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Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
University of Vermont
617 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405
My research explores the link between ecosystem dynamics and human health. I am particularly interested in: (1) understanding how ecosystem change influences human disease and nutrition, and (2) devising strategies that protect both human health and the environment. The majority of my research uses statistical analyses of spatial and temporal field data to address these issues. Other interests include population and landscape ecology, mosquito-borne diseases, and simulation modeling.
PhD, Ecology & Evolution, Dartmouth College, 2007
MS, Ecology, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
BS, Secondary Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1999
Ecosystem-health linkages, statistical modeling, bioeconomic-health modeling, vector-borne diseases, population & community dynamics, landscape ecology
Robert C. Reiner, Jr., T. A. Perkins, Alicia M. Ellis, C.M. Barker, T. Niu, L.F. Chaves, D.B. George, A. Le Menach, J. Pulliam, D. Bisanzio, C. Buckee, C. Chiyaka, D. A. T. Cummings, A.J. Garcia, M.L. Gatton, P.W. Gething, D.M. Hartley, G.Johnston, E.Y. Klein, E. Michael, S.W. Linsday, A.L. Lloyd, D.M. Pigott, W.K. Reisen, N.Ruktanonchai, B. Singh, A.J. Tatem, U. Kitron, S.I. Hay, T.W. Scott, D.L. Smith. In review. A systematic review of mathematical models of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission: 1970-2010. Submitted to Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
Smith. D.L., Perkins, T.A., Reiner Jr., R.C., Barker, C.M., Niu, T., Fernando Chaves, L., Ellis, A.M., George, D.B., Le Menach, A., Pullium, J.R.C., Bisanzio, D., Buckee, C., Chiyaka, C., Cummings, D.A.T., Garcia, A.J., Gatton, M.L., Gething, P.W., Hartley, D.M., Johnston, G., Klein, E.Y., Michael, E., Lindsay, S.W., Lloyd, A.L., Pigott, D.M., Reisen, W.K., Ruktanonchai, N., Sing, B., Stoller, J., Tatem, A.J., Kitron, U., Hay, S.I., Scott, T.W. In review. Recasting the transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne pathogens. Submitted to Science.
Novoseltsev, V. N., Michalski, A. I., Novoseltseva, J. A., Yashin, A. I., Carey, J. R. & Ellis, A. M. 2012. An age-structured extension to the vectorial capacity model. PLos One, 7, e39479. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039479.
Ellis, A.M., Garcia, A., Focks, D.A., Morrison, A.C., Scott, T.W. 2011. Parameterization and sensitivity analysis of a complex simulation model for mosquito population dynamics, dengue transmission, and their control. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 85(2): 257-264.
Ellis, A.M., Václavík, T., Meentemeyer, R. 2010. When is connectivity important? A case study of the spatial pattern of sudden oak death. Oikos, 119: 485-493.
Ellis, A.M. 2008. Incorporating density dependence into the oviposition preference – offspring performance relationship. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 247-256.
Ellis, A.M. 2008. Linking movement and oviposition behavior to the spatial population distribution in the tree hole mosquito Ochlerotatus triseriatus. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 156-166.
Ellis, A.M., Lounibos, P., and Holyoak, M. 2006. Evaluating the long-term metacommunity dynamics of tree hole mosquitoes. Ecology 87: 2582–2590.
Ellis, A.M., and Post, E. 2003. Population response to climate change: A non-linear modeling approach. BMC Ecology 4:2.
Post, E., Stenseth, N.C., Peterson, R.O., Vucetich, J.A., and Ellis, A.M. 2002. Phase dependence and population cycles in a large mammal predator-prey system. Ecology 83: 2996-3002.