James Elser

Research Professor , Research Professor

  • 22575 Citations
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1983 …2019
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1 Citation (Scopus)

Cascading influences of grassland degradation on nutrient limitation in a high mountain lake and its inflow streams

Ren, Z., Niu, D., Ma, P., Wang, Y., Fu, H. & Elser, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Ecology. e02755.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrient limitation
inflow
grasslands
grassland
mountains
1 Citation (Scopus)

Extreme ecological stoichiometry of a bark beetle–fungus mutualism

Six, D. L. & Elser, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Ecological Entomology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mutualism
stoichiometry
bark
beetle
Dendroctonus brevicomis

Impact of nutrient and stoichiometry gradients on microbial assemblages in Erhai Lake and its input streams

Liu, Y., Qu, X., Elser, J., Peng, W., Zhang, M., Ren, Z., Zhang, H., Zhang, Y. & Yang, H., Aug 1 2019, In : Water (Switzerland). 11, 8, 1711.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
stoichiometry
Lakes
Stoichiometry
Nutrients
Food

Linkages of stoichiometric imbalances to soil microbial respiration with increasing nitrogen addition: Evidence from a long-term grassland experiment

Yuan, X., Niu, D., Gherardi, L. A., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Elser, J. & Fu, H., Nov 1 2019, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 138, 107580.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stoichiometry
Respiration
respiration
Nitrogen
Soil
6 Citations (Scopus)

Occurrence and fate of microplastic debris in middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River – From inland to the sea

Xiong, X., Wu, C., Elser, J., Mei, Z. & Hao, Y., Apr 1 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 659, p. 66-73 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Debris
Rivers
river
Fluxes
megacity
2 Citations (Scopus)

The stoichiometric legacy of fire regime regulates the roles of micro-organisms and invertebrates in decomposition

Butler, O. M., Lewis, T., Rezaei Rashti, M., Maunsell, S. C., Elser, J. & Chen, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Ecology. e02732.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fire regime
invertebrate
invertebrates
decomposition
microorganisms
2018
7 Citations (Scopus)

Consumption explains intraspecific variation in nutrient recycling stoichiometry in a desert fish

Moody, E. K., Carson, E. W., Corman, J. R., Espinosa-Pérez, H., Ramos, J., Sabo, J. & Elser, J., Jul 1 2018, In : Ecology. 99, 7, p. 1552-1561 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

intraspecific variation
stoichiometry
recycling
deserts
desert
3 Citations (Scopus)

Coping with iron limitation: a metabolomic study of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

Rivas-Ubach, A., Poret-Peterson, A. T., Peñuelas, J., Sardans, J., Pérez-Trujillo, M., Legido-Quigley, C., Oravec, M., Urban, O. & Elser, J., Feb 1 2018, In : Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 40, 2, 28.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metabolomics
metabolomics
Cyanobacteria
Synechocystis
Iron
7 Citations (Scopus)

Eco-evolutionary dynamics of ecological stoichiometry in plankton communities

Branco, P., Egas, M., Elser, J. & Huisman, J., Jul 1 2018, In : American Naturalist. 192, 1, p. E1-E20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stoichiometry
plankton
phytoplankton
zooplankton
phosphorus
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of rainfall manipulations on carbon exchange of cyanobacteria and moss-dominated biological soil crusts

Zhang, C., Niu, D., Song, M., Elser, J., Okie, J. & Fu, H., Sep 1 2018, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 124, p. 24-31 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bryophyta
soil crusts
soil crust
Cyanobacteria
moss
1 Citation (Scopus)

High-frequency fire alters soil and plant chemistry but does not lead to nitrogen-limited growth of Eucalyptus pilularis seedlings

Butler, O. M., Rezaei Rashti, M., Lewis, T., Elser, J. & Chen, C., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Plant and Soil.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eucalyptus pilularis
phytochemistry
plant biochemistry
soil chemistry
seedling

How to Become a Member of the ASLO Board in Three Easy Steps

Elser, J., Moore, T. & Oguguah, N., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Responses of leaf C:N:P stoichiometry to water supply in the desert shrub Zygophyllum xanthoxylum

