Rachel E. Bowes


                 Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from The University of Kansas

                 B.A. in Pre-Professional Zoology, Chemistry from Ohio Wesleyan University

Research Interests:

                 I am currently focusing on macroecological food web questions. My dissertation looks at the use and validity of current stable isotope techniques and their applications to food webs. Then I analyze how food web structure changes temporally and as a function of lateral habitat complexity in the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Recent Publications:

Bowes, R.E., and J.H. Thorp (2017). Epochal changes to river fish food webs. Ecology, In Review.

Thorp, J.H., M.D. Delong, and R.E. Bowes (2017). Trophic relations, hydrogeomorphology, and ecosystem size in a river macrosystem. Oecologia, In Review.

Bowes, R.E., B.T. Martin, E.R. Arsenault, F. deNoyelles, Jr., and J.H. Thorp (2017). Not all depths are created equal: deep water algae layers influence zoobenthos in stratified lakes. Inland Waters, In Review.

Bowes, R.E., J.H. Thorp, and D.C. Reuman (2017). Multidimensional metrics of niche space for use with diverse analytical techniques. Nature Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep41599.  

Thorp, J.H., and R.E. Bowes (2016). Carbon sources in riverine food webs — new evidence from amino acid isotopic techniques. Ecosystems, DOI: 10.1007/s10021-016-0091-y.


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