James Thorp

Professor
Senior Scientist
Primary office:
785-864-1532
Higuchi Hall


Summary

Dr. Thorp's research centers on the community and ecosystem levels of aquatic ecology.

See Dr. Thorp's page on the KU River Ecology site for more information.

Selected Publications

  • Bowes, R. E., Thorp, J. H., and Delong, M. D. 2019. Reweaving river food webs through time. Freshwater Biology.
  • Maasri, A., Thorp, J. H., Tromboni, F., and Kenner, S. J. 2019. Communities associated with the functional process scale: a case study of stream macroinvertebrates. Science of the Total Environment 677: 184-193.
  • Liew, J. H., Chua, K.W.J., Arsenault, E., Thorp, J. H., Suvanaraksha, A., Amirrudin, A., and Yeo, D. J.C. 2019. Quantifying the role of terrestrial carbon in freshwater food webs using amino acid isotope analysis - a case study with an endemic cave fish. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10: 1594-1605. doi:10.1111/2041-210X
  • Thorp, J.H., and Rogers, D.C. (eds). 2018.  Keys to Neotropical Hexapoda. Vol III., Academic Press.
  • Thorp, J. H., and Bowes, R. E. 2017. Carbon sources in Riverine Food Webs: new Evidence from Amino Acid Isotope Techniques. Ecosystems 20: 1029-1041.
  • Bowes, R. E., Thorp, J. H., and Reuman, D. C. 2017. Multidimensional metrics of niche space for use with diverse analytical techniques. Nature 20: 1-11.
  • Brett, M. T., et al. 2017. How important are terrestrial carbon inputs for secondary production in freshwater ecosystems? Freshwater Biology 62: 833-853.
  • Carroll, T. M., Thorp, J. H., and Roach, K. A. 2016. Autochthony in karst spring food webs. Hydrobiologia 776: 173-191.
  • O'Neill, B. J., Rogers, D. C., and Thorp, J. H. 2016. Flexibility of ephemeral wetland crustaceans: environmental constraints and anthropogenic impacts. Wetlands Ecology and Management 24: 279--291.
  • Bowes, R. E., and J. H. Thorp. 2015. Consequences of employing amino acid vs. bulk-tissue, stable isotope analysis: a laboratory trophic position experiment. Ecosphere 6(1): 12.
  • Thorp, J. H., D. C. Rogers, and W. W. Dimmick.  2014. Ch. 1: Introduction to invertebrates of inland waters. In: Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers (eds.), Freshwater Invertebrates, 4th edition, Vol 1, Ecology and General Biology Academic Press.
  • Thorp, J. H., A. P. Covich, and D. C. Rogers.  2014. Ch. 2: Overview of inland water habitats. In: Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers (eds.), 2015.  Freshwater Invertebrates, 4th edition, Vol 1: Ecology and General Biology Academic Press.
  • Rogers, D. C., and J. H. Thorp.  2014.  Ch. 3: Collection and culturing techniques. In: Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers (eds.), 2015.  Freshwater Invertebrates, 4th edition, Vol 1: Ecology and General Biology Academic Press
  • Thorp, J. H..  2014.  Ch. 4: Functional relationships of aquatic invertebrates. In: Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers (eds.), 2015.  Freshwater Invertebrates, 4th edition, Vol 1: Ecology and General Biology Academic Press.
  • Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers.  2014.  Ch. 24: Introduction to the phylum Arthropoda. In: Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers (eds.), 2015.  Freshwater Invertebrates, 4th edition, Vol 1: Ecology and General Biology Academic Press.
  • Thorp, J. H., D. C. Rogers, and A. P. Covich. Ch 27:  Introduction to Crustacea. In: Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers (eds.), 2015.  Freshwater Invertebrates, 4th edition, Vol 1: Ecology and General Biology Academic Press.
  • Thorp, J. H. and B. J. O’Neill.  Ch. 33: Subphylum Hexapoda, introduction to insects and Collembola. In: Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers (eds.), 2015.  Freshwater Invertebrates, 4th edition, Vol 1: Ecology and General Biology Academic Press.
  • McCluney, K. E., N. L. Poff, M.A. Palmer, J. H. Thorp, G.C. Poole, B.S. Williams, M.R. Williams, and J.S. Baron. 2014. Riverine macrosystems ecology: sensitivity, resistance, and resilience of whole river basins with human alterations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(1): 48-58.
  • O’Neill, B.J. and J.H. Thorp. 2014. Untangling food-web structure in an ephemeral ecosystem. Freshwater Biology 59: 1462-1473.
  • Bowes, R. E., M. H. Lafferty, and J. H. Thorp. 2014. Less means more: nutrient stress leads to higher δ15N ratios in fish. Freshwater Biology 59: 1926-1931.
  • Carroll, T. M. and J. H. Thorp. 2014. Ecotonal shifts in diversity and functional traits in zoobenthic communities of karst springs. Hydrobiologia 738: 1-20.
  • Thorp, J. H., J. E. Flotemersch, B. S. Williams, and L. A. Gabanski. 2013. "Critical role for hierarchical geospatial analyses in the design of fluvial research, assessment, and management" Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
