Jean P. Gibert, Assistant Professor  

Jean P. Gibert

I study how phenotypic traits and trait evolution determine predator-prey interactions and, through these, the structure and dynamics of complex networks of interacting species like food webs. I'm also interested in how these effects are mediated by the spatial structure of interacting species and changes in environmental conditions. To do so, I use a combination of mathematical models and computational methods, as well as empirical data from laboratory experiments and public data across systems and taxa.

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 2016

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  1. DeLong, JP; Gibert, JP, Larger Area Facilitates Richness-Function Effects in Experimental Microcosms., The American Naturalist, vol. 193 no. 5 (May, 2019), pp. 738-747 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Gibert, JP, Temperature directly and indirectly influences food web structure., Scientific Reports, vol. 9 no. 1 (March, 2019), pp. 5312 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Delong, JP; Gibert, JP, Larger area facilitates richness-function effects in experimental microcosms, The American Naturalist (January, 2019) [doi]  [abs].
  4. Gibert, JP; Yeakel, JD, Correction to: Laplacian matrices and Turing bifurcations: revisiting Levin 1974 and the consequences of spatial structure and movement for ecological dynamics (Theoretical Ecology, (2019), 10.1007/s12080-018-0403-2), Theoretical Ecology (January, 2019) [doi]  [abs].
  5. DeLong, JP; Bachman, G; Gibert, JP; Luhring, TM; Montooth, KL; Neyer, A; Reed, B, Habitat, latitude and body mass influence the temperature dependence of metabolic rate., Biology Letters, vol. 14 no. 8 (August, 2018) [doi]  [abs].