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Irakli Loladze

Irakli Loladze, PhD

PH: 402-481-8896

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Previous Education:

  • Postdoctoral, Princeton University
  • PhD, Arizona State University
  • MA, Arizona State University
  • BA, Tbilisi State University

Background:

I am a Mathematical Biologist

Notable publications authored/co-author:

1) The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment (2016) Ziska LH, Crimmins A, Auclair,AN, DeGrasse SL, Khan AS, de Leon  BP, Thurston JA, Garofalo JD, Gendel SM, Loladze I, Showler AT, Walls I. Ch. 7 ‘Food Safety, Nutrition, and Distribution'

2) Ziska, LH, Pettis, JS, Edwards, J, Hancock, JE, Tomecek, MB, Clark, A, Dukes, JS, Loladze, I and Polley, HW (2016) Rising atmospheric CO2 is reducing the protein concentration of a floral pollen source essential for North American bees. Proc. R. Soc. B, 283:20160414. The Royal Society.

3) Deng, Q., Hui, D., Luo, Y., Elser, J.J., Wang, Y-P., Loladze, I., Zhang, Q., Dennis, S. (2015) Down-regulation of tissue N:P ratio in terrestrial plants grown under elevated CO2 levels. Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/15-0217.1

4) Loladze, I. (2014) "Hidden shift of the ionome of plants exposed to elevated CO2 depletes minerals at the base of human nutrition" eLife, 3, e02245 (F1000 rating: Exceptional)

5) Peace, A., Zhao, Y,. Loladze, I., Elser, J., Kuang, Y. (2013) A stoichiometric producer-grazer model incorporating the effects of excess food-nutrient content on consumer dynamics. Mathematical Biosciences, 244(2), 1879-3134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2013.04.011

6) Elser, J.J., Loladze, I., Peace, A.L., Kuang, Y. (2012) Lotka re-loaded: Modeling trophic interactions under stoichiometric constraints.  Ecological Modeling, 245, 3–1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.02.006

7) Loladze, I. and Elser J.J.  (2011) The origins of the Redfield nitrogen-to-phosphorus ratio are in a homoeostatic protein-to-rRNA ratio, Ecology Letters, 14, 244-250  (Editor’s Choice, Science)

8) Loladze, I., Kuang, Y., Elser, J.J. & Fagan, W.F. (2004) Competition and Stoichiometry: Coexistence of two predators on one prey. Theoretical Population Biology 65, 1-15

9) Loladze, I. (2002) Rising CO2 and human nutrition: toward globally imbalanced plant stoichiometry? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17, 457-461 (highlighted in Nature)

10) Loladze, I., Kuang, Y. Elser, J.J. (2000) Stoichiometry in producer-grazer systems: linking energy flow with element cycling, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 62, 1137-1162 (in the top ten cited articles in the BMB since 1999)

Professional Service and Recognition:

The Teaching Council of the UNL Award  (2006, 2007, 2008)

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