I study factors that promote and maintain biodiversity from a community, metacommunity and macroecological perspective. My research has mostly focused on running water ecosystems, but my interests are question focused, not system specific. I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, USA. I'm based in the Department of Integrative Biology, and I'm on the editorial boards of Freshwater Biology and PeerJ. You can read more about me (including contact details), my research, and my publications on this website. Also find my blog here and hear me talk about my recent research here.
Check out my shiny app modeling riparian plants under different flow regimes here.
Tonkin, J. D., J. D. Olden, D. M. Merritt, L. V. Reynolds, and D. A. Lytle. 2017. Flow regime alteration degrades ecological networks in riparian ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution DOI:10.1038/s41559-017-0379-0.
Tonkin, J. D., M. T. Bogan, N. Bonada, B. Rios-Touma, and D. A. Lytle. 2017. Seasonality and predictability shape temporal species diversity. Ecology DOI:10.1002/ecy.1761.