Kerry Yurewicz

Kerry L. YurewiczKerry Yurewicz
Associate Professor of Ecology
Department Chair, Biological Science
Graduate Program Advisor for Biology

Phone: (603) 535-3197


Kerry Yurewicz is a community ecologist interested in how species interactions affect the performance of individuals and shape patterns of abundance and diversity in nature. She has also studied the ecology of body size and its consequences to populations and communities. Most of her work on these topics has been in freshwater systems on amphibians and invertebrates, using approaches ranging from laboratory experiments on animal behavior to long-term surveys of natural habitats. Kerry joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 2004.

Degrees and Education
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame
  • PhD, Biology, University of Michigan
  • BS, Biology, University of Michigan

Research Interests
  • Community ecology
  • Animal behavior
  • Freshwater biomonitoring

Selected Publications
  • Hoverman, J. T., C. J. Davis, E. E. Werner, D. K. Skelly, R. A. Relyea, and K. L. Yurewicz. 2011. Environmental gradients and the structure of freshwater snail communities. Ecography 34: 1049-1058
  • Werner, E. E., R. A. Relyea, K. L. Yurewicz, D. K. Skelly, and C. J. Davis. 2009. Comparative landscape dynamics of two anuran species: climate-driven interaction of local and regional processes. Ecological Monographs 79: 503-521
  • McCauley, S. J., C. J. Davis, R. A. Relyea, K. L. Yurewicz, D. K. Skelly, and E. E. Werner. 2008. Metacommunity patterns in larval odonates. Oecologia 158: 329-342
  • Werner, E. E., K. L. Yurewicz, D. K. Skelly, and R. A. Relyea. 2007. Turnover in an amphibian metacommunity: the role of local and regional factors. Oikos 116: 1713-1725
  • Yurewicz, K. L. 2004. A growth/mortality trade-off in larval salamanders and the coexistence of intraguild predators and prey. Oecologia 138: 102-111

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