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Ford Ballantyne

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty
University of Georgia
Room 164, Ecology Building
Athens, GA 30602

Office: 706-542-2437
Lab: 706-542-3229
Fax: 706-542-4819
email: fb4@uga.edu

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Ph.D. - Univeristy of New Mexico

M. S. - University of New Mexico

B.S. - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

Ecosystem Ecology

Community Ecology

Population Ecology

Theoretical and Statistical Ecology

Research Projects

The effects of warming on soil organic matter decomposition; metabolic scaling in river networks; links between community structure and ecosystem dynamics; spatial and temporal variability in populations; causes and consequences of elemental stoichiometry in ecosystems.

Selected Publications

Billings, S. A. and F. Ballantyne.  2013.  How interactions between microbial resource demands, soil organic matter stoichiometry and substrate reactivity determine the direction and magnitude of soil respiratory responses to warming. Global Change Biology 19:90-102.

Alexander, H. M., B. L. Foster, F. Ballantyne, C. D. Collins, J. Antonovics and R. D. Holt.  2012.  Metapopulations and metacommunities:  combining spatial and temporal perspectives in plant ecology.  Journal of Ecology 100:88-103.

Menge, D. N. L., F. Ballantyne and J. S. Weitz.  2011.  Dynamics of nutrient uptake strategies:  lessons from the tortoise and the hare.  Theoretical Ecology 4(2):163-177.

Ballantyne, F. and D. Menge and J. S. Weitz.  2010.  A discrepancy between predictions of saturating nutrient uptake models and nitrogen to phosphorus stoichiometry in the surface ocean.  Limnology and Oceanography 55(3):997-1008.

Ballantyne, F., D. Menge, A. Ostling and P. Hosseini. 2008. Nutrient recycling affects autotroph and ecosystem stoichiometry. The American Naturalist 171(4):511-523.

Ballantyne, F. and A. J. Kerkhoff. 2007. The observed range for temporal mean-variance scaling exponents can be explained by reproductive correlation. Oikos 116:174-180.

Ballantyne, F. and A. J. Kerkhoff. 2005. Reproductive correlation and mean-variance scaling of reproductive output for a forest model. The Journal of Theoretical Biology 235(3):373-380.

Gerber, L., S. Heppell, F. Ballantyne and E. Sala. 2005. The Use of Life History Information in Managing Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of California. The Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62(4):863-871.

Kerkhoff, A. J. and F. Ballantyne. 2003. The scaling of reproductive variability in trees.  Ecology Letters 6(9):850-856.

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