Kristina A. Ernest, Science Building, Room 236E
Ph. D. University of New Mexico (Biology), 1993.
M.S. University of Oklahoma (Zoology), 1985.
General Biology, General Ecology, Mammalogy, Wildlife & Fisheries Ecology, Conservation Biology, Community Ecology, Field Techniques, Graduate Seminar.
Population and community ecology. I am particularly interested in community structure, plant-herbivore interactions, and tropical biology. Current research focuses on pikas (Ochotona princeps)). My lab is investigating ecological connectivity of pika populations in the central Washington Cascades across Interstate 90.
- Shaw, D.C., K. A. Ernest, H. B. Rinker, and M.D. Lowman. 2006. Stand-level herbivory in an old-growth conifer forest canopy. Western North American Naturalist 66(4):473-481.
- Rinker, H. B., M.D. Lowman, D. C. Shaw, and K. A. Ernest. 2006. Development of a novel method for assessing stand-level herbivory in forests. What's Up? (Newsletter of the International Canopy Network) 12:4-5.
- Ernest, K. A. 2005. Testing hypotheses on plant-herbivore interactions using sawfly galls on willows. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 3: Experiment #2 [online]. http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v3/experiments/sawfly/abstract.html
- Ernest, K. A. 2004. Measuring forest herbivory levels using canopy cranes. Pages 365-366, In Forest Canopies, 2nd ed. (M. D. Lowman and H. B. Rinker, eds.), Elsevier Scientific.
- Ernest, K. A. and R. K. Fry. 2001. Effects of simulated rodent herbivory on balsamroot (Balsamorhiza careyana): compensatory leaf growth. Northwest Science 75:236-243.