PUBLICATIONS

Eby, S., A. Agrawal, S. Majumder, A.P. Dobson, V. Guttal. 2017. Alternative stable states and spatial indicators of critical slowing down along a spatial gradient in a savanna ecosystem. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26(6):638-649. *Cover article and image DOI: 10.1111/geb.12570.

Smith, M.D., A.K. Knapp, S.L. Collins, D.E. Burkepile, K.P. Kirkman, S.E. Koerner, D.I. Thompson, J.M. Blair, C.E. Burns, S. Eby, E.J. Forrestel, R.W.S. Fynn, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, D.L. Hoover, and K.R. Wilcox. 2016. Shared drivers but divergent ecological responses: insights from long-term experiments in mesic savanna grasslands. BioScience 66(8):666-682.

Eby, S. and M.E. Ritchie. 2016. Alternative hypotheses for mammalian herbivore preference of burned areas in a savannah ecosystem. African Journal of Ecology 54(4):471-478.

Burkepile, D.E., D.I. Thompson, R.W.S. Fynn, S.E. Koerner, S. Eby, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, N. P. Lemoine, K.J. Matchett, K.R. Wilcox, S.L. Collins, K.P. Kirkman, A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2016. Fire frequency drives habitat selection by a diverse herbivore guild impacting top – down control of plant communities in an African savanna. Oikos
125(11):1636-1646.

Eby, S., J. Dempewolf, R.M. Holdo, and K.L. Metzger. 2015. Fire in the Serengeti Ecosystem: history, drivers, and consequences. In Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system. A.R.E. Sinclair, K.L. Metzger, S.A.R. Mduma, and J.M. Fryxell (eds), pp. 73-104. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago.

Eby, S.L.
, T.M. Anderson, E.P. Mayemba, and M.E. Ritchie. 2014. The effect of fire on habitat selection of mammalian herbivores: the role of body size and vegetation characteristics. Journal of Animal Ecology 

83: 1196-1205.

Eby, S., D.E. Burkepile, R.W.S. Fynn, C.E. Burns, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, S.E. Koerner, K.J. Matchett, D.I. Thompson, K.R. Wilcox, S.L. Collins, K.P. Kirkman, A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Loss of a large grazer impacts savanna grassland plant communities similarly in North America and South Africa. Oecologia 175(1):293-303.


Koerner, S.E., D.E. Burkepile, R.W.S. Fynn, C.E. Burns, S. Eby, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, K.J. Matchett, D.I. Thompson, K.R. Wilcox, S.L. Collins, K.P. Kirkman, A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Plant community response to loss of large herbivores differs between North American and South African savanna grasslands. Ecology 95:808-816.

Eby, S., A. Mosser, A. Swanson, C. Packer, and M. Ritchie. 2013. The impact of burning on lion (Panthera leo) habitat choice in an African savanna. Current Zoology 59(3):335-339.

Eby, S.L. and M.E. Ritchie. 2012. The impacts of burning on Thomson’s gazelles’, Gazella thomsonii, vigilance in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 51:337-342 DOI:10.1111/aje.12044.

Strauch, A.M. and S. Eby. 2012. The influence of fire history on the abundance of Maerua subcordata in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Journal of Plant Ecology 5(4):400-406.

O’Steen, S., S. Eby, and J.A. Bunce. 2010. Dynamically honest displays: courtship locomotor performance indicates survival in guppies. Functional Ecology 24(5):1045-1053. [PDF]

Anderson, T.M., J.G.C. Hopcraft, S. Eby, M.E. Ritchie, J.B. Grace, and H. Olff. 2010. Landscape scale analyses suggest both nutrient and anti-predator advantages to Serengeti herbivore hotspots. Ecology 91(5):1519-1529.

Anderson, T.M., M.E. Ritchie, E. Mayemba, S. Eby, J.B. Grace, and S.J. McNaughton. 2007. Forage nutritive quality in the Serengeti ecosystem: the roles of fire and herbivory. American Naturalist 170(3):343-357.

Dempewolf, J., S. Trigg, R.S. DeFries, and S. Eby. 2007. MODIS derived burned area mapping of the Serengeti- Mara region. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 4(2): 312-316.