Post, Eric

Professor
Office: 1063 Academic Surge
Email: post@ucdavis.edu
Website: Post Lab

Research:

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.

Academic History:

  • 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).

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Selected Publications:

  • 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.