I use food webs to describe ecosystem response to river regulation and biological invasions. I have been with USGS since 2004, providing science in support of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program.
11/04 - present. Research Ecologist, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Southwest Biological Science Center, US Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ
1/04 - 11/04. Postdoctoral researcher, Arizona State University
1/03 - 1/04. Postdoctoral researcher, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Southwest Biological Science Center, US Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ.
9/96 - 12/02. Ph.D. in Ecology, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota. Dissertation title: The causes and consequences of plant invasions
1/90 - 12/94. B.S. in Ecology, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, cum laude.
Science and Products
Science and Products
Pre-USGS PublicationsKennedy, T.A., 1998, Patterns of an invasion by Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) in a riparian corridor and its effects on ant diversity: The American Midland Naturalist, v. 140, p. 343-350.Naeem, S., Knops, J.M., Tilman, D., Howe, K.M., Kennedy, T. and Gale, S., 2000, Plant diversity increases resistance to invasion in the absence of covarying extrinsic factors: Oikos, v. 91, p. 97-108, DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2000.910108.x.Raffaelli, D., Van der Putten, W.H., Persson, L., Wardle, D.A., Petchey, O.L., Koricheva, J., Van Der Heijden, M., Mikola, J. and Kennedy, T., 2002, Multi-trophic dynamics and ecosystem processes, In Loreau, M., Naeem, S., and Inchausti, P., eds., Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: synthesis and perspectives: Oxford, Oxford University Press, p.147-154.Levine, J.M., Kennedy, T., and Naeem, S., 2002, Neighborhood scale effects of species diversity on biological invasions and their relationship to community patterns, In Loreau, M., Naeem, S., and Inchausti, P., eds., Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: synthesis and perspectives: Oxford, Oxford University Press, p.114-124.Kennedy, T.A., Naeem, S., Howe, K.M., Knops, J.M., Tilman, D., and Reich, P., 2002, Biodiversity as a barrier to ecological invasion. Nature, v.417, p.636. doi:10.1038/nature00776.Kennedy, T.A., and Hobbie, S.E., 2004, Saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima) invasion alters organic matter dynamics in a desert stream. Freshwater Biology, v. 49, p. 65-76. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2426.2003.01166.x.Kennedy, T.A., Finlay, J.C., and Hobbie, S.E., 2005, Eradication of invasive Tamarix ramosissima along a desert stream increases native fish density: Ecological Applications, v. 15, p. 2072-2083.