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John Drake

Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Graduate Faculty
University of Georgia
Room 133, Ecology Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602

Office: (706) 818-4452
Lab: (706) 583-5538
Fax: (706) 542-3344
email: jdrake@uga.edu

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Ph.D. - University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

  • Population dynamics
  • Epidemiology
  • Computational ecology

Research Projects

Population biology of West Nile virus in New York City; Evolutionary dynamics of avian influenza virus; Ecological niche identification and geographic range prediction for disease vectors; extinction in experimental zooplankton populations

Selected Publications

Krkošek, M. & J.M. Drake. On signals of phase transitions in salmon population dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 281:20133221. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.3221

Kramer, A.P. & J.M. Drake. 2014. Time to competitive exclusion. Ecosphere. (In press)

Drake, J.M. Ensemble algorithms for ecological niche modeling from presence back-ground and presence-only data. Ecosphere. (In press)

Drake, J.M. 2014. Tail probabilities of extinction time in a large number of experimental populations. Ecology. (In press)

Wittmann, M., C. Jerde, J. Howerth, S. Maher, A. Deines, G. Whitledge, S. Burbank, W. Chadderton, A. Mahon, J. Tyson, C. Gantz, R. Keller, J.M. Drake, & D.M. Lodge. 2014. Re-evaluating the invasion risk of a biological control agent (grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella): Reducing ecological uncertainty with improved risk assessment in the Great Lakes basin. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences. (In press)

Brown, V.L., Drake, J.M., Stallknecht, D.E., Brown, J.D., H. Barton, Pedersen, K. & Rohani, P. 2014. Neutrality, cross-immunity and subtype dominance in avian influenza viruses. PLoS ONE 9:388817. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0088817

Dallas, T., & J.M. Drake. 2014. Nitrate enrichment alters a Daphnia-microparasite interaction through multiple pathways. Ecology & Evolution 4:243-250. http://dx. doi.org/10.1002/ece3.925

Barton, H., P. Rohani, D. Stallknecht, J. Brown & J.M. Drake. 2014. Subtype diversity and reassortment potential for co-circulating avian influenza viruses at a diversity hot spot. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:566-575. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365- 2656.12167

Kramer, A.P., F. Dobbs, & J.M. Drake. 2013. Bacterial colonization and extinction on marine aggregates: stochastic model of species presence and abundance. Ecology & Evolution 3:4300-4309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.789

Drake, J.M., & B.D. Griffen. 2013. Experimental demonstration of accelerated extinction time in source-sink metapopulations. Ecology & Evolution 3:3369-3378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.713

Drake, J.M. 2013. Early warning signals of stochastic switching. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 280:20130686. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012. 0686

Drake, J.M., A. N. Hassan, & J.C. Beier. 2013. A statistical model of Rift Valley fever activity in Egypt. Journal of Vector Ecology 38:251-259. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1948-7134.2013.12038.x

O'Regan, S.M. & J.M. Drake. 2013. Theory of early warning signals of disease emergence and leading indicators of elimination. Theoretical Ecology 6:333-357. Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Brady, O.J., Messina, J.P., Farlow, A.W., Moyes, C.L., Drake, J.M., Brownstein, J.S., Hoen, A.G., Sankoh, O., Myers, M.F., George, D.B., Jaenisch, T., Wint, G.R.W., Simmons, C.P., Scott, T.W., Farrar, J.J., and Hay, S.I. 2013. The global distribution and burden of dengue. Nature 496:504-507.

Robinson, J.R., J.P. Wares & J.M. Drake. 2013. Extinction hazards in experimental Daphnia magna populations: effects of genotype diversity and environmental variation. Ecology & Evolution 3(2):233-243.

Brown, V.L., J.M. Drake, D.E. Stallknecht, J.D. Brown, K. Pedersen, & P. Rohani. 2013. Dissecting a wildlife disease hotspot: the impact of multiple host species, environmental transmission and seasonality in migration, breeding and mortality. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10(79):20120804.

Maher, S.P., A.M. Kramer, J.T. Pulliam, M.A. Zokan, S.E. Bowden, H.D. Barton, K. Magori, & J.M. Drake. 2012. Spread of white-nose syndrome on a network regulated by geography and climate. Nature Communications 3:1306.

Schmidt, J.P., P. Stephens, & J.M. Drake. 2012. Two sides of the same coin? Rare and invasive plants native to North America. Ecological Applications 22:1512-1525. Available online: doi:10.1890/11-1915.1

Schmidt, J.P., M. Springborn, & J.M. Drake. 2012. Bioeconomic forecasting of invasive species by ecological syndrome. Ecosphere 3:art46. http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1890/ES12-00055.1

Drake, J.M. & A.M. Kramer. 2012. Mechanistic analogy: How microcosms explain nature. Theoretical Ecology 5:433-444. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s12080- 011-0134-

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