Ph.D. Oregon State University, 2007
Research in my laboratory focuses on basic concepts in ecology, yet includes a strong applied component to inform marine conservation and management efforts. Overarching efforts seek to estimate the abundance of marine organisms and examine the ecological processes that drive population and community dynamics. Our questions are often framed to evaluate the effects of human activities, such as fishing and coastal development, on ecological systems. Therefore, much of our research is field-intensive and involves both experimental and large-scale observational approaches. However, we also incorporate an extensive laboratory component through mesocosm experiments and use of stable isotope analyses. Moreover, we explore large datasets, using multivariate statistics and GIS to reveal broad-scale ecological patterns that may be further explored through focused regional field studies.
Stallings, C.D., F.C. Coleman, C.C. Koenig, and D.A.Markiewicz. 2010. Energy allocation in juveniles of a warm-temperate reef fish. Environmental Biology of Fishes 88: 389-398.
Stallings, C.D., 2010. Experimental test of preference by a predatory fish for prey at different densities. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 389: 1-5.
Christie, M.R., D.J. Johnson, Stallings, C.D., and M.A. Hixon. 2010. Self recruitment and sweepstakes reproduction amid extensive gene flow in a coral-reef fish. Molecular Ecology 19: 1042-1057.
Stallings, C.D. 2009. Fishery-independent data reveal negative effect of human population density on Caribbean predatory fish communities. PLoS One 4(5): e5333.
Stallings, C.D. 2009. Predator identity and recruitment of coral-reef fishes: an indirect effect of fishing? Marine Ecology Progress Series 383: 251-259.
Stallings, C.D. 2008. Indirect effects of an exploited predator on recruitment of coral-reef fishes. Ecology 89: 2090-2095.