My Dispersal Route

Current Habitat: Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology)

Florian Altermatt PhD through University of Zurich
Supervisor: Florian Altermatt
Emanuel Fronhofer, Isabelle Gounand, and Eric Harvey
hint: bio photos are clickable to find lab/researcher websites

Little C.J. & Altermatt F. (accepted) Species turnover and invasion of dominant freshwater invertebrates alter biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship. Ecological Monographs.

Gounand I., Harvey E., Little C.J., Altermatt F. (2018) Meta-ecosystems 2.0: Rooting the Theory into the Field. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33:36-46.

Little C.J. & Altermatt F. Do priority effects outweigh environmental filtering in a guild of dominant freshwater macro invertebrates? BioRxiv preprint doi: 10.1101/216267.

Gounand I., Little C.J., Harvey E., Altermatt F. Worldwide cross-ecosystem carbon subsidies and their contribution to ecosystem functioning. BioRxiv preprint doi: 10.1101/271809.

Fronhofer E.A., Legrand D., Altermatt F., Ansart A., Blanchet S., Bonte D., Chaine A., Dahirel M., De Laender F., De Raedt J., di Gesu L., Jacob S., Kaltz O., Laurent E., Little C.J., Madec L., Manzi F., Masier S., Pellerin F., Pennekamp F., Schtickzelle N., Therry L., Vong A., Winandy L., Cote J. Bottom-up and top-down control of dispersal across major organismal groups: a coordinated distributed experiment. BioRxiv preprint doi: 10.1101/213256.

Harvey E., Gounand I., Little C.J., Fronhofer E.A., Altermatt F. (2017) Upstream trophic structure modulates downstream community dynamics via resource subsidies. Ecology & Evolution 7:5724–5731.


t-1: Latnjajaure, Sweden, and Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Juha Alatalo Elisabeth Cooper Masters thesis through Uppsala University
Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolution
Supervisors: Juha Alatalo (Uppsala) and Elisabeth Cooper (University of Tromsø)
Publications: Little C.J., Cutting H.B.U., Alatalo J.M., Cooper E. (2017) Short-term herbivory has long-term consequences in warmed and ambient high Arctic tundra. Environmental Research Letters 12:025001.


t-2: Visby, Gotland, Sweden

Juha Alatalo Ulf Molau Annika Jagerbrand Research training at Campus Gotland
Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolution
Supervisor: Juha Alatalo
Collaborators: Ulf Molau (Gothenburg University) and Annika Jägerbrand (VTI Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute)
Publications: click to see publication list


t-3: Davos, Switzerland

Christian Rixen Herwig Stibor  
Julia Wheeler Andres Cortes Janosch Sedlacek
WSL-Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Masters thesis through Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolution
Supervisors: Christian Rixen (SLF) and Herwig Stibor (LMU)
Unofficial Supervisor: Julia Wheeler (SLF)
Collaborators: Andrés Cortés (Uppsala University) and Janosch Sedlacek (Uni Konstanz)
Thesis Title: Devil in the Details: Microtopographic and Microenvironmental Controls on Salix Herbacea Growth, Reproduction, and Herbivory
Publications: Little C.J., Wheeler J.A., Sedlacek J., Cortés A.J., Rixen C. (2015) Small-scale drivers: the importance of nutrient availability and snowmelt timing on performance of the alpine shrub Salix herbacea. Oecologia


t-4: Montpellier, France

Helene Jourdan Elodie Chapuis Research stage at Cirad (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development)
Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolution
Supervisors: Hélène Jourdan (Cirad) and Elodie Chapuis (CEFE)
Publications: Little C.J., Chapuis M.-P., Blondin L., Chapuis E., Jourdan-Pineau H. (2017) Exploring the relationship between tychoparthenogenesis and inbreeding depression in the Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria. Ecology & Evolution 7:6003–6011.


t-5: Eugene, Oregon, USA

Scott Bridgham Bart Johnson 
Laurel Pfeifer-Meister Lorien Reynolds
Research Technician/Field Manager, University of Oregon
PI’s: Scott Bridgham and Bart Johnson
Associates: Laurel Pfeifer-Mesiter, Lorien Reynolds, and many others
Project Website: here
Publications: Pfeifer-Meister L., Bridgham S.D., Little C.J., Reynolds L., Goklany M.E., and Johnson B.R. (2013). Pushing the limit: experimental evidence of climate effects on plant range distributions. Ecology 94:2131-2137. Abstract here!


t-6: Navarre, Florida, USA

stoddard Research Technician, University of Florida
Supervisor: Margo Stoddard
Project Title: Perceived Threats and Foraging Behavior of the Santa Rosa Beach Mouse


t-6: Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

irwin Bachelors honors thesis and research assistantship at Dartmouth College
Fieldwork at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, Colorado
Supervisor: Rebecca Irwin
Thesis Title: The Effects of Mine Disturbance and Contamination on Pollination of Subalpine Wildflowers