Amy Briggs

Ph.D. Ecology
Major Advisor: Craig Osenberg

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M.S., California State University, Northridge;

B.S., Stanford University

Research Interests
  • Population Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Organismal Ecology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Terrestrial Ecology
Selected Publications

AA Briggs, CW Osenberg (2019) Spatial aggregation of aquatic habitats affects oviposition patterns in Aedes mosquitoes. Oecologia. doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04448-3.

AA Briggs, RC Carpenter (2019) Contrasting responses of photosynthesis and photochemical efficiency to ocean acidification under different light environments in a calcifying alga. Scientific Reports, 9(1): 3986. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40620-8.

Goldberg, GE, TK Raab, P De Salle, AA Briggs, RB Dunbar, F Millero, R Woosley, HS Young, F Micheli, DJ McCauley (2019) Chemistry of the consumption and the excretion of the bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum), a coral reef mega-consumer. Coral Reefs. doi:10.1007/s00338-019-01781-0.

CL Wood, JK Baum, SM Walsh, R Trebilco, S Sandin, B Zgliczynski, AA Briggs, F Micheli (2015) Productivity and fishing pressure drive variability in fish parasite assemblages of the Line Islands, central equatorial Pacific. Ecology, 96(5): 1383-1398.

AA Briggs, HS Young, DJ McCauley, SA Hathaway, R Dirzo, RN Fisher (2012) Effects of spatial subsidies and habitat structure on the foraging ecology and size of geckos. PLoS ONE 7(8): e41364

HS Young, T Raab, DJ McCauley, AA Briggs, R Dirzo (2010) The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, impacts forest composition and soil characteristics on Palmyra Atoll, Central Pacific. Journal of Vegetation Science. 21: 1058-1068.