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Division of Biology

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6653 fax

Kimberly A. With, Professor

Kim With

Contact information

2 Bushnell Hall
(785) 532-5040

Lab website: https://withlab.weebly.com/


Ph.D. 1993, Colorado State University. Biology.

Area(s) of Specialization

Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology.

Research Focus

Research in the Laboratory for Landscape and Conservation Ecology (LLACE) is conducted at the interface of landscape ecology and conservation biology, and is distinguished by a combination of theoretical and empirical investigations into the ecological consequences of habitat loss, fragmentation, and land management. Research in the LLACE spans a wide range of scales and a diverse array of systems, from the predictive modelling of species' extinction risk and the risk of invasive or disease spread in fragmented landscapes; to the investigation of arthropod responses to habitat fragmentation in experimental landscapes; to the response of vertebrate populations to grassland-management practices in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas and in the Brazilian Cerrado.

Selected Publications

Mendes, P., K. A. With, L. Signorelli, and P. De Marco Jr. 2017. The relative importance of local versus landscape variables on site occupancy in bats of the Brazilian Cerrado. Landscape Ecology 32: 745-762.

Signorelli, L., R. P. Bastos, P. De Marco Jr., and K. A. With.  2016.  Landscape context affects site occupancy of pond-breeding anurans across a disturbance gradient in the Brazilian Cerrado. Landscape Ecology 31: 1997-2012.

With, K. A.  2016.  Are landscapes more than the sum of their patches?  Landscape Ecology 31:  969-980.

Skelsey P, With KA, Garrett KA. 2013. Pest and disease management: Why we shouldn't go against the grain. PLoS ONE 8(9):e75892.

With KA, Pavuk DM. 2012. Direct versus indirect effects of habitat fragmentation on community patterns in experimental landscapes. Oecologia 170:517-28.

With KA, Pavuk DM. 2011. Habitat area trumps fragmentation effects on arthropods in an experimental landscape system. Landscape Ecol 26:1035-48.

Blevins E, With KA. 2011. Landscape context matters: local vs. landscape effects on abundance and patch occupancy of collared lizards in managed grasslands. Landscape Ecol 26: 837-50.

Klug PE, Jackrel SL, With KA. 2010. Linking snake habitat use to nest predation risk in grassland birds: the dangers of shrub cover. Oecologia 162:803-13.

With KA, King AW, Jensen WE. 2008. Remaining large grasslands may not be sufficient to prevent grassland bird declines. Biol Conserv 141:3152-67.

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