Eric Moody

Title PhD Student

My research broadly aims to understand ties between organismal traits and ecosystem processes.

I am particularly interested in studying differences in physiological traits within and between species that lead to ecosystem and/or community level effects. My dissertation focuses on examining how and why differences in traits possessed by dominant consumers affect the storage and remineralization of nutrients. My current work takes place in arid and tropical aquatic ecosystems.


Moody E.K., J.R. Corman, J.J. Elser, and J.L. Sabo. 2015. Diet elemental composition and consumption rate affect fish excretion of nitrogen and phosphorus. Freshwater Biology 60: 456-465.

Vander Zanden M.J., M.K. Clayton, E.K. Moody, C.T. Solomon, and B.C. Weidel. 2015. Stable isotope turnover and half-life in animal tissues. PLoS ONE 10: e0116182.

Cline T., J.F. Kitchell, V. Bennington, G.A. McKinley, E.K. Moody, and B.C. Weidel. 2014. Climate impacts on landlocked sea lamprey: Implications for host-parasite interactions and invasive species management. Ecosphere 5: 68.

Moody E.K. and J.L. Sabo. 2013. Crayfish impact desert river ecosystem function and litter-dwelling invertebrate communities through association with novel detrital resources. PLoS ONE 8: e63274.

Moody E.K. and C.A. Taylor. 2012. Red swamp crawfish (Procambarus clarkii) discovered in the San Pedro River, Arizona: A new invader in a threatened ecosystem. The Southwestern Naturalist 57:343-344.

Moody E.K., B.C. Weidel, T.D. Ahrenstorff, W.P. Mattes, and J.F. Kitchell. 2011. Evaluating the growth potential of sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) feeding on siscowet lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in Lake Superior. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37:343-348.


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