Amy Rosemond

Distinguished Research Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

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Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University
M.S. – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.S. – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem function
  • Detritus-based food webs
  • Nutrient mobilization effects on aquatic ecosystems
  • Food web stoichiometry
  • Global change effects on aquatic ecosystems

Research Projects

Responses of detritus-based food webs to nutrient enrichment; How invasive species affect species richness and ecosystem function; How nutrient enrichment affects the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function; How changes in nutrient stoichiometry affects food web structure and function; How urbanization and other watershed land use affects biodiversity, food web structure and ecosystem function in streams

Selected Publications

Allgeier, J.E., C.A. Layman, P.J. Mumby, A.D. Rosemond. Biogeochemical implications of regional biodiversity loss across coastal marine ecosystems. Ecological Monographs (In press)

Kominoski, J.K, A.D. Rosemond, J.P. Benstead, V. Gulis, J.C. Maerz, and D.W.P. Manning. Low-to-moderate nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations accelerate microbially driven litter breakdown rates. Ecological Applications (In press)

Allgeier, J.E., C.A. Layman, P.J. Mumby and A.D. Rosemond. 2014. Consistent nutrient storage and supply mediated by diverse fish communities in coral reef ecosystems. Global Change Biology 8: 2459-2472.

Tant, C.J., A.D. Rosemond and M.R. First. 2013. Stream nutrient enrichment has a greater effect on coarse than on fine benthic organic matter. Freshwater Science 32:111-1121.

Kominoski, J. S. and A.D. Rosemond. 2012. Conservation from the bottom up: forecasting effects of global change on dynamics of organic matter and management needs for river networks. Freshwater Science 31: 51-68

Allgeier, J.E., A.D. Rosemond, and C.A. Layman. 2011. The frequency and magnitude of non additive responses to multiple nutrient enrichment. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:96-101.

Davis, J.M., Rosemond, A.D., and Small, G.E. 2011. Increasing donor ecosystem productivity decreases terrestrial consumer reliance on a stream resource subsidy. Oecologia 48:821-834.

Suberkropp, K., V. Gulis, A.D. Rosemond, and J.P. Benstead. 2010. Ecosystem and physiological scales of microbial response to nutrients in a detritus-based stream: results of a 5-year continuous enrichment.  Limnology and Oceanography 55:149-160.

Davis, J.M., A.D. Rosemond, S.L. Eggert, W.F. Cross and J.B. Wallace.  2010. Long-term nutrient enrichment decouples predator and prey production. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:121-126.

Rosemond, A.D., C.M. Swan, J.S. Kominoski, S.E. Dye. 2010. Non-additive effects of litter mixing are suppressed in a nutrient-enriched stream. Oikos 119:326-336.

Wenger, S.J., A.H. Roy, C.R. Jackson, E.S. Bernhardt, T.L. Carter, S. Filoso, C.A. Gibson, N.B. Grimm, W.C. Hession, S.S. Kaushal, E. Marti, J.L. Meyer, M.A. Palmer, M.J. Paul, A.H. Purcell, A. Ramirez, A.D. Rosemond, K.A. Schofield, T.R. Schueler, E.B. Sudduth and C.J. Walsh. 2009. Twenty-six priority urban stream ecology research questions.  Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28:1080-1098.

Carter, T.L., C.R. Jackson, A.D. Rosemond, C.M. Pringle, D. Radcliffe, W. Tollner, J. Maerz, D. Leigh, A. Trice. 2009. Beyond the urban gradient: barriers and opportunities for timely studies of urbanization effects on aquatic ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28:1038-1050.

Benstead, J.P, A.D. Rosemond, W.F. Cross, J.B. Wallace, S.L. Eggert, K. Suberkropp, V. Gulis, J.L. Greenwood and C.J. Tant. 2009. Long-term nutrient enrichment alters organic matter dynamics in a headwater stream ecosystem. Ecology 90:2556-2566.

Anderson, C.B., G.M. Pastur, M.V. Lencinas, P. Wallem, M.C. Moorman, and A.D.  Rosemond. 2009. Do introduced North American Beavers engineer differently in southern South America? – An overview with implications for restoration. Mammal Review 39: 33-52.

Rosemond, A.D., W.F. Cross, J.L. Greenwood, V. Gulis, S.L. Eggert, K. Suberkropp, J.B. Wallace and S.E. Dye. 2008. Nitrogen versus phosphorus demand in a detritus-based headwater stream: what drives microbial to ecosystem response? Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 30:651-655.