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Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.S., Cornell University
B.S., University of Michigan
Intro to R for Fisheries Scientists – American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting (August 2008) Developed and taught a short course in R covering interactive calculations, importing/exporting data, built-in and user-defined functions, graphing, and statistical analyses (linear regression, t-test, randomization, anova, basic nonlinear optimization).
HONORS & AWARDS
PublicationsMattsson, B.J., Zipkin, E.F., Gardner, B., Blank, P.J., Sauer, J.R. and Royle, J.A. In press. Explaining local scale species distributions: relative contributions of spatial autocorrelation and landscape heterogenity for an avian assemblage. PLoS ONE.
Zipkin E.F., Leirness J.B., Kinlan B.P., O’Connell A.F., and Silverman E.D. In press. Fitting statistical distributions to sea duck count data: implications for survey design and abundance estimation. Statistical Methodology. *Invited paper for a special issue on statistical methods in ecology.
Sauer, J.R., Blank, P.J., Zipkin, E.F., Fallon, J.E. and Fallon, F.W. In press. Using multi-species occupancy models in structured decision making on managed lands. Journal of Wildlife Management.
Yackulic, C., Chandler, R., Zipkin, E.F., Royle, J.A., Nichols, J.D, Grant, E.H.C. and Veran. In press. Presence-only modeling using Maxent: when can we trust the inferences? Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Zipkin, E.F., Grant, E.H.C. and Fagan, W.F. 2012. Evaluating the predictive abilities of community occupancy models using AUC while accounting for imperfect detection. Ecological Applications.22: 1962-1972.
Zipkin, E.F., Ries, L., Reeves, R., Regetz, J. and Oberhauser, K. 2012. Tracking climate impacts on the migratory monarch butterfly. Global Change Biology. 18: 3039-3049.
Ruiz-Gutiérrez, V.and Zipkin, E.F. 2011. Detection biases yield misleading patterns of species persistance and colonization in fragmented landscapes. Ecosphere. 2: art61. [doi:10.1890/ES10-00207.1]
Martin, J., O'Connell, A.F., Kendall, W.L., Runge, M.C., Simons, T.R., Waldstein, A.H., Schulte, S.A., Converse, S.J., Smith, G.W., Pinion, T., Rikard, M. and Zipkin, E.F. 2010. Optimal control of native predators. Biological Conservation. 143: 1751-175.
Zipkin, E.F., Gardner, B., Gilbert, A.T., O'Connell, A.F., Royle, J.A. and Silverman, E.D. 2010. Distribution patterns of wintering sea ducks in relation to the North Atlantic Oscillation and local environmental characteristics. Oecologia. 163: 893-902.
Zipkin, E.F., Royle, J.A., Dawson, D.K. and Bates, S. 2010. Multi-species occurence models to evaluate the effects of conservation and management actions. Biological Conservation. 143: 479-484.
DeWan, A.A. and Zipkin, E.F. 2010. An integrated sampling and analysis approach for improved biodiversity monitoring. Environmental Management. 45: 1223-1230.
Ruiz-Gutiérrez, V., Zipkin, E.F. and Dhont, A.A. 2010. Occupancy dynamics in a tropical bird community: unexpectedly high forest use by birds classified as non-forest species. Journal of Applied Ecology. 47: 621-630.
Zipkin, E.F., Jennelle, C.S. and Cooch, E.G. 2010. A primer on the application of Markov chains to the study of wildlife disease dynamics. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 1: 192-198.
Zipkin, E.F., Kraft, C.E., Cooch, E.G., and Sullivan, P.J. 2009. When can efforts to control nuisance and invasive species backfire? Ecological Applications. 19: 1585-1595.
Zipkin, E.F., DeWan, A. and Royle, J.A. 2009. Impacts of forest fragmentation on species richness: a hierarchical approach to community modeling. Journal of Applied Ecology. 46: 815-822.
Zipkin, E.F., Sullivan, P.J., Cooch, E.G., Kraft, C.E., Shuter, B.J. and Weidel, B.C. 2008. Overcompensatory response of a smallmouth bass population to harvest: release from competition? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65: 2279-2292.
Zipkin, E.F. 2007. Balancing the scales: dam removal and sea lamprey control in Great Lakes tributaries. Fisheries 32: 608. *AFS student essay winner.
Zipkin, E.F. and Silverman, E.D. 2003. Using a habitat based model to predict the effects of dam removal on sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus populations in Great Lakes tributaries. Michigan Academician 35: 243-262.
My Science Topics
Areas of Interest:
Population and community dynamics
Developing hierarchical community models to estimate species occurrences in heterogeneous landscapes. Website with references and software code for implementing multi-species models: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/pubanalysis/communitymodeling
Characterizing spatial and temporal distributions of wintering sea ducks on the US and Canadian Atlantic coast: population trends and relation to habitat
Determining the consequences of invasive species control measures
Estimating the occurrence and distributions of amphibian species and assemblages in relation to wetland characteristics
Developing statistical guidelines for sampling marine avian populations for wind energy development
Predicting Community Distributions
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