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Volker H.W. Rudolf
Associate Professor
Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
e-mail:Volker.Rudolf@rice.edu
 
  • MS Biology (2003) University of Würzburg, Würzburg
  • PhD Ecology & Evolution (2007) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
 
Primary Department
   Department of BioSciences
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
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    Websites
     Rudolf Lab home page
     
    Research Areas
     Ecology, Evolution, community and population ecology, aquatic ecology, ecology of infectious diseases, climate change, phenology
     

    We are a group of ecologists studying evolutionary, population, community, & ecosystem biology.

     

    Rudolf's Research My interests are broad but mainly focus on the ecological and evolutionary factors that determine the structure and dynamics of communities and ecosystem functioning. In my research I combine theoretical and empirical work to develop predictive frameworks for understanding how species interactions and abiotic environmental factors determine the structure and dynamics of communities and how they drive population dynamics and the evolution of complex life histories. Most of my current research focuses on the impact of population size structure, cannibalism and seasonal variation (including climate change) on the structure and dynamics of communities and their evolutionary consequences. This research partly overlaps with my work on the role of infectious diseases in determining the dynamics and structure of populations and communities. Most of my empirical research has been on aquatic systems, including phytotelmata, temporary and permanent ponds and headwater streams, using amphibian and invertebrates as model systems. Currently, I am working in local pond ecosystems in Texas, but my past research was conducted in the tropics in Ivory Coast, West Africa & in the Southern Appalachian.


    Volker Lab home page


    Graduate Program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


    Pubmed Search for articles by VH Rudolf

     
    Teaching Areas
     Biology of infectious diseases
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & B.G. Van Allen (in press): Legacy effects of developmental stages determine the functional role of apex predators. Nature - Ecology & Evolution

     
     

    B.G. Van Allen** and V.H.W. Rudolf (2016) Carry-over effects alter the structure of two species meta-communities. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 113: 6939-6944

     
     

    B.G. Van Allen, F.F. Dillemuth, A.J. Flick, M.F. Faldyn, D.R. Clark, V.H.W. Rudolf, B.D. Elderd: Cannibalism and infectious diseases: friend or foe?

     
     

    B.G. Van Allen, N. L. Rasmussen, C.J. Dibble, P.A. Clay, V.H.W. Rudolf Apex predators determine how biodiversity is partitioned across time and space.

     
     

    B.J. Toscano, B. R. Rombado, V.H.W. Rudolf (2016) Deadly competition and life-saving predation: the potential for alternative stable states in a stage-structured predator-prey system. Proceedings of theRoyal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: pii: 20161546

     
     

    B.J. Toscano, V. Hin, V.H.W. Rudolf: The many faces of cannibalism: Coexistence, competitive exclusion, and the loss of alternative states in intraguild predation systems.

     
     

    C. Ma, L. Wang, W. Zhang, V.H.W. Rudolf: Resolving biological impacts of heat waves: interaction of hot days and recovery periods.

     
     

    C.J. Dibble and V.H.W. Rudolf: Phenotype-environment matching predicts both positive and negative effects of intraspecific variation in a population.

     
     

    C.J. Dibble** and V.H.W. Rudolf (2016): Variation in colonizer assembly sequence and intraspecific priority effects alter interspecific competition and disease epidemics. Oikos 125:229-236  doi: 10.1111/oik.02373

     
     

    K.Takatsu, V.H.W.Rudolf, O. Kishida (in press): Giant cannibals drive selection for inducible defensive in heterospecific prey. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

     
     

    N.L. Rasmussen** and V.H.W. Rudolf: (2016) Individual and combined effects of two types of phenological shifts on predator-prey interactions.  Ecology 97:3414-3421

     
     

    P.A. Clay and V.H.W. Rudolf: Evolving parasite warfare: parasite interaction strategies affect virulence evolution in co-infections

     
     

    B.G.Van Allen** and V.H.W. Rudolf (2015) Habitat-mediated carry-over effects lead to context dependent outcomes of species interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology  84:1646-1656

     
     

    C.J. Dibble**, V.H.W. Rudolf (submitted): Ecological and evolutionary effects of phenotypic variation are context dependent but predictable.

