Science and Engineering 601
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Office: SCEN 623
Phone: (479) 575-4706
FAX: (479) 575-4010
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2005
Research Interests:I am a stream community and ecosystem ecologist and much of my research is at the interface of these two ecological levels. One major area of my research examines the roles of animals in organic matter and nutrient dynamics in stream ecosystems. I am also interested in how anthropogenic factors such as pollutants may alter species functional roles by modifying organismal physiology and behavior. My studies often employ ecological stoichiometry, which is the study of mass balance of multiple chemical elements in ecological interactions, as a tool to examine the functional roles of species in ecosystems. Another area of my research focuses on the consequences of human-induced environmental change on stream communities and ecosystem processes. Please visit my laboratory website to learn more about current research projects.
Community Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Stream Ecology, Ecotoxicology
Evans-White, M.A. and G.A. Lamberti. 2009. Direct and indirect effects of a potential aquatic contaminant on algae-grazer interactions. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:418-426.
Griffiths, N. A., J. L. Tank, T. V. Royer, E. J. Rosi-Marshall, M. R. Whiles, C. P. Chambers, T. C. Frauendorf, and M.A. Evans-White. 2009. Rapid breakdown of maize detritus in agricultural headwater streams. Ecological Applications 19:133-142.
Bengston, J.R., M.A. Evans-White, and K.B. Gido. Effects of grazing minnows and crayfish on stream ecosystem structure and function. 2008. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23:772-782.
Rosi-Marshall, E. J., J. L. Tank, T. V. Royer, M. R. Whiles, M. Evans-White, C. Chambers, N. A. Griffeths, J. Pokelsek, and M. L. Stephen. 2007. Toxins in transgenic crop byproducts may affect headwater stream ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 104:16204-16208.
Evans-White, M. A. and G. A. Lamberti. 2006. Stoichiometry of consumer-driven nutrient recycling across nutrient regimes in streams. Ecology Letters 9:1186-1197.