444D Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Education and Background
B.A. Biology Education, Hope College, Holland, MI 2006
I am interested in the flux of organisms and material from one ecosystem to another, and what consequences this has on both top-down and bottom-up processes. I am lucky enough to work as part of a wide-ranging collaborative group at Lake Mývatn, Iceland. After the midges go to land to mate many of them become prey for terrestrial predators (such as spiders, beetles, etc…), and after a time, many of them simply die leaving their carcasses to microbes and detritivores.
Swimming, waterskiing, naval and military history, Iceland.
- Dreyer, Jamin, David Hoekman ,Claudio Gratton. 2012. Lake-derived midges increase abundance of shoreline terrestrial arthropods. Oikos 121:252-258.
- Hoekman, David, Jamin Dreyer, Randall D. Jackson, Philip A. Townsend, Claudio Gratton. 2011. Lake to land subsidies: experimentally simulating aquatic insect deposition. Ecology 92:2063-2072.
Wisconsin Ecology (Currently Graduate Committee Co-Chair)