Peer-reviewed publications

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[39] Ohlberger J., D.E. Schindler, E.J. Ward, T.E. Walsworth, & T.E. Essington. Resurgence of an apex marine predator and the decline in prey body size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1910930116


[38] Ohlberger J., Ø. Langangen, I.J. Winfield, & Y. Vindenes. 2020. The importance of variation in offspring body size for stability in cannibalistic populations. Oikos 129:59-69.


[37] Cline, T., J. Ohlberger, $ D.E. Schindler. 2019. Effects of warming climate and competition in the ocean for life-histories of Pacific salmon. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3:935-942.


[36] Lindmark, M., J. Ohlberger, M. Huss, & A. Gårdmark. 2019. Size-based ecological interactions drive food web responses to climate warming. Ecology Letters 22:778–786


[35] DeFilippo, L., D.E. Schindler., J. Ohlberger, K.L. Schaberg, M.B. Foster, D. Ruhl, & A.E. Punt. 2019. Demographic variation disrupts the evolutionary stability of alternative life histories in an exploited salmon population. Evolutionary Applications 12:214-229.


[34] Ohlberger J., S.J. Brenkman, P. Crain, G.R. Pess, J.J. Duda, T.W. Buehrens, T.P. Quinn, & R. Hilborn. 2019. A Bayesian life-cycle model to estimate escapement at MSY in salmon based on limited information. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76:299–307.


[33] Ohlberger J., E. Ward, D.E. Schindler, & B. Lewis. 2018. Demographic changes in Chinook salmon across the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Fish and Fisheries 19:533-546.


[32] Lindmark, M., M. Huss, J. Ohlberger, & A. Gårdmark. 2018. Body size-dependent temperature effects determine population responses to climate warming. Ecology Letters 21:181–189.


[31] Ohlberger J., T.W. Buehrens, S.J. Brenkman, P. Crain, J.J. Duda, G.R. Pess, T.P. Quinn, & R. Hilborn. 2018. Past and projected impacts of river discharge variability on freshwater production in an anadromous fish. Freshwater Biology. 63:331–340.


[30] Langangen, Ø., J. Ohlberger, L.C. Stige, J.M Durant, E. Ravagnan, N.C. Stenseth, and D.Ø. Hjermann. 2017. Cascading effects of mass mortality events in Arctic marine communities. Global Change Biology 23:283–292.


[29] Langangen, Ø., E. Olsen, L.C. Stige, J. Ohlberger, N.A. Yaragina, F.B. Vikebø, B. Bogstad, N.C. Stenseth, & D.Ø. Hjermann. 2017. The effects of oil spills on marine fish: Implications of spatial variation in natural mortality. Marine Pollution Bulletin 119:102–109.


[28] Ohlberger J., M.D. Scheuerell, and D.E. Schindler. 2016. Population coherence and environmental impacts across spatial scales: a case study of Chinook salmon. Ecosphere 7(4):e01333.


[27] Edeline, E. A. Groth, B. Cazelles, D. Claessen, I.J. Winfield, J. Ohlberger, L.A. Vøllestad, N.C. Stenseth, and M. Ghil. 2016. Pathogens trigger top‐down climate forcing on ecosystem dynamics. Oecologia. 181:519–532


[26] Patin, R., L.A. Rogers, and J. Ohlberger. 2016. Using a state-space population model to detect age-dependent species interactions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:1–8. 


[25] Ohlberger J., and Ø. Langangen 2015. Population resilience to catastrophic mortality events during early life-stages. Ecological Applications, 25(5):1348–1356.


[24] Ohlberger, J., S.J. Thackeray, I.J. Winfield, S.C. Maberly, and L.A. Vøllestad. 2014. When phenology matters: Age-size truncation alters population response to trophic mismatch. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281(1793):20140938.


[23] Ohlberger, J., L. Rogers, and N.C. Stenseth. 2014. Stochasticity and determinism: How density-independent and density-dependent processes affect population variability. PLoS ONE 9(6):e98940.


[22] Hidalgo, M., E.M. Olsen, J. Ohlberger, F. Saborido-Rey, H. Murua, C. Piñeiro, and N.C. Stenseth. 2014. Contrasting evolutionary demography induced by fishing: the role of adaptive phenotypic plasticity. Ecological Applications 24(5):1101–1114.


[21] Vindenes, Y., E. Edeline, J. Ohlberger, Ø. Langangen, I.J. Winfield, N.C. Stenseth, and L.A. Vøllestad. 2014. Effects of climate change on trait-based dynamics of a top predator in freshwater ecosystems. American Naturalist 183(2):243–256. 


[20] Ohlberger, J., Å. Brännström, & U. Dieckmann. 2013. Adaptive phenotypic diversification along a temperature-depth gradient. American Naturalist 182(3):359-373.


