Nicole L. Kinlock
Dissertation work: I’m interested in plant interactions and the interplay of facilitation and competition in plant communities. My work involves a combination of meta-analysis, fieldwork, greenhouse experiments, and computer simulations. To quantitatively generalize plant community structure, I characterized plant communities from the literature as networks and combined network metrics across many communities using meta-analysis.
I also compared community-level structure and interactions among invasive and native species in an old field woody plant community using large scale field and garden experiments. Currently, I am using spatial simulations in which I invade plant communities in order to understand what aspects of community structure influence invasibility, as well as how invaders change community structure.
Other work: I've been a part of several meta-analysis, including an updated meta-analysis of the latitudinal diversity gradient, a meta-analysis to determine the relationship between species richness and productivity at different levels of land use intensity, as well as a meta-analysis assessing the relationship between native and exotic species richness at different scales. I also worked on a project assessing the potential risks related to the introduction, dominance, and spread of biological invaders on green roofs. In the past, I’ve been a part of various projects, including assessing the biodiversity of macroinvertebrate communities in wetlands, managing invasive plant species in a mitigated wetland, and quantifying plankton dynamics in the St. Lawrence River.
Kinlock, NL. In press. A meta-analysis of plant interaction networks reveals competitive hierarchies as well as facilitation and intransitivity. The American Naturalist.
Beckmann, M, K Gerstner, M Akin-Fajiye, S Ceausu, S Kambach, NL Kinlock, HRP Phillips, W Verhagen, J Gurevitch, S Klotz, T Newbold, PH Verburg, M Winter, and R Seppelt. Conventional land‐use intensification reduces species richness and increases production: A global meta‐analysis. Global Change Biology, 25(6): 1941-1956. [doi]
Peng, S, NL Kinlock, J Gurevitch, and S Peng. 2019. Correlation of native and exotic species richness: a global meta‐analysis finds no invasion paradox across scales. Ecology, 100(1), p.e02552. [doi]
Kinlock, NL, L Prowant, EM Herstoff, CM Foley, M Akin-Fajiye, N Bender, M Umarani, HY Ryu, B Sen, and J Gurevitch. 2018. Explaining global variation in the latitudinal diversity gradient: Meta-analysis confirms known patterns and uncovers new ones. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27:125–141. [doi]
Kinlock, NL, BY Schindler, and J Gurevitch. 2015. Biological Invasions in the Context of Green Roofs. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution, 62 (1-2): 32–43. [doi]
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