     
     

    G. Ma, V.H.W. Rudolf, C. Ma (2015): Extreme temperature events alter demographic rates, relative fitness, and community structure. Global Change Biology 21: 1794-1808

     
     

    N.L. Rasmussen** and V.H.W. Rudolf (2015): Phenological synchronization drives demographic rates of populations. Ecology 96: 1754-1760


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1919.1
     
     

    W. Zhang, V.H.W. Rudolf, and C. Ma (2015): Stage-specific heat effects: Timing and duration of heat waves alter demographic rates of a global insect pest. Oecologia 179:947-957

     
     

    C. J. Dibble**, S.R. Hall, V.H.W. Rudolf (2014): Intraspecific priority effects and disease interact to alter population growth. Ecology 95: 3354-3363

     
     

    L. Krenek* & V.H.W. Rudolf (2014): Allometric scaling predicts non-consumptive effects in multi-predator systems. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 1461-1468

     
     

    N. L. Rasmussen**, B. Van Allen**, V.H.W. Rudolf (2014): Linking phenological shifts to species interactions through size-mediated priority effects. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 1206-1215

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf, N. L. Rasmussen, C.J. Dibble, and B.G. Van Allen.   2014.  Resolving the roles of body size and species identity in driving functional diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281:1781

     
     

    B.G. Van Allen & V.H.W. Rudolf.  2013. Ghost of habitats past: Environmental carry-over effects drive population dynamics in novel habitat. American Naturalist 181:596-608.

     
     

    C. J. Dibble, S.R. Hall, and V.H.W. Rudolf.  Intraspecific priority effects and disease interact to alter population growth

     
     

    G. Ma, V.H.W. Rudolf, and C. Ma.  Extreme temperature events alter demographic rates, relative fitness, and community structure.

     
     

    L. Krenek and V. H.W. Rudolf.  Allometric scaling predicts non-consumptive effects in multi-predator systems.

     
     

    N. L. Rasmussen, B. Van Allen, and V.H.W. Rudolf 2014. Linking phenological shifts to species interactions through size-mediated priority effects. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12254. [Epub ahead of print]

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & M. Singh 2013.  Disentangling climate change effects on species interactions: Body size mediates interaction of temperature and phenological shifts. Oecologia  173:1043-1052

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & N. L. Rasmussen. 2013. Population structure determines functional differences among species and ecosystems processes. Nature Communications 4:2318

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & N. L. Rasmussen 2013. Ontogenetic functional diversity: Size-structure of a keystone predator alters functioning of a complex ecosystem. Ecology 94: 1046-1056.

     
     

    W. Parson, B. Zhong, V.H.W. Rudolf 2013. Mating status and kin recognition determine cannibalism rates. Animal Behaviour 85: 365-369.

     
     

    A.T. Tate & V.H.W. Rudolf 2012.  Immune priming across life stages and generations: Implications for infectious disease dynamics in insects. Oikos 121:1083-1092

     
     

    B.G. Van Allen, A. E. Dunham, C. M. Asquit, V.H.W. Rudolf.  2012. Life history predicts risk of species decline in a stochastic world. Under revision at Proceedings of the Royal Society London: B Biological Science 279: 2691-269

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2012): Seasonal shifts in body size diversity and trophic interactions in multi-predator systems. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 524-532

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & N. L. Rasmussen: Within species variation determines ecosystem functioning. 

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf and M. Singh: Disentangling climate change effects on species interactions: Body size mediates interaction of temperature and phenological shifts.

