Martha Hoopes, Ph.D.

Martha Hoopes, Ph.D.

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

(leave 2011-12)

Education

BA in Physics and English, Phi Beta Kappa. Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1987
Ph.D., Graduate Group in Ecology, University of California, Davis 1999

Postdoctoral Training

University of California, Berkeley, CA 1999-2004

Research Interests

  • Conservation biology; invasion dynamics; spatial modeling; the roles of spatial and temporal variability in population and community dynamics; responses to habitat fragmentation; host-parasitoid, plant-herbivore, and tri-trophic interactions; intersection of theoretical and empirical ecology.

Courses

  • Biology 223  Ecology  (fall)
  • Biology 331  Theory and Application of Conservation Biology  (spring)
  • Env. Stud. 100  Introduction to Environmental Studies  (spring)

Selected Publications

Boukili, V.S., M.F. Hoopes, and C.J. Briggs. 2007. Effect of microenvironment on development of a gall midge. Journal of Environmental Entomology 36:451-457.

Lockwood, J., M.F. Hoopes, and M.P. Marchetti. 2007. Invasion Ecology. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK.

Darrouzet-Nardi*, A., M.F. Hoopes, J.D. Walker*, C.J. Briggs. 2006. Dispersal and foraging behavior of Platygaster californica: Hosts can’t run, but they can hide. Ecological Entomology 31: 298-306.

Hoopes, M.F., R.D. Holt, and M. Holyoak. 2005. The effects of spatial processes on two-species interactions. Pp. 35-67 in M. Holyoak, R.D. Holt, and M.A. Leibold, eds. Metacommunities: spatial dynamics and ecological communities. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA.

Amarasekare, P., M.F. Hoopes, N. Mouquet, M. Holyoak. 2004. Coexistence in competitive metacommunities. American Naturalist 164: 310-326.

Briggs, C.J. and M.F. Hoopes. 2004. The effect of dispersal in host-parasitoid and predator-prey models: a review and synthesis. Theoretical Population Biology 65:299-315.

Leibold, M.A., M. Holyoak, N. Mouquet, P. Amarasekare, J. Chase, M.F. Hoopes, R. Holt, J. Shurin, R. Law, D. Tilman, M. Loreau, and A. Gonzalez. 2004. The metacommunity concept: a framework for multi-scale community ecology. Ecology Letters 7:601-613.

Shurin, J.B., P. Amarasekare, J.M. Chase, R.D. Holt, M.F. Hoopes, M.A. Leibold. 2004. Alternative stable states and regional community structure. Journal of Theoretical Biology 227:359-368.

Hoopes, M.F. and L.M. Hall*. 2002. Edaphic factors and competition affect pattern formation and invasion in a California grassland. Ecological Applications 12:24-39.