Christian Che-Castaldo

Research Scientist, Mount St. Helens Institute

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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Schrimpf, M. B., C. Che-Castaldo, H. J. Lynch, submitted. Regional breeeding bird assessment of the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology.

Che-Castaldo, C. , C. M. Crisafulli, J. G. Bishop, E. F. Zipkin, and W. F. Fagan, early access 2019. Disentangling herbivore impacts in primary succession by refocusing the plant stress and vigor hypotheses on phenology. Ecological Monographs. doi: 10.1002/ecm.1389.

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Direnzo, G. V., C. Che-Castaldo, S. P. Saunders, E. H. C. Grant, E. F. Zipkin, 2019. Disease structured N-mixture models: A practical guide to model disease dynamics using count data. Ecology and Evolution 9(2):899-909. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4849.


Humphries, G., C. Che-Castaldo, P. J. Bull, G. Lipstein, A. Ravia, B. Carrión, T. Bolton, A. Ganguly, and H. J. Lynch, 2018. Predicting the future is hard and other lessons from a population time series data science competition. Ecological Informatics 48:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.07.004.


Che-Castaldo, J.1, C. Che-Castaldo1, and M. C. Neel, 2018. Phylogeny and biological similarity are poor predictors of demographic rates. Conservation Biology 32(6):1290-1300. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13135. 1Both authors contributed equally.


DiRenzo, G.V., E. H. C. Grant, A. V. Longo, C. Che-Castaldo, K. R. Zamudio, and K. R. Lips, 2018. Imperfect pathogen detection from non-invasive skin swabs biases disease inference. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 9(2):380–389. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12868.

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Che-Castaldo, C., S. Jenouvrier, C. Youngflesh, K. T. Shoemaker, G. Humphries, P. McDowall, L. Landrum, M. M. Holland, Y. Li, R. Ji, and H. J. Lynch, 2017. Pan-Antarctic analysis aggregating spatial estimates of Adélie penguin abundance reveals robust dynamics despite stochastic noise. Nature Communications 8:832. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00890-0.

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Humphries, G., R. Naveen, M. Schwaller, C. Che-Castaldo, P. McDowall, M. Schrimpf, and H. Lynch, 2017. Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD): Data and tools for dynamic management and decision support. Polar Record 53(2):160–166. doi: 10.1017/S0032247417000055.


DiRenzo, G. V., C. Che-Castaldo, A. Rugenski, R. Brenes, M. R. Whiles, C. M. Pringle, S. S. Kilham, and K. R. Lips, 2017. Disassembly of a tadpole community by a multi-host fungal pathogen with limited evidence of recovery. Ecological Applications 27(1):309–320. doi: 10.1002/eap.1443.


Che-Castaldo, C., C. M. Crisafulli, J. G. Bishop, and W. F. Fagan, 2015. What causes female bias in the secondary sex ratios of the dioecious woody shrub Salix sitchensis colonizing a primary successional landscape? American Journal of Botany 102(8):1309-1322. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500143.


Alyokhin, A., G. Dively, M. Patterson, C. Castaldo, D. Rogers, M. Mahoney, and J. Wollam, 2007. Resistance and cross-resistance to imidacloprid and thiamethoxam in the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Pest Management Science 63(1):32–41. doi: 10.1002/ps.1305.


Fernandez-Cornejo, J. and C. Castaldo, 1998. The diffusion of IPM techniques among fruit growers in the USA. Journal of Production Agriculture 11(4):497–506. doi: 10.2134/jpa1998.0497.


White Papers

Humphries G. R. W., R. Naveen, C. Che-Castaldo, and H. J. Lynch. June 2019. The Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD) database: A tool for helping stakeholders monitor penguin population trends in Antarctica. Oceanites. Submission to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management. Washington, DC, USA.