3133 Wisconsin Energy Institute
1552 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726
Ph.D., Biology, University of New Mexico
M.S., Wildlife Ecology, Humboldt State University
Landscape level conservation biology and environmental science, biodiversity and ecosystem service modeling, agroecology and sustainability science. My current work explores the sustainability of different food, animal feed, and bioenergy production systems
Spending time with my family, hiking and biking, gardening and cooking, playing music.
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Publications and Datasets
Meehan, T. D., C. Gratton, E. Diehl, N.D. Hunt, D.F. Mooney, S.J. Ventura, B.L.Barham, and R.D.Jackson. 2013. Ecosystem-service tradeoffs associated with switching from annual to perennial energy crops in riparian zones of the US Midwest. PLOS ONE 8:e80093. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., B. P. Werling, D. A. Landis, and C. Gratton. 2012. Pest-suppression potential of Midwestern landscapes under contrasting bioenergy scenarios. PLOS ONE 7:e41728. PDF.
Meehan, T.D., J. Glassberg, and C. Gratton. 2012. Butterfly community structure and landscape composition in agricultural landscapes of the central United States. Journal of Insect Conservation 17:411-419. PDF.
Meehan, T. D. 2012. Energetics of thermoregulation by an industrious endotherm. American Journal of Human Biology 24:713-715. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., B. P. Werling, D. A. Landis, and C. Gratton. 2011. Agricultural landscape simplification and insecticide use in the Midwestern United States. PNAS. 108:11500-11505. PDF.
Werling, B. P., T. D. Meehan, C. Gratton, and D. A. Landis. 2011. Influence of habitat and landscape perenniality on insect natural enemies in three candidate biofuel crops. Biological Control 59:304–312. PDF.
Werling, B. P., T. D. Meehan, B. A. Robertson, C. Gratton, and D. A. Landis. 2011. Biocontrol potential varies with changes in biofuel-crop plant communities and landscape perenniality. GCB Bioenergy 3:347–359. PDF.
Couture, J. J., T. D. Meehan, and R. L. Lindroth. 2011. Atmospheric change alters foliar quality of host trees and performance of two outbreak insect species. Oecologia 168:863-876. PDF.
Webster, C. R, D. J. Flaspohler, R. D. Jackson, T. D. Meehan, and C. Gratton. 2010. Diversity, productivity and landscape-level effects in North American grasslands managed for biomass production. Biofuels 1:451-461. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., M. S. Crossley, and R. L. Lindroth. 2010. Impacts of elevated carbon dioxide and ozone on aspen leaf-litter chemistry and earthworm and springtail productivity. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42:1132-1137. PDF.
Hillstrom, M., T. D. Meehan, K. Kelly, and R. L. Lindroth. 2010. Soil carbon and nitrogen mineralization following deposition of insect frass and greenfall from forests under elevated CO2 and O3. Plant and Soil 336:75-85. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., and R. L. Lindroth. 2009. Scaling of phosphorus flux by whitemarked tussock moth caterpillars. Journal of Insect Science 9:42. PDF.
Habeck, C. W., and T. D. Meehan. 2008. Mass invariance of population nitrogen flux by terrestrial mammalian herbivores: an extension of the energetic equivalence rule. Ecology Letters 11:898-903. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., and R. L. Lindroth. 2007. Modeling nitrogen flux by larval insect herbivores from a temperate hardwood forest. Oecologia 153:833-843. PDF.
Pennington, L. A., and T. D. Meehan. 2007. Influence of body mass and environmental temperature on carbon dioxide production by forest centipedes from southwestern North America. Environmental Entomology 36:673-680. PDF.
Meehan, T. D. 2006. Energy use and animal abundance in litter and soil communities. Ecology 87:1650-1658. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., P. K. Drumm, R. S. Farrar, K. Oral, K. E. Lanier, E. A. Pennington, L. A. Pennington, I. T. Stafurik, D. V. Valore, and A. D. Wylie. 2006. Energetic equivalence in a soil arthropod community from an aspen-conifer forest. Pedobiologia 50:307-312. PDF.
Meehan, T. D. 2006. Mass and temperature dependence of metabolic rate in litter and soil invertebrates.Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79:878-884. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., H. M. Lease, and B. O. Wolf. 2005. Negative indirect effects of an avian insectivore on the fruit set of an insect-pollinated herb. Oikos 109:297-304. PDF.
DeLong, J. P., T. D. Meehan, and R. B. Smith. 2005. Investigating fall movements of flamulated owls (Otusflammeolus) in central New Mexico using stable-hydrogen isotopes. Journal of Raptor Research 39:19-25. PDF.
Meehan, T.D., W. Jetz, and J. H. Brown. 2004. Energetic determinants of abundance in winter landbird communities. Ecology Letters 7:532-537. PDF.
Meehan, T.D., J.T. Giermakowski, and P.M. Cryan. 2004. GIS-based model of stable hydrogen isotope ratios in North American precipitation for use in animal movement studies. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 40:291-300. PDF. GIS data.
Meehan, T. D. and T. L. George. 2003. Short-term effects of moderate to high severity wildfire on a disturbance-dependent flycatcher. Auk 120:1102-1113. PDF.
Smith, R. B., T. D. Meehan, and B. O. Wolf. 2003. Using stable-hydrogen isotope and band encounter analyses to assess migration patterns of immature Sharp-shinned Hawks. Journal of Avian Biology 34:387-392. PDF.
Lott, C. A., T. D. Meehan, and J. A. Heath. 2003. Estimating the latitudinal origins of migratory birds using stable hydrogen and sulfur isotopes in feathers: influence of marine prey base. Oecologia 134:505-510. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., R. N. Rosenfield, V. N. Atudorei, et al. 2003. Variation in hydrogen stable-isotope ratios between adult and nestling Cooper’s Hawks. Condor 105:567-572. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., and I. C. T. Nisbet. 2002. Nest attendance of common terns threatened by a model predator. Waterbirds 25:278-284. PDF.
Hoffman, S. W., J. P. Smith, and T. D. Meehan. 2002. Breeding grounds, winter ranges, and migratory routes of raptors in the Mountain West. Journal of Raptor Research 36:97-110. PDF.
Meehan, T. D., C. A. Lott, Z. D. Sharp, et al. 2001. Using hydrogen isotope geochemistry to estimate the natal latitudes of immature Cooper’s Hawks migrating through the Florida Keys. Condor 103:11-20. PDF.