Ashley Larsen

Ashley Larsen
Department of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Ashley Larsen is a Ph.D candidate in Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology at University of California, Santa Barbara. She is broadly interested in the ecology, economics and population health associated with food production. Her dissertation research focuses on what drives the variation in agricultural pesticide use and if low level pesticide exposure causes increases in adverse birth outcomes.

Ashley holds an MA in economics from UCSB, and a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from University of Michigan. 

Broom Graduate Associate

Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Landscape Ecology, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB.


C. Costello, O. Deschênes, A.E. Larsen, S. Gaines.
"Removing biases in forecasts of fisheries status."
Journal of Bioeconomics.
A.E. Larsen, A. J. MacDonald, &  Andrew J.
"Lyme Disease Risk Influences Human Settlement in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Evidence from a Longitudinal Analysis of Counties in the Northeastern United States"
Am J Trop Med Hyg Published online July 21, 2014; doi:10.4269/ajtmh.14-0181
A.E. Larsen.
"Landscape simplification does not consistently drive insecticide use."
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 10.0173/pnas.1301900110.
A.E. Larsen.
"Modeling multiple non-consumptive effects in simple food webs; a modified Lotka-Volterra approach."
Behavioral Ecology 23 (5): 1115-1125.
Research Themes:
N.L. Gutiérrez, S.R. Valencia, T.A. Branch, D.J. Agnew, P. L. Bianchi, J. Cornejo-Donoso, C. Costello, O.Defeo, T.E. Essington, D.D. Hoggarth, A. E. Larsen, C. Ninnes, R. L. Selden, S.Sistla, A.D.M. Smith, A. Stern-Pirlot, S. J. Teck, J.T. Thorson, N.E.Williams.
"Eco-labels convey reliable information on stock status to seafood consumers."
PLoS One 7 (8) e43765. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043765.
H. Liere & A.E. Larsen.
"Cascading trait-mediation: disruption of a trait-mediated mutualism by parasite-induced behavioral modifications."
Oikos 119: 1394-1400.
A.E. Larsen & S.M. Philpott.
"Twig-nesting ants: the hidden predators of the Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei in Chiapas, Mexico."
Biotropica 42(3): 342-347.