Professor Carl von Ende - Faculty - Ecology and Evolution

Professor Carl von Ende

Associate Professor

Educational Background

Ph.D., 1975, University of Notre Dame 

M.S., 1969, University of Notre Dame

A. B., 1967, Cornell University

Fields of Interest: Population and community ecology; aquatic ecology; plant ecology.

Contact: Carl von Ende,
Office: MO 216, (815) 753-7826
Lab: MO 216, (815) 753-0235
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Northern Illinois University 
DeKalb, IL 60115

Representative Publications

Representative Publications

Moran, R., C.N. von Ende, and B.H. King. (2013). Mate choice copying in two species of darters (Percidae: Etheostoma).  Behavior 150:1255-1270.

Moran, R., C.N. von Ende, and B.H. King. Seasonal colour and antipredator behaviour (Percidae: Etheostoma). Journal of Fish Biology, In press.

Martina, J. P. and C. N. von Ende. 2013.  Increased spatial dominance in high nitrogen, saturated soil due to clonal architecture plasticity of the invasive wetland plant, Phalaris arundinacea. Plant Ecology 214:1443-1453.

Jason P. Martina, Carl N. von Ende. 2012. Highly plastic response in morphological and physiological traits to light, soil-N and moisture in the model invasive plant, Phalaris arundinacea. Environmental and Experimental Botany 82 43– 53.

Martina, J. P. and C. N. von Ende. 2008. Correlation of soil nutrient characteristics and reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) abundance in Northern Illinois (USA). American Midland Naturalist 160:430-437.

von Ende, C. N. 2001. Repeated-measures analysis: Growth and other time dependent measures. In Scheiner, S. and I. Gurevitch (eds). The Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments. Oxford University Press. pp. 134-157. 

Brower, J. E., Zar, J. H., and von Ende, C. N. 1998. Field and laboratory methods for general ecology. 4th edition. Wm. C. Brown. p. 273.

Cochran-Stafira, D. Liane. and von Ende C. N. 1998. Integrating bacteria into food webs: Studies with Sarracenia purpurea inquilines. Ecology 79:880-898.

von Ende, C.N. 1993. Repeated-measures analysis: Growth and other time dependent measures. In Scheiner, S. and I. Gurevitch (eds.) The Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments. Chapman and Hall, pp. 113-137. 

Traina, J.A. and von Ende, C.N. 1992. Estimation of larval dry weight of Chaoborus americanis. Hydrobiologia 228:219-223. 

Carpenter, S.R., Kitchell, J.F., Hodgson, J.R., Cochran, P.A., Elsner, J.J., Elsner, M.M., Lodge, D.M., Kretchmer, D., He, X. and von Ende, C.N. 1987. Regulation of lake primary productivity by food web structure. Ecology 68:1863-1876. 

Elsner, M.M., von Ende, C.N., Soranno, P. and Carpenter, S.R. 1987. Chaoborus populations: response to food web manipulations and potential effects on zooplankton communities. Canadian Journal of Zoology 65:2846-2852. 

von Ende, C.N. 1982. Phenology of four Chaoborus species. Environmental Entomology 11:9-17. 

von Ende, C.N. 1981. Frequencies of developmental morphs of Chaoborus americanus in four fishless bog lakes. American Midland Naturalist 105:401-404. 

von Ende, C.N. andDempsey, D.O. 1981. Apparent exclusion of the cladoceran Bosmina longirostris by the invertebrate predator Chaoborus americanus. American Midland Naturalist. 105:240-248. 

von Ende, C.N. 1979. Fish predation, interspecific predation, and the distribution of two Chaoborus species. Ecology 70:119-128. 

von Ende, C.N. 1978. Regional coexistence of four Chaoborus species. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 20:2630-2633 . 

von Ende, C.N. 1978. Simulation of release of sex-linked translocation homozygotes for population replacement. Journal of Economic Entomology 71:537-543.

Research Interests

General research interests are in the processes that determine the dynamics and structure of populations and communities. Current research focuses on aquatic insects and wetland plants. Investigations are underway in the laboratory and in the field examining phenotypic plasticity in the life history characteristics of the phantom midge, Chaoborus, as well as using experimental and mathematical modeling approaches to understand the superior competitive ability of the invasive wetland grass, Phalaris arundinacea. Other ongoing topics of investigation are habitat selection and activity patterns of the riverine damselfly, Calopteryx maculata, and the clonal biology of pitcher plants (Sarracenia).

Photo of Chaorboris americanus

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