Ph.D. Michigan Technological University
M.S. University of Wyoming
B.S. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Areas of Interest
Forest wildlife ecology, conservation, and management; animal ecology and ecosystem processes; climate change and predator-prey dynamics; aquatic-terrestrial links; carcass ecology, stable isotope ecology.
I will instruct an undergraduate course in Principles of Wildlife Management and a graduate course in Conservation Science.
Linking species and ecosystems – I generally study how wildlife interactions affect ecosystem processes and biodiversity, especially in forested systems. Research in my lab bridges the traditional gap between wildlife research at the scale of biology, community, and population with landscape-scale ecosystem science. Integrating these research areas enables the fundamental study of the functional roles of species and provides insights to address applied questions in wildlife ecology, conservation, and management.
Current questions in our research include: 1) How do predators control carrion resources and what are the cascading consequences for biodiversity and associated ecological heterogeneity? 2) Under what circumstances do mammalian herbivores create strong aquatic-terrestrial links? 3) How do ungulates influence the distribution of energy, nutrients, and contaminants? 4) How will warming winters affect large carnivore predator-prey dynamics in snowy areas?
- Bump, J.K., Bergman, B.G., Schrank, A.J., Kane, E., Macarelli, K., Risch, A., Schütz, M. 2016. Nutrient pulses from moose turbation in aquatic ecosystems. In press Oikos.
- Vucetich, J.A., Bruskotter, J.T., Nelson, M.P., Peterson, R.O., Bump, J.K. 2016. The principles of wildlife management and wolf harvesting in Michigan. In press Journal of Mammalogy.
- Barton, P.S., McIntyre, S., Evans, M.J., Bump, J.K., Cunningham, S.A., Manning, A.D. 2016. Substantial long-term effects of carcass addition on soil and plants in a grassy eucalypt woodland. In press Ecosphere.
- Fournier, A.M.V., Sullivan, A.R., Bump, J.K., Perkins, M., Shieldcastle, M.C., & King, S.L. 2016. Combining citizen science derived species distribution models and stable isotope analysis reveals migratory connectivity in a secretive species, the Virginia rail (Rallus limicola). In press Journal of Applied Ecology.
- Bergman**, B.G. & Bump, J.K. 2015. Experimental evidence that the effects of moose and beaver aquatic herbivory may be contingent on water body type. Freshwater Biology 60:1635–1646 doi:10.1111/fwb.12595
- Peterson, R.O., Vucetich, J.A., Bump, J.K., Smith, D. 2014 Trophic Cascades in a Multicausal World: Isle Royale and Yellowstone. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 45:325-345, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-120213-091634
- Murray, B. D., Webster, C. R., Bump, J.K. 2013. Broadening the ecological context of ungulate-vegetation interactions: the importance of spatial scale and seasonal habitat use. Ecology 94:11317–1326.
- Sullivan, A., Bump, J.K., Kruger, L., & Peterson, R.O. 2012. Batcave catchement areas: using stable isotopes to delineate bat hibernacula catchment areas. Ecological Applications. 22:1428-1434.
- Bump, J.K., Fox-Dobbs, K., Bada, J.L., Koch, P.L., Peterson, R.O., & Vucetich, J.A. 2007. Stable isotopes, ecological integration, and environmental change: wolves record atmospheric carbon isotope trend better than tree rings. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 274:2471-2480.
- Murray, B. D., Webster, C. R., Bump, J.K. 2014. A migratory ungulate facilitates cross-boundary nitrogen transport in forested landscapes. Ecosystems 17(6):1002-1013. DOI 10.1007/s10021-014-9796-y
- Bump, J. K. 2010. Landscapes of hope, oceans of promise: trophic cascades. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 25:554-555.
- Bump, J.K., Webster, C. R., Vucetich, J.A, Peterson, R.O., Shields, J.M., & Powers, M.D. 2009. Ungulate carcasses perforate ecological filters and create biogeochemical hotspots in forest herbaceous layers allowing trees a competitive advantage. Ecosystems 12:996-1007.
- Bump, J.K., Peterson, R.O., & Vucetich, J.A. 2009. Wolves modulate soil nutrient heterogeneity and foliar nitrogen by configuring the distribution of ungulate carcasses. Ecology, 90:3159-3167.