Wendy and Elk Mountains, 2014

Wendy S. Brown

Bugs Unlimited, LLC
PO Box 1451
Crested Butte, CO 81224
wsbrown ª frontier. net

affiliated with
The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)

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In the Elk Mountains, September 2014

Current Projects


Peckarsky,BL; McIntosh,AR; Horn,SC; McHugh,K; Booker,DJ; Wilcox,AC; Brown,W and Alvarez,M 2014 Characterizing disturbance regimes of mountain streams. Freshwater Science 33(3) 716-730. PDF

Whiteman,HH; Wissinger,SA and Brown,WS 1996 Growth and foraging consequences of facultative paedomorphosis in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Evolutionary Ecology (10) 433-446. PDF (190 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Brown,WS and Jannot,JE 2003. Caddisfly life histories along permanence gradients in high altitude wetlands in Colorado (U.S.A.). Freshwater Biology 48(2) PDF (427 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Bohonak,A; Whiteman,HH and Brown,WS 1999 Subalpine Wetlands in Colorado. In: Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America: Ecology and Management. (Eds: Batzer,D; Rader,R; Wissinger,S) John Wiley & Sons,, 757-790. PDF (3407 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Sparks,GB; Rouse,GL; Brown,WS and Steltzer,H 1996 Intraguild predation and cannibalism among larvae of detritivorous caddisflies in subalpine wetlands. Ecology 77(8) 2421-2430. Abstract PDF (1372 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Steinmetz,J; Alexander,JS and Brown,WS. 2004. Larval cannibalism, time constraints, and adult fitness in caddisflies that inhabitat temporary wetlands. Oecologia 138: 39-47. PDF (198 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Whiteman,HH; Sparks,GB; Rouse,GL and Brown,WS 1999 Foraging trade-offs along a predator-permanence gradient in subalpine wetlands. Ecology 80(6) 2102-2116. Abstract PDF (2543 KB)

Wissinger,SA; J. Whissel,J; Eldermire,C and Brown,W 2006 Predator defense along a permanence gradient: roles of case structure, behavior, and developmental phenology in caddisflies, Oecologia, Pages 1 - 12. Abstract PDF (311 KB)

I guess you could call this skiing ;-) on the Emerald Lake snowfield, August 2011

Published Abstracts

Sutfin, NA; Rowland,JC; Fratkin,M; Stauffer,SJ; Brown,WS; Carroll,RWH; Williams,KH and Perkins,G 2017 Seasonal and annual shifts in the role of floodplains as sources and sinks of organic carbon. AGU Meeting Abstract

Wissinger, S.A., G. Sparks, G. Rouse, and W. Brown 1995. Salamander predation mediates caddisfly coexistence in subalpine wetlands. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society 12:137.

Wissinger, S.A., J. Whissel, C. Eldermire, and W. Brown. 1998. The role of caddis cases in deterring predators along a predator-permanence gradient in high-elevation wetlands. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society 15:142. Abstract