A collaborative review paper put together by Carla, Dan Allen (University of Oklahoma), Lisa Davis (UA Geography), and Zach Nickerson (MS student) was recently accepted into Geomorphology for a special issue as part of the Binghampton Symposium. This year's Binghampton Symposium is to be held at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. This year's symposium will focus on Resilience and Bio-Geomorphic Systems. Carla will be highlighting this paper at the symposium and Zach plans on presenting a poster on his MS work. The paper highlights the bidirectional feedback between ecological and geomorphic systems which is necessary for maintaining resilient stream systems.
Scotty McLeay (M.S.), a newly minted Master of Science from the Atkinson lab presented his exit seminar at the Jones Ecological Research Center on 7/20/17 entitled "The role of larval anurans as consumers in ecosystem processes within geographically isolated wetlands."
Carla has a new article that is in early view in Ecosystems on the role of mussels in nutrient provisioning and sequestration. Specifically, this article highlights that mussel driven nutrient recycling can result in higher primary production. Further, it estimates the storage rates of nutrients through mussel production. Here's a link to the article:
Dr. Carla L. Atkinson
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