Power Lab: Food Web Research

Curriculum Vitae

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Professor, Integrative Biology
Faculty Manager, Angelo Coast Range Reserve

Department of Integrative Biology
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 643-7776


B.A., Brown University (Biology), Providence, Rhode Island, 1971
M.S., Boston University Marine Program (Biology), Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1974
PhD., University of Washington (Zoology), Seattle, Washington, Dec. 1981 "The grazing ecology of armored catfish in a Panamanian stream"

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, and Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 1987-1992

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 1992 - 1996

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 1996 - present

Faculty Manager, Angelo Coast Range Reserve, 1989 - present

Chair, Aquatic Ecology Section, Ecological Society of America, 1995-1997

Chair, University-Wide Natural Reserve System Advisory Committee, 1995-1998

Peer Advisory Board, Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, N.Y., 1996-1999

Scientific Advisory Board, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 1996-1998

Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center Peer Review Panel 1998-1999

Group leader, Presidential Advisory Commission on Western Water Policy, 1997

Board of Directors, The Nature Conservancy, California, 1997-present

Science Advisor to the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center and the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program 2000-2001

Director, California Biodiversity Center, 2001-present

NOAA-Fisheries Salmon Recovery Science Advisory Panel, 2004-present

Board of Reviewing Editors, Science Magazine, 2005-2009

Participant, Vatican Conference on Water and the Environment, November 2005

International Science Advisory Committee, Alberta Ingenuity Center for Water Research 2006-present




Sigma Xi, 1971

Phi Beta Kappa, 1971

B.A., magna cum laude 1971

Summer student fellowships, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1972, 1973

Nobel Summer Fellowship, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1976

Walter Rathbone Bacon Fellowship for Field Biology, Smithsonian Institution, 1978-80

Jasper Loftus-Hills Prize for Young Investigators, from the American Society of Naturalists, 1985

Guggenheim Fellowship, awarded 1994

Miller Institute for Basic Research Professor, Spring 2002

John and Margaret Gompertz Chair in Integrative Biology, 2002-2007

Kempe Award for Distinguished Ecologists 2004 from Umea University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Science

G. Evelyn Hutchinson Medal, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2005

American Society of Naturalists:  President Elect 2004-2005, President 2005-2006, Past President 2006-2007.

Ecological Society of America:  President Elect 2008-2009, President 2009-2010, Past President 2010-2011

Fellow, California Academy of Sciences (elected 2005)

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 2007)

Visiting Distinguished Research Professorship, LEREC, Umea University, Sweden (2010)

Honorary Doctorate, Umea University, October 2011

National Academy of Science, elected Fellow May 2012



National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement award 1978-80

National Science Foundation award (Ecology panel), 1983-85:  "Multi-level effects of an algae-grazing minnow (Campostoma anomalum) on north temperate streams (with Drs. W.J. Matthews and A.J. Stewart, Univ. Oklahoma

National Science Foundation supplementary award (Ecology panel), 1983-85: "Predators and algae-grazing minnows in north temperate streams:  Does the kind of predator matter?"  (with Drs. Matthews, Stewart, and R. Cashner)

National Science Foundation Visiting Professorship for Women, 1986-1988:  "The role of primary consumers in structuring communities of northern Californian streams

Junior Faculty Award, University of California, Berkeley, 1988

Water Resources Center (California) Award:  1988-90:  "Seasonal and hydrologic controls of algal blooms in northern California rivers." 

National Science Foundation award (Ecology panel), 1991-1993:  "Productivity, plant biomass, and trophic interactions in rivers." 

National Science Foundation award (Conservation Biology panel), 1991-1993:  "Food web analysis of biodiversity:  Application to algal-based river systems." 

National Science Foundation award (Ecology panel) (1994-1996):  "Disturbance and the structure of river food webs"  (with J.T. Wootton and M.S. Parker)

Water Resources Center (California) Award:  1993-1995. Effects of stream flow regulation and reduction of scouring floods on trophic transfer of biomass to fish in northern California rivers.

National Science Foundation award (Ecology panel) (1997-2000):  "Consequences of trophic exchange between rivers and watersheds"

Water Resources Center (California) Award:  2000-2002. Bed texture, food web structure, and juvenile   salmonid rearing in North Coast California rivers.