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf, A. Pedersen, I. Sorell (2012): Revenge of the host: Cannibalism as a driving force of the evolutionary dynamics in host-parasitoid systems. Evolutionary Ecology Research 14: 31-49

     
     

    D.I. Bolnick, P. Amarasekare, M.S. Araújo, R. Bürger, J. Levin, M. Novak, V.H.W. Rudolf, S. Schreiber, M. Urban, D. Vasseur (2011): Why intraspecific variatio matters in community ecology. Trends In Ecology and Evolution 26: 183-192

     
     

    D.A. Vasseur, P.  Amarasekare, V.H.W. Rudolf, J.M. Levine (2011): Eco-evolutionary dynamics enable coexistence via neighbor-dependent selection. American Naturalist 178: E96-E109

     
     

    P. Delclos & V.H.W. Rudolf(2011): Effects of size structure and habitat complexity on predator-prey interactions.  Ecological Entomology 36: 744-750

     
     

    T.E.X. Miller and V.H.W Rudolf. 2011. Thinking inside the box: community-level consequences of stage-structured populations. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26:183-192

     
     

    VHW Rudolf and Lafferty KD.  (2011) Stage structure alters how complexity affects stability of ecological networks.Ecology Letters  14:75-79.

     
     

    A. M. Thomas & V.H.W. Rudolf (2010):  Challenges of metamorphosis in invertebrate hosts: Maintaining parasite resistance across life-history stages. Ecological Entomology 35: 200-205

     
     

    B.G. Van Allen, A. E. Dunham, C. M. Asquit, V.H.W. Rudolf.  Life history predicts risk of species decline in a stochastic world

     
     

    L. Yang & V.H.W. Rudolf (2010):Phenology, ontogeny, and the effects of climate change on the timing of species interactions. Ecology Letters 13: 1-1

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf "Body size diversity and top-down control in multi-predator systems.." EcologySubmitted

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf, A. Pedersen, I. Sorell "Revenge of the host: Cannibalism as a driving force of the evolutionary dynamics in host-parasitoid systems. ." American NaturalistSubmitted

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf, M. Kamo, M. Boots (2010): Cannibals in space: The co-evolution of cannibalism and dispersal in spatially structured populations.  American Naturalist 175: 513-5

     
     

    A. E. Dunham & V.H.W. Rudolf (2009): Evolution of sexual size-monomorphism; the influence of passive mate-guarding. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22(7), 1376-1386

     
     

    S. Schreiber & V.H.W. Rudolf (2008): Crossing habitat boundaries: Coupling the dynamics of ecosystems through complex life cycles. Ecology Letters 11: 576-587

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2008): Consequences of size-structure in the prey for predator-prey dynamics: The composite functional response. – Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 520-528

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2008): Impact of cannibalism on predator-prey dynamics: Size-structured interactions and apparent mutualism.; Ecology 89: 1650-1660

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2008): The impact of cannibalism in the prey on predator-prey systems; Ecology 89:3116-3127

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & J. Armstrong (2008): Emergent impacts of cannibalism and size-refuges in the prey on intraguild predation systems. Oecologia 157: 675- 686

     
     

    G. Ferris & V.H.W. Rudolf (2007): Detection of conspecific predators in larvae of the dragonfly Plathemis lydia. – Ecological Entomology 32: 283-288

     
     

    J. Antonovics, J. Abbate, C.H. Baker, D. Daley, M.E. Hood, C.E.Jenkins, L.J.Johnson, J.J. Murray, V. Panjeti, V.H.W. Rudolf, D. Sloan, J. Vondrasek (2007): Evolution by any other name….Antibiotic resistance and avoidance of the e-word. – PLOS Biology 5: 137-139

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2007): Indirect interactions in stage-structured predator-prey systems: cannibalism, behavioral effects and trophic cascades. – Ecology 88: 2991-3003

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2007): The interaction of cannibalism and omnivory: Consequences for community dynamics. – Ecology 88: 2697-2705

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & J. Antonovics (2007): Disease transmission by cannibalism: Rare event or common occurrence. – Proceedings of the Royal Society London: B Biological Science 274: 1205-1210

