Jennifer Fraterrigo, Associate Professor

Jennifer Fraterrigo

Research Emphasis:

Multi-scale effects of land use/land cover change and disturbance on ecosystem function

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Mailing Address:

Dr. Jennifer M. Fraterrigo
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois
S-506 Turner Hall, MC-047, 1102 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Phone:  217.333.9428

FAX Number:  217.244.3219


Web Page:

CWT Data Sets:

1214 (Soil carbon cycling response to hemlock mortality at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory)

1213 (Interactive effects of hemlock mortality and nitrogen availability on nutrient pools and fluxes in the southern Appalachian mountains from 2009 to 2011)

1207 (Survey of the impacts of an invasive grass (Microstegium vimineum) on soil C and N dynamics in western North Carolina)

CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Fraterrigo, J. M., Ream, K., & Knoepp, J. D. (2018). Tree mortality from insect infestation enhances carbon stabilization in southern Appalachian forest soils. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123, 2121–2134.

Craig, M.E. and Fraterrigo, J.M. 2017. Plant–microbial competition for nitrogen increases microbial activities and carbon loss in invaded soils. Oecologia. doi:10.1007/s00442-017-3861-0

Craig, Metthew E.,Scott M. Pearson, Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, 2015. Grass invasion effects on forest soil carbon depend on landscape-level land use patterns. Ecology 96:2265-2279. doi: 10.1890/14-1770.1

Fraterrigo, J.M., Wagner, S. and Warren, R.J. II. 2014. Local-scale biotic interactions embedded in macroscale climate drivers suggest Eltonian noise hypothesis distribution patterns for an invasive grass. Ecology Letters. 17:1447-1454.

Block, C., Knoepp, J.D. and Fraterrigo, J.M. 2013. Interactive effects of disturbance and nitrogen availability on phosphorus dynamics of southern Appalachian forests. Biogeochemistry. 112:329-342. (DOI: 10.1007/s10533-012-9727-y)

Mayfield, M.M., Dwyer, J.M., Chalamandrier, L., Wells, J.A., Bonser, S.B., Catterall, C.P., DeClerck, F., Ding, Y., Fraterrigo, J.M., Metcalfe, D.J., Queiroz, C., Vesk, P.A. and Morgan, J.W. 2013. Differences in forest plant functional trait distributions across land-use and productivity gradients. American Journal of Botany. 100(7):1356-1368. (DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1200461)

Bain, D. J, Green, M. B, Campbell, J. L, Chamblee, J.F., Chaoka, S., Fraterrigo, J.M., Kaushal, S. S, Martin, S. L, Jordan, T. E, Parolari, A. J, Sobczak, W. V, Weller, D. E, Wolheim, W. W, Boose, E. R, Duncan, J., Gettel, G. M, Hall, B. R, Kumar, P., Thompson, J. R, Vose, J.M., Elliott, E. M and Leigh, D.S. 2012. Legacy Effects in Material Flux: Structural Catchment Changes Predate Long-Term Studies. Bioscience. 62(6):575-584.

Block, C., Knoepp, J.D., Elliott, K. and Fraterrigo, J.M. 2012. Impacts of Hemlock Loss on Nitrogen Retention Vary with Soil Nitrogen Availability in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Ecosystems. 15(7):1108-1120. (DOI: 10.1007/s10021-012-9572-9)

Fraterrigo, Jennifer M., Michael S. Strickland, Ashley D. Keiser, Mark A. Bradford. 2011. Nitrogen uptake and preference in a forest understory following invasion by an exotic grass. Oecologia. DOI:10.1007/s00442-011-2030-0

Laliberté, E., J. Wells, F. DeClerck, D. Metcalfe, C. Catterall, C. Queiroz, I. Aubin, S. Bonser, Y. Ding, J. M. Fraterrigo, J. Morgan, P. Vesk, and M. Mayfield. 2010. Land use intensification reduces response diversity in plant communities. Ecology Letters 13:76-86.

Fraterrigo, J.M., Pearson, S.M., Turner, M.G. 2009. Joint effects of habitat configuration and temporal stochasticity on population dynamics. Landscape Ecology 24(7): 863-877.

Fraterrigo, J.M., Pearson, S.M., Turner, M.G. 2009. The response of understory herbaceous plants to nitrogen fertilization in forests of different land-use history. Forest Ecology and Management, 257: 2182-2188.

Fraterrigo, J. M. and J. A. Rusak. 2008. Disturbance-driven changes in the variability of ecological patterns and processes. Ecology Letters 11:756-770

Fraterrigo, J.M., M.G. Turner, and S.M. Pearson. 2006. Interactions between past land use, life-history traits and understory spatial heterogeneity. In Landscape Ecology. 21: 777-790.

Fraterrigo, J.M., M.G. Turner, and S.M. Pearson. 2006. Previous land use alters plant allocation and growth in forest herbs. Journal of Ecology. 94: 548-557.

Fraterrigo, J.M., T.C. Balser, and M.G. Turner. 2006. Microbial community variation and its relationship with nitrogen mineralization in historically altered forests. Ecology. 87(3): 570-579.

Fraterrigo, J.M., M.G. Turner, S.M. Pearson, and P. Dixon. 2005. Effects of past land use on spatial heterogeneity of soil nutrients in southern Appalachian forests. Ecological Monographs. 75(2): 215-230.

Books and Book Sections

Pearson, S. M. and J. M. Fraterrigo. 2011. Habitat quality, niche breath, temporal stochasticity, and the persistence of populations in heterogeneous landscapes. In J. Liu, V. Hull, A. Morzillo, and J. Wiens, editors. Sources, Sinks, and Sustainability across Landscapes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Theses and Dissertations

Block, Connie 2012, Interactive effects of hemlock mortality and nitrogen availability on nutrient pools and fluxes in the southern Appalachian Mountains, MS Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champain IL.

Fraterrigo, Jennifer M.. 2005. Influence of land-use change on the long-term persistence of forest understory herbs in southern Appalachian highlands. Ph.D. Dissertation. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Conference Posters and Presentations

MacLean, M. G., J. Thompson, D. A. Orwig, G. Lovett, and J. Fraterrigo and others. 2018. Interactions of forest insects and pathogens (FIPs) and other global change drivers (GCDs). 2018 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Pacific Grove, CA.

Wieder, W., K. Lajtha, S. Earl, D. Pierson, L. Brigham, J. Fraterrigo, and the LTER Soil Synthesis Working Group. 2018. Leveraging network science to evaluate mechanisms and models of soil organic matter stabilization and change. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, DC.