Water Resources Center (California) Award:  2002-2004.  Upstream and upslope translocation of river-borne materials by aquatic and riparian organisms:  Contrasts in spatial fluxes along mainstems and at tributary confluences

National Science Foundation Integrated Research Challenges in BioComplexity: 2002-2006  Analysis of factors determining the ecological function and resilience of microbial communities (PI Jill Banfield, EPS, ESPM, UCB;  co-PIs Mary Power, IB, UCB;   Wayne Getz ESPM, UCB; Phil Hugenholz EPS, ESPM, UCB; Jo Handelsman (U. Wisconsin), Paul Richardson, Joint Genomics Institute).

National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center award (2002-2007 and (renewal) 2007-2012):  National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics (Gary Parker, U. Minn, PI)--subaward to M.E. Power

CALFED (2002-2004): The influence of flood regimes, vegetative and geomorphic structures on links between aquatic and terrestrial systems:  Applications to CalFed restoration and watershed monitoring.

National Science Foundation (Biological Field Stations and Marine Labs) (2001-2006):  FSML:  Research and facilities planning for the Angelo Coast Range Reserve

National Science Foundation (2006-2009): RUI: Coupling consumer-resource interactions and nutrient spiraling in a stream network.  John Schade, St. Olaf’s College, PI.

California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Group (2008-2010): Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog Conservation in Relation to Physical Habitat and Temperature. Mary Power, Sarah Kupferberg, and Alessandro Catenazzi, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Interests

            Community ecology, grazing, freshwater and watershed ecology, food webs, landscape controls on ecosystems, Earth stewardship


1. Power, M.E. and J.H. Todd.  1976.  Effects of increasing temperature on social behavior in territorial groups of pumpkinseed sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus.  Environ. Pollut. 10:  217-223.

2. Moodie, G.E.E. and M. Power.  1982.  The reproductive biology of an armored catfish, Loricaria uracantha, from Central America.  Environ. Biol. Fish. 7:  143-148.

3.  Power, M.E.  1983.  Grazing responses of tropical freshwater fishes to different scales of variation in their food.  Environ. Biol. Fish. 9:  103-115.

4. Power, M.E. and W.J. Matthews.  1983.  Algae-grazing minnows (Campostoma anomalum), piscivorous bass (Micropterus spp.) and the distribution of attached algae in a small prairie-margin stream.  Oecologia 60:  328-332.

5. Power, M.E.  1984.  The importance of sediment in the feeding ecology and social interactions of an armored catfish, Ancistrus spinosus.  Environ. Biol. Fish. 10:  173-181.

6.  Power, M.E.  1984.  Habitat quality and the distribution of algae-grazing catfish in a Panamanian stream.  J. Anim. Ecol. 53:  357-374.

7. Power, M.E.  1984.  Depth distributions of armored catfish:  Predator-induced resource avoidance?  Ecology 65:  523-528

8.  Power, M.E., W.J. Matthews and A.J. Stewart. 1985. Grazing minnows, piscivorous bass and stream algae: Dynamics of a strong interaction. Ecology 66: 1448-1456.

9.  Matthews, W.J., M.E. Power, and A.J. Stewart.  1986.  Depth distributions of Campostoma grazing scars in an Ozark stream.  Environ. Biol. Fish. 17:  291-297.

10. Power, M.E. and A.J. Stewart.  1987.  Disturbance and recovery of an algal assemblage following flooding in an Oklahoma stream.  Amer. Midl. Nat. 117:  333-345

11. Power, M.E.  1987.  Predator avoidance by grazing fishes in temperate and tropical streams:  Importance of stream depth and prey size.  pp. 333-351 in Kerfoot, W.C. and A. Sih. (eds.)  Predation:  Direct and indirect impacts in aquatic communities.  Univ. Press of New England, Dartmouth, N.H.

12. Matthews, W.J., A.J. Stewart and M.E. Power.  1988.  Grazing fishes as components of North American stream ecosystems:  effects of Campostoma anomalum.  pp. 128-135 in W.J. Matthews and D.C. Heins (eds.)  Ecology of North American stream fishes.  Univ. Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK.

13. Power, M.E., A.J. Stewart and W.J. Matthews.  1988.  Grazer control of attached algae in an Ozark Mountain stream:  Effects of short-term exclusion.  Ecology 69:  1894-1989.

14. Power, M.E., R.J. Stout, C.E. Cushing, P.P. Harper, F.R. Hauer, W.J. Matthews, P.B. Moyle, B. Statzner, and I.R. Wais de Badgen. 1988. Biotic and abiotic controls in river and stream communities. J. North Amer. Benthol. Soc. 7: 456-479.

