We conduct research on ecological dynamics in time and space, and across levels of biological organization. The emphasis is on consequences of climate change for phenology and life history variation, population- and community dynamics, and ecosystem function. All of this work is empirical, and most of it combines meticulous, long-term field observation with field experimentation conducted in the Arctic, but we work in other systems as well. Focal taxa include tundra plants, large herbivores, some birds, and a few invertebrates.
- BS, 1989 University of Minnesota
- Ph.D., 1995 University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Pennsylvania State University (2000-2016)
- Director of The Polar Center at Penn State (2012-2016).
- Ahrestani, F.S., et al. 2016. Variation in stability of elk and red deer populations with abiotic and biotic factors at the species distribution scale. Ecology, in press.
- Cahoon, S.M.P., et al. 2016. Limited variation in proportional contributions of auto- and heterotrophic soil respiration despite large differences in vegetation structure and function in the Low Arctic. Biogeochemistry 127:339-351.
- Post, E. & Brodie, J. 2015. Anticipating novel conservation risks of increased human access to remote regions with warming. Climate Change Responses 2:1.
- Avery, M. & Post, E. 2013. Record of a Zoophthora sp. (Entomophthoromycota: Entomophthorales) pathogen of the irruptive noctuid moth Eurois occulta (Lepidoptera) in West Greenland. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 114:292-294.
- Kerby, J.T. & Post, E. 2013. Advancing plant phenology and reduced herbivore production in a terrestrial system associated with sea ice decline. Nature Communications 4.
- Post, E., et al. 2013. Ecological consequences of sea-ice decline. Science 341:519-524.
- Post, E. 2013. Ecology of climate change: the importance of biotic interactions. Monographs in Population Biology. Princeton University Press.
- Brodie, J., et al. 2012. Climate change and tropical biodiversity: a new focus. TREE 27:145-150.
- Post, E., et al. 2009. Ecological dynamics across the Arctic associated with recent climate change. Science 325:1355-1358.