Title: Assistant Professor
Research area: Ecosystem Ecology
Office location: FH 377
Laboratory Location: FH 341
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Phone: 575-646-5970
Lab Phone: 575-646-2934
Lab Webpage: http://biology-web.nmsu.edu/throop
Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook
B.A., Carleton College
BIOL 301 Principles of Ecology
BIOL 408 Ecology of Plants
BIOL 568 Ecosystem Ecology
I am broadly interested in understanding how plants respond to environmental variability and influence ecosystem processes. In particular, my research explores the patterns by which plants respond to environmental variation and the patterns and mechanisms by which individual plants affect ecosystem-level processes. I am especially interested in understanding how these organism-ecosystem links are affected by abiotic and biotic perturbations (e.g. changes in nutrient availability, herbivory, and land management). I address these questions through research that integrates manipulative field experiments with modeling techniques. My experimental approach spans a broad a range of techniques, from the physiological level to the ecosystem level, allowing me to explore links among different levels of ecological organization.
and S. Archer. 2007. Interrelationships among shrub
encroachment, land management and leaf litter decomposition in a
semi-desert grassland. Ecological Applications in press.
- Throop, H.L. 2005. Nitrogen deposition and herbivory
affect biomass production and allocation in annual plant. Oikos
- Fay, P.A. and H.L. Throop. 2005. Branching in
Silphium integrifolium (Asteraceae) with meristem damage and
competition. American Journal of Botany 92:954-959.
- Funk, J.L., C.G. Jones, D.W. Gray, H.L. Throop, L.A. Hyatt, and
M. T. Lerdau. 2005. Variation in isoprene emission from
Quercus rubra: sources, causes, and consequences for estimating
fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research 110(D4), D04301.
- Throop, H.L., E.A. Holland, W.J. Parton, D.S. Ojima, and C.A.
Keough. 2004. Effects of nitrogen deposition and herbivory
on ecosystem-level carbon and nitrogen dynamics: results from the
CENTURY model. Globval Change Biology 10:1092-1105.
- Throop, H.L. and M.T. Lerdau. 2004. Effects of
nitrogen deposition on insect herbivory: implications for
community and ecosystem processes. Ecosystems 7:109-133.
- Lerdau, M. and H.L. Throop. 2000. Sources of
variability in isoprene emission and photosynthesis in tropical tree
species. Biotropica 32:670-676.
- Lerdau, M. and H.L. Throop. 1999. Isoprene emission
and photosynthesis in a tropical wet forest canopy: implications
for model development. Ecological Applications 9:1109-1117.
- Throop, H.L. and P.A. Fay. 1999. Effects of fire,
browsers, and gallers on New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus herbaceous) growth
and reproduction. American Midland Naturalist 141:51-58.
- Hinman, K.E., H.L. Throop, K.L. Adams, A.J. Dake, K. McLauchlan, and M.J. McKone. 1997. Predation by free-ranging birds on partial coral snake mimics: the importance of ring width and color. Evolution 51:1011-1014.