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & M.-O. Rödel (2007): Phenotypic plasticity and optimal timing of metamorphosis under uncertain time constraints. – Evolutionary Ecology 21: 121-142

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & M.-O. Rödel (2007): Phenotypic plasticity and optimal timing of metamorphosis under uncertain time constraints. – Evolutionary Ecology 21: 121-142

     
     

    H.M. Wilbur & V.H.W. Rudolf (2006): Life History Evolution in uncertain environments: Bet-hedging in time. – American Naturalist. 168: 398-411

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2006): The influence of size-specific indirect interactions in predator-prey systems. – Ecology 87: 362-271

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & J. Antonovics (2005): Species coexistence and pathogens with frequency-dependent transmission. – American Naturalist 166: 112-118

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf & M.-O. Rödel (2005): Oviposition site selection in a complex and variable environment: The role of habitat quality and conspecific cues. – Oecologia 142:316-325

     
     Book chapters
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf "Trait-mediated indirect interactions in size-structure populations: Causes and consequences for species interactions and community dynamics.." Ecology and Evolution of Trait-Mediated Indirect Interactions: Linking Evolution, Community, and Ecosystem,

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    B.G. Van Allen, A. Flick, M. Faldyn, D. Clark, V.H.W. Rudolf, B. Elderd (2016). Cannibalism and infectious disease: friend or foe? Evolution 2016, June 17-21, Austin, TX

     
     Conference abstracts
     

    N.L. Rasmussen and V.H.W. Rudolf. (2016) Consequences of shifts in the mean and variance in prey phenology for predator-prey interactions.  "Unifying biological principles across disciplines“ A Conference of the American Soceity of Naturalist, January 10-14, Asilomar, CA

     
     

    B. Toscano, B. Rombado, V.H.W. Rudolf (2016). Juvenile competitive bottleneck dynamics in freshwater zooplankton. „Unifying biological principles across disciplines“ A Conference of the American Soceity of Naturalist, January 10-14, Asilomar, CA

     
     

    "Temporal dynamics of biodiversity." 21st-Century Naturalists: Unifying Biological Principles Across Disciplines, Am Society of Naturalists, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA. (June 2016)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Invited Seminar.  "Thinking inside the box: Community level consequences of stage-structured populations." , University of Toronto. (March  20, 2015)

     
     

    Invited Seminar.  "The Evolutionary Ecology of Complex Life Investiment Strategies." Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM. (Oct 2015)

     
     

    Invited Seminar.  "Thinking inside the box: Community level consequences of stage-structured populations." School of Environment & Biological Science Seminar, Rutgers University. (Apr 16, 2015)

     
     

    Invited Seminar.  "Thinking inside the box: Community level consequences of stage-structured populations." Department of Biology Seminar Series, University of Texas Arlington. (Sept 24, 2015)

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2014). Thinking inside the box: community level consequences of stage-structured populations. 61st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan, 14-18 March, 2014, Hiroshima, Japan 

     
     

    Auburn University, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences

     
     

    UC San Diego, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution

     
     

    Florida International University, Department of Biology, Graduate School Research Colloquium

     
     

    Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Climate Change Biology Research Group, China

     
     

    "From individuals to ecosystems: Consequences of ontogentic niche shifts for community structure and ecosystem functioning." University of Florida, Department of Biological Sciences.

     
     

    "From individuals to ecosystems: Consequences of ontogentic niche shifts for community structure and ecosystem functioning." University of Connecticut, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.

     
     

    Roberty May Lecture.  "From individuals to ecosystems: Consequences of ontogentic niche shifts for community structure and ecosystem functioning." Pricenton University,

     
     

    "From individuals to ecosystems: Consequences of ontogenetic functional diversity for natural communities." Department of Biology, University of Virginia. (November)

     
     

    "The impact of cannibalism and size-structure on the dynamics of natural communities." University of Texas, Austin, Department of Integrative Biology, Austin, TX.

