Refereed Publications (updated 25 Sept 2013)

  1. Shea, K., Rees, M. and Wood, S.N. (1994).  Trade-offs, Elasticities and the Comparative Method.  Journal of Ecology 82: 951-957.
  2. Shea, K., Murdoch, W.W., Nisbet, R.M. and Yoo, H-J. (1996).  The Effect of Egg Limitation in Host-Parasitoid Population Models.  Journal of Animal Ecology 65: 743-755.
  3. Shea, K. (1996). Estimating the Impact of Control Efforts: Models of Population Dynamics.  Plant Protection Quarterly 11 (Supplement 2): 263-265.
  4. Parma, A.M., Amarasekare, P. Mangel, M., Moore, J., Murdoch, W.W., Noonburg, E., Pascual, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Shea, K., Wilcox, W. and Yu, D. (1998). What can adaptive management do for our fish, forests, food and biodiversity?  Integrative Biology, Issues, News, and Reviews 1:16-26.
  5. Shea, K. and Kelly, D. (1998).  Estimating biocontrol agent impact with matrix models: Carduus nutans in New Zealand.  Ecological Applications 8(3):824-832.
  6. Shea, K., Amarasekare, P., Kareiva, P., Mangel, M., Moore, J., Murdoch, W.W., Noonburg, E., Parma, A., Pascual, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Wilcox, W. and Yu, D. (1998). Management of Populations in Conservation, Harvesting and Control.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13(9): 371-375.
  7. Possingham, H. and Shea, K. (1999) The business of biodiversity.  Australian Zoologist 31(1): 3-5.
  8. Possingham, H. and Shea, K. (1999) Decision theory as a framework for conservation ecology.  Australian Zoologist 31(1): 9-10 .
  9. Shea, K. and Possingham, H.  (2000) Optimal release strategies for biological control agents: An application of stochastic dynamic programming to population management.  Journal of Applied Ecology 37: 77-86.
  10. Shea, K., Thrall, P.H. and Burdon, J.J. (2000) An integrated approach to management in epidemiology and pest control.  Ecology Letters 3: 150-158.
  11. Shea, K., Smyth, M., Sheppard, A., Morton, R. and Chalimbaud, J.  (2000)  Effect of patch size and plant density of a Paterson's curse (Echium plantagineum) on the oviposition of a specialist weevil, Mogulones larvatusOecologia 124(4): 615-621.
  12. Shea, K. and Mangel, M. (2001) Detection of population trends in threatened coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58(2): 375-385.
  13. Milner-Gulland, E.J., Shea, K., Possingham, H., Coulson, T. and Wilcox, C. (2001) Competing harvesting strategies in a simulated population under uncertainty. Animal Conservation 4: 157-167.
  14. Travers, S.E. and Shea, K. (2001) Individual variation, gametophytic competition and style length: does size affect paternity?  Evolutionary Ecology Researches 3: 729-745.
  15. Shea, K., Possingham, H., Murdoch, W.W. and Roush, R. (2002) Active adaptive management in insect pest and weed control: Intervention with a plan for learning.  Ecological Applications, 12(3): 927-936.
  16. Shea, K. and Chesson, P. (2002) Community ecology theory as a framework for biological invasions.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17(4): 170-176.
  17. Cordes, E.E., Bergquist, D.C., Shea, K., and Fisher, C.R. (2003) Hydrogen sulphide demand of long-lived vestimentiferan tube worm aggregations modifies the chemical environment at deep-sea hydrocarbon seeps.  Ecology Letters 6: 1-9.
  18. Roxburgh, S.H., Shea, K. and J. Bastow Wilson. (2004)  The intermediate disturbance hypothesis: patch dynamics and mechanisms of species coexistence.  Ecology 85: 359-371.
  19. Shea, K.,  Roxburgh, S.H. and Rauschert, E.S.J. (2004) Moving from pattern to process: coexistence mechanisms under intermediate disturbance regimes.  Ecology Letters 7: 491-508.
  20. Tenhumberg, B. Tyre, A.J., Shea, K. and Possingham, H.P.  (2004) Linking wild and captive populations to maximize species persistence: optimal translocation strategies.  Conservation Biology, 18(5): 1304-1314.
  21. Shea, K. and D. Kelly. (2004)  Modeling for Management of Invasive Species: musk thistle (Carduus nutans) in New Zealand. Weed Technology 18: 1338-1341.
  22. Shea, K. (2004) Models for improving the targeting and implementation of biological control of weeds.  Weed Technology 18: 1578-1581.
  23. Louda, S.M., Rand, T.A., Arnett, A.E., McClay, A.S., Shea, K., and McEachern, A.K. (2005). Evaluation of ecological risk to populations of a threatened plant from an invasive biocontrol insect.  Ecological Applications 15(1): 234-249.
  24. Cordes, E. E., Arthur, M. A., Shea, K., Arvidson R. S. and Fisher, C. R. (2005) Modeling the mutualistic interactions between tubeworms and microbial consortia.  Public Library of Science (PloS) Biology 3(3): e77.
  25. Skarpaas, O.,  Shea, K. and Bullock, J. (2005) Optimising dispersal study design by Monte Carlo simulation.  Journal of Applied Ecology 42: 731-739.
  26. Shea, K., Kelly, D., Sheppard, A. W. and Woodburn, T. L. (2005) Context-dependent biological control of an invasive thistle.  Ecology 86: 3174-3181.
  27. Skarpaas, O., Auhl, R. and Shea, K. (2006) Environmental variability and the initiation of dispersal: turbulence strongly increases seed release.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 273 (1587): 751-756.
  28. Pauchard, A. and Shea, K. (2006) Integrating the Study of Non-native Plant Invasions across Spatial Scales.  Biological Invasions 8: 399-413.
