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J Vaun McArthur

Senior Research Scientist
University of Georgia
PO Drawer E Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Aiken, SC 29802

Office: (803) 725-5317
Fax: (803) 725-3309
email: mcarthur@srel.uga.edu

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Education

Ph.D. - Kansas State University

Research Interests

  • Aquatic microbial ecology
  • Ecological genetics of microbes
  • Interactions between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • Stream community metabolism
  • Macroinvertebrate ecology

Research Projects

Indirect selection for antibiotic resistance in coastal oceans; Indirect selection for antibiotic-resistant bacteria by heavy metal exposure; Diversity and distribution of mercury resistance genes in lotic bacteria of the SRS and Genetic probes for bacteria involved in the degradation of TCE

Selected Publications

Brofft, J. E., J. V. McArthur, and L. J. Shimkets. 2002. Recovery of novel bacterial diversity from a forested wetland impacted by reject coal. Environmental Microbiology 4:764-769.

Collins, B. S., J V. McArthur and R. R. Sharitz. 2004. Plant effects on microbial assemblages and remediation of acidic coal pile runoff in mesocosm treatment wetlands. Ecological Engineering 23:107-115.

Fletcher, D. E., S. D. Wilkins, J. V. McArthur, and G. K. Meffe. 2000. Influence of riparian alteration on canopy coverage and macrophyte abundance in Southeastern USA blackwater streams. Ecological Engineering 15:S67-S78.

Koetsier, P., and J. V. McArthur. 2000. Organic matter retention by macrophyte beds in 2 southeastern USA, low-gradient, headwater streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 19:633-647.

Koetsier, P., J. V. McArthur, and L. G. Leff. 1997. Spatial and temporal response of stream bacteria to sources of dissolved organic carbon in a blackwater stream system. Freshwater Biology 37:79-89.

Lakly, M. B., and J. V. McArthur. 2000. Macroinvertebrate recovery of a post-thermal stream: habitat structure and biotic function. Ecological Engineering 15:S87-S100.

Leff, L. G., J. V. McArthur, and L. J. Shimkets. 1998. Persistence and dissemination of introduced bacteria in freshwater microcosms. Microbial Ecology 36:202-211.

McArthur, J. V., and R. C. Tuckfield. 1997. Information length: Spatial and temporal parameters among stream bacterial assemblages. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 16:347-357.

McArthur, J. V., and R. C. Tuckfield. 2000. Spatial patterns in antibiotic resistance among stream bacteria: Effects of industrial pollution. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66:3722-3726.

Mills, G. L., J. V. McArthur, C. Wolfe, J. M. Aho, and R. B. Rader. 2001. Changes in fatty acid and hydrocarbon composition of leaves during decomposition in a southeastern blackwater stream. Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie 152:315-328.

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