Niu, D., Zhang, C., Ma, P., Fu, H. & Elser, J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Plant Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stoichiometry
water supply
deserts
shrub
shrubs
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)
seston
stoichiometry
Daphnia
monoculture
breathing
13 Citations (Scopus)

Carbon: Nitrogen: Phosphorus stoichiometry in fungi: A meta-analysis

Zhang, J. & Elser, J., Jul 14 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, JUL, 1281.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phosphorus
Meta-Analysis
Fungi
Nitrogen
Carbon
4 Citations (Scopus)

Does the growth rate hypothesis apply across temperatures? Variation in the growth rate and body phosphorus of neotropical benthic grazers

Moody, E. K., Rugenski, A. T., Sabo, J., Turner, B. L. & Elser, J., Apr 18 2017, In : Frontiers in Environmental Science. 5, APR, 14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phosphorus
temperature
mayfly
experiment
toad
18 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of a Short Evolution Module on Students' Perceived Conflict between Religion and Evolution

Barnes, M. E., Elser, J. & Brownell, S., Feb 1 2017, In : American Biology Teacher. 79, 2, p. 104-111 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

religion
Religion
students
Students
student
6 Citations (Scopus)
glaciers
biofilm
microbial communities
microbial community
glacier
10 Citations (Scopus)

Microbial functional genes elucidate environmental drivers of biofilm metabolism in glacier-fed streams

Ren, Z., Gao, H., Elser, J. & Zhao, Q., Dec 1 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 12668.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biofilm
glacier
metabolism
gene
nitrogen
18 Citations (Scopus)

Nutrient stoichiometry Shapes Microbial Community Structure in an Evaporitic Shallow Pond

Lee, Z. M. P., Poret-Peterson, A. T., Siefert, J. L., Kaul, D., Moustafa, A., Allen, A. E., Dupont, C. L., Eguiarte, L. E., Souza, V. & Elser, J., May 30 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, MAY, 949.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rRNA Genes
Food
Gene Dosage
Fertilization
Mexico
7 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritional imbalance suppresses migratory phenotypes of the Mongolian locust (Oedaleus asiaticus)

Cease, A., Harrison, J., Hao, S., Niren, D. C., Zhang, G., Kang, L. & Elser, J., Jun 1 2017, In : Royal Society Open Science. 4, 6, 161039.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oedaleus
locusts
phenotype
nutritional adequacy
food quality
7 Citations (Scopus)

Taxonomic and functional differences between microbial communities in Qinghai Lake and its input streams

Ren, Z., Wang, F., Qu, X., Elser, J., Liu, Y. & Chu, L., Nov 22 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, NOV, 2319.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lakes
Biofilms
Water
Carbon Cycle
Oxidative Phosphorylation
9 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of nitrogen enrichment on grassland ecosystem stability depends on nitrogen addition level

Niu, D., Yuan, X., Cease, A., Wen, H., Zhang, C., Fu, H. & Elser, J., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Science of the Total Environment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ecosystems
Nitrogen
nitrogen
Biodiversity
ecosystem
2016
6 Citations (Scopus)

Calcium carbonate deposition drives nutrient cycling in a calcareous headwater stream

Corman, J. R., Moody, E. K. & Elser, J., Nov 1 2016, In : Ecological Monographs. 86, 4, p. 448-461 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

calcium carbonate
nutrient cycling
headwater
biogeochemical cycles
periphyton
12 Citations (Scopus)
food selection
Food Preferences
Herbivory
food choices
Phosphorus
19 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of functional diversity loss on ecosystem functions are influenced by compensation

Pan, Q., Tian, D., Naeem, S., Auerswald, K., Elser, J., Bai, Y., Huang, J., Wang, Q., Wang, H., Wu, J. & Han, X., Sep 1 2016, In : Ecology. 97, 9, p. 2293-2302 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

functional diversity
ecosystem function
functional group
ecosystems
biodiversity
17 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of plant functional group loss on soil biota and net ecosystem exchange: A plant removal experiment in the Mongolian grassland

