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Elizabeth Wolkovich

Associate Professor
(Tier 2) Canada Research Chair in Temporal Ecology

3041 -- 2424 Main Mall

work phone: 6048275246

I am interested in how communities assemble and dis-assemble with global change. I draw on theory from temporal community ecology with perspectives from population and ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, and climatology. Though I tend to address fundamental questions with hypotheses informed by theory and models my research generally has strong applied angles. In particular much of my work to date has examined the causes and consequences of plant invasions and the effects of climate change on the temporal assembly of plant communities.

Selected Publications

Ignacio Morales-Castilla*, Iñaki García de Cortázar-Atauri, Benjamin I Cook, Thierry Lacombe, Amber Parker, Cornelis van Leeuwen, Kimberly A Nicholas, Elizabeth M Wolkovich *Lab member -- paper led by my lab (2020). Diversity buffers winegrowing regions from climate change losses Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2864-2869
CJ Chamberlain*, BI Cook, I García de Cortázar-Atauri, EM Wolkovich *Student in my lab (2019). Rethinking false spring risk Global Change Biology 2209-2220
Simon Joly, Dan FB Flynn*, Elizabeth M Wolkovich *Postdoc in lab (2019). On the importance of accounting for intraspecific genomic relatedness in multi‐species studies Methods in Ecology & Evolution 994-1001
T Jonathan Davies, James Regetz, Elizabeth M Wolkovich, Brian J McGill (2019). Phylogenetically weighted regression: A method for modelling non‐stationarity on evolutionary trees Global Ecology and Biogeography 28 (2)
EM Wolkovich & I. Morales-Castilla* (2019). Why variety diversity is critical to winegrowings warmer future Wine & Viticulture Journal Summer Issue
EM Wolkovich (2019). The future of spring Branchlines
AK Ettinger*, I Chuine, BI Cook, JS Dukes, AM Ellison, MR Johnston, AM Panetta, CR Rollinson, Y Vitasse, EM Wolkovich (senior author) (2019). How do climate change experiments alter plot‐scale climate? Ecology Letters 22 (4)
EM Wolkovich, I García de Cortázar-Atauri, I Morales-Castilla*, KA Nicholas, T Lacombe (2018). From Pinot to Xinomavro in the worlds future wine-growing regions Nature Climate Change 8 (1)
Heather M Kharouba, Johan Ehrlén, Andrew Gelman, Kjell Bolmgren, Jenica M Allen, Steve E Travers, Elizabeth M Wolkovich (senior author) (2018). Global shifts in the phenological synchrony of species interactions over recent decades Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (2)
DFB Flynn*, EM Wolkovich (2018). Temperature and photoperiod drive spring phenology across all species in a temperate forest community New Phytologist 219 (4)
AK Ettinger*, S Gee*, EM Wolkovich (senior author) (2018). Phenological sequences: how early‐season events define those that follow American Journal of Botany 105 (10)