invasion causes rapid increases in ecosystem; carbon and nitrogen storage in a semi-arid shrubland. Global Change Biology 16(4): 1352-1365.

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Weld Hill Research Center
The Arnold Arboretum
1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
p: 617-496-3890

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