current and former lab members in blue.


Abbott KC & Nolting BC (2017) Alternative (un)stable states in a stochastic predator-prey model. Ecological Complexity, in press. [preprint]

Mortensen B, Abbott KC & Danielson B (2017) Defensive tradeoffs are not prerequisites to plant diversity in a two species model. Oikos, in press. [preprint]

Barraquand F, Louca S, Abbott KC, Cobbold C, Cordoleani F, DeAngelis D, Elderd BD, Fox J, Greenwood P, Hilker F, Lutscher F, Murray D, Stieha CR, Taylor R, Vitense K, Wolkowicz G & Tyson R (2017) Moving forward in circles: challenges and opportunities in modeling population cycles. Ecology Letters, in press. [preprint]

Moore CM, Stieha CR, Nolting BC, Cameron MK & Abbott KC (2016) QPot: An R package for stochastic differential equation quasi-potential analysis. The R Journal. [article] [related R package]

Thomas SM, Abbott KC & Moloney KA (2017) Effects of aboveground herbivory on plants with long-term stored belowground biomass. Theoretical Ecology 10: 35-50. [article]

Yee DA, Ezeakacha NF & Abbott KC (2017) The interactive effects of photoperiod and future climate change may have negative consequences for a wide-spread invasive insect. Oikos 126: 40-51. [article]

Hamerlinck G, Lemoine NP, Hood GR, Abbott KC & Forbes AA (2016) Meek mothers with powerful daughters: effects of novel host environments and small trait differences on parasitoid competition. Oikos 125: 1516-1527. [article]

Nolting BC & Abbott KC (2016) Balls, cups, and quasi-potentials: quantifying stability in stochastic systems. Ecology 97: 850-864. [article] [supplemental material]

Stieha CR, Abbott KC & Poveda KA (2016) The effects of plant compensatory regrowth and induced resistance on herbivore population dynamics. American Naturalist 187: 167-181. [article]

Abbott KC, Karst J, Biederman LA, Borrett SR, Hastings A, Walsh V & Bever JD (2015) Spatial heterogeneity in soil microbes alters outcomes of plant competition. PLoS ONE 10: e0125788. [article] [supplemental material]

Duthie AB, Abbott KC & Nason JD (2015) Tradeoffs and coexistence in fluctuating environments: evidence for a key dispersal-fecundity tradeoff in five nonpollinating fig wasps. American Naturalist 186: 151-158. [article]

Sharma Y, Abbott KC, Dutta PS & Gupta AK (2015) Stochasticity and bistability in insect outbreak dynamics. Theoretical Ecology 8: 163-174. [article] [supplemental material]

Duthie AB, Abbott KC & Nason JD (2014) Trade-offs and coexistence: a lottery model applied to fig wasp communities. American Naturalist 183: 826-841. [article]

Abbott KC, Harmon JP & Fabina NS (2014)  The challenge of predicting temperature effects on short-term predator-prey dynamics. Population Ecology 56: 375-392. [article]

James ARM & Abbott KC (2014) Phenological and geographical shifts have interactive effects on migratory bird populations. American Naturalist 183: 40-53. [article]

Telemeco RS, Abbott KC & Janzen FJ (2013) Modeling the effects of climate-change induced shifts in reproductive phenology on temperature-dependent traits. American Naturalist 181: 637-648. [article]

Gilman RT, Fabina NS, Abbott KC & Rafferty NE (2012) Evolution of plant-pollinator mutualisms in response to climate change. Evolutionary Applications 5: 2-16. [article]

Abbott KC (2011) A dispersal-induced paradox: synchrony and stability in stochastic metapopulations. Ecology Letters 14: 1158-1169. [article] [supplemental material]

Ziebarth NL, Abbott KC & Ives AR (2010) Weak regulation in ecological time series. Ecology Letters 13: 21-31. [article]

Ives AR, Abbott KC & Ziebarth NL (2010) Analysis of ecological time series with ARMA(p,q) models. Ecology 91: 858-871. [article] [supplemental material]

Fabina NS, Abbott KC & Gilman RT (2010) Sensitivity of plant-pollinator-herbivore communities to changes in phenology. Ecological Modelling 221: 453-458. [article]

Abbott KC, Ripa J & Ives AR (2009) Environmental variation in ecological communities and inferences from single-species data. Ecology 90: 1268-1278. [article] [supplemental material]

Abbott KC & Dwyer G (2008) Using mechanistic models to understand synchrony  in forest insect populations: the North American gypsy moth as a case study. American Naturalist 172: 613-624. [article]

Abbott KC, Morris WF & Gross K (2008) Simultaneous effects of food limitation and inducible resistance on herbivore population dynamics. Theoretical Population Biology 73: 63-78. [article]

Britton-Simmons KH & Abbott KC (2008) Short- and long-term effects of disturbance and propagule pressure on a biological invasion. Journal of Ecology 96: 68-77.  [article] [supplemental material]

Abbott KC & Dwyer G (2007) Food-limitation and insect outbreaks: complex  dynamics in plant-herbivore interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 1004-1014. [article] [supplemental material]

Abbott KC (2007) Does the pattern of population synchrony through space reveal if  the Moran effect is acting? Oikos 116: 903-912. [article]

Book chapters:

Abbott KC (2012) The dynamical effects of interactions between inducible plant resistance and food limitation during insect outbreaks. in P Barbosa, D Letourneau & A Agrawal, eds. Insect Outbreaks Revisited. Wiley-Blackwell. [book website]

Abbott KC & Ives AR (2012) Single-Species Population Models. in A Hastings & L Gross, eds. Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology. University of California Press. [book website]


Moore CM, Stieha CR, Nolting BC, Cameron MK & Abbott KC. QPot: Quasi-Potential Analysis for Stochastic Differential Equations. [CRAN]