OCCRI Researchers

Title: Associate Professor
Name: Dave Lytle
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Zoology

Research Theme: Our lab uses evolutionary ecology to understand how aquatic organisms are shaped by disturbances such as floods, droughts, and dams. Empirically most of our focus is on aquatic insects. Current projects: Disturbance regimes and life history evolution; Madrean Sky Island aquatic community biogeography; River management using prescribed flow regimes

Research Fields:

Ecology and Ecosystem Management
Impacts Ecosystems and Populations
Water Policy and Planning

Professional Activities:

Selected Publications:

2007. Finn, D. S., M. Blouin, D. A. Lytle. Population genetic structure reveals terrestrial affinities for a headwater stream insect. Freshwater Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2006.01647.x.

2007. Bogan, M. T. and D. A. Lytle. Seasonal flow variation allows ‘time-sharing’ by disparate aquatic insect communities in montane desert streams. Freshwater Biology 52: 290-304.

2007. Lytle, D.A., & N. J. White. Rainfall cues and flash-flood escape in desert stream insects. Journal of Insect Behavior 20:413-423.

2007. Hall, S. R., M. A. Leibold, D. A. Lytle, V. Smith. Grazers, producer stoichiometry, and the light: nutrient hypothesis revisited. Ecology 88(5): 1142-1152.

2007. Larios, E., H. Deng, W. Zhang, M. Sarpola, J. Yuen, R. Paasch, A. Moldenke, D. A. Lytle, S. R. Correa, E. Mortensen, L. Shapiro, T. Dietterich. Automated insect identification through concatenated histograms of local appearance features: feature vector generation and region detection for deformable objects. Machine Vision and Applications. DOI 10.1007/s00138-007-0086-y.