Publications

Muhlfeld, C.C., R.P. Kovach, R. Al-Chokhachy, S.J. Amish, R.F. Leary, W.H. Lowe, G. Luikart, P. Matson, P.A.H. Westley, D. Whited, A. Whitely, and F.W. Allendorf. In review. The legacy of species introductions and contemporary climate change drive invasive hybridization.

Lowe, W.H., R.P. Kovach, and F.W. Allendorf. In press. Population genetics and demography unite ecology and evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Fields, W.R., E.H.C. Grant, and W.H. Lowe. In press. Detecting spatial ontogenetic niche shifts in complex dendritic ecological networks. Ecosphere.

Kovach, R.P., B.K. Hand, P.A. Hohenlohe, T. Cosart, M.C. Boyer, H. Neville, C.C. Muhlfeld, S.J. Amish, K. Carim, S. Narum, W.H. Lowe, F.W. Allendorf, and G. Luikart. 2016. Vive la résistance: genome-wide selection against introduced alleles in invasive hybrid zonesProceedings of the Royal Society B 283:20161380.

Canestrelli, D., D. Poretta, W.H. Lowe, R. Bisconti, C. Carere, and G. Nascetti. 2016. The tangled evolutionary legacies of range expansion and hybridization. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31:677-688.

Hauer, F.R., H. Locke, V.J. Dreitz, M. Hebblewhite, W.H. Lowe, C.C. Muhlfeld, C.R. Nelson, M.F. Proctor, and S.B. Rood. 2016. Gravel-bed river floodplains: the ecological nexus of glaciated mountain landscapes. Science Advances 2:e1600026.

Wilcox, T.M., K.S. McKelvey, M.K. Young, A.J. Sepulveda, B.B. Shepard, S.F. Jane, A.R. Whiteley, W.H. Lowe, and M.K. Schwartz. 2016. Understanding environmental DNA detection probabilities: a case study using a stream dwelling char Salvelinus fontinalis. Biological Conservation 194:209-216. (graduate student 1st author)

Honeycutt, S.A., B.R. Hossack, and W.H. Lowe. 2016. Movement and true survival of a stream amphibian in relation to culvert design. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:761-770. (graduate students 1st author)

Kovach, R.P., G. Luikart, W.H. Lowe, M.C. Boyer, and C.C. Muhlfeld. 2016. Risk and efficacy of human-enabled hybridization for climate-change adaptation: response to Hamilton and Miller (2016). Conservation Biology 30:428-430.

Scribner, K.T., W.H. Lowe, E. Landguth, G. Luikart, D.M. Infante, G.E. Whelan, and C.C. Muhlfeld. 2016. Applications of genetic data to improve management and conservation of river fishes and their habitats. Fisheries 41: 174-188.

Wilcox, T.M., K.S. Mckelvey, M.K. Young, W.H. Lowe, and M.K. Schwartz. 2015. Environmental DNA particle size distribution from Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Conservation Genetics Resources 7:639-641. (graduate student 1st author)

Davenport, J.M. and W.H. Lowe. 2016. Does dispersal influence intraspecific competition in a stream salamander system? Journal of Zoology 298:46-53. (postdoc 1st author)

Lowe, W.H., C.C. Muhlfeld, and F.W. Allendorf. 2015. Manifest density: a reply to Philips and Baird. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:565-566.

Crook, D.A., W.H. Lowe, F.W. Allendorf, T. Erős, D.S. Finn, B.M. Gillanders, W.L. Hadwen, C. Harrod, V. Hermoso, S. Jennings, R.W. Kilada, I.A. Nagelkerken, M.M. Hansen, T.J. Page, C. Riginos, B. Fry, J.M. Hughes. 2015. Human effects on ecological connectivity in aquatic ecosystems: integrating scientific information to support assessment, management and mitigation. Science of the Total Environment 534:52-64.

Addis, B.R., W.H. Lowe, B.H. Hossack, and F.W. Allendorf. 2015. Population genetic structure and disease in montane boreal toads: more heterozygous individuals are more likely to be infected with amphibian chytrid. Conservation Genetics 16:833-844. (graduate student 1st author)

Lowe, W.H., C.C. Muhlfeld, and F.W. Allendorf. 2015. Spatial sorting promotes the spread of maladaptive hybridization. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:456-462.

Deitchler, E., J.M. Davenport, and W.H. Lowe. 2015. Homing behavior of the northern Spring Salamander, Gyrinophilus porphyriticus, in a northeastern headwater stream. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10:235-241. (undergraduate 1st author)

Hand, B.K., T.D. Hether, R.P. Kovach, C.C. Muhlfeld, S.J. Amish, M. Boyer, S.M. O’Rourke, M.R. Miller, W.H. Lowe, F.W. Allendorf, P.A. Hohenlohe, and G. Luikart. 2015. Genomics of introgression: discovery, mapping, and validation of thousands of species-diagnostic SNPs by RAD sequencing. Current Zoology 61:146-154.

Hand, B.K.*, W.H. Lowe*, R.P. Kovach, C.C. Muhlfeld, and G. Luikart. 2015. Landscape community genomics: understanding eco-evolutionary processes in complex environments. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:161-168. (*shared 1st-authorship)

Kovach, R.P., C.C. Muhlfeld, W.H. Lowe, F.W. Allendorf, and G. Luikart. 2014. Dispersal and selection mediate hybridization between a native and invasive species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:e20142454 (postdoc 1st author)

Jane, S.F., T.M. Wilcox, K.S. McKelvey, M.K. Young, M.K. Schwartz, W.H. Lowe, B.H. Letcher, and A.R. Whiteley. 2014. Distance, flow, and PCR inhibition: eDNA dynamics in two headwater streams. Molecular Ecology Resources 15:216-227. (graduate student 1st author)

Cecala, K.K., W.H. Lowe, and J.C. Maerz. 2014. Riparian disturbance restricts movement of stream salamanders. Freshwater Biology 59:2354-2364. (graduate student 1st author)

Davenport, J.M, B.R. Hossack, and W.H. Lowe. 2014. Partitioning the non-consumptive effects of predators on prey with complex life histories. Oecologia 176:149-155. (postdoc 1st author)

Wilson, M.K., W.H. Lowe, and K.H. Nislow. 2014. Family richness and biomass of understory invertebrates in early and late successional habitats of northeastern forests. Journal of Forestry 112:337-345. (graduate student 1st author)

Lowe, W.H. and M.A. McPeek. 2014. Is dispersal neutral? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29:444-450.

Muhlfeld, C.C., R.P. Kovach, L.A. Jones, R. Al-Chokhachy, M.C. Boyer, R.F. Leary, W.H. Lowe, G. Luikart, and F.W. Allendorf. 2014. Invasive hybridization is accelerated by climate change in a threatened species. Nature Climate Change 4:620-624.

McGuire, K.J., C.E. Torgerson, G.E. Likens, D.C. Buso, W.H. Lowe, and S.W. Bailey. 2014. Network analysis reveals multi-scale controls on streamwater chemistry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 111:730-735.

Wilcox, T.M., M.K. Schwartz, K.S. McKelvey, M.K. Young, and W.H. Lowe. 2014. A blocking primer increases specificity in environmental DNA detection of bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus). Conservation Genetics Resources 6:283-284. (graduate student 1st author)

Mondelli, M., J.M. Davenport, and W.H. Lowe. 2014. Gyrinophilus porphytricus diet. Herpetological Review 45:109-110. (undergraduate student 1st author)

Landguth, E.L., C.C. Muhlfeld, R.S. Waples, L.A. Jones, W.H. Lowe, D.C. Whited, J. Lucotch, H.M. Neville, and G. Luikart. 2014. Combining demographic and genetic factors to map population vulnerability in stream species. Ecological Applications 24:1505-1524.

Wilson, M.K., W.H. Lowe, and K.H. Nislow. 2014. What predicts terrestrial invertebrate subsidy use by brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in headwater streams? Freshwater Biology 59:187-199. (graduate student 1st author)

Eby, L.A., W.H. Lowe, et al. 2014. Priorities and protocols for freshwater monitoring. Pp. 132-141 in L.S. Mills and T. Tempa, editors. Wildlife research techniques in mountainous landscapes. Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Management, Bunthang, Bhutan.

Hossack, B.R., W.H. Lowe, M.A.H. Webb, M.J. Talbott, K.M. Kappenman, and P.S. Corn. 2013. Population-level thermal performance in a cold-water ectotherm is linked to ontogeny and local environmental heterogeneity. Freshwater Biology 58:2215-2225. (with cover photo)

Ebel, J.D., and W.H. Lowe. 2013. Constructed ponds and small stream habitats: hypothesized interactions and methods to minimize impacts. Journal of Water Resources and Protection 5:723-731. (undergraduate 1st author)

Wilcox, T.M., K.S. McKelvey, M.K. Young, S.F. Jane, W.H. Lowe, A.R. Whiteley, and M.K. Schwartz. 2013. Robust detection of rare species using environmental DNA: the importance of primer specificity. PLoS ONE 8:e59520. (graduate student 1st author)

Hossack, B.R., W.H. Lowe, and P.S. Corn. 2013. Rapid increases and time-lagged declines in amphibian occupancy after wildfire. Conservation Biology 27:219-228. (graduate student 1st author)

Hossack, B.R., W.H. Lowe, R.K. Honeycutt, S.A. Parks, and P.S. Corn. 2013. Interactive effects of wildfire, forest management, and isolation on amphibian and parasite abundance. Ecological Applications 23:479-492. (graduate students 1st and 3rd authors)

Hossack, B.R., W.H. Lowe, J.L. Ware, and P.S. Corn. 2013. Disease in a dynamic landscape: host behavior and wildfire reduce amphibian chytrid infection. Biological Conservation 157:293-299. (graduate student 1st author)

Sepulveda, A.J., W.H. Lowe, and P.P. Marra. 2012. Using stable isotopes to test for trophic niche partitioning: a case study with stream salamanders and fish. Freshwater Biology 57:1399-1409. (graduate student 1st author)

Lowe, W.H., M.A. McPeek, G.E. Likens, and B.J. Cosentino. 2012. Decoupling of genetic and phenotypic divergence in a headwater landscape. Molecular Ecology 21:2399-2409.

Brooks, R.T, W.H. Lowe, M.K. Wilson, K.H. Nislow, and D.I. King. 2012. Forest succession and terrestrial-aquatic biodiversity in small forested watersheds: a review of principles, relationships, and implications for management. Forestry 85:315-328. (graduate student 3rd author)

Cosentino, B.J., C.A. Phillips, R.L. Schooley, W.H. Lowe, and M.R. Douglas. 2012. Linking extinction-colonization dynamics to genetic structure in a salamander metapopulation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:1575-1582. (graduate student 1st author)

Lowe, W.H. 2012. Climate change is linked to long-term decline in a stream salamander. Biological Conservation 145:48-53.

Lowe, W.H., and M.A. McPeek. 2012. Can natural selection maintain long-distance dispersal? Insight from a stream salamander system. Evolutionary Ecology 26:11-24.

Sepulveda, A.J., and W.H. Lowe. 2011. Coexistence in streams: Do source-sink dynamics allow salamanders to persist with fish predators? Oecologia 166:1043-1054. (graduate student 1st author)

Lowe, W.H., and F.W. Allendorf. 2010. What can genetics tell us about population connectivity? Molecular Ecology 19:3038-3051.

Lowe, W.H. 2010. Explaining long-distance dispersal: effects of dispersal distance on survival and growth in a stream salamander. Ecology 91:3008-3015.

Hossack, B.R., M.J. Adams, E.H.C. Grant, C.A. Pearl, J.B. Bettaso, W.J. Barichivich, W.H. Lowe, K. True, J.L. Ware, and P.S. Corn. 2010. Low prevalence of chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in U.S. headwater amphibians. Journal of Herpetology 44:253-260. (graduate student 1st author)

Grant, E.H.C., J.D. Nichols, W.H. Lowe, and W.F. Fagan. 2010. Use of multiple dispersal pathways facilitates amphibian persistence in stream networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 107:6936-6940.

Mullen, L.B., H.A. Woods, J.M. Schwartz, A.J. Sepulveda, and W.H. Lowe. 2010. Scale-dependent genetic structure of Idaho giant salamanders (Dicamptodon aterrimus) in stream networks. Molecular Ecology 19:898-909. (graduate student 1st author, with cover photo)

Lowe, W.H. 2009. What drives long-distance dispersal? A test of theoretical predictions. Ecology 90:1456-1462.

Grant, E.H.C., L.E. Green, and W.H. Lowe. 2009. Salamander occupancy in headwater stream networks. Freshwater Biology 54:1370-1378.

Sepulveda, A.J., and W.H. Lowe. 2009. Local and landscape-scale influences on the occurrence and density of Dicamptodon atterimus, the Idaho Giant Salamander. Journal of Herpetology 43:469-484. (graduate student 1st author)

Sepulveda, A.J., W.T. Colyer, W.H. Lowe, and M.R. Vinson. 2009. Using nitrogen stable isotopes to detect long-distance movement in a threatened cutthroat trout. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:672-682.  (graduate student 1st author)

Lowe, W.H. 2009. Amphibia of aquatic ecosystems. In G. E. Likens, editor. Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.

Cosentino, B.J., W.H. Lowe, and G.E. Likens. 2009. Population biology and movement of the northern spring salamander, Gyrinophilus porphyriticus, in four New Hampshire headwater streams. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 30: 677-680. (undergraduate 1st  author)

Lowe, W.H., M.A. McPeek, G.E. Likens, and B.J. Cosentino. 2008. Linking movement behavior to dispersal and divergence in plethodontid salamanders. Molecular Ecology 17: 4459-4469.

Greene, B.T., W.H. Lowe, and G. E. Likens. 2008. Forest succession and prey availability influence the strength and scale of terrestrial-aquatic linkages in a headwater salamander system. Freshwater Biology 53: 2234-2243.  (undergraduate 1st  author)

Sepulveda, A.J., W.T. Colyer, W.H. Lowe, and M.R. Vinson.  2007. Using nitrogen stable isotopes to detect long-distance movement in a threatened cutthroat trout. Wild Trout Symposium IX: 93-94. (graduate student 1st author)

Grant, E.H.C., W.H. Lowe, and W.F. Fagan. 2007. Living in the branches: population dynamics and ecological processes in dendritic networks. Ecology Letters 10:165-175.  (with cover photo)

Lowe, W.H., G.E. Likens, and B.J. Cosentino. 2006. Self-organization in streams: the relationship between movement behaviour and body condition in a headwater salamander. Freshwater Biology 51(11):2052-2062. (with cover photo)

Lowe, W.H., G.E. Likens, and M.E. Power. 2006. Linking scales in stream ecology. BioScience 56(7):591-597. (with cover photo)

Lowe, W.H., G.E. Likens, M.A. McPeek, and D.C. Buso. 2006. Linking direct and indirect data on dispersal: isolation by slope in a headwater stream salamander. Ecology 87(2):334-339.

Lowe, W.H. 2006. The trouble with rivers. BioScience 56(3)260-263.

Nislow, K.H., and W.H. Lowe. 2006. Influences of logging history and riparian forest characteristics on macroinvertebrates and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in headwater streams (New Hampshire, U.S.A.). Freshwater Biology 51:388-397.

Lowe, W.H. 2005. Factors affecting stage-specific distribution in the stream salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus. Herpetologica 61(2):135-144.

Lowe, W.H., and G.E. Likens. 2005. Moving headwater streams to the head of the class. BioScience 55(3):196-197.

Bernhardt, E.S., G.E. Likens, R.O. Hall, D.C. Buso, S.G. Fisher, T.M. Burton, J.L. Meyer, W.H. McDowell, M.S. Mayer, W.B. Bowden, S.E.G. Findlay, K.H. Macneale, R.S. Stelzer, and W.H. Lowe. 2005. Can’t see the forest for the stream? The role of instream processing in modifying terrestrial nitrogen exports. BioScience 55(3):219-230.

Lowe, W.H., K.H. Nislow, and G.E. Likens. 2005. Forest structure and stream salamander diets: implications for terrestrial-aquatic connectivity. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 29(1):279-286.

Lowe, W.H., K.H. Nislow, and D.T. Bolger. 2004. Stage-specific and interactive effects of sedimentation and trout on a headwater stream salamander. Ecological Applications 14(1):164-172.

Lowe, W.H. 2003. Linking dispersal to local population dynamics: a case study using a headwater salamander system. Ecology 84(8):2145-2154.

Nislow, K.H., and W.H. Lowe. 2003. Influences of logging history and stream pH on brook trout in 1st-order streams in New Hampshire. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132(1):166-171.

Lowe, W.H. 2002. Landscape-scale spatial population dynamics in human-impacted stream systems. Environmental Management 30(2):225-233.

Lowe, W.H., and D.T. Bolger. 2002. Local and landscape-scale predictors of salamander abundance in New Hampshire headwater streams. Conservation Biology 16(1):183-193.

Hauer, F.R., J.A. Stanford, J.J. Giersch, and W.H. Lowe. 2001. Distribution and abundance patterns of macroinvertebrates in a mountain stream: an analysis along multiple environmental gradients. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27(3):1485-1488.

Lowe, W.H., and F.R. Hauer. 1999. Ecology of two large, net-spinning caddisflies in a mountain stream: distribution, abundance, and metabolic response to a thermal gradient. Canadian Journal of Zoology 77(10):1637-1644.