Match!
Jennifer L. Funk
College of Science and Technology
Invasive speciesIntroduced speciesEcologyBotanyBiology
48Publications
24H-index
2,447Citations
What is this?
Publications 48
Newest
#1Jennifer L. FunkH-Index: 24
#2Ingrid M. ParkerH-Index: 33
Last. Justin M. ValliereH-Index: 2
view all 9 authors...
Source
#1Julie E. Larson (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
#2Brian L. Anacker (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)
Last. Jennifer L. Funk (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 24
view all 4 authors...
Source
#1Elsa E. ClelandH-Index: 47
#2Jennifer L. FunkH-Index: 24
Last. Edith B. AllenH-Index: 47
view all 3 authors...
Source
#1Daniel C. Laughlin (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 31
#2Loïc Chalmandrier (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 1
Last. Jennifer L. Funk (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 24
view all 6 authors...
Restoring resilient ecosystems in an era of rapid environmental change requires a flexible framework for selecting assemblages of species based on functional traits. However, current trait-based models have been limited to algorithms that select species assemblages that only converge on specified average trait values, and could not accommodate the common desire among restoration ecologists to generate functionally diverse assemblages. We have solved this problem by applying a nonlinear optimizat...
1 CitationsSource
#1Monica A. Nguyen (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Julie E. Larson (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
Last. Jennifer L. Funk (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 24
view all 8 authors...
Source
#1Jennifer L. Funk (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 24
#2Julie E. Larson (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
Last. Justin P. Wright (Duke University)H-Index: 28
view all 10 authors...
One of ecology's grand challenges is developing general rules to explain and predict highly complex systems. Understanding and predicting ecological processes from species' traits has been considered a ‘Holy Grail’ in ecology. Plant functional traits are increasingly being used to develop mechanistic models that can predict how ecological communities will respond to abiotic and biotic perturbations and how species will affect ecosystem function and services in a rapidly changing world; however, ...
104 CitationsSource
#1Jennifer L. Funk (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 24
#2Monica A. Nguyen (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 2
Last. Fernando Valladares (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 64
view all 5 authors...
Invasive species may outperform native species by acquiring more resources or by efficiently using limited resources. Studies comparing leaf traits as a metric of carbon capture strategies in native and invasive species have come to different conclusions. Some studies suggest that invasive species are better at acquiring resources, but that native and invasive species use resources similarly. Other studies have found that native and invasive species differ in resource use efficiency, which impli...
5 CitationsSource
#1Amelia A. Wolf (Columbia University)H-Index: 9
#2Jennifer L. Funk (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 24
Last. Duncan N. L. Menge (Columbia University)H-Index: 20
view all 3 authors...
Summary High tissue nitrogen (N) concentrations in N-fixing legumes may be driven by an evolutionary commitment to a high N strategy, by higher N availability from fixation, or by some other cause. To disentangle these hypotheses, we asked two questions: are legumes hardwired to have high N concentrations? Aside from delivering fixed N, how does inoculation affect legume N concentrations? In order to understand drivers of plant stoichiometry, we subjected four herbaceous legume species to nine l...
8 CitationsSource
#1Sarah Kimball (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 16
#2Jennifer L. Funk (Chapman University)H-Index: 24
Last. Michael L. Goulden (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 67
view all 6 authors...
One primary goal at the intersection of community ecology and global change biology is to identify functional traits that are useful for predicting plant community response to global change. We used observations of community composition from a long-term field experiment in two adjacent plant communities (grassland and coastal sage shrub) to investigate how nine key plant functional traits were related to altered water and nitrogen availability following fire. We asked whether the functional resp...
17 CitationsSource
#1Jennifer L. Funk (College of Science and Technology)H-Index: 24
#2Amelia A. Wolf (Columbia University)H-Index: 9
Plant traits can be used to understand a range of ecological processes, including competition with invasive species. The extent to which native and invasive species are competing via limiting similarity or trait hierarchies has important implications for the management of invaded communities. We screened 47 native species that co-occur with Festuca perennis, a dominant invader in California serpentine grassland, for traits pertaining to resource use and acquisition. We then grew F. perennis with...
19 CitationsSource
12345