  • Williams, B. S., E. D’Amico, J. H. Kastens, J. H. Thorp, J. E. Flotemersch, and M. C. Thoms. 2013. "Automated riverine landscape characterization: GIS-based tools for watershed-scale research, assessment, and management" Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
  • O'Neill, B. J. and J. H. Thorp. 2011. "Zoobenthos of a sand bed river: Coping with hydrogeomorphic fluctuations" Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 30(2). 546-558.
  • Delong, M. D., J. H. Thorp, M. C. Thoms, and L. M. McIntosh. 2011. "Trophic niche dimensions of fish communities as a function of historical hydrological conditions in a plains river" River Systems. 19. 177-187.
  • Thorp, J. H. and D. C. Rogers. 2011. "Field guide to freshwater invertebrates of North America" 274.
  • O'Neill, B. J. and J. H. Thorp. 2011. "A simple channel complexity metric for analyzing river ecosystem responses" River Systems. 19(4). 327-335.
  • Sluss, T. D., J. D. Jack, and J. H. Thorp. 2011. "A comparison of sampling methods for riverine zooplankton" River Systems. 19(4). 315-326.
  • Thorp, J. H., G. A. Lamberti, and A. F. Casper. 2010. "St. Lawrence River" Field guide to Rivers of North America. edited by Benke, A. C. and C. E. Cushing. pages 418-435.
  • Thorp, J. H., J. E. Flotemersch, M. D. Delong, A. F. Casper, M. C. Thoms, F. Ballantyne, B. S. Williams, B. J. O'Neill, and C. S. Haase. 2010. "Linking ecosystem services, rehabilitation, and river hydrogeomorphology" BioScience. 60(1). 67-74.
  • Covich, A. P., J. H. Thorp, and D. C. Rogers. 2010. "Introduction to the subphylum Crustacea" Ecology and classification of North American freshwater invertebrates. edited by Thorp, J. H. and A. P. Covich. (3). 695-723.
  • Thorp, J. H., A. P. Covich, and W. W. Dimmick. 2010. "Introduction to invertebrates of inland waters" Ecology and classification of North American freshwater invertebrates. edited by Thorp, J. H. and A. P. Covich. (3). 1-23.
  • Thorp, J. H. and A. P. Covich. 2010. "An overview of inland aquatic habitats" Ecology and classification of North American freshwater invertebrates. edited by Thorp, J. H. and A. P. Covich. (3). 25-47.
  • Delong, M. D. and J. H. Thorp. 2009. "Mollusc shell periostracum as an alternative to tissue in isotopic studies" Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 7. 436-441.
  • Roach, K. A., J. H. Thorp, and M. D. Delong. 2009. "Influence of lateral gradients of hydrologic connectivity on trophic position of fishes in the Upper Mississippi River" Freshwater Biology. 54. 607-620.
  • Thorp, J. H., M. C. Thoms, and M. D. Delong. 2008. "The riverine ecosystem synthesis" 208.
  • Sluss, T. D., G. A. Cobbs, and J. H. Thorp. 2008. "Impact of turbulence on riverine zooplankton: A mesocosm experiment" Freshwater Biology. 53. 199-2010.
  • Moore, S. L. and J. H. Thorp. 2008. "Coping with hydrogeomorphic variations in a prairie river: Resiliency in young-of-the-year fishes" River Research and Applications. 24. 237-248.
  • Casper, A. F. and J. H. Thorp. 2007. "Diel and lateral patterns of zooplankton distribution in the St. Lawrence River" River Research and Applications. 23(1). 73-86.
  • Jack, J. D., W. Fang, and J. H. Thorp. 2006. "Vertical, lateral and longitudinal movement of zooplankton in a large river" Freshwater Biology. 51. 1646-1654.
  • Thorp, J. H., M. C. Thoms, and M. D. Delong. 2006. "The riverine ecosystem synthesis: Biocomplexity in river networks across space and time" River Research and Applications. 22(2). 123-147.
  • Delong, M. D. and J. H. Thorp. 2006. "Significance of instream autotrophs in trophic dynamics of the Upper Mississippi River" Oecologia. 147(1). 76-85.
  • Casper, A. F., J. H. Thorp, S. P. Davies, and D. L. Courtemanch. 2006. "Ecological responses of zoobenthos to dam removal on the Kennebec River, Maine, USA" Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Large Rivers. 16(4). 541-555.
  • Thorp, J. H. and S. Mantovani. 2005. "Zooplankton in turbid and hydrologically dynamic, prairie rivers" Freshwater Biology. 50(9). 1474-1491.
  • Hein, T., W. Reckendorfer, J. H. Thorp, and F. Schiemer. 2005. "The role of slackwater areas and the hydrologic exchange for biogeochemical processes in river corridors: Examples from the Austrian Danube" Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Suppl. 155. 425-442.
  • Thorp, J. H., G. A. Lamberti, and A. F. Casper. 2005. "St. Lawrence River" Rivers of North America. edited by Benke, A. C. and C. E. Cushing. 983-1028.
  • Buijse, A. D., F. Klijn, R. S. E. W. Leuven, H. Middelkoop, F. Schiemer, J. H. Thorp, and H. P. Wolfert. 2005. "Rehabilitation of large rivers: References, achievements and integration into river management" Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Suppl. 155. 715-738.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

     


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