Chen, D., Pan, Q., Bai, Y., Hu, S., Huang, J., Wang, Q., Naeem, S., Elser, J., Wu, J. & Han, X., May 1 2016, In : Journal of Ecology. 104, 3, p. 734-743 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

net ecosystem exchange
removal experiment
soil biota
functional group
grasslands
4 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of Volcanic Pumice Inputs on Microbial Community Composition and Dissolved C/P Ratios in Lake Waters: an Experimental Approach

Modenutti, B. E., Balseiro, E. G., Bastidas Navarro, M. A., Lee, Z. M., Souza, M. S., Corman, J. R. & Elser, J., Jan 1 2016, In : Microbial Ecology. 71, 1, p. 18-28 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pumice
dissolved organic carbon
lake water
community composition
microbial communities
16 Citations (Scopus)

How to live with phosphorus scarcity in soil and sediment: Lessons from bacteria

Tapia-Torres, Y., Rodríguez-Torres, M. D., Elser, J., Islas, A., Souza, V., García-Oliva, F. & Olmedo-Álvarez, G., Jan 1 2016, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82, 15, p. 4652-4662 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phosphorus
Soil
phosphorus
Bacteria
sediments
23 Citations (Scopus)

Imbalanced atmospheric nitrogen and phosphorus depositions in China: Implications for nutrient limitation

Zhu, J., Wang, Q., He, N., Smith, M. D., Elser, J., Du, J., Yuan, G., Yu, G. & Yu, Q., Jun 1 2016, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 121, 6, p. 1605-1616 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrient limitation
nutrients
Phosphorus
Nutrients
phosphorus
49 Citations (Scopus)

Intensification of phosphorus cycling in China since the 1600s

Liu, X., Sheng, H., Jiang, S., Yuan, Z., Zhang, C. & Elser, J., Mar 8 2016, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 10, p. 2609-2614 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eutrophication
Phosphorus
China
Life Cycle Stages
Fresh Water
22 Citations (Scopus)

Life on the stoichiometric knife-edge: Effects of high and low food C: P ratio on growth, feeding, and respiration in three Daphnia species

Elser, J., Kyle, M., Learned, J., McCrackin, M. L., Peace, A. & Steger, L., Jan 1 2016, In : Inland Waters. 6, 2, p. 136-146 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

knives
edge effect
Daphnia
edge effects
breathing
97 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term accumulation and transport of anthropogenic phosphorus in three river basins

Powers, S. M., Bruulsema, T. W., Burt, T. P., Chan, N. I., Elser, J., Haygarth, P. M., Howden, N. J. K., Jarvie, H. P., Lyu, Y., Peterson, H. M., Sharpley, A. N., Shen, J., Worrall, F. & Zhang, F., May 1 2016, In : Nature Geoscience. 9, 5, p. 353-356 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

river basin
phosphorus
basin
fertilizer
sewage
9 Citations (Scopus)

Variability of rRNA operon copy number and growth rate dynamics of bacillus isolated from an extremely oligotrophic aquatic ecosystem

Valdivia-Anistro, J. A., Eguiarte-Fruns, L. E., Delgado-Sapién, G., Márquez-Zacarías, P., Gasca-Pineda, J., Learned, J., Elser, J., Olmedo-Alvarez, G. & Souza, V., 2016, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 6, JAN, 01486.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rRNA Operon
Ribosomal RNA
Operon
Bacillus
Ecosystem
2015
9 Citations (Scopus)

Community structure and biogeochemical impacts of microbial life on floating pumice

Elser, J., Bastidas Navarro, M., Corman, J. R., Emick, H., Kellom, M., Laspoumaderes, C., Lee, Z. M., Poret-Peterson, A. T., Balseiro, E. & Modenutti, B., 2015, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81, 5, p. 1542-1549 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pumice
Lakes
community structure
lakes
Ecosystem

Corrigendum to Van de Waal et al. Stoichiometric regulation of phytoplankton toxins [Ecol. Lett., 17, (2014), 736-742]