     
     

    "The impact of cannibalism and size-structure on the dynamics of natural communities." Department of Biology, Sam Houston University . (September)

     
     

    "The impact of cannibalism and size-structure on the dynamics of natural communities." Texas State University - San Marcos, Dept Biology, San Marcos. (2008)

     
     

    "The impact of cannibalism and size-structure on the dynamics of natural communities." University of Sheffield, UK, Sheffield, United Kingdom. (2008)

     
     

    "The influence of cannibalism and size-structure on the dynamics of communities." University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. (9/29/2007)

     
     

    "The influence of cannibalism and size-structure on the dynamics of communities." College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA. (2007)

     
     

    "The influence of cannibalism and size-structure on the dynamics of communities." Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA. (9/7/2007)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    Keynote Speaker, Oikos (Swedish Ecological Society) Annual Meeting

     
     

    RudolfV. H.W. Thinking inside the box: community level consequences of stage-structured populations. Keynote lecture - Annual meeting of the British Ecological Society (BES), 17-20 December2012, Birmingham, UK

     
     

    "The impact of size-structure and cannibalism on the dynamics of communities." Annual Evolution meeting, Minneapolis. (2008)

     
     Other
     

    Rasmussen, NL (Presenter) and Rudolf, VHW.  2015.  Consequences of shifts in the mean and variation in prey phenology for predator-prey interactions.  Contributed Talk. 2015 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

     
     

    Clay, PA (Presenter) and Rudolf, VHW.  2015.  Identifying mechanisms driving assembly of parasite communities within hosts.  Organized Oral Session 2015 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

     
     

    Carter, SK (Presenter) and Rudolf, VHW.  2015.  Single measures of phenology do not accurately predict phenological shifts.  Contributed Talk 2015 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2014). Resolving the roles of body size and species identity in driving functional differences among consumers 21st Century Naturalists: Integrating pattern and processes to understand biodiversity, Conference of the American Society of Naturalists 13-15 January, 2014, Asilomar, CA, USA

     
     

    P. A Clay & V.H.W. Rudolf (2014). Complex parasite interactions and the evolution of virulence Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease, 12th Annual Meeting, 1-4 June, 2014, Fort Collins, Colorado

     
     

    N. L. Rasmussen & V.H.W. Rudolf (2014). Changes in phenological synchronization within populations alter demographic rates, Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), 10- 15 August, 2014, Sacramento, USA

     
     

    V.H.W. Rudolf (2014). Linking variation in the timing of species interactions to the dynamics of species interactions and community assembly, Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), 10- 15 August, 2014, Sacramento, USA

     
     

    P. A Clay & V.H.W. Rudolf (2014). The conseequences of asymmetric parasite interactions for the evolution of virulence , Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), 10- 15 August, 2014, Sacramento, USA

     
     

    Rasmussen, N. L.,  Rudolf, V. H., and Van Allen, B. G. 2013.  Consequences of phenological shifts for species interactions: testing the importance of size-mediated priority effects. Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting Minneapolis, MN  Contributed Oral Paper

     
     

    Rasmussen, N. L., B. G. Van Allen, and V. H. W. Rudolf. (2013) Consequences of phenological shifts for species interactions: Testing the importance of size-mediated priority effects using a dragonfly naiad system. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting. Jacksonville, FL

     
     

    Rasmussen, N. L., Rudolf, V. H., and Van Allen, B. G. 2013. Consequences of phenological shifts for species interactions: testing the importance of size-mediated priority effects using a dragonfly naiad system. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting Jacksonville, FL

     
     

    Van Allen, B. and V.H.W. Rudolf. June 2013. Developmental plasticity and maternal effects drive population and community dynamics in a flour beetle system. Evolution. Snowbird UT.

