Research: Population and community ecology; freshwater ecology; herpetology
Postdoc University of Montana
Ph.D. East Carolina University, 2011
M.S. Austin Peay State University, 2005
B.A. Maryville College, 2003
Courses: Ecology, Conservation Biology, Ecology and Management of Wetlands, Management of Wildlife Populations, Evolution and Ecology
I am a wildlife ecologist with broad interests that encompass many different sub-disciplines (Freshwater ecology, behavioral ecology, Arctic ecology, and population/community ecology). My research program focuses on non-game vertebrates (primarily amphibians, reptiles, and fish) and their responses to natural and anthropogenic stressors. I use an integrative approach that couples natural observations with quantitative models and manipulative experiments. I have an inordinate fondness for ecology, salamanders, bbq (the noun, not the verb), baseball, and fly fishing.
Selected publications (see personal website for a complete list of publications):
Davenport, J.M. and B.R. Hossack. 2016. Re-evaluating geographic variation in life-history traits of a widespread Nearctic amphibian. Journal of Zoology 299:304-310.
Davenport, J.M., P.A. Seiwert, L.A. Fishback and W.B. Cash. 2016. The interactive effects of fish predation and conspecific density on survival and growth of Rana sylvatica tadpoles in a subarctic wetland. Copeia 104:639-644.
Ennen, J.R., J. M. Davenport, and K.F. Alford. 2016. Evidence for asymmetric competition among headwater stream vertebrates? Hydrobiologia 772:207-213.
Davenport, J.M., and W.H. Lowe. 2016. Does dispersal alter the strength of intraspecific competition in a stream salamander? Journal of Zoology 298:46-53.
Davenport, J.M., B.R. Hossack and W.H. Lowe. 2014. Partitioning the non-consumptive effects of predators on prey with complex life histories. Oecologia 176:149-155.
Davenport, J.M. and D.R. Chalcraft. 2012. Evaluating the effects of trophic complexity on a keystone predator by disassembling a partial intraguild predation food web. Journal of Animal Ecology 81:242-250.