Elise Larsen (she/her/they)

Role: Research Assistant Professor
Status: Current
Current Affiliation: Georgetown University
Current Email: eal109@georgetown.edu
Start year: 2013
Interests:
Ecology, population dynamics, phenology, disturbance. I focus on how species traits mediate timing and abundance patterns. I'm broadly interested in animal responses to environmental change at the population level and how those responses vary in relation to individual and population traits. I've worked primarily with birds and butterflies. I work mostly with community science platforms reporting surveys (Pollardbase, Discover Life) and opportunistic observations (iNaturalist, eButterfly).

Publications

2022

Larsen, E. A., Belitz, M. W., Guralnick, R. P., & Ries, L. 2022. Consistent Trait-Temperature Interactions Drive Butterfly Phenology in Both Incidental and Survey Data. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-10.


Vaughn Shirey, Elise Larsen, Andra Doherty, Clifford A. Kim, Faisal T. Al-Sulaiman, Jomar D. Hinolan, Micael Gabriel A. Itliong, Mark Arcebal K. Naive, Minji Ku, Michael Belitz, Grace Jeschke, Vijay Barve, Gerardo Lamas, Akito Y. Kawahara, Robert Guralnick, Naomi E. Pierce, David J. Lohman, Leslie Ries. (2022) Butterfly Traits 1.0: A globally comprehensive dataset of butterfly traits. Scientific Data 9:382


M. Belitz, E. Larsen,V. Shirey, D. Li, and R. Guralnick. 2022. ”Phenological research based on natural history collections: practical guidelines and a Lepidopteran case study.” In Review.


2021

Belitz, M. W., Barve, V., Doby, J. R., Hantak, M. M., Larsen, E. A., Li, D., ... & Stucky, B. J. (2021). Climate drivers of adult insect activity are conditioned by life history traits. Ecology Letters, 24(12), 2687-2699.


Larsen, E.A., V. Shirey. 2021. Method matters: pitfalls in analysing phenology from occurrence records. Ecology Letters 24:1287-1289


2020

Belitz, M.W., E.A.Larsen*, L.Ries and R.P. Guralnick. 2020. The accuracy of phenology estimators for use with sparsely sampled presence-only observations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11:1273–1285


2019

Abarca, M., E.A. Larsen, and L. Ries. (2019). Heatwaves and Novel Host Consumption Increase Overwinter Mortality of an Imperiled Wetland Butterfly. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7: 193. doi: 10.3389/fevo.


2018

Abarca, M., E. Larsen, J.T. Lill, M. Weiss, E. Lind, L. Ries. 2018. Inclusion of host quality data improves predictions of herbivore phenology. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 166 (8), 648-660


2016

Thorson, J.T., J.N. Ianelli, E.A. Larsen, L. Ries, M.D. Scheuerell, C. Szuwalski, and E.F. Zipkin. 2016. Joint dynamic species distribution models: a tool for community ordination and spatio‐temporal monitoring. Global Ecology and Biogeography.