  29. Allen, M.R. and Shea, K. (2006) Spatial segregation of congeneric invaders in central Pennsylvania, USA.  Biological Invasions 8: 509-521.
  30. Rubbo, M.J. Shea, K., and Joseph M. Kiesecker, J.M.  (2006) Multi-stage predation as a determinant of amphibian breeding distribution.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 449-458.
  31. Shea, K., Sheppard, A.W. and Woodburn, T.L.  (2006) Seasonal life history models for the integrated management of the invasive weed nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) in Australia.  Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 517-526.
  32. Shea, K., Wolf, N. and Mangel, M.  (2006)  Effects of density dependence on the detection of adult population trends from juvenile surveys in threatened coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).  Journal of Zoology 269: 442-450.
  33. Bullock, J.M., Shea, K., and Skarpaas, O.  (2006)  Measuring plant dispersal: an introduction to field methods and experimental design.  Plant Ecology 186: 217-234.
  34. Jongejans, E., Sheppard, A.W., and Shea, K.  (2006) What controls the population dynamics of the invasive thistle Carduus nutans in its native range?  Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 877-886.
  35. Jongejans, E., Skarpaas, O. Tipping, P.W. and Shea, K. (2007) Establishment and spread of founding populations of an invasive thistle: the role of competition and seed limitation.  Biological Invasions 9: 317-325.
  36. Skarpaas, O. and Shea, K. (2007) Dispersal patterns, dispersal mechanisms and invasion wave speeds for Carduus thistles.  American Naturalist 170(3): 421-430.
  37. Jongejans, E., Pedatella, N.M., Shea, K. Skarpaas, O and Auhl, R. (2007) Seed release by invasive thistles: the impact of plant and environmental factors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 274: 2457-2464.
  38. Jongejans, E., O. Skarpaas and K. Shea (2008). Dispersal, demography and spatial population models for conservation and control management. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics 9: 153-170.
  39. Bogich, T. and Shea, K. (2008) A state-dependent model for the optimal management of an invasive metapopulation.  Ecological Applications 18(3): 748-761. B. Bogich, T. and Shea, K. (2011) Errata: A state-dependent model for the optimal management of an invasive metapopulation (vol 18, pg 748, 2008).  Ecological Applications 21(5): 1886-1886.
  40. Jongejans, E., K. Shea, O. Skarpaas, D. Kelly, A.W. Sheppard and T.L. Woodburn (2008) Dispersal and demography contributions to population spread of Carduus nutans in its native and invaded ranges. Journal of Ecology 96:687-697.
  41. Bogich, T., Liebhold, A.M. and Shea, K. (2008) To sample or eradicate? A cost minimization model for monitoring and managing an invasive species.  Journal of Applied Ecology 45(4): 1134-1142.
  42. Marchetto, K.M., Jongejans, E., Jennis, M.L., Haner, E.M., Sullivan, C.T., Kelly, D. and Shea, K. (2010) Shipment and storage effects on the terminal velocity of seeds. Ecological Research 25: 83-92.
  43. Shea, K., Jongejans, E., Skarpaas, O., Kelly, D., Sheppard, A. (2010) Optimal management strategies to control local population growth or population spread may not be the same. Ecological Applications 20(4): 1148-1161.
  44. Marchetto, K.M., Williams, M.B., Jongejans, E., Auhl, R., and Shea, K. (2010) Applications of Particle Image Velocimetry for Seed Release and Dispersal Studies.  Ecology 91(8): 2485-2492.
  45. Marchetto, K.M., Jongejans, E., Shea, K. and Isard, S.A. (2010) Plant Spatial Arrangement Affects Projected Invasion Speeds of Two Invasive Thistles.  Oikos 119: 1462-1468.
  46. Peterson-Smith, J. and Shea, K. (2010) Seedling emergence and early survival of Carduus spp. in three habitats with press and pulse disturbances.  The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 137(2): 287-296.
  47. Jongejans, E., de Kroon, H., Tuljapurkar, S. and Shea, K. (2010) Plant Populations Track rather than Buffer Climate Fluctuations.  Ecology Letters 13: 736-743.
  48. Skarpaas, O., Silverman, E.J., Jongejans, E., Shea, K. (2011) Are the best dispersers the best colonizers? Seed mass, dispersal and establishment in Carduus thistles. Evolutionary Ecology 25: 155-169.
  49. Jongejans, E., Shea, K., Skarpaas, O., Kelly, D. and Ellner, S.P. (2011) Importance of individual variation to the spread of invasive species: a spatial integral projection model.  Ecology 92: 86-97.
  50. Yang, Suann, Ferrari, Matthew J. and Shea, K. (2011) Pollinator behavior mediates negative interactions between two congeneric invasive plant species.  American Naturalist 177(1): 110-118.
  51. Ruggiero, D. C. and Shea, K. (2011) Effects of interspecific competition on early life history of the invasive thistles Carduus nutans and C. acanthoidesNortheastern Naturalist 18(2), 197-206.
  52. Campbell, C., Yang, Y., Albert, R. and Shea, K. (2011) A network model for plant-pollinator community assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108(1): 197-202.
  53. Skarpaas, O. Shea, K. and Jongejans, E. (2011) Watch your time step: trapping and tracking dispersal in autocorrelated environments. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2: 407-415.
  54. Zhang, R., Leshak, A. and Shea, K. (2012) Decreased structural defense of an invasive thistle under warming. Plant Biology 14(1): 249-252.
