Jeffrey C. Nekola - Biosketch

Department of Biology

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

(505) 277-6270  (Office)

(505) 277-0304  (Fax)


1994: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in Ecology
1987: B.A. (suma cum laude) Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in Biology

2013- Editorial Board, Malacologia
2011- Editor for Pulmonate Gastropods, Zootaxa
2009- Assistant Editor, Journal of Molluscan Studies
2005- Adjunct Associate Professor, University of New Mexico
2000-2004 Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
1994-2000 Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

C. PRODUCTS: 73 Peer-Reviewed Publications and 1 book for an H-index of 25 (as of July 8, 2016)

MOST CITED PUBLICATONS [number of citations on July 9, 2016]:  

Bossenbroek, J.M., C.E. Kraft & J.C. Nekola.  2001.  Prediction of long-distance dispersal using gravity models:  Zebra Mussel invasion of inland lakes.  Ecological Applications.  11:1178-1788. [202]

Horsák, M., M. Hájek, D. Spitale, P. Hájková, D. Díte & J.C. Nekola. 2012. The age of island-like habitats impacts habitat specialist species richness. Ecology. 93:1106-1114. [36]

McGill, B. & J.C. Nekola. 2010. Mechanisms in macroecology: AWOL or purloined letter? Towards a pragmatic view of mechanism. Oikos. 119:591-603. [47]

McMillan, M., J.C. Nekola & D.W. Larson.  2003.  Impact of recreational rock climbing on land snail communities of the Niagara Escarpment, southern Ontario, Canada.  Conservation Biology.  17:616-621. [35]

Nekola, J.C.  2005.  Latitudinal richness, evenness, and shell size gradients in eastern North American land snail communities.  Records of the Western Australian Museum.  Supplement 68:39-51.  [32]

Nekola, J.C.  2004. Vascular plant composition gradients within and between Iowa fens.  Journal of Vegetation Science.  15:771-780. [50]

Nekola, J.C.  2003.  Large-scale terrestrial gastropod community composition patterns in the Great Lakes region of North America.  Diversity and Distribution.  9:55-71. [41]

Nekola, J.C.  2002.  Effects of fire management on the richness and abundance of central North American grassland land snail faunas.  Animal Biodiversity and Conservation.  25:53-66. [42]

Nekola, J.C.  1999.  Paleorefugia and neorefugia:  the influence of colonization history on community pattern and process.   Ecology.  80:  2459-2473. [102]

Nekola, J.C., C.D. Allen, J.H. Brown, J.R. Burger, A.D. Davidson, T.S. Fristoe, M.J. Hamilton, S.T. Hammond, A. Kodric-Brown, N. Mercado-Silva & J.G. Okie. 2013. The Malthusian-Darwinian dynamic and the trajectory of civilization. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 28:127-130. [27]

Nekola, J.C. & J.H. Brown.  2007. The wealth of species:  ecological communities, complex systems, and the legacy of Frank Preston.  Ecology Letters. 10:188-196. [91]

Nekola, J.C. & B.F. Coles. 2010. Pupillid land snails of eastern North America. American Malacological Bulletin. 28:29-57. [Click here for color version -- ~9.25 mb] [30]

Nekola, J.C., B.F. Coles & U. Bergthorsson. 2009. Evolutionary pattern and process in the Vertigo gouldii (Mollusca: Pulmonata, Pupillidae) group of minute North American land snails. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 53:1010-1024. [37]

Nekola, J.C. & T.A. Smith.  1999.  Terrestrial gastropod richness patterns in Wisconsin carbonate cliff communities.  Malacologia.  41:253-269. [49]

Nekola, J.C. & P.S. White.  1999.  Distance decay of similarity in biogeography and ecology.  Journal of Biogeography.  26:867-878. [889]

Pigati, J.S., J.A. Rech & J.C. Nekola. 2010. Radiocarbon dating of small terrestrial gastropod shells in North America. Quaternary Geochronology. 5:519-532. [64]

Smith, V.H., G.D. Tilman & J.C. Nekola.  1999.  Eutrophication impacts of excess nutrient inputs on fresh water, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.  Environmental Pollution.  100: 179-196. [1666]




Nekola, J.C. & B.F. Coles. 2016. Supraspecific taxonomy in the Vertiginidae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora). Journal of Molluscan Studies. 82:208-212.

Nekola, J.C., B.F. Coles & M. Horsák. 2015. Species assignment in Pupilla (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Pupillidae): integration of DNA-sequence data and conchology. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81:196-216.

Nekola, J.C. 2014. Overview of the North American terrestrial gastropod fauna. American Malacological Bulletin. 32:225-235

Nekola, J.C. 2014. North American terrestrial gastropods through either end of a spyglass. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 80:238-248.