15. Feminella, J.W., M.E. Power, and V.H. Resh.  1989.  Periphyton responses to grazing invertebrates and riparian canopy in three Northern California coastal streams.  Freshw. Biol. 22:445-487.

16. Power, M.E., T.L. Dudley and S.D. Cooper.  1989.  Grazing catfish, fishing birds, and attached algae in a Panamanian stream.  Environ. Biol. Fishes 26: 285-295. 17. Power, M. E. 1990. Effects of fish in river food webs. Science 250: 411-415.

17.  Power, M.E.  1990.  Effects of fish in river food webs.  Science 250:  411-415.

18. Power, M.E.  1990.  Benthic turfs vs. floating mats of algae in river food webs.  Oikos 58:67-79.

19. Power, M.E.  1990.  Indirect effects of grazers at low population density: armored catfish, algae, and sediment.  Ecology 71:897-904.

20. Power, M.E.  1991.  Shifts in the effects of tuft-weaving midges on filamentous green algae.  Amer. Midl. Nat. 125:275-285.

21. Brimhall, G.H., O.A. Chadwick, C.J. Lewis, W. Compston, I.S. Williams, K.J. Danti, W.E. Dietrich, M.E. Power, D. Hendricks, and J. Bratt.  1992.  Deformational mass transport and invasive processes in soil evolution.  Science 255:  695-702.

22. Power, M.E. 1992.  Hydrologic and trophic controls of seasonal algal blooms in northern California rivers.  Archivs fur Hydrobiologie 125:  385-410.

23. Power, M. E., J. C. Marks and M. S. Parker. 1992. Variation in the vulnerability of prey to different predators: Community-level consequences. Ecology 73: 2218-2223.

24. Power, M. E. 1992. Top down and bottom up forces in food webs: do plants have primacy? Ecology 73: 733-746.

25. Power, M. E. 1992. Habitat heterogeneity and the functional significance of fish in river food webs. Ecology 73: 1675-1688.

26. Wootton, J.T. and M.E. Power. 1993. Productivity, consumers, and the structure of a river food chain. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 90: 1384-1387.

27. Matthews, W.J., B.C. Harvey and M.E. Power.  1994.  Spatial and temporal patterns in the fish assemblages of individual pools in a midwestern stream (USA).  Environmental Biology of Fishes 39:  381-397.

28. Kupferberg, S.J., J.C. Marks and M.E. Power.  1994.  Effects of variation in natural algal and detrital diets on larval anuran (Hyla regilla) life history traits.  Copeia 1994 (2):  446-457.

29. Oksanen, T., M.E. Power and L. Oksanen.  1995.  Habitat selection and consumer resources.  American Naturalist 146:  565-583.

30. Power, M.E.  G. Parker, W.E. Dietrich, and A. Sun.  1995.  How does floodplain width affect floodplain river ecology?  A preliminary exploration using simulations.  Geomorphology 13:  301-317.

31. Power, M.E.  1995.  Floods, food chains and ecosystem processes in rivers.  pp. 52-60 in:  C.L. Jones and J.H. Lawton (eds.) Linking Species and Ecosystems.  Chapman and Hall, N.Y.

32. Power, M.E., A. Sun, G. Parker, W.E. Dietrich and J.T. Wootton.  1995.  Hydraulic food chain models.  BioScience 45:  159-167

33. Persson, L., J. Bengtsson, B.A. Menge and M.E. Power.  1996.  Productivity and the structure and regulation of communities.  pp. 396-434 in G.A. Polis and K.O. Winemiller (eds.)  Food Webs:  Integration of Patterns and Dynamics.  Chapman and Hall, N.Y.

34. Power, M.E., M.S. Parker and J.T. Wootton.  1996.  Disturbance and food chain length in rivers.  pp. 286-297 in G.A. Polis and K.O. Winemiller (eds.)  Food Webs:  Integration of Patterns and Dynamics.  Chapman and Hall, N.Y.

35. Wootton, J.T., M.S. Parker and M.E. Power.  1996.   The effect of disturbance on river food webs.  Science 273:   1558-1560.

36. Power, M.E., D. Tilman, J. A. Estes, B.A. Menge, W.J. Bond, L.S. Mills, G. Daily, J.C. Castilla, J. Lubchenco, and R.T. Paine.  1996.  Challenges in the quest for keystones.  BioScience 46:  609-620

37. Power, M.E., W.E. Dietrich, and J.C. Finlay.  1996.  Dams and downstream aquatic biodiversity:  Potential food web consequences of hydrologic and geomorphic change.  Environmental Management 20:  887-895.

38. Carpenter, S., T. Frost, L. Persson, M. Power and D. Soto.  1996.  Freshwater ecosystems:  Linkages of complexity and processes.  pp. 299-325 in Mooney, H.A., Cushman, J.H., Sala O.E. and Schulze, E-D. (eds.) Functional Roles of Biodiversity:  A Global Perspective.  Wiley, N.Y.

39. Wootton, J.T., M.E. Power, R.T. Paine and C. Pfister.  1997.  Nutrients, El Nino Events, and Food Chain Processes in the Rocky Intertidal.  Proc. National Academy of Sciences 93:  13855-13858.

40. Power, M.E., W.E. Dietrich, and K.O. Sullivan.  1998.  Experiment, observation, and inference in river and watershed investigations.   Pp. 113-132 In W.J. Resetarits and J. Bernardo, eds.  Experimental Ecology:  Issues and perspectives.  Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, UK.

41. Dodson, J., R.J. Gibson, R. A. Cunjak, K.D. Friedland, C.G. de Leaniz, M.R. Gross, R. Newbury, J.L. Nielsen, M.E. Power and S. Roy.  1998.  Elements in the development of a conservation plan for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Can. J. Fish Aquat. Sci. 55 (Suppl. 1):  312-323.

42. Folt, C. L., K. H. Nisow and M. E. Power.  1998.  Implications of temporal and spatial scale for Atlantic salmon research.  Can. J. Fish Aquat. Sci. 55 (Suppl. 1):  9-21.

43. Finlay, J.C., M.E. Power and G. Cabana.  1999. Effects of carbon limitation on algal carbon isotope ratios:  implications for river food webs.  Limnology and Oceanography 44:1198-1203. 

44. Berlow, E.L., S.A. Navarrete, M.E. Power, B.A. Menge, and C. Briggs.  1999. Quantifying variation in the strengths of species interactions.  Ecology 80:  2206-2224.

45. Marks, J.C., M.E. Power and M.S. Parker.  2000.  Flood disturbance, algal productivity, and interannual variation in food chain length.  Oikos 90:  20-27.

46. Power, M.E. and W.E. Rainey.  2000.  Food webs and resource sheds: Towards spatially delimiting trophic interactions. pp. 291-314- in M.J. Hutchings,  E.A. John and A.J.A. Stewart (eds.)  Ecological Consequences of Habitat Heterogeneity. Blackwell Scientific, Oxford, UK.

47. Thompson, J.N., O. J. Reichman,  P. J. Morin, G. A. Polis, M. E. Power, R. W. Sterner, C. A. Couch, L. Gough, R. Holt, D. U. Hooper, F. Keesing, C. R. Lovell, B. T. Milne, M. C. Molles, D. W. Roberts, and S. Y. Strauss.  2001.   Frontiers of Ecology.  BioScience 51:  15-24.

48. Power, M.E.  2001.  Prey exchange between a stream and its forested watershed elevate predator densities in both habitats.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 98:  14-15.

49. Power, M.E.  2001.  Field biology, food web models, and management: Challenges of context and scale.  Oikos 94: 118-129.

50. Power, M.E.  2001.  Controls on food webs in gravel-bedded rivers:  the importance of the gravel bed habitat to trophic dynamics.  pp 405-422 in Mosley, M. P. (editor), Gravel-Bed Rivers V, New Zealand Hydrological Society, Wellington, New Zealand (ISBN 0-473-07486-9).

51. Harding, E.K., Crone, E.E., Eldred, B.D., Hoekstra, J.M., McKerrow A.J., Perrine, J.D., Regetz J., Rissler, L.J., Stanley, A.G., Walters, E.L., and NCEAS HCP Working Group  (2001). The Scientific Foundations of Habitat Conservation Plans: a Quantitative Assessment. Conservation Biology, 15 (2) 488-500.

52.  Marks, J.C. and M.E. Power.  2001.  Nutrient induced changes in the species composition of epiphytes on Cladophora glomerata Kütz. (Chlorophyta) .  Hydrobiologia 450:  187-195.

53. Sabo, J.L. and M.E. Power.  2002.  River-watershed exchange:  Effects of riverine subsidies on riparian lizards and their terrestrial prey.  Ecology 83: 1860-1869.

54. Sabo, J.L. and M.E. Power.  2002.  Numerical response of riparian lizards to aquatic insects and the short-term consequences for alternate terrestrial prey.  Ecology 83:  3023-3236.

55. Sabo, J. L., J. L. Bastow, and M. E. Power. 2002. Length-mass relationships for adult aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates in a California watershed. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 21:336-343

56. Power, M. E. and W. E. Dietrich. 2002. Food webs in river networks. Ecological Research 17:451-471. .

57. Fausch, K. D., M. E. Power, and M. Murakami. 2002. Linkages between stream and forest food webs:  Shigeru Nakano's legacy for ecology in Japan. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 17:  429-434.

58. Finlay, J.C., Khandwala, S. and M.E. Power.  2002.  Spatial scales of energy flow in food webs of the South Fork Eel River.  Ecology 83: 1845-1859.

59. Bastow, J. L., J. L. Sabo, J. C. Finlay, and M. E. Power. 2002. A basal aquatic-terrestrial trophic link in rivers: algal subsidies via shore-dwelling grasshoppers. Oecologia 131:261-268

60. Parker, M. S., M. E. Power, and J. T. Wootton. 2002. Effects of substrate composition, stream-bed stability, and sediment supply on survival and trophic role of a dominant stream grazer. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 28:238-241.

61. Power, M.E.  2003.  Life cycles, limiting factors, and the behavioral ecology of four Loricariid catfishes in a Panamanian River.  Pp. 581-600 in: Arratia, G., Kapoor, B.G., Chardon, M. and Diogo, R.  Catfishes.  Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, NH.

62. Strayer, D.S., M.E. Power, W.F. Fagan, S.T.A. Pickett and J. Belnap.  2003 A classification of ecological boundaries. BioScience (Special Section on Ecological Boundaries), 53:723-729.

63. Suttle, K.B., M.E. Power, J.A. Levine and F.C. McNeely.  2004.  How fine sediment in river beds impairs growth and survival of juvenile salmonids.  Ecological Applications 14:  969-974.

64. Power, M.E., M.J. Vanni, P. Stapp and G.A. Polis.  2004.  Subsidy effects on managed ecosystems:  Implications for sustainable harvest, conservation, and control.   pp. 387-409 in G.A. Polis, M.E. Power, and G. Huxel (eds.)  Food webs and Landscapes.  U. Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

65.  Power, M.E., W. E. Rainey, M.S. Parker, J. L. Sabo, A. Smyth, S. Khandwala, J.C. Finlay, F.C. McNeely, K. Marsee, and C. Anderson.  2004. River to watershed subsidies in an old-growth conifer forest.  pp. 217-240 in:  G.A. Polis,  M.E. Power and G. Huxel.   (eds.)  Food webs and Landscapes.  U. Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

66. Polis, G.A.  M.E. Power and G. Huxel.  (eds.)  2004.  Food webs and Landscapes.  U. Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

67. Power, M.E., Brozovic, N., Bode, C. and Zilberman, D.  2005.  Spatially explicit tools for understanding and sustaining inland water ecosystems.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3:  47-55. www.frontiersinecology.org/specialissue.html.  Reprinted in Chinese.

68. Lowe, W.H., G.E. Likens and M.E. Power.  2006.  Linking scales in stream ecology. BioScience  56:  591-597.

69. Power, M.E.  2006.  Environmental controls on food web regimes: a fluvial perspective.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 68:  125-133.

70.  Paola, C., E. Foufoula-Georgiou, W. E. Dietrich, M. Hondzo, D. Mohrig, G. Parker, M. E. Power, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, V. Voller, and P. Wilcock.  2006.  Toward a unified science of the Earth's surface: Opportunities for synthesis among hydrology, geomorphology, geochemistry, and ecology. Water Resources Research 42: W03S10, doi:10.1029/2005WR004336.

71. Agrawal, A., D. D. Ackerly, F. Adler, B. Arnold, C. Caceres, D.F. Doak, E. Post, P. Hudson, J. Maron, K.A. Mooney, M.E. Power, D. Schemske, J. Stachowicz, S. Strauss, M.G. Turner, E. Werner.  2007.  Filling key gaps in population and community ecology.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5:  143-152.

72. Suttle, K.B., M. A. Thomsen, and M.E. Power. 2007.  Species interactions reverse grassland responses to changing climate.  Science 315: 640-642.   (http://www.f1000biology.com/search/results.asp?terms=Suttle)

73. McNeely, C. and M.E. Power.  2007. Spatial variation in caddisfly grazing regimes within a northern California watershed.  Ecology 88:  2609-2619.

74. Warnaars, T., M. Hondzo and M.E. Power.  2007.  Abiotic controls on periphyton accrual and metabolism in streams:  Scaling by dimensionless numbers. Water Resources Research 43:  W08425.

75. McNeely, C., J.F. Finlay and M.E. Power.  2007.  Grazer traits, competition, and carbon sources to a headwater stream food web. Ecology 88:  391-401.

76. Barnes, E.A., M.E. Power, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, M. Hondzo, and W.E. Dietrich.  2007.  Scaling Nostoc biomass in a gravel-bedrock river: Combining local dimensional analysis with hydrogeomorphic scaling laws." Geophysical Research Letters 34: L24S26 .

77. Power, M.E., M.S. Parker, and W.E. Dietrich. 2008.  Seasonal reassembly of river food webs under a Mediterranean hydrologic regime:  Floods, droughts, and impacts of fish. Ecological Monographs 78:  263-282.

78. Michelle M. McClure, Stephanie M. Carlson, Timothy J. Beechie, George R. Pess, Jeffrey C. Jorgensen, Susan M. Sogard, Sonia E. Sultan, Damon M. Holzer, Joseph Travis, Beth L. Sanderson, Mary E. Power and Richard W. Carmichael.  2008.  Evolutionary consequences of habitat loss for Pacific anadromous salmonids.  Evolutionary Applications 1(2):  300-318 http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/eva/1/2

79. Power, M.E.  2008.  Biological interactions in river ecosystems.  Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, in press.

80. Holomuzki, J.R., J.W. Feminella and M.E. Power.  2008.  Biotic interactions in freshwater benthic habitats.  In press, Journal of the North American Benthological Society (Birthday Issue).

81. Power, M.E., R. Lowe, P.C. Furey, J. Welter,  M.  Limm, J.C. Finlay, C.  Bode, S.  Chang, M. Goodrich, J. Sculley. 2009.  Algal mats and insect emergence in rivers under Mediterranean climates:  Towards photogrammetric surveillance. Freshwater Biology 54:  2101-2115. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119880174/issue.

82. Cruz-Martínez, K.,  K. B. Suttle, E. L. Brodie, M.E. Power, G. L. Andersen, J. F. Banfield.  2009. Soil microbial communities are more resilient than overlying grassland to effects of elevated rainfall in California. International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) Journal: 1-7 (www.nature.com/ismej).

83 Belnap, C.P., Pan, C. VerBerkmoes, N.C., Power, M.E., Samatova, N.F., Carver, R.L., Hettich, R.L., Banfield, J.F.  2009.  Cultivation and quantitative proteomic analyses of acidophilic microbial communities.  International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) Journal: 1-7 (www.nature.com/ismej).

84. Palmer, M.A., E.S. Bernhardt, W. H. Schlesinger, K.N. Eshleman, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, M. S. Hendryx, A. D. Lemly, G.E. Likens, O. L. Loucks, M.E. Power, P. S. White, and P. R. Wilcock.  2010.  Consequences of mountain top mining.  Science 327: 148 – 149.  DOI: 10.1126/science.1180543

85. J.C. Finlay, J.M. Hood, M. Limm, M.E. Power, J.D. Schade and J.R. Welter. 2011.  Light mediated thresholds in ecosystem nutrient stoichiometry in a river network.  Ecology 92: 140-150.

86. Schade, J.D., K. MacNeill, S. A. Thomas, F. C. McNeely, J. R. Welter, J. Hood, M. Goodrich,  M. E. Power, and J. C. Finlay.  2010. The stoichiometry of nitrogen and phosphorus spiraling in heterotrophic and autotrophic streams. Freshwater Biology. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02509.x

87. Chapin, F.S. III, Pickett, S.T.A., Power, M.E., Jackson, R.B., Carter, D.M., Duke, C.  2011.  Earth Stewardship: A Strategy for Social-Ecological Transformation to Reverse Planetary Degradation. J. Environ. Studies and Sciences 1: 44–53.  Special issue to commemorate Steven Schneider. DOI 10.1007/s13412-011-0010-7.

88. Morris, M.W.L., M. Hondzo, and M.E. Power.  2011.  Scaling Glossosoma (Trichoptera) density by abiotic variables in mountain streams.  J. North Am. Benthol. Soc. 30:  DOI: 10.1899/10-068.1.

89. Limm, M. and M.E. Power.  2011. The caddisfly Dicosmoecus gilvipes: making a case for a functional role J. N. Am. Benthol. Soc. 30(2): 485-492.

90. Limm, M. and M.E. Power.  2011. Effect of the western pearlshell mussel Margaritifera falcata on Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentata and ecosystem processes.  Oikos doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18903.

91. Estes, J.A., J Terborgh, J S. Brashares, M E. Power, J Berger, W J. Bond, S R. Carpenter, T Essington, R D. Holt, J B.C. Jackson, R J. Marquis, L Oksanen, T Oksanen, R T. Paine, Ellen Pikitch, W J. Ripple, S Sandin, M Scheffer, T W. Schoener, J B. Shurin, A R.E. Sinclair, M E. Soulé, and D A. Wardle.  2011.  Trophic downgrading of Planet Earth. Science 333: 301-306. DOI: 10.1126/science.1205106

92.  Chapin, F. S., M. E. Power, S. T. A. Pickett, A. Freitag, J. A. Reynolds, R. B. Jackson, D. M. Lodge, C. S. Duke, S. L. Collins, A. G. Power, and A. Bartuska. 2011. Earth Stewardship:  science for action to sustain the human-earth system. Ecosphere art89: doi:10.1890/ES1811-00166.00161.

93. Furey, P. C., R. L. Lowe, M. E. Power, and A. M. Campbell-Craven. 2012. Midges, Cladophora, and epiphytes: shifting interactions through succession. Freshwater Science 31:93-107.  (formerly J. North Amer. Benthol. Soc.)

94.  Sarah J. Kupferberga, Wendy J. Palenb, Amy J. Lindc, Steve Bobziend, Alessandro Catenazzie, Joe Drennanf, Mary E. Powera  Effects of flow regimes altered by dams on survival, population declines, and range-wide losses of California river-breeding frogs.  Conservation biology, in press.

95.  Estes, J.A., J. Brashares and M.E. Power.  2012.  Predicting and detecting reciprocity between indirect ecological interactions and evolution.  American Naturalist, in press.


Reviews, Compilations, Reports and Commentary


1. F. Stuart Chapin, III1, Mary Power, Steward Pickett, David Carter, Robert Jackson, and Cliff Duke.  2010.  Earth Stewardship: A framework to transform the trajectory of society’s relationship to the biosphere.  Ecological Society of America (http://www.esa.org/earthstewardship/). White Paper submitted in response to the National Science Foundations Dear Colleague Letter for SBE 2020: Future Research in the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (NSF 10-069) which invited groups and individuals to outline grand challenge questions to guide strategic planning in NSFs Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license held by the Ecological Society of America.

2. F. Stuart Chapin, III, Mary E. Power, and Jonathan J. Cole. 2010. Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles as a Binding Thread for Planetary Stewardship.  Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 8: 

3. Mary E. Power, and F. Stuart Chapin III (compilers).  2010. Planetary Stewardship in a Changing World: Paths Towards Resilience and Sustainability. Ecological Society of America Bulletin:  164-195.

4.  Power, M.E. and F.S. Chapin III.  2009.  Planetary Stewardship.  Invited Editorial, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 7: 5.

5.  Power, M.E.  2007.  Engaging dynamic systems:  review of B. Walker and D. Salt 2006.  Resiliency Thinking.  Sustaining ecosystems and people in a changing world.  BioScience 57:  3-4.

6.  Rainey, W.E., M.E. Power and S.M. Clinton.  2006.  Temporal and spatial variation in aquatic insect emergence and bat activity in a restored floodplain wetland.  Final Report to CALFED.

7.  Travis, J. R. Lande, M. Mangel, R. A. Myers, P. Peterson, M. Power, and D. Simberloff. 2005.  Recovery Science Review Panel Report December  2004.  Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle WA.  (anadromous versus resident salmonid conservation issues) http://research.nwfsc.noaa.gov/trt/rsrpreportsept30_2004b.pdf

6.  Travis, J., R. Lande, M. Mangel, R. A. Myers, P. Peterson, M. Power, and D. Simberloff. 2004.  Recovery Science Review Panel Report Aug 30-Sept. 1 2004.  Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle WA.  (hatchery versus wild salmon conservation issues) http://research.nwfsc.noaa.gov/trt/rsrpreportsept30_2004b.pdf

8.  Power, M.E. 2003. Bed texture, food web structure, and juvenile salmonid rearing in North Coast California rivers.  Technical Completion Report, University of California Water Resources Center UCAL-WRC-W-947.

9.  Power, M.E.  2002.  Preface:  Shigeru Nakano's fundamental contributions to our knowledge of trophic exchange between streams and watersheds.  in Ecology of Stream and Forest – Monographs of Nakano Shigeru.  Hokkaido University Press, Hokkaido, Japan (In Japanese).

10.  Wiens, J.A., V. H.Dale, F. Davis, J. J.Ewel, M. L.Hunter,Jr., J. C.Ogden, M. E. Power, M. A.Shannon.  2001.  Report of the External Science Review Committee.  The Nature Conservancy.  http://www.conserveonline.org/2001/06/b/exsciencereviewweb.

11.  Golet G.H.; Roberts, M.D.; Peterson, D.R.; Jukkola, D.E.; Crone, E.E.; Geupel, G.R.; Small, S.L.; Greco, S.E.; Holl, K.D.; Larsen, E.W.; Ligon, F.K.; Orr, B.K.; Vick, J.C.; Power, M.E.; Rainey, W.E.; Silveira, J.G.; Wilson, D.S. [In press]. Using science to evaluate restoration efforts and ecosystem health on the Sacramento River Project, California. In: Faber, P.M., editor. Proceedings of the riparian habitat and floodplains conference.  March 12-25, 2001, Sacramento, CA

12.  Dunne, T., J. Agee, S. Beissinger, W.E. Dietrich, D. Gray, M.E. Power, V.H. Resh, and K. Rodrigues. 2001. A scientific basis for the prediction of cumulative watershed effects. University of California Wildland Resource Center Report No. 46. 103 pp. http://nature.berkeley.edu/forestry

13.  Laurance, W. F. R. K. Didham, and M. E. Power.  2001.  Ecological boundaries: A search for synthesis.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:  70-71.

14.  Power, M.E.  2000.  What enables trophic cascades?  Commentary on Polis et al.  Trends in Evolution and Ecology 15:  p. 443-444.

 15.  Power, M.E.  1998.  Aquatic ecosystem health in western watersheds.  p. 5-6.  summarized in 1998 Second Annual Chautauqua, Western Water Governance, Hatfield Institute for International Understanding, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 1998. Kareiva, P., Andelman, S., Doak, D., Elderd, B., Groom, M., Hoekstra, J., Hood, L., James, F., Lamoreux, J., LeBuhn, G., McCulloch, C., Regetz, J., Savage, L., Ruckelshaus, M., Skelly, D., Wilbur, H., Zamudio, K., and the NCEAS HCP Working Group*. 1998. Using science in habitat conservation plans. American Institute of Biological Sciences and National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA. [http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/]

16.  Power, M.E.  1997.  Estimating impacts of a dominant detritivore in a neotropical stream.  Trends in Ecology and Systematics 12:  47-49.

17.  Parker, M.S. and M.E. Power.  1997.  Effect of stream flow regulation and absence of scouring floods on trophic transfer of biomass to fish in Northern California rivers.  Technical Completion Report, University of California Water Resources Center UCAL-WRC-W-825.

18.  Power, M.E., S.J. Kupferberg, G.W. Minshall, M.C. Molles and M.S. Parker.  1997.  Sustaining Western Aquatic Food Webs.  pp. 45-61 in W.C. Minckley (ed.) Aquatic Ecosystems Symposium, Tempe AZ.  Report to the Western Water Policy Review , a Presidential Advisory Commission. 

19.  Carpenter, S., T. Frost, L. Persson, M. Power, and D. Soto.  1995.  Lakes and rivers.   pp. 157-164  In H.A. Mooney and J. Lubchenco. SCOPE Global Biodiversity Assessment, UNEP.

20.  Power, M.E. and L. S. Mills.  1995.  The Keystone Cops meet in Hilo.  Trends in Evolution and Ecology 10:  182-184.

21.  Power, M.E., Tilman, D., Carpenter, S.R., Huntly, N., Leibold M., Morin, P., Menge, B.A., Estes, J.A., Ehrlich, P.R., Hixon, M., Lodge, D.M., McPeek, M.A., Fauth, J.E., Reznick, D., Crowder, L.B., Holbrook, S.J., Peckarsky, B.L., Gill, D.E., Antonovics, J., Polis, G.A., Wake, D.B., Orians, G., Ketterson, E.D., Marschall, E., and S.P. Lawler. 1995. The role of experiments in ecology. Science 270:561.