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Department of Federated Department of Biological Sciences

Bunker, Daniel E.

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Professor
Email: daniel.e.bunker@njit.edu
Office: 433 Colton Annex
Hours: M 1 - 2 pm Th 1 - 2 pm
Phone: 973-642-7537
Dept: Biological Sciences
Webpage: http://web.njit.edu/~dbunker/

Courses I Teach

EVOLUTION
SENIOR PROJECT
RESEARCH & INDEPENDENT STUDY
CRITICAL THINKING FOR LIFE SCI
INDEPENDENT STUDY
INDEPENDENT STUDY
DOCT DISSERTATION & RESRCH
DOCT DISSERTATION & RESRCH
DOCTORAL DISSERTN & RESRCH
DOCT DISSERTATION & RESRCH
PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH

Ongoing Projects

  • Global change and species composition in the Northeastern US
  • Species traits and ecoinformatics
  • Global change, tree species composition and ecosystem function in tropical forests
  • The effects of land-use change on neotropical dung beetle communities and multiple ecosystem services
  • ´Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective´
  • Modeling competition for light among terrestrial plants

OUP website  

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Naeem, S., D.E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau, and C. Perrings. In press. 2009. The ecological and social implications of changing biodiversity: An overview of a decade of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning research. In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Solan, M., J. Godbold, D.F.B. Flynn, A. Symstad, and D.E. Bunker. Biodiversity-ecosystem function research and biodiversity futures: Early bird catches the worm or a day late and a dollar short? In press. 2009. In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Engelhardt, K., A. Symstad, A. Prieur-Richard, M. Thomas, and D.E. Bunker. In press. 2009. Opening communities to colonization –The impacts of invaders on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Naeem, S., and D.E. Bunker. In press. 2009. TraitNet: Furthering biodiversity research through the curation, discovery, and sharing of species trait data. In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Naeem, S., D.E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau, and C. Perrings. In press. 2009. Can we predict the effects of global change on biodiversity loss and ecosystem functioning? In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Carson, W. P., Hovick, S. M., Baumert, A. J., Bunker, D. E. and Pendergast, T. H. 2008. Evaluating the post-release efficacy of invasive plant biocontrol by insects: A comprehensive approach. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 2, 77-86.
  • Bunker, D.E., and S. Naeem. 2006. Species diversity and ecosystem functioning. Letter to the editor in Science. 312: 846-847. PDF
  • Stark, S.C., D.E. Bunker, and W.P. Carson. 2006. A null model of exotic plant diversity tested with exotic and native species-area relationships. Ecology Letters. PDF
  • Bunker, D.E., F. DeClerck, J.C. Bradford, R.K. Colwell, I. Perfecto,O. L. Phillips, M. Sankaran and S. Naeem. 2005. Species Loss and Above-ground Carbon Storage in a Tropical Forest. Science 310:1029-1031. PDF and the Supplement
  • Bunker, D.E., and W.P. Carson. 2005. Drought stress and tropical forest woody seedlings: effect on community structure and composition. Journal of Ecology. 93: 794-806. PDF
  • Stevens, M.H.H, D.E. Bunker, S. Schnitzer, and W.P. Carson. 2004. Establishment limitation reduces species recruitment and species richness as soil resources rise. Journal of Ecology. 92: 339-347. PDF
  • Stevens, M., Z.T. Long, S.A. Schnitzer, D.E. Bunker, R. Collins, A. Bledsoe, W.P. Carson. 2003. Testing Ecological Theory - Lab manual for Ecology Laboratory. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. PDF not available
  • D´Arrigo, R.D., C.M. Malmstrom, G.C. Jacoby, S.O. Los and D.E. Bunker. 2001. Correlation between maximum latewood density of annual tree rings and NDVI based estimates of forest productivity. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 21: 2329-2336. PDF
  • Yamaguchi, D.K., B.F. Atwater, D.E. Bunker, B.E. Benson, and M.S. Reid. 1997. Tree-ring dating the 1700 Cascadia earthquake. Nature 389: (6654) 922-923. PDF
  • Jacoby, G.C., D.E. Bunker, B.E. Benson. 1997. Tree-ring evidence for an AD 1700 Cascadia earthquake in Washington and northern Oregon. Geology 25: (11) 999-1002. PDF

 

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Publications

BOOKS

  • Naeem, S., D.E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau and C. Perrings, editors. In press. 2009. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford. --> OUP website  

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Naeem, S., D.E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau, and C. Perrings. In press. 2009. The ecological and social implications of changing biodiversity: An overview of a decade of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning research. In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Solan, M., J. Godbold, D.F.B. Flynn, A. Symstad, and D.E. Bunker. Biodiversity-ecosystem function research and biodiversity futures: Early bird catches the worm or a day late and a dollar short? In press. 2009. In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Engelhardt, K., A. Symstad, A. Prieur-Richard, M. Thomas, and D.E. Bunker. In press. 2009. Opening communities to colonization –The impacts of invaders on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Naeem, S., and D.E. Bunker. In press. 2009. TraitNet: Furthering biodiversity research through the curation, discovery, and sharing of species trait data. In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Naeem, S., D.E. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau, and C. Perrings. In press. 2009. Can we predict the effects of global change on biodiversity loss and ecosystem functioning? In Naeem, et al, editors. Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Carson, W. P., Hovick, S. M., Baumert, A. J., Bunker, D. E. and Pendergast, T. H. 2008. Evaluating the post-release efficacy of invasive plant biocontrol by insects: A comprehensive approach. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 2, 77-86.
  • Bunker, D.E., and S. Naeem. 2006. Species diversity and ecosystem functioning. Letter to the editor in Science. 312: 846-847. PDF
  • Stark, S.C., D.E. Bunker, and W.P. Carson. 2006. A null model of exotic plant diversity tested with exotic and native species-area relationships. Ecology Letters. PDF
  • Bunker, D.E., F. DeClerck, J.C. Bradford, R.K. Colwell, I. Perfecto,O. L. Phillips, M. Sankaran and S. Naeem. 2005. Species Loss and Above-ground Carbon Storage in a Tropical Forest. Science 310:1029-1031. PDF and the Supplement
  • Bunker, D.E., and W.P. Carson. 2005. Drought stress and tropical forest woody seedlings: effect on community structure and composition. Journal of Ecology. 93: 794-806. PDF
  • Stevens, M.H.H, D.E. Bunker, S. Schnitzer, and W.P. Carson. 2004. Establishment limitation reduces species recruitment and species richness as soil resources rise. Journal of Ecology. 92: 339-347. PDF
  • Stevens, M., Z.T. Long, S.A. Schnitzer, D.E. Bunker, R. Collins, A. Bledsoe, W.P. Carson. 2003. Testing Ecological Theory - Lab manual for Ecology Laboratory. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. PDF not available
  • D´Arrigo, R.D., C.M. Malmstrom, G.C. Jacoby, S.O. Los and D.E. Bunker. 2001. Correlation between maximum latewood density of annual tree rings and NDVI based estimates of forest productivity. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 21: 2329-2336. PDF
  • Yamaguchi, D.K., B.F. Atwater, D.E. Bunker, B.E. Benson, and M.S. Reid. 1997. Tree-ring dating the 1700 Cascadia earthquake. Nature 389: (6654) 922-923. PDF
  • Jacoby, G.C., D.E. Bunker, B.E. Benson. 1997. Tree-ring evidence for an AD 1700 Cascadia earthquake in Washington and northern Oregon. Geology 25: (11) 999-1002. PDF