Ph.D., Ecology, University of Georgia
Society for Freshwater Science
Ecological Society of America
- Ecosystem effects of biodiversity loss, with a focus on the decline of amphibians in the neotropics
- Captive amphibian husbandry
- Stream-water quality and quantity issues in Costa Rica
Connelly, S., C.M. Pringle, M. Hunte-Brown, S.S. Kilham, M.R. Whiles, K.R. Lips, and C. Colon-Gaud. 2014. Initial versus long-term responses of algae and nitrogen cycling to amphibian declines in a neotropical stream. Freshwater Biology 59: 1113-1122.
Whiles, M., R. Hall, W. Dodds, P. Verburg, A. Huryn, C. Pringle, K. Lips, S. Kilham, C. Colon-Gaud, A. Rugenski, S. Peterson, and S. Connelly. 2013. Disease-driven amphibian declines alter ecosystem processes in a tropical stream. Ecosystems 16: 146-157.
Connelly, S., C.M. Pringle, M.R. Whiles, K.R. Lips, S.S. Kilham, and R. Brenes. 2011. Do tadpoles affect leaf decomposition in neotropical streams? Freshwater Biology 59: 1863-1875.
Colón-Gaud, C., M.R. Whiles, S.S. Kilham, K.R. Lips, C.M. Pringle, S. Connelly, R. Brenes, and S.D. Peterson. 2010. Potential functional redundancy and resource facilitation between tadpoles and insect grazers in tropical headwater streams. Freshwater Biology 55: 2077-2088.
Colón-Gaud, C., M.R. Whiles, S.S. Kilham, K.R. Lips, C.M. Pringle, S. Connelly, R. Brenes, and S.D. Peterson. 2010. Stream invertebrate responses to a catastrophic decline in consumer diversity. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29: 1185-1198.
Colón-Gaud, C., M.R. Whiles, S.S. Kilham, K.R. Lips, C.M. Pringle, S. Connelly, and S.D. Peterson. 2009. Assessing ecological responses to catastrophic amphibian declines: Patterns of macroinvertebrate production and food web structure in upland Panamanian streams. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 331-343.
Connelly, S., C.M Pringle, R.J. Bixby, R. Brenes, M.R. Whiles, K.R. Lips, S.S. Kilham, and A.D. Huryn, 2008. Changes in stream primary producer communities resulting from the loss of tadpoles: Can small-scale experimental results predict effects of large-scale catastrophic amphibian declines? Ecosystems 11: 1262-1276.
Whiles, M., K. Lips, C. Pringle, S.S. Kilham, R.J. Bixby, R. Brenes, S. Connelly, J.C. Colon-Gaud, M. Hunte-Brown, A.D. Huryn, C. Montgomery, and S. Peterson. 2006. The effects of amphibian population declines on the structure and function of Neotropical stream ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 27-34.
Helms, S.E., S.J. Connelly, and M.D. Hunter. 2004. Effects of variation among plant species on the interaction between a herbivore and its parasitoid. Environmental Entomology 29: 44-51.