     
     

    Dibble, CJ and VHW Rudolf.  2013.  Interactive effects of dispersal “type” and amount affect population dynamics, disease epidemics, and trait change in a zooplankton metapopulation.  Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN Contributed Oral Paper

     
     

    D.A. Vasseur, P. Amarasekare, V.H.W. Rudolf, J.M. Levine (2011): Eco-evolutionary dynamics enable coexistence via neighbor-dependent selection. Annual meeting of the Ecological society of America (ESA), 8-12 August 2011, Austin,TX, USA

     
     

    V. H.W. Rudolf & N. L. Rasmussen (2011) From individuals to ecosystems: Consequences of ontogentic niche shifts for community structure and ecosystem functioning. Annual meeting of the Ecological society of America (ESA), 8-12 August 2011, Austin,TX, USA

     
     

    B.G. Van Allen & V. H.W. Rudolf (2011) Natal habitat alters population dynamics in novel environments. Annual meeting of the Ecological society of America (ESA), 8-12 August 2011, Austin,TX, USA

     
     

    D.I. Bolnick, P. Amarasekare, M.S. Araújo, R. Bürger, J. Levin, M. Novak, V.H.W. Rudolf, S. Schreiber, M. Urban, D. Vasseur (2011) Why does intraspecific variation matter in ecology? Annual meeting of the Ecological society of America (ESA), 8-12 August 2011, Austin,TX, USA

     
     

    Stage structure, ontogenetic niche-shifts, and the stability of ecological networks. V.H.W. Rudolf & K. Lafferty, Annual Meeting of the British Ecological Society, Leeds, September 2010.

     
     

    "The enigma of sexual size monomorphism in strepsirrhines: A new explanation." Annual meeting of the American Primatological Society, Miami, FL. (2008) With A.E. Dunham

     
     Posters
     

    Sponsor.  "Eco-evolutionary consequences of trait variance depend on the trait mean and the local environment." 13th Annual Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Conference , Athens, GA. (May 2015) With C.J. Dibble and V.H.W. Rudolf

     
     

    Dibble, JD and Rudolf, VHW.  2015.  The eco-evolutionary consequences of phenotypic variance depend on the relationship between the mean phenotype and the environmental optimum. Poster 2015 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

     
     

    Mattson, EE, VHW Rudolf and CJ Dibble, Rice University. Ontogenetic niche shifts, juvenile bottlenecks, and the dynamics of predator-prey systems. 96th ESA Annual Meeting, Aug 7-12, 2011.  Austin, TX

     
     

    "The phenology of species interactions: The role of ontogeny, body size, and climate change." Annual meeting of the Ecological Soceity of America, Milwaukee. (2008) With L. Yang

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    University of California, Davis, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series

     
     

    S. Carter, D Saenz, V.H.W. Rudolf (2016). Single measures of phenology do not accurately predict phenological shifts. "Unifying biological principles across disciplines“ A Conference of the American Soceity of Naturalist, January 10-14, Asilomar, CA

     
     

    "Baylor University, Department of Biology."

     
     

    "Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biology."

     
     

    "Indiana University, Department of Biology ."

     
     

    Rudolf, VHW. Disentangling climate change effects on species interactions: Body size mediates interaction of temperature and phenological shifts. Ecological Society of America (ESA) 97th Annual Meeting, August 6-9, 2012, Portland, OR

     
     

    Dibble, CJ and Rudolf, VHW.  Intraspecific priority effects mediate population growth and trait change in a host-pathogen system. Ecological Society of America (ESA) 97th Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2012, Portland, OR

     
     

    From individuals to ecosystems: Consequences of ontogenetic functional diversity for natural communities. Texas A&M University, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences

     
     

    From individuals to ecosystems: Consequences of ontogenetic functional diversity for natural communities. Department of Biology, University of Umea, Sweden

     
     

    From individuals to ecosystems: Consequences of ontogenetic functional diversity for natural communitie. University of Houston, Department of Biology

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology. British Ecological Society. (2013 - 2013)