  55. Zhang, R., Heberling, J.M., Haner, E. and Shea, K. (2011) Tolerance of Two Invasive Thistles to Repeated Disturbance.  Ecological Research 26(3): 575-581.
  56. Miller, A.D., Roxburgh, S.H. and Shea, K. (2011) How frequency and intensity shape diversity-disturbance relationships.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108(14): 5643-5648.
  57. Rauschert, E.S.J, Shea, K. and Bjørnstad, O.N.  (2012) Coexistence patterns of two invasive thistle species, Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides, at three spatial scales.  Biological Invasions 14 (1): 151-164.
  58. Nord, E.A., Shea, K. and Lynch, J.P. (2011) Optimizing Reproductive Phenology in a Two-Resource World: A Dynamic Allocation Model of Plant Growth Predicts Later Reproduction in Phosphorus Limited Plants.  Annals of Botany 108(2): 391-404.  (doi:10.1093/aob/mcr143)
  59. Russo, L., Stehouwer, R., Heberling, J.M., Shea, K. (2011) The Composite Insect Trap: an innovative combination trap for biologically diverse sampling. PLoS ONE  6(6): e21079. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021079)
  60. Zhang, R., Jongejans, E. and Shea, K.  (2011) Warming increases the spread of an invasive thistle.  PLoS ONE 6(6): e21725. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021725)
  61. Miller, A.D., Roxburgh, S.H., and Shea, K. (2012) Timing of disturbance alters competitive outcomes and mechanisms of coexistence in an annual plant model.  Theoretical Ecology 5(3): 419-432. (DOI 10.1007/s12080-011-0133-1).
  62. Moore, C.T., Fonnesbeck, C.J., Shea, K., Lah, K.J., McKenzie, P.M. Ball, L.C., Runge, M.C., Alexander, H.M. (2011) An adaptive decision framework for the conservation of a threatened plant. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 2(2):247-261. doi: 10.3996/012011-JFWM-007.
  63. Zhang, R. and Shea, K. (2012) Integrating Multiple Disturbance Aspects: Management of an Invasive Thistle, Carduus nutansAnnals of Botany 110(7): 1395-1401.   DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcr312.
  64. Zhang, R., Gallagher R.S., and Shea, K. (2012) Maternal warming affects early life stages of an invasive thistle. Plant Biology 14(5): 783-788.
  65. Rauschert, E.S.J, and Shea, K. (2012) Invasional interference due to similar inter- and intraspecific competition between invaders may affect management. Ecological Applications 22(5): 1413-1420.
  66. Marchetto, K.M., Jongejans, E., Shea, K. and Auhl, R. (2012) Water Loss from Flower Heads Predicts Seed Release in Two Invasive Thistles. Plant Ecology and Diversity 5(1): 57-65.   DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2012.667841.
  67. Miller, A.D., Reilly, D.T, Bauman, S., and Shea, K. (2012) Interactions between Frequency and Size of Disturbance Affect Competitive Outcomes.  Ecological Research 27: 783-791.  DOI: 10.1007/s11284-012-0954-4
  68. Hall, A.R., Miller, A.D, Leggett, H.C., Roxburgh, S.H., Buckling, A. and Shea, K. (2012) Diversity-disturbance relationships: frequency and intensity interact.  Biology Letters 8: 768-771doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0282.
  69. Zhang, R., Post, E. and Shea, K. (2012) Warming leads to divergent responses but similarly improved performance of two invasive thistles.  Population Ecology. 54 (4): 583-589.  DOI 10.1007/s10144-012-0327-4.
  70. Garrison, A., Miller, A.D., Roxburgh, S. and Shea, K. (2012) More bang for the land manager's buck: Disturbance autocorrelation can be used to achieve management objectives at no additional cost.  Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 1020-1027. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02187.x
  71. Campbell, C., Yang, S., Shea, K., Albert, A. (2012) Topology of plant-pollinator networks that are vulnerable to collapse from species extinction. Physical Review E 86: 021924.  DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.86.021924
  72. Rauschert, E.S.J. and Shea, K. (2012) Influence of microsite disturbance on the establishment of two congeneric invasive thistles.  PLoS ONE 7(9): e45490. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045490
  73. Jeltsch, F., Blaum, N., Brose, U., Chipperfield, J.D., Clough, Y., Farwig, N., Geissler, K., Graham, C.H., Grimm, V., Hickler, T., Huth, A., May, F., Meyer, K.M., Pagel, J., Reineking, B., Rillig, M.C., Shea, K., Schurr, F.M., Schröder, B., Tielbörger, K., Weiss, L., Wiegand, K., Wiegand, T., Wirth, C., Zurell, D. (2013) How can we bring together empiricists and modellers in functional biodiversity research? Basic and Applied Ecology
  74. LaBar, T., Campbell, C., Yang, S., Albert, R. and Shea, K. (2013) Global versus local extinction in a network model of plant-pollinator communities.  Theoretical Ecology
  75. Caplat, P., Cheptou, P-O., Diez, J., Guisan, A., Larson, B. M. H., Macdougall, A. S., Peltzer, D. A., Richardson, D.M., Shea, K., Van Kleunen, M., Zhang R. and Buckley, Y. M. (2013) Movement, impacts and management of plant distributions in response to climate change: insights from invasions. Oikos
  76. Russo, L., DeBarros, N., Yang, S., Yang, Shea, K., Mortensen, D. (2013) Supporting crop pollinators with floral resources: network-based phenological matching.  Ecology and Evolution
  77. Garrison, A., Miller, A.D., Ryan, M.R. Roxburgh, S. and Shea, K. (accepted) Stacked crop rotations exploit weed-weed competition for sustainable weed management. Weed Science