Nekola, J.C. & B. McGill. 2014. Scale dependency in the functional form of the distance decay relationship. Ecography. 37:309-320.

Nekola, J.C. 2013. Biodiversity refuges. Pages 141-148 in: MacLeod, N., D.J. Archibald & P. Levin (eds), Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction. Gale Publishing, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

i. Volumes Edited
Cameron, R.A.D., J.C. Nekola, P. M. Pokryszko & F.E. Wells. 2005. Pattern and process in land mollusc diversity.  Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement #68.

ii. Symposia Organized
Pattern and process in global land snail biodiversity. World Congress of Malacology, July 11-16, 2004, Perth, Australia (co-organized with R.A.D. Cameron and B.M. Pokryszko).
The role of extent in ecological pattern and process. ESA Meeting, August 6-10, 2001, Madison, Wisconsin (coorganized with Helene Wagner).

iii. Examples of Review Service
Acta Oecologica (2015), American Malacological Bulletin (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013), American Naturalist (1998, 2010), Applied Entomology & Zoology (2016), Applied Soil Ecology (2015), Applied Vegetation Science (2004, 2010), Belgian Journal of Zoology (2016), Biodiversity & Conservation (2008, 2013, 2014), Biological Invasions (2013, 2015, 2016), Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society (2007, 2012, 2014, 2016), Biological Reviews (2013, 2014), Biology Letters (2014),Conservation Biology (2004, 2007), Czech Science Foundation (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), Diversity and Distributions (2008), Ecography (2002, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011), Ecological Applications (2007, 2008, 2010), Ecological Modelling (2013), Ecology (1998, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015), Ecology Letters (2013), Ecoscience (2001), Flora (2014), Folia Malacologia (2016), Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2002, 2004), Global Ecology and Biogeography (2007, 2010, 2011), Invertebrate Biology (2015, 2016), Journal of Biogeography (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015), Journal of Molluscan Studies (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013), Journal of Vegetation Science (1996, 2001, 2002, 2006), Malacologia (2009, 2011, 2014, 2015), Molecular Ecology (2010), Oecologia (2008, 2011), Oikos (2007), Physica A (2011), Population Ecology (2014), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (2008, 2010, 2011), Proceedings of the Royal Academy B (2014), Science (2015), The Nautilus (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015), Urban Ecosystems (2014), Urban Forestry & Urban Greening (2015), ZooKeys (2015)

i. Collaborators
Allen, C.D. (USGS - Ft. Collins); Barker, G.M. (Landcare Research); Bergthorsson, U. (U New Mexico); Brown,            J.H. (U New Mexico); Burger, J.R. (U New Mexico); Burnside, W.R. (NSEnC); Bright, J.E. (Northern Arizona University); Cameron, R.A.D. (U Sheffield); Chang, M. (U New Mexico); Chiba, S. (Tohoku University); Coles, B.F. (National Museum of Wales); Dite, D. (Masaryk University); Drost, C. (USGS – Flagstaff); Fristoe, T.S. (U New Mexico); Grimley, D.A. (Illinois Geological Survey); Hajek, M. (Masaryk University); Hajkova, P.S. (Masaryk University); Hamilton, M.J. (Santa Fe Institute); Hammond, S.T. (U Oregon); Horsak, M. (Masaryk University); Hotopp, K.P. (Appalachian Conservation Biology); Kodric-Brown, A. (U New Mexico); Lehmann, S.B. (Miami University); Mahan, S.A. (USGS – Denver); McGill, B. (U Maine); McClain, C.R. (NESCent); McGeehin, J.P. (USGS – Reston); McGimpsey, C.N. (Miami University); Mercado-Silva, N. (U Arizona); Miller, D.M. (USGS - Menlo Park); Moses, M.E. (U New Mexico); Muhs, D.R. (USGS – Denver); Okie, J.G. (Arizona State University); Nemcova, L. (Purkinje University); Paces, J.B. (USGS – Denver); Padilla, D.K. (SUNY - Stony Brook); Pearce, T.A. (Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh); Pigati, J. (USGS – Denver); Pokryszko, B.M. (Wroclaw University); Rakovan, M.T. (Miami University); Rech, J. (Miami University); Rosenberg, G. (Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia); Ruzicka, V. (Czech Academy of Science); Sizling, A. (Charles University); Slapcinsky, J. (Florida Museum of Natural History); Smilauer, P. (University of South Bohemia); Spitale, D. (Museo delle Scienze, Trento); Stanisic, J. (Queensland Museum); Storch, D. (Charles University); West, G.B. (Santa Fe Institute); Wiles, G.C. (Miami University)

ii. Graduate Students
M. Barthel; J.M. Bossenbroek; A. Opiola

iii. Graduate advisor
Ph.D.: P.S. White

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