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EDUCATION ||||| MyCitations

Current Position: Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute.

2012-2014 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University; Advisor: JW MooreSynchronization and stability of river metapopulations

2006-2012 Ph.D. Dept. Ecology and Evol. Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz: Thesis [pdf] (13 mb)

Advisor Troika: Jim Estes (Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology); Paul L. Koch (Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences); Marc Mangel (Dept. Applied Mathematics and Statistics)

External Committee Member: Paulo R. Guimarães Jr.

1999-2004 Bachelors of Science; Kent State University


*contributed equally  Nominated for Faculty1000


14. Yeakel JD, Pires M, Rudolf L, Dominy NJ, Koch PL, Guimarães Jr. PR, Gross T. (2014) Collapse of an ecological network in Ancient Egypt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [link]

13. Yeakel JD & Mangel M. (2014) A generalized perturbation approach for exploring stock recruitment relationships. Theoretical Ecology. [link]

12. Moore JW, Yeakel JD, Peard D, Lough J, Beere M. Life-history diversity and its importance to population stability and persistence of a migratory fish: steelhead in two large North American watersheds. (2014) Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12212 [link]

11. Yeakel JD, Moore JW, Guimaraes Jr. PR, de Aguiar MAM. (2014) Synchronization and stability in river metapopulation networks. Ecology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12228 [link]

10. Yeakel JD, Dominy NJ, Koch PL, Mangel M. (2014) Functional morphology, stable isotopes, and human evolution: a model of consilience. Evolution. 68 (1), 190-203. [link]


9. Yeakel JD, Guimarães Jr. PR, Bocherens H, Koch PL. (2013) The impact of climate change on the structure of Pleistocene food webs across the mammoth steppe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280: 20130239. [link]


8. Yeakel JD, Guimarães Jr. PR, Novak M, Fox-Dobbs K, Koch PL. (2012) Probabilistic patterns of interaction: the effects of link strength variability on food web structure. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. [link]

7. Moritz GL, Fourie N, Yeakel JD, Phillips-Conroy JE, Jolly CJ, Koch PL, Dominy NJ. (2012) Baboons, water, and the ecology of oxygen stable isotopes in an arid hybrid zone. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. [link] [cover]

6. *Newsome SD, *Yeakel JD, Wheatley PV, Tinker MT. (2012) Tools for quantifying isotopic niche space and dietary variation at the individual and population level. J. Mammalogy 93, 329-341. [pdf]; Code: [Tools_DietMetrics.zip]


5. Yeakel JD, Novak M, Guimarães Jr. PR, Dominy NJ, Koch PL, Ward EJ, Moore JW, Semmens BX. (2011) Merging resource availability with isotope mixing models: the role of neutral interaction assumptions. PloS One. 6, e22015. [pdf]

4. Yeakel JD, Stiefs D, Novak M, Gross T (2011). Generalized modeling of ecological population dynamics. Theoretical Ecology. 4, 179-194. [pdf]


3. Yeakel JD, Patterson BD, Fox-Dobbs K, Okumura M, Cerling TE, Moore JW, Koch, P, Dominy NJ (2009). Cooperation and individuality among man-eating lions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106, 19040–19043. [pdf] [cover]

2. Dominy NJ, Vogel ER, Yeakel JD, van Woerden JT, Lucas PW, van Schaik CP (2008). Mechanical properties of plant underground storage organs and implications for dietary models of early hominins. Evolutionary Biology. 35, 159-175. [pdf]

1. Yeakel JD, Bennett N, Koch PL, Dominy NJ (2007). The isotopic ecology of African mole rats informs hypotheses on the evolution of human diet. Proceedings Of The Royal Society Of London Series B-Biological Sciences. 274(1619), 1723-1730. [pdf] [cover]



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