Gary Ervin

Office: 9 Harned Hall
Phone: (662) 325-1203

B.S. Biology, University of Alabama
Ph.D. Biology, University of Alabama

Postdoctoral Research
University of Arkansas

Statement of Research Interests

My research program has two general areas of focus: ecology of invasive species and wetland plant ecology. Most of our current work focuses on evaluating interactions between wetland plants and water quality in restored wetlands of the Mississippi Delta.  Previous research has involved terrestrial and invasive species of the southeastern United States, but has included work as far away as Argentina.

Selected Publications

Fleming, K. S., R. M. Kaminski, M. L. Schummer, K .D. Nelms, G. N. Ervin, and T. E. Tietjen.  2015.  Species richness and density of wintering ducks on wetlands reserve program easements in Mississippi.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:310-318.

Lucardi, R. D., L. E. Wallace, and G. N. Ervin.  2014. Invasion success in cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) a population genetic approach exploring genetic diversity and historical introductions.  Invasive Plant Science and Management 7: 59-75.

Brooks, C. P., G. N. Ervin, L. Varone, and G. Logarzo. 2012. Native ecotypic variation and the role of host identity in the spread of an invasive herbivore, Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg). Ecology 93: 402-410.

Woodard, A. M., T. D. Marsico, and G. N. Ervin. 2012. Host plant defense priming in response to a coevolved herbivore combats introduced herbivore attack. Ecology and Evolution, online only; DOI: 10.1002/ece3.224.

Ervin, G. N. and D. C. Holly. 2011. Examining local transferability of predictive species distribution models for invasive plants: An example with cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica). Invasive Plant Science and Management 4: 390-401.

Marsico, T. D., L. E. Wallace, G. N. Ervin, C. P. Brooks, J. E. McClure, and M. E. Welch. 2011. Geographic patterns of genetic diversity from the native range of Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) support the documented history of invasion and multiple introductions for invasive populations. Biological Invasions 13: 857-868.