Department of Biology
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
(505) 277-6270 (Office)
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1987–1994: Ph.D. (Ecology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Major advisor: Peter S. White. Thesis: Ecology and Biogeography of Isolated Habitats: Fens and Algific Talus Slopes in Northeastern Iowa.

1983–1987: B.A. (Biology), Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Major advisor: Paula Sanchini. Senior Honors Thesis: Ecological and Floristic Analysis of the 30th Street Woods, Linn County, Iowa.


2013-present: Editorial Board, Malacologia

2011-present: Editor for Pulmonate Gastropods, Zootaxa

2009-present: Associate Editor, Journal of Molluscan Studies

2005-present: Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of New Mexico

2000–2004: Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

1994-2000: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

C. PRODUCTS: As of April 29, 2017 my 75 published peer-reviewed works have generated 4957 citations with an H-index=26, a G-index=70, and an Age-Weighted Citation Rate=406.6

MOST CITED PUBLICATIONS [number of citations]

(As Lead Author):

Nekola, J.C. & P.S. White. 1999. Distance decay of similarity in biogeography and ecologyJournal of Biogeography 26:867-878. [1012]

Nekola, J.C. 1999. Paleorefugia and neorefugia: the influence of colonization history on community pattern and processEcology 80: 2459-2473. [118]

Nekola, J.C. & J.H. Brown. 2007. The wealth of species: ecological communities, complex systems, and the legacy of Frank PrestonEcology Letters 10:188-196. [98]

Nekola, J.C. & T.A. Smith. 1999. Terrestrial gastropod richness patterns in Wisconsin carbonate cliff communitiesMalacologia 41:253-269. [53]

Nekola, J.C. 2004. Vascular plant composition gradients within and between Iowa fensJournal of Vegetation Science 15:771-780. [52]

Nekola, J.C. 2003. Large-scale terrestrial gastropod community composition patterns in the Great Lakes region of North AmericaDiversity and Distribution 9:55-71. [46]

Nekola, J.C. 2002. Effects of fire management on the richness and abundance of central North American grassland land snail faunas. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 25:53-66. [46]

Nekola, J.C., B.F. Coles & U. Bergthorsson. 2009. Evolutionary pattern and process in the Vertigo gouldii (Mollusca: Pulmonata, Pupillidae) group of minute North American land snails. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53:1010-1024. [38]

Nekola, J.C., C.D. Allen, J.H. Brown, J.R. Burger, A.D. Davidson, T.S. Fristoe, M.J. Hamilton, S.T. Hammond, A. Kodric-Brown, N. Mercado-Silva & J.G. Okie. 2013. The Malthusian-Darwinian dynamic and the trajectory of civilization. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28:127-130. [36]

Nekola, J.C. 2005. Latitudinal richness, evenness, and shell size gradients in eastern North American land snail communitiesRecords of the Western Australian Museum. Supplement 68:39-51. [36]

Nekola, J.C. 1999. Terrestrial gastropod richness of carbonate cliff and associated habitats in the Great Lakes region of North AmericaMalacologia 41:231-252. [36]

Nekola, J.C. & B.F. Coles. 2010. Pupillid land snails of eastern North America. American Malacological Bulletin 28:29-57. [Color version (~9.25 mb)] [34]

Nekola, J.C. 2010. Acidophilic terrestrial gastropod communities of North America. Journal of Molluscan Studies 76:144-156. [28]

(As Secondary Author):

Smith, V.H., G.D. Tilman & J.C. Nekola. 1999. Eutrophication impacts of excess nutrient inputs on fresh water, marine, and terrestrial ecosystemsEnvironmental Pollution 100:179-196. [1925]

Bossenbroek, J.M., C.E. Kraft & J.C. Nekola. 2001. Prediction of long-distance dispersal using gravity models: Zebra Mussel invasion of inland lakesEcological Applications 11:1178-1788. [219]

Brown, J.H., W.R. Burnside, A.D. Davidson, J.P. DeLong, W.C. Dunn, M.J. Hamilton, J.C. Nekola, J.G. Okie, N. Mercado-Silva, W.H. Woodruff & W. Zuo. 2011. Energetic Limits to Economic Growth. Bioscience 61:19-26. [162]

Moses, M.E., C. Hou, W.H. Woodruff, G.B. West, J.C. Nekola, W. Zuo & J.H. Brown. 2008. A General Model of Ontogenetic Growth II: Estimating Model Parameters from Theory and DataThe American Naturalist 171: 632-645. [93]

Burger, J.R., J.H. Brown, C.D. Allen,, W.R. Burnside, A.D. Davidson, T.S. Fristoe, M.J. Hamilton, N. Mercado-Silva, J.C. Nekola, J.G. Okie & W. Zuo. 2012. The Macroecology of Sustainability. PLoS Biology 10:e1001345. [82]

Pigati, J.S., J.A. Rech & J.C. Nekola. 2010. Radiocarbon dating of small terrestrial gastropod shells in North America. Quaternary Geochronology 5:519-532. [79]

Kraft, C.E., P.J. Sullivan, A.Y. Karatayev, L.E. Burlakova, J.C. Nekola, L.E. Johnson & D.K. Padilla. 2002. Landscape patterns of an aquatic invader: assessing dispersal extent from spatial distributionsEcological Applications 12:749-759. [68]

McGill, B.J. & J.C. Nekola. 2010. Mechanisms in macroecology: AWOL or purloined letter? Towards a pragmatic view of mechanism. Oikos 119:591-603. [53]

Horsák, M., M. Hájek, D. Spitale, P. Hájková, D. Díte & J.C. Nekola. 2012. The age of island-like habitats impacts habitat specialist species richness. Ecology 93:1106-1114. [41]

Larson, D.W., U. Mattes-Sears, J.A. Gerrath, J.M. Gerrath, J.C. Nekola, G.L. Walker, S. Porembski, A. Charlton & N.W.K. Larson. 1999. Ancient stunted forests on cliffsNature 398:382-383. [39]


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