Van de Waal, D. B., Smith, V. H., Declerck, S. A. J., Stam, E. C. M. & Elser, J., Sep 1 2015, In : Ecology Letters. 18, 9, p. 983-984 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deregulation
toxin
toxins
phytoplankton
20 Citations (Scopus)

Diet composition affects the rate and N: P ratio of fish excretion

Moody, E. K., Corman, J. R., Elser, J. & Sabo, J., Mar 1 2015, In : Freshwater Biology. 60, 3, p. 456-465 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

excretion
diet
fish
recycling
biogeochemical cycles
11 Citations (Scopus)

Does the stoichiometric carbon: phosphorus knife edge apply for predaceous copepods?

Laspoumaderes, C., Modenutti, B., Elser, J. & Balseiro, E., Feb 7 2015, In : Oecologia. 178, 2, p. 557-569 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

knives
Copepoda
phosphorus
carbon
food quality
23 Citations (Scopus)

Down-regulation of tissue N: P ratios in terrestrial plants by elevated CO2

Deng, Q., Hui, D., Luo, Y., Elser, J., Wang, Y. P., Loladze, I., Zhang, Q. & Dennis, S., Dec 1 2015, In : Ecology. 96, 12, p. 3354-3362 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phosphorus
nitrogen
stoichiometry
soil
plant growth
28 Citations (Scopus)

Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry at the extremes: How microbes cope in an ultra-oligotrophic desert soil

Tapia-Torres, Y., Elser, J., Souza, V. & García-Oliva, F., Aug 1 2015, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 87, p. 34-42 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

desert soils
desert soil
stoichiometry
Soil
Ecosystem
11 Citations (Scopus)

Enrichment experiment changes microbial interactions in an ultra-oligotrophic environment

Ponce-Soto, G. Y., Aguirre-von-Wobeser, E., Eguiarte, L. E., Elser, J., Lee, Z. M. P. & Souza, V., 2015, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 6, APR, 246.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microbial Interactions
Food
Ecosystem
Body Water
Biofilms
78 Citations (Scopus)

Greening the global phosphorus cycle: How green chemistry can help achieve planetary P sustainability

Withers, P. J. A., Elser, J., Hilton, J., Ohtake, H., Schipper, W. J. & Van Dijk, K. C., Apr 1 2015, In : Green Chemistry. 17, 4, p. 2087-2099 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phosphorus cycle
phosphate rock
Phosphorus
Sustainable development
Phosphates
6 Citations (Scopus)

Interaction between lithification and resource availability in the microbialites of Río Mesquites, Cuatro Ciénegas, México

Corman, J. R., Poret-Peterson, A. T., Uchitel, A. & Elser, J. J., 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Geobiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lithification
resource availability
microbial communities
microbial community
primary productivity
12 Citations (Scopus)

Living with locusts: Connecting soil nitrogen, locust outbreaks, livelihoods, and livestock markets

Cease, A., Elser, J., Fenichel, E. P., Hadrich, J. C., Harrison, J. & Robinson, B. E., May 25 2015, In : BioScience. 65, 6, p. 551-558 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Grasshoppers
Livestock
locusts
livelihood
Disease Outbreaks

Looking down the river a ways

Elser, J., 2015, In : Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. 24, 1, p. 15-16 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rivers
river

Message from the President: Advancing Aslo’s strategic plan, one committee at a time

Elser, J., Nov 1 2015, In : Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. 24, 4, p. 112 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling the bacterial contribution to planktonic community respiration in the regulation of solar energy and nutrient availability

Alijani, M. K., Wang, H. & Elser, J., Jan 1 2015, In : Ecological Complexity. 23, p. 25-33 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

algae
solar energy
nutrient availability
respiration
alga
4 Citations (Scopus)

Nutrient dynamics and phytoplankton resource limitation in a deep tropical mountain lake

Corman, J. R., Carlson, E., Dix, M., Girón, N., Roegner, A., Veselá, J., Chandra, S., Elser, J. & Rejmánková, E., 2015, In : Inland Waters. 5, 4, p. 371-386 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrient dynamics
phytoplankton
mountains
lakes
mountain