Professor McTammany teaches in the Department of Biology and the Environmental Studies Program.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • M.S., Virginia Tech
  • B.S., Bucknell University

Research Interests

  • Stream ecology
  • Human impact on aquatic ecosystems
  • Restoration and management of aquatic ecosystems
  • Carbon and nutrient dynamics in ecosystems
  • GIS and remote sensing


  • Aquatic Ecology
  • General Ecology
  • Environmental Studies


Selected Publications

McTammany, M. E. and R. H. Wynne. 2000. Spectral comparison of different age forests in the southern Appalachians. Proceedings of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. CD-ROM.

Webster, J. R., J. L. Tank, J. B. Wallace, J. L. Meyer, S. L. Eggert, T. P. Ehrman, B. R. Ward, B. L. Bennett, P. F. Wagner, and M. E. McTammany. 2000. Effects of litter exclusion and wood removal on phosphorus and nitrogen retention in a forest stream. Verhandlung Internationalen Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 27:1337-1340.

Scott, M. C., G. S. Helfman, M. E. McTammany, E. F. Benfield, