Staff Profile
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Biography

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

Publications

  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12715
  • Lovelock, Catherine E., Simpson, Lorae T., Duckett, Lisa J. and Feller, Ilka C. (2015). Carbon Budgets for Caribbean Mangrove Forests of Varying Structure and with Phosphorus Enrichment. Forests, 6 (10) , 3528-3546. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f6103528
  • Keuskamp, Joost A., Feller, Ilka C., Laanbroek, Hendrikus J., Verhoeven, Jos T. A. and Hefting, Mariet M. (2015). Short- and long-term effects of nutrient enrichment on microbial exoenzyme activity in mangrove peat. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81 , 38-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.003
  • Dangremond, Emily M., Feller, Ilka C. and Sousa, Wayne P. (2015). Environmental tolerances of rare and common mangroves along light and salinity gradients . Oecologia, 179 (4) , 1187-1198. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3408-1
  • Scharler, U. M., Ulanowicz, R. E., Fogel, M. L., Wooller, M. J., Jacobson-Meyers, M., Lovelock, C. E., Feller, Ilka C., Frischer, M., Lee, R., McKee, K., Romero, I. C., Schmit, J. P. and Shearer, C. (2015). Variable nutrient stoichiometry (carbon:nitrogen:phosphorus) across trophic levels determines community and ecosystem properties in an oligotrophic mangrove system. Oecologia, , 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3379-2
  • Keuskamp, Joost A., Hefting, Mariet M., Dingemans, Bas J. J., Verhoeven, Jos T. A. and Feller, Ilka C. (2015). Effects of nutrient enrichment on mangrove leaf litter decomposition. Science of The Total Environment, 508 , 402-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.092
  • Feller, Ilka C., Dangremond, Emily Margaret, Devlin, Donna J., Lovelock, Catherine E., Proffitt, C. Edward and Rodriguez, Wilfrid. (2015). Nutrient enrichment intensifies hurricane impact in scrub mangrove ecosystems in the Indian River Lagoon, FL USA. Ecology, 96 (11) , 2960-2972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1853.1
  • Riley, Megan E., Johnston, Cora A., Feller, Ilka C. and Griffen, Blaine D. (2014). Range Expansion of Aratus pisonii (Mangrove Tree Crab) into Novel Vegetative Habitats. Southeastern Naturalist, 13 (4) , N43-N48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1656/058.013.0405
  • Lovelock, Catherine E., Feller, Ilka C., Reef, Ruth and Ruess, Roger W. (2014). Variable effects of nutrient enrichment on soil respiration in mangrove forests. Plant and Soil, 379 (1-2) , 135-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-014-2036-6
  • Cavanaugh, Kyle C., Kellner, James R., Forde, Alexander J., Gruner, Daniel S., Parker, John D., Rodriguez, Wilfrid and Feller, Ilka C. (2014). Reply to Giri and Long: Freeze-mediated expansion of mangroves does not depend on whether expansion is emergence or reemergence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (15) , E1449-E1449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1401809111
  • Reef, Ruth, Feller, Ilka C. and Lovelock, Catherine E. (2014). Mammalian herbivores in Australia transport nutrients from terrestrial to marine ecosystems via mangroves. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 30 (3) , 179-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266467414000054
  • Dangremond, Emily M. and Feller, Ilka C. (2014). Functional traits and nutrient limitation in the rare mangrove Pelliciera rhizophorae. Aquatic Botany, 116 , 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2013.12.007
  • Cavanaugh, Kyle C., Kellner, James R., Forde, Alexander J., Gruner, Daniel S., Parker, John D., Rodriguez, Wilfrid and Feller, Ilka C. (2014). Poleward expansion of mangroves is a threshold response to decreased frequency of extreme cold events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (2) , 723-727. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1315800111
  • Simpson, Loraé T., Feller, Ilka C. and Chapman, Samantha K. (2013). Effects of competition and nutrient enrichemnt on avicennia germinans in the salt marsh-mangrove ecotone. Aquatic Botany, 104 , 55-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2012.09.006
  • Feller, Ilka C., Chamberlain, Anne H., Piou, Cyril, Chapman, Samantha and Lovelock, Catherine E. (2013). Latitudinal Patterns of Herbivory in Mangrove Forests: Consequences of Nutrient Over-Enrichment. Ecosystems, 16 (7) , 1203-1215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-013-9678-8

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