Invited Publications

  1. Kiesecker, J.M., Belden, L.K., Shea, K. and Rubbo, M. (2004) Amphibian decline and Emerging Disease.  American Scientist92(2): 138-147.
  2. Shea, K. (2007) How the Wood Moves.  Science 315: 1231-1232.

Peer-reviewed book chapters

  1. Lewis, M.A., Neubert, M.G., Caswell, H., Clark, J.S. and Shea, K. (2006) A guide to calculating discrete-time invasion rates from data.  Pages 169-192 In: Conceptual ecology and invasion biology: reciprocal approaches to nature. Editors: Marc W. Cadotte, Sean M. McMahon and Tadashi Fukami.  Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology Volume 1.  Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  2. Shea, K., Metaxas, A., Young, C.R., and Fisher, C.R. (2008) Processes and Interactions in Macrofaunal Assemblages at Hydrothermal Vents: A Modeling Perspective. In: Lowell, R.P., Seewald, J.S., Metaxas, A., Perfit, M.R, Editors.  Magma to Microbe: Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Oceanic Spreading Centers. American Geophysical Union:Geophysical Monograph 178, 259-274.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  1. E. Jongejans, M.R. Allen, A.E. Leib, K.M. Marchetto, N.M. Pedatella, J. Peterson-Smith,  E.S.J. Rauschert, D.C. Ruggiero, L.A. Russo, L.E. Ruth, Z. Sezen, O. Skarpaas, B.J. Teller, L.A. Warg, S. Yang, R. Zhang, and K. Shea.  (2011) Spatial dynamics of invasive Carduus thistles. In: Chan F, Marinova D & Anderssen RS (eds) MODSIM2011, 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2011, pp. 2514-2520. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-1-7

Published meeting abstracts

  1. Conaway, S.A., Shea, K., Berner, D.K. and Backman, P.A. (2011) Dispersal, infection and resistance factors affecting biological control of Canada thistle by Puccinia punctiformis.Phytopathology  101(6): S258-S258.

Papers from the Shea lab (without Shea authorship).

  1. *Costa, C.M. and ***Yang, S. (2009) Counting pollen grains using a readily available, free image processing and analysis software. Annals of Botany 104: 1005-1010; doi:10.1093/aob/mcp186.

*undergraduate student

**graduate student

*postdoctoral researcher

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