     Associate Editor, American Naturalist. The University of Chicago Press. (2013 - 2016)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology. British Ecological Society. (2012 - 2012)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology. Blackwell/British Ecological Society. (2008 - 2016)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology. British Ecological Society. (2010 - 2010)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology. (2009 - 2009)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology. (2011 - 2011)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Scott Chamberlain, PhD Agricultural landscapes alter plant mutualist and antagonist communities. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Chris Gabler, PhD Predicting reinvasion pressure in restorations of ecosystems invaded by Chinese tallow tree. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Scott Chamberlain, PhD -. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lizette Lean-Rodrigues, PhD -. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Corwin Miller, PhD -. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Joshua Hwang, MS -. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Chris Dibble, PhD Intraspecific Variation in Metacommunities: Linking regional variation with local ecoevolutionary dynamics. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Nick Rasmussen, PhD Consequences of arrival phenology for species interactions. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Ben VanAllen, PhD Predicting the impacts of carry-over effects on antagonistic species interactions. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Benjamin G Van Allen, PH.D. TBD. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Andrew Bibian, MS -. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Maria Meza-Lopex, PhD Multiple invasions: Impacts on native communities. (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Brian Maitner, PhD Competition. Relatedness. Beetles.. (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Scott Chamberlain, Ph.D. Agricultural influence on a geographic mosaic of selection in wild sunflowers. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Chris Gabler, -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Brian Maintner, MS -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Onja H Razafindratsima, PhD Seed dispersal and plant community structure. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Justine Therese Lamperty, Ph.D. TBD. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Maria Mesa-Lopez, Ph.D. Graduate Research Advisor. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michelle Sneck, Ph.D. The effect of host outcrossing on symbiont vertical transmission rate. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Becky Minzoni, Ph.D. Graduate Research Advisor. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Shannon Carter, Ph.D. Single measures of phenology do not accurately predict phenological shifts. (Thesis Director)

     Roger Shaw, Ph.D. Graduate Research Advisor. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michael Chislock, Ph.D. Graduate Research Advisor. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Robert Bruner, PhD -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Roger Shaw, PhD -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michael Chislock, PhD -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Bradley Ochocki, Ph.D. How can demographic processes and evolution interact to slow biological invasions?. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michelle Sneck, PhD -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michelle Downey, PhD -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Benjamin Slotnick, PhD -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Becky Minzoni, PhD -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Maria Mesa-Lopez, PhD -. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Partick Clay, Ph.D. Competition and Resistance: Large Scale Gain From Small Scale Pain. (Thesis Director)

     Chris Gabler, Ph.D. Effects of propagule availability and management on restoration outcomes in wetlands invaded by chinese tallow tree. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Nick Rasmussen, Ph.d. The consequences of relative body size and size-structured populations for community assembly. (Thesis Director)

     Onja Razafindrastima, Ph.D. Graduate Research Advisor. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Chris Dibble, Ph.D. Linking local adaptation to metacommunity structure. (Thesis Co-Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Nominee, Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientist

     Nominee, Secretary of the American Society of Naturalists

     Invited Keynote Speaker, Oikos (Swedish Ecological Society) Annual Meeting

     Nominated to run as a candidate for Secretary of the American Society of Naturalists,

     Invited Keynote Speaker Ecological Society of Japan Meeting,

     Robert May Lecturer, Princeton University

     Featured Member of the American Society of Naturalists, American Society of Naturalists (September 18, 2010)

     Opponent at University of Umea, University of Umea, Sweden

     Andrew Flemming Award., Department of Biology of the Univ. Virginia (2008)

     International collaboration Award, Rice University (2008)

     The American Society of Naturalists’ Young Investigator Award., The American Society of Naturalists (2008)

    Positions Held
     Member, Ecological Society of America (ESA) . (2003 - 2015)

     Member, American Society of Naturalists. (2004 - 2015)

     Member, Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society). (2015 - 2015)