[19] Ohlberger, J. 2013 Climate warming and ectotherm body size – from individual physiology to community ecology. Functional Ecology 27:991-1001.


[18] Ohlberger, J., J. Otero, E. Edeline, I.J. Winfield, N.C. Stenseth, and L.A. Vøllestad. 2013. Biotic and abiotic effects on cohort size distributions in fish. Oikos 122(6):835-844.


[17] Mehner, T., S. Busch, C. Clemmesen, I.P. Helland, F. Hölker, J. Ohlberger, and M.A. Peck. 2012. Ecological commonalities among pelagic fishes - comparison of freshwater ciscoes and marine herring and sprat. Marine Biology 159:2583-2603.


[16] Ohlberger, J., Ø. Langangen, N.C. Stenseth, and L.A. Vøllestad. 2012. Community-level consequences of cannibalism. American Naturalist 180(6):791-801.


[15] Rouyer, T., A. Sadykov, J. Ohlberger, and N.C. Stenseth. 2012. Does increasing mortality change the response of fish populations to environmental fluctuations? Ecology Letters 15: 658–665.


[14] Ohlberger, J., T. Mehner, G. Staaks, and F. Hölker. 2012. Intraspecific temperature dependence of the scaling of metabolic rate with body mass in fishes and its ecological implications. Oikos 121:245–251.


[13] Ohlberger, J., Ø. Langangen, E. Edeline, D. Claessen, I.J. Winfield, N.C. Stenseth, and L.A. Vøllestad. 2011. Stage-specific biomass overcompensation by juveniles in response to increased adult mortality in a wild fish population. Ecology 92:2175–2182.


[12] Mehner, T., S. Schiller, G. Staaks, and J. Ohlberger. 2011. Cyclic temperatures modify growth efficiency and biochemical body composition of vertically migrating fish. Freshwater Biology 56:1554-1566.


[11] Ohlberger, J.,  E. Edeline,  L.A. Vøllestad, N.C. Stenseth, and D. Claessen. 2011. Temperature  driven  regime  shifts  in  the  dynamics  of  size-structured  populations. American Naturalist 177(2):211-223.

This paper received a ‘recommended’ rating by the Faculty of 1000 Biology


[10] Langangen, Ø., E. Edeline, J. Ohlberger, I.J. Winfield, J.M. Fletcher, J.B. James, N.C. Stenseth, and L.A. Vøllestad. 2011. Six decades of pike and perch population dynamics in Windermere. Fisheries Research 109:131-139.


[9] Ohlberger, J., Ø. Langangen, E. Edeline, E.M. Olsen, I.J. Winfield, J.M. Fletcher, J.B. James, N.C. Stenseth, and L.A. Vøllestad. 2011. Pathogen-induced rapid evolution in a vertebrate life-history trait. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278:35-41. 

This paper received a ‘must read’ rating by the Faculty of 1000 Biology


[8] Ohlberger, J., G. Staaks, T. Petzlodt, T. Mehner, and F. Hölker. 2008. Physiological specialization by thermal adaptation drives ecological divergence in a sympatric fish species pair. Evolutionary Ecology Research 10: 1173-1185. 


[7] Ohlberger, J., T. Mehner, G. Staaks, and F. Hölker. 2008. Is ecological segregation in a pair of sympatric coregonines supported by divergent feeding efficiencies? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:2105-2113.


[6] Ohlberger, J., T. Mehner, G. Staaks, and F. Hölker. 2008. Temperature-related physiological adaptations promote ecological divergence in a sympatric species pair of temperate freshwater fish, Coregonus spp. Functional Ecology 22:501-508.


[5] Ohlberger, J., G. Staaks, and F. Hölker. 2007. Effects of temperature, swimming speed and body mass on standard and active metabolic rate in vendace (Coregonus albula). Journal of Comparative Physiology B 177:905-916.


[4] Ohlberger, J., G. Staaks, and F. Hölker. 2007. Estimating the active metabolic rate (AMR) in fish based on tail beat frequency (TBF) and body mass. Journal of Experimental Zoology 307A:296-300.


[3] Ohlberger, J., G. Staaks, and F. Hölker. 2006. Swimming efficiency and the influence of morphology on swimming costs in fishes. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 176:17-25.


[2] Ohlberger, J., G. Staaks, P. L. M. van Dijk, and F. Hölker. 2005. Modelling energetic costs of fish swimming. Journal of Experimental Zoology 303A:657-664.


[1] Gallo, V.P., F. Accordi, J. Ohlberger, and A. Civinini. 2004. The chromaffin system of the beluga sturgeon Huso huso (Chondrostei): histological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study. Italian Journal of Zoology 71:279-285.