Cascade Sorte

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Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2010, Evolution and Ecology
Phone: (949) 824-6971
University of California, Irvine
359 Steinhaus Hall
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
ecology, climate change, species invasions, biogeography, marine biology
Academic Distinctions
Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow
University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2011-2013
Research Abstract
In the Sorte Lab, we take an integrative approach - spanning studies of organismal physiology to biogeography - to understand the mechanisms of responses to global change. Specific research foci include (1) the ecophysiological underpinnings of species’ distributions, (2) the impacts of climate-driven shifts in these distributions, (3) the interactions between climate change and species invasions, and (4) ways that species can "cope" with climate change (e.g. via acclimation, adaptation, and re-distribution).
(Updated March 2018; */# denotes student/postdoc advisees)

33. #Silbiger NJ, Sorte CJB (2018) Biophysical feedbacks mediate carbonate chemistry in coastal ecosystems across spatiotemporal gradients. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18736-6

32. Sorte CJB, *Pandori LLM, Cai S, Davis K (2018) Predicting persistence in benthic marine species with complex life cycles: linking dispersal dynamics to redistribution potential and thermal tolerance limits. Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-017-3269-8

31. Bonebrake TC, Brown CJ, Bell JD, Blanchard J, Chauvenet A, Champion C, Chen I-C, Clark TD, Colwell RK, Danielsen F, Dell AI, Donelson JM, Evengard B, Ferrier S, Frusher S, Garcia RA, Griffis RB, Hobday AJ, Jarzyna MA, Lee E, Lenoir J, Linnetved H, Martin VY, McCormack PC, McDonald J, E McDonald-Madden, Mitchell N, Mustonen T, Pandolfi JM, Pettorelli N, Possingham H, Pulsifer P, Reynolds M, Scheffers BR, Sorte CJB, Strugnell JM, Tuanmu M-N, Twiname S, Verges A, Villanueva C, Wapstra E, Wernberg T, Pecl GT. (2018) Climate-driven species redistribution requires integrated research to protect biodiversity and maintain human benefits. Biological Reviews. 93:284-305. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12344.

30. Pecl GT, Araujo MB, Bell JD, Blanchard J, Bonebrake TC, Chen I-C, Clark TD, Colwell RK, Danielsen F, Evengard B, Falconi L, Ferrier S, Frusher S, Garcia RA, Griffis R, Hobday AJ, Janion-Scheepers C, Jarzyna MA, Jennings S, Lenoir J, Linnetved HI, Martin VY, McCormack PC, McDonald J, Mitchell NJ, Mustonen T, Pandolfi JM, Pettorelli N, Popova E, Robinson SA, Scheffers BR, Shaw JD, Sorte CJB, Strugnell JM, Sunday JM, Tuanmu M-N, Verges A, Villanueva C, Wernberg T, Wapstra E, Williams SE (2017) Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science. 355(6332): eaai9214. DOI: 10.1126/science.aai9214.

29. Van Gennip SJ, Popova EE, Yool A, Pecl GT, Hobday AJ, Sorte CJB (2017) Going with the flow: the role of ocean circulation in global marine ecosystems under a changing climate. Global Change Biology. 23(7):2602-2617. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13586.

28. Sorte CJB, *Davidson VE, *Franklin MC, Benes KM, Doellman MM, Etter RJ, Hannigan RE, Lubchenco J, Menge BA (2017) Long-term declines in an intertidal foundation species parallel shifts in community composition. Global Change Biology. 23:341-352. DOI:10.1111/gcb.13425.

27. Early R, Bradley BA, Dukes JS, Lawler JJ, Olden JD, Blumenthal DM, Gonzalez P, Grosholz ED, Ibáñez I, Miller LP, Sorte CJB, Tatem AJ (2016) Global threats from invasive species in the 21st century and national response capacities. Nature Communications. 7. doi:10.1038/NCOMMS12485.

26. Sorte CJB (2016) Evolution and invasive species. In: Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (Ed: Kliman R) Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK. 2:282-287.

25. Sorte CJB, Bracken MES (2015) Warming and elevated CO2 interact to drive rapid shifts in marine community production. PLoS ONE. 10:e0145191.

24. Bradley BA, Early RI, Sorte CJB (2015) Space to invade? Comparative range infilling and potential range of invasive and native plants. Global Ecology & Biogeography. 24:348-359.

23. Sorte CJB (2014) Synergies between climate change and species invasions: evidence from marine systems. In: Invasive Species and Global Climate Change (Eds: Ziska LH, Dukes JS) CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK.

22. Ibáñez I, Diez JM, Miller LP, Olden JD, Sorte CJB, Blumenthal DM, Bradley BA, D’Antonio CM, Dukes JS, Early RI, Grosholz ED, Lawler JJ (2014) Integrated assessment of biological invasions. Ecological Applications. 24:25-37.

21. Bates AE, McKelvie CM, Sorte CJB, Morley SA, Jones N, Mondon J, Bird TJ, Quinn G (2013) Geographical range, heat tolerance, and invasion success in aquatic species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280: 20131958.

20. Sorte CJB, Etter RJ, *Spackman R, Boyle EE, Hannigan RE (2013) Elemental fingerprinting of mussel shells to predict population sources and redistribution potential in the Gulf of Maine. PLoS ONE. 8:e80868.

19. Sorte CJB, White JW (2013) Competitive and demographic leverage points of community shifts under climate warming. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280:20130572.

18. Sorte CJB, Ibáñez I, Blumenthal DM, Molinari NA, Miller LP, Grosholz ED, Diez JM, D’Antonio CM, Olden JD, Jones SJ, Dukes JS (2013) Poised to prosper? A cross-system comparison of climate change effects on native and non-native species performance. Ecology Letters. 16:261-270.

17. Sorte CJB (2013) Predicting persistence in a changing climate: flow direction and limitations to redistribution. Oikos. 122:161-170.

16. *Cockrell MA, Sorte CJB (2013) Predicting climate-induced changes in population dynamics of invasive species in a marine epibenthic community. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 440:42-48.
Professional Societies
Ecological Society of America, Sigma Xi
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