Edmonds Lab

Ecosystem Ecology


Project List and Manuscripts

Manuscripts in Review

Edmonds, JW, SJ Dotson, KN Gee. Controls on microbial community diversity and metabolic capabilities in a Coastal Plain stream . AME Journal, in review.


Goodman, K, S. Parker, JW Edmonds and L. Zeglin. Bridges and Perspective- Expanding the scale of aquatic sciences: The role of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Journal of Freshwater Science, in review.


Manuscripts in Preparation (submission date indicated)

Bunce, M, JME Storey, JW Edmonds, RH Findlay, SMC Ritchie, L Eyers, ZA McMurry, JC Smoot. Ethyl 3-Ethoxybutyrate, a new component of the transportation renewable fuel portfolio. Nature (Dec, 2013)


Edmonds, JW, EL Chapman, C Tatariw, and RA Sponseller. Linking riverine shoal primary production to N retention in a large river. PLOS 1 (November, 2013).


Venarsky, M, JW Edmonds, RH Findlay, AD Huryn, and JP Benstead. Testing energy limitation of a cave stream ecosystem using a whole-reach detritus amendment PNAS (May, 2014)


Galloway, JR, TK Harms and JW Edmonds. Distribution and abundance of ammonium-oxidizing bacteria along high-latitude toposequences. Microbial Ecology (December, 2013)


Harms, T.K., J.W. Edmonds, H. Genet, I.F. Creed, D. Aldred, J. B. Jones. Catchment influences on stream nitrogen and dissolved organic matter across a permafrost gradient. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. (December, 2013).


Lu, YH, JW Edmonds, A. Jagger, M Baxley, Y Yamashita. sources and transformation of DOM in Oregon-Washington coastal waters . Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. (January, 2014)

A portion of Payne Creek, located in the Talladega National Forest, became an open water wetland due to the construction of a large beaver dam in 1990. Since the dam break in 1996, Payne...

Mineralization of recalcitrant dissolved organic phosphorus (DOP) by heterotrophic prokaryotes is dependent on exogenous supplies of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus (P).  Twenty years of ...

Biotic diversity and carbon-retention capacity in groundwater-dominated ecosystem are hypothesized to be carbon limited. This hypothesis is being tested directly by the Benstead lab at UA, allowing the opportunity to monitor microbial community composition using T-RFLP as resource limitation is temporarily alleviated through additions of particulate carbon (corn husks).

As the southeastern US population continues to increase, terrestrial-derived inputs of N threaten the water quality of our rivers and estuaries. Microbes dominate transformations of N, therefore their activity regulates plant productivity, gas efflux...

Organic Carbon Dynamics in Payne Creek

Carbon limitation in cave ecosystems

The oceanic methane paradox

Microbial-mediated nitrogen (N) cycling along the Cahaba River, AL

Project List

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