Morgan Tingley

Associate Professor
(310) 794-7834
310L Botany
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Research Areas

Conservation Biology, Ecology, Quantitative Methods

Research Interests

My research combines original data collected in the field with biodiversity informatics ('big data') and novel quantitative modeling techniques to understand critical ecological questions about organisms. I am most interested in how large-scale anthropogenic drivers of change (e.g., climate change, invasive species, land-use change, fire regimes) affect geographic distributions and community interactions over short (years) to long (centuries) timespans.

Selected Publications

Tonelli, B.A., Youngflesh, C., and Tingley, M.W. (2023). Geomagnetic disturbance associated with increased vagrancy in migratory landbirds. Scientific Reports 13, 414.

Neate‐Clegg, M.H.C., and Tingley, M.W. (2023). Adult male birds advance spring migratory phenology faster than females and juveniles across North America. Global Change Biol 29.

Youngflesh, C., Saracco, J.F., Siegel, R.B., and Tingley, M.W. (2022). Abiotic conditions shape spatial and temporal morphological variation in North American birds. Nat Ecol Evol 6, 1860–1870.

Spence, A.R., LeWinter, H., and Tingley, M.W. (2022). Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) physiological response to novel thermal and hypoxic conditions at high elevations. J Exp Biology 225.

Jones, G.M., and Tingley, M.W. (2022). Pyrodiversity and biodiversity: A history, synthesis, and outlook. Divers Distrib 28, 386–403.

Youngflesh, C., Socolar, J., Amaral, B.R., Arab, A., Guralnick, R.P., Hurlbert, A.H., LaFrance, R., Mayor, S.J., Miller, D.A.W., & Tingley, M.W. 2021. Migratory strategy drives species-level variation in bird sensitivity to vegetation green-up. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 5, 987–994.
Montgomery, G.A, Dunn, R.R., Fox, R., Jongejans, E., Leather, S.R., Saunders, M.E., Shortall, C.R., Tingley, M.W., & Wagner, D.L., "Is the insect apocalypse upon us? How to find out", Biological Conservation, 108327- (2020) .

Tingley, M.W., Stillman, A.N., Wilkerson, R.L., Sawyer, S.C., & Siegel, R.B., "Black-backed woodpecker occupancy in burned and beetle-killed forests: Disturbance agent matters", Forest Ecology and Management, 445 : 117694- (2020) .

Stillman, A.N., Siegel, R.B., Wilkerson, R.L., Johnson, M., & Tingley, M.W., "Age-dependent habitat relationships of a burned-forest specialist emphasise the role of pyrodiversity in fire management", Journal of Applied Ecology, 56 : 880-890 (2019) .

Siegel, R.B., Eyes, S.A., Tingley, M.W., Wu, J.X., Stock, S.L., Medley, J.R., Kalinowski, R.S., Casas, A., Lima-Baumbach, M., & Rich, A.C., "Short-term resilience of Great Gray Owls to a megafire in California, USA", Condor: Ornithological Applications, 121 : 1-13 (2019) .

Russo, N.J., Elphick, C.S., Havill, N.P., & Tingley, M.W., "Spring bird migration as a dispersal mechanism for the hemlock woolly adelgid", Biological Invasions, 21 : 1585-1599 (2019) .

Grames, E.M., Stillman, A.N., Tingley, M.W., & Elphick, C.S., "An automated approach to identifying search terms for systematic reviews using keyword co‐occurrence networks", Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10 : 1645-1654 (2019) .

Stillman, A.N., Siegel, R.B., Wilkerson, R.L., Johnson, M., Howell, C.A., & Tingley, M.W., "Nest site selection and nest survival of Black-backed Woodpeckers after wildfire", Condor: Ornithological Applications, 121 : duz039- (2019) .

Steen, V.A., Elphick, C.S., & Tingley, M.W., "An evaluation of stringent filtering to improve species distribution models from citizen science data", Diversity and Distributions, 25 : 1857-1869 (2019) .

Si, X., Cadotte, M.W., Zhao, Y., Zhou, H., Zeng, D., Li, J., Jin, T., Ren, P., Wang, Y., Ding, P., & Tingley, M.W., "The importance of accounting for imperfect detection when estimating functional and phylogenetic community structure", Ecology, 99 : 2103-2112 (2018) .

Tingley, M.W., Stillman, A.N., Wilkerson, R.L., Howell, C.A., Sawyer, S.C., & Siegel, R.B., "Cross-scale occupancy dynamics of a postfire specialist in response to variation across a fire regime", Journal of Animal Ecology, 87 : 1484-1496 (2018) .