Staff Profile
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B.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Biology, 1969)/ Ph.D., Georgetown University (Ecology, 1993) Research interest in insect ecology, animal-plant interactions, mangrove ecology


  • Hamilton, John F., Osman, Richard W. and Feller, Ilka C. (2017). Modeling local effects on propagule movement and the potential expansion of mangroves and associated fauna: testing in a sub-tropical lagoon. Hydrobiologia, 803 (1) , 173-187.
  • Devaney, John L., Lehmann, Michael, Feller, Ilka C. and Parker, John D. (2017). Mangrove microclimates alter seedling dynamics at the range edge. Ecology, 98 (10) , 2513-2520.
  • Griffen, Blaine D., Riley, Megan E., Cannizzo, Zachary J. and Feller, Ilka C. (2017). Indirect effects of ecosystem engineering combine with consumer behavior to determine the spatial distribution of herbivory. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86 (6) , 1425-1433.
  • Simpson, L. T., Osborne, T. Z. and Feller, Ilka C. (2017). Establishment and Biomass Allocation of Black and Red Mangroves: Response to Propagule Flotation Duration and Seedling Light Availability. Journal of Coastal Research, 33 (5) , 1126-1134.
  • Feller, Ilka C., Friess, Daniel A., Krauss, Ken W. and Lewis, Roy R. (2017). The state of the world's mangroves in the 21st century under climate change. Hydrobiologia, 803 (1) , 1-12.
  • Simpson, L. T., Osborne, T. Z., Duckett, Lisa J. and Feller, Ilka C. (2017). Carbon Storages along a Climate Induced Coastal Wetland Gradient. Wetlands, , 1-13.
  • Feller, Ilka C., Ball, Marilyn C., Ellis, Joanne I., Lovelock, Catherine E. and Reef, Ruth. (2017). Interactive effects of climate and nutrient enrichment on patterns of herbivory by different feeding guilds in mangrove forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26 (11) , 1326-1338.
  • Doughty, Cheryl L., Cavanaugh, Kyle C., Hall, Carlton R., Feller, Ilka C. and Chapman, Samantha K. (2017). Impacts of mangrove encroachment and mosquito impoundment management on coastal protection services. Hydrobiologia, 803 (1) , 105-120.
  • Lovelock, Catherine E., Feller, Ilka C., Reef, Ruth, Hickey, Sharyn and Ball, Marilyn C. (2017). Mangrove dieback during fluctuating sea levels. Scientific Reports, 7 (1)
  • Kelleway, Jeffrey J., Cavanaugh, Kyle, Rogers, Kerrylee, Feller, Ilka C., Ens, Emilie, Doughty, Cheryl and Saintilan, Neil. (2017). Review of the ecosystem service implications of mangrove encroachment into salt marshes. Global Change Biology, 23 (10) , 3967-3983.
  • Coldren, G. A., Barreto, C. R., Wykoff, D. D., Morrissey, E. M., Langley, J. Adam, Feller, Ilka C. and Chapman, S. K. (2016). Chronic warming stimulates growth of marsh grasses more than mangroves in a coastal wetland ecotone. Ecology, 97 (11) , 3167-3175.
  • Doughty, Cheryl L., Langley, J. Adam, Walker, Wayne S., Feller, Ilka C., Schaub, Ronald and Chapman, Samantha K. (2016). Mangrove Range Expansion Rapidly Increases Coastal Wetland Carbon Storage. Estuaries and Coasts, 39 (2) , 385-396.
  • Rodriguez, Wilfrid, Feller, Ilka C. and Cavanaugh, Kyle C. (2016). Spatio-temporal changes of a mangrove–saltmarsh ecotone in the northeastern coast of Florida, USA. Global Ecology and Conservation, 7 , 245-261.
  • Dangremond, Emily M. and Feller, Ilka C. (2016). Precocious reproduction increases at the leading edge of a mangrove range expansion. Ecology and Evolution, 6 (14) , 5087-5092.
  • Vaslet, A., Phillips, D. L., France, Christine A. M., Feller, Ilka C. and Baldwin, Carole C. (2015). Trophic behaviour of juvenile reef fishes inhabiting interlinked mangrove-seagrass habitats in offshore mangrove islets. Journal of fish biology, 87 (2) , 256-273.