Ph.D., University of Michigan
Professor Vandermeer’s research interests include nonlinear dynamics, especially as applied to population models. Analytical and theoretical models of coupled predator/prey dynamical systems, applying analytical techniques similar to those used in coupled oscillators in physical systems. Application of complex one-dimensional maps to a variety of population and ecosystem concepts.
Perfecto, I., and J. Vandermeer. 2013. Ant community structure and the ecosystem service of pest control in a coffee agroecosystem in southern Mexico. Neotropical Entomology, in press.
Jímenez-Soto, M. E., J. A. Cruz-Rodríguez, J. Vandermeer and I. Perfecto. 2013. Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and its interactions with Azteca instabilis and Pheidole synanthropica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a shade coffee agroecosystem. Environmental Entomology, in press.
Page, S., and J. Vandermeer. 2013. Inequality and Innovativeness. Social Sciences Research Network. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2227002
Cunningham, Saul; Simon J Attwood; Kamal S Bawa; Tim G Benton; Linda M Broadhurst; Raphael K Didham; Sue McIntyre; Ivette Perfecto; Michael J Samways; Teja Tscharntke; John Vandermeer; Marc-Andre Villard; Andrew G Young; David BLindenmayer. 2013. To close the yield-gap while saving biodiversity will require multiple locally relevant strategies. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 173:20-27.
Gonthier, D. J., K. K. Ennis, S. M. Philpott, J. Vandermeer and I. Perfecto. 2013. Ants defend coffee from berry borer colonization. BioControl, DOI 10.1007/s10526-013-9541-z.