James T. Cronin
- Population and Community Ecology
- Plant-Herbivore-Natural Enemy Interactions
- Behavioral Ecology
- Spatial/Landscape Ecology
- Ecological Genetics
- Biological Pest Management
- Invasive Species
- Conservation Biology
I consider myself to be a broadly trained evolutionary ecologist. My research interests are rooted in theory and center on the population dynamics and evolution of plant-herbivore-predator interactions at meaningful spatial scales. Studies undertaken by my students and I are both experimental and quantitative and are often motivated by a strong interest in conservation and the biological control of plant pests by natural enemies. [more...]
- Bowen, J. L., P. J. Kearns, J. E. K. Byrnes, S. Wigginton, W. J. Allen, M. Greenwood, K. Tran, J. Yu, J. T. Cronin and L. A. Meyerson. 2017. Lineage overwhelms environmental conditions in determining rhizosphere bacterial community structure in a cosmopolitan invasive plant. Nature Communications 8: 433 (10.1038/s41467-017-00626-0).
- Bhattarai, G. P., L. A. Meyerson, J. Anderson, D. Cummings, W. J. Allen and J. T. Cronin. 2017. The biogeography of a plant invasion: Genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity in latitudinal clines for plant-herbivore interaction traits. Ecological Monographs 87: 57-75.
- Cronin, J. T., J. D. Reeve, D. Xu, M. Xiao and H. N. Stevens. 2016. Variable prey development time suppresses predator-prey cycles and enhances stability. Ecology Letters 19:318-327.