Publications

Selected publications on qualitative analysis:

Novak, M. and J. T. Wootton. 2008. Estimating the nonlinear interaction strengths: an observational method for species-rich food webs. Ecology 89:2083-2089.

Novak, M. and J. T. Wootton. 2010. Using experimental indices to quantify the strength of species interactions. Oikos 119: 1057-1063

Ramsey, D. and C. Veltman. 2005. Predicting the effects of perturbation on ecological communities: what can qualitative models offer? Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 905-916

Hulot, F.D., Lacroix, G., Lescher-Moutoué, F., and Loreau, M. 2000. Functional diversity governs ecosystem response to nutrient enrichment. Nature 405: 340-344.

Justus, J. In press. Qualitative Scientific Analysis and Loop Analysis. Philosophy of Science

Hale, D., Lady, G., Maybee, J. and J. Quirk. 1999. Nonparametric Comparative Statics and Stability. Princeton Univ. Press. 242 pp.

From Loop Group participants:

Hosack, G.R., Hayes, K.R. and Dambacher, J.M. 2008. Assessing model structure uncertainty through an analysis of system feedback and Bayesian networks. Ecological Applications 18, 1070–1082

Metcalf, S.J., Dambacher, J.M., Hobday, A.J. and Lyle, J.M. 2008. Importance of trophic information, simplification and aggregation error in ecosystem models. Marine Ecology Progress Series 360, 25–36

Montano-Moctezuma, G., H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2008. Variability of community interaction networks in marine reserves and adjacent exploited areas. Fisheries Research 94: 99-108

Dambacher, J.M. and Ramos-Jiliberto, R. 2007. Understanding and predicting effects of modified interactions through a qualitative analysis of community structure. Quarterly Review of Biology 82, 227–250

Montano-Moctezuma, G., H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2007. Alternative community structures in a kelp-urchin community: A qualitative modeling approach. Ecological Modelling 205: 343-354

Orme Zavaleta, J., J. Jorgensen, B. D Ambrosio, E. Altendorf, F. W. Kutz and P. A. Rossignol. 2006. Discovering spatio-temporal models of risk of West Nile Virus. Risk Analysis 26: 413-422

Blackwood, J.S., M. Dresner and H.-K. Luh. 2006. Using Student Generated Qualitative Ecological Models. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Vol. 4: Experiment #4. http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v4/experiments/ecological_models/abstract.html

Rossignol, P. A., J. Orme-Zavaleta and A. M. Rossignol. 2006. Global climate change and its impact on disease imbedded in ecological communities. Environmental Geosciences 13: 55-63

Dambacher, J. M., R. Levins and P. A. Rossignol. 2005. Life expectancy change in perturbed communities: Derivation and qualitative analysis. Mathematical Biosciences 197: 1-14

Arkoosh, M. R., L. Johnson, P. A. Rossignol and T. K. Collier. 2004. Predicting press perturbations on salmon communities: Implications for monitoring. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 61: 1166-1175

Orme Zavaleta, J. and P. A. Rossignol. 2004. Community level analysis of risk of vector-borne disease. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 98: 610-618

Dambacher, J. M., H-K. Luh, H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2003. Qualitative stability and ambiguity in model ecosystems. American Naturalist 161: 876-888

Dambacher, J. M., H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2003. Qualitative predictions in model ecosystems. Ecological Modelling 161: 79-93

Dambacher, J. M., H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2002. Relevance of community structure in assessing indeterminacy of ecological predictions. Ecology 83: 1372-1385

Dambacher, J. M., H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2002. Matrix methods for qualitative analysis of the community matrix. Ecological Archives (Ecology) E083-022-A1.

Dambacher, J. M., H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2002. Cramer’s rule and complementary feedback. Ecological Archives (Ecology) E083-022-A2.

Dambacher, J. M., H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2002. Maple V program commands for qualitative and symbolic analysis of the community matrix. Ecological Archives (Ecology) E083-022-S1 (2005 update)

Dambacher, J. M. and P. A. Rossignol. 2001. The golden rule of complementary feedback. ACM SIGSAM Bulletin 35(4): 1-9

Castillo, G., H. W. Li and P. A. Rossignol. 2000. Absence of overall feedback in a benthic estuarine community: A system potentially buffered from impacts of biological invasions. Estuaries 23: 275-291

Li, H.W., P.A. Rossignol and G. Castillo. 2000. Risk analysis of species introduction: Insights from qualitative modeling. Pages 431-447, in Claudi R., and Leach J. (eds). Non indigenous Fresh Water Organisms in North America; Vectors of Introduction, Biology and Impact. Lewis Press, Boca Raton FL.

Jorgensen, J., A. M. Rossignol, C. J. Puccia, R. Levins and P. A. Rossignol. 2000. On the variance of eigenvalues of the community matrix: Derivation and appraisal. Ecology 81: 2928-2931

Dambacher, J. M., H. W. Li, J. O. Wolff and P. A. Rossignol. 1999. A parsimonious interpretation of the impact of food and predation on snowshoe hares. Oikos 84: 530-532