Department of Biology and
Office Phone (907) 474-6449
My research is motivated by three main areas of interest: 1) population and evolutionary ecology of plant-insect interactions, 2) the impact of patchy or fragmented habitat structure on population level processes, and 3) how detailed examination of individual behavior can be used to scale up to explanations of population level processes. My own research centers on insect population ecology, however my interests extend beyond the world of insects.
Young, B., Wagner, D., Doak, P. & Clausen, T. Induction of phenolics glycosides by quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in relation to extrafloral nectaries and epidermal leaf mining. J Chemical Ecology in press.
Young, B., Wagner, D., Doak, P. & Clausen, T. Within-plant distribution of phenolics glycosides and extrafloral nectaries in trembling aspen, Populus tremuloides. Am J Botany in press.
Wagner, D., L. DeFoliart, P. Doak & J. Schneiderheinze. 2008. Impact of epidermal leaf mining by the aspen leaf miner (Phyllocnistis populiella) on the growth, physiology, and leaf longevity of quaking aspen. Oecologia 157:259-267. [pdf]
Doak, P., D. Wagner, & A. Watson. 2007. Variable extrafloral nectary expression and its consequences in quaking aspen. Can J Botany 85:1-9. [pdf]
Doak, P., Kareiva, P. & Kingsolver, J. 2006. Fitness consequences of choosy oviposition for a time-limited butterfly. Ecology 87(2):395-408. [pdf]
Sformo, T. & Doak, P. 2006. Thermal ecology of Alaskan dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera). Functional Ecology 20:114-123. [pdf]
Doak, P. 2004. The impact
of tree and stand characteristics on spruce beetle (Coleoptera:
Scolytidae) induced mortality of white spruce in the
Fastie, C.L., Lloyd, A.H., & Doak, P.. 2003. Fire history and postfire forest development in an upland watershed of Interior Alaska. JGR 108:6.
Doak, P. 2000. Habitat patchiness and the distribution, abundance and population dynamics of an insect herbivore. Ecology 81(8):1842-1857. [pdf]
Doak, P. 2000. Population consequences of restricted dispersal for an insect herbivore in a subdivided habitat. Ecology 81(8):1828-1841. [pdf]
Doak, P. 2000. The effects of plant dispersion and host density on parasitism rates in a naturally patchy habitat. Oecologia 122:556-567. [pdf]
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