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John Bishop

John Bishop

Field of Study: Plant evolution and ecology
Title: Associate Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Botany, University of Washington
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Office: Vancouver VSCI 230
Phone: 360-546-9612
Mailing Address: School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University
PO Box 644236
Pullman,WA 99164-4236


Response of populations, communities, and ecosystems to catastrophic disturbance

My work on this topic is focused on the plants, animals, and soils of the primary successional Pumice Plain of Mount St. Helens. Much of this work is focused on herbivore effects on keystone plant colonists, such as a Lupin (Lupinus lepidus var. lobbii, and its specialist lepidopterna herbivores), and Willows (Salix sitchensis) and cascading effects on community and ecosystem development.

Representative Publications:

  • Adams*, J.B., Bollens, S.M., and Bishop, J.G. 2015. Predation on the invasive copepod, Pseudodiaptomus forbesi, and native zooplankton in the Lower Columbia River: An experimental approach to quantify differences in prey-specific feeding rates. PLoS One 10: e0144095.
  • Che-Castaldo, C., C.M. Crisafulli, J.G. Bishop, and W.F. Fagan. 2015. What causes female bias in the secondary sex ratios of the dioecious woody shrub Salix sitchensiscolonizing a primary successional landscape? Am. J. Bot. 102:1309-1322.
  • Yurkewycz, R.P., J.G. Bishop, C.M. Crisafulli, J.A. Harrison, and R.A. Gill. 2014. Gopher mounds decrease nutrient cycling rates and increase adjacent vegetation in volcanic primary succession. Oecologia 176: 1135-1150.
  • Titus, J.H. and J.G. Bishop. 2014. Propagule limitation and competition with nitrogen-fixers limit conifer colonization during primary succession. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 990-1003.
  • Lambers, H., J.G. Bishop, S.D. Hopper, E. Laliberté and A. Zúñiga-Feest. 2012. Phosphorus-mobilization ecosystem engineering: the roles of cluster roots and carboxylate exudation in young P-limited ecosystems. Annals of Botany 110: 329-348.
  • Yang, S., E. Jongejans, S. Yang, J.G. Bishop. 2011. The effect of consumers and mutualists of Vaccinium membranaceum at Mount St. Helens: Dependence on successional context. PLoS One. 6(10): e26094.
  • Marleau, J.N., Y. Jin, J. G. Bishop, W.F. Fagan, M. Lewis. 2011. A stoichiometric model of early plant primary succession. American Naturalist 177: 233-245.
  • Schoenfelder, A.C., J.G. Bishop, H.M. Martinson, W.F. Fagan. 2010. Resource use efficiency and community effects of invasive Hypochaeris radicata (Asteraceae) during primary succession. American Journal of Botany: 97: 1772-1779.
  • Bishop, J.G., N.B. O’Hara, J.H. Titus, J.L. Apple, R. A. Gill, L. Wynn. 2010. Addition of phosphorus increases primary production and orthopteran abundance during primary succession at Mount St. Helens. PLOS One: 5(10): e13598.
  • Major J.J., C.M. Crisafulli, P. Frenzen, J.G. Bishop. 2009. After the disaster: The hydrogeomorphic, ecological, and biological responses to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington. Geological Society of America Field Guide 15.