Ei valokuvaa Alyssa Ray Cirtwill

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Henkilökohtainen profiili



Cirtwill, A.R. (2020) Climate change ecology: Some food webs like it hotter Nature Climate Change: 10, 186-187. doi: 10.1038/s41558-020-0706-3

Cirtwill, A.R., Dalla Riva, G.V., Baker, N.J., Ohlsson, M., Norström, I., Wohlfarth, I.M., Thia, J.A. & Stouffer, D.B. (2020). Related plants tend to share pollinators and herbivores, but strength of phylogenetic signal varies among plant families. New Phytologist: 226, 909-920. doi: doi.org/10.1111/nph.16420

Albouy, C., Archambault, P., Appeltans, W., Araújo, M.B., Beauchesne, D., Cazelles, K., Cirtwill, A.R., Fortin, M.J., Galiana, N., Leroux, S., Pellissier, L., Poisot, T., Stouffer, D.B., Wood, S.A., & Gravel, D. (2019) The marine fish food web is globally connected. Nature Ecology and Evolution: 3, 1153-1161. doi: 10.1038/s41559-019-0950-y

Cirtwill, A.R., Eklöf, A., Roslin, T., Wootton, K., & Gravel, D. (2019) A quantitative framework for investigating the reliability of empirical network construction. Methods in Ecology and Evolution: 10, 902-911. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.13180. Shortlistted for the 2019 Robert May prize for early-career ecologists.

Baiser, B., Gravel, D., Cirtwill, A.R., Dunne, J.A., Fahimipour, A.K., Gilarranz, L.J., Grochow, J.A., Li, D., Martinez, N.D., McGrew, A., Poisot, T., Romnuk, T.N., Stouffer, D.B., Trotta, L.B., Valdovinos, F.S., Williams, R.J., Wood, S.A., & Yeakel, J.D. (2019) Ecogeographical rules and the macroecology of food webs. Global Ecology and Biogeography: 28, 1204-1218. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12925

Simmons, B.I., Cirtwill, A.R., Baker, N.J., Wauchope, H.S., Dicks, L.V., Stouffer, D.J., & Sutherland, W.J. (2019) Motifs in bipartite ecological networks: uncovering indirect interactions. Oikos: 128, 154-170. 

Cirtwill, A.R., Dalla Riva, G.V., Gaiarsa, M.P., Bimler, M.D., Cagua E.F., Coux, C., & Dehling, D.M. (2018) A review of species role concepts in food webs. Food Webs: 16, e00093.

Cirtwill, A.R. & Eklöf, A. (2018) Feeding environment and other traits shape species' roles in marine food webs. Ecology Letters: 21(6), 875-884. 

Cirtwill, A.R., Roslin, T., Rasmussen, C., Olesen, J.M., & Stouffer, D.B. (2018) Between-year changes in community composition shape species' roles in an Arctic plant-pollinator network. Oikos: 127(8), 1163-1176.

Cirtwill, A.R., Poulin, R., Lagrue, C., & Stouffer, D.B. (2017) Host taxonomy constrains the properties of trophic transmission routes for parasites in lake food webs. Ecology: 98(9), 2401-2412.

Cirtwill, A.R., Stouffer, D.B., Poulin, R., & Lagrue, C. (2016) Are parasite diversity and abundance linked to individual diet range and feeding preferences in fish hosts? Parasitology: 143(1), 75-86.

Poisot, T., Cirtwill, A., Gravel, D., Fortin, M.-J., & Stouffer, D.B. (2016) The structure of probabilistic networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution: 7(3), 303-312.

Poisot, T., Gravel, D., Leroux, S., Wood, S.A., Fortin, M.-J., Baiser, B., Cirtwill, A.R., Araujo, M.B., & Stouffer, D.B. (2016) Synthetic datasets and community tools for the rapid testing of ecological hypotheses. Ecography: 39(4), 402-408.

Cirtwill, A.R. & Stouffer, D.B. (2016) Knowledge of predator-prey interactions improves predictions of immigration and extinction in island biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography: 25(7), 900-911.

Cirtwill, A.R., Stouffer, D.B., & Romanuk, T.N. (2015) Latitudinal gradients in biotic niche breadth vary across ecosystem types. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: 282(1819), 20151589. 

Cirtwill, A.R. & Stouffer, D.B. (2015) Concomitant predation interactions are highly variable but constrain the role space of parasites in food webs. Journal of Animal Ecology: 84(3), 734-744.

Stouffer, D.B., Cirtwill, A.R., & Bascompte, J. (2014) How exotic plants integrate into pollination networks. Journal of Ecology: 102(6), 1442-1450.

Selected Scholarships and Grants

2012-2016NSERC Postgraduate Student Research Awards

2012-2015University of Canterbury Graduate Scholarship

2011-2012Hugh P. Bell Scholarship (Dalhousie University)

2008-2011NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

2007-2011Millennium Foundation National Award


Education and Employment

Postdoctoral fellow Stockholm University, Sweden



Postdoctoral fellow Linköping University, Sweden



PhD – ecology University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2012-2016 Supervisor: Daniel B. Stouffer


BSc (hons) – biology and statisticsDalhousie University, Canada 

2007-2012 Supervisor: Tamara N. Romanuk

Selected Conference talks

Cirtwill, A.R. (2018) Structural variation in Baltic Sea food webs. British Ecological Society Quantitative Ecology Group, St. Andrews, Scotland.

Cirtwill, A.R. & Eklöf, A. (2018) Which traits of marine species explain the most variation in their food-web roles? Nordic Society Oikos, Trondheim, Norway.

Cirtwill, A.R. & Eklöf, A. (2017) Which traits of marine species explain the most variation in their food-web roles?. 3rd Symposium on Ecological Networks and Molecular Analysis of Trophic Interactions, Uppsala, Sweden.

Cirtwill, A.R. & Eklöf, A. (2017) Which traits of marine species explain the most variation in their food-web roles?. Ecological Society of America, Portland, U.S.A.

Cirtwill, A.R., Baker, N.J., Dalla Riva, G.V., & Stouffer, D.B. (2015) Sibling rivalry: Related plants in particular clades are much less likely to share similar pollinators or herbivores than predicted by their phylogeny. Ecological Society of America, Baltimore.

Cirtwill, A.R. & Stouffer, D.B. (2015) Including species' interactions improves the predictions of the theory of island biogeography. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Saskatoon. Invited talk.

Cirtwill, A.R. & Stouffer, D.B. (2014) Concomitant predation links have unique structural roles within food webs. Ecological Society of America, Sacramento.


Anna Eklöf

Assistant Professor, Linköping University



Jason Tylianakis 

Professor, University of Canterbury 



Daniel Stouffer

Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury


Koulutus / tieteellinen pätevyys

Biology, Statistics, BSc - honours

Myöntöpäivä: 23 toukok. 2012

Ecology, PhD, Univ Canterbury, University of Canterbury

Myöntöpäivä: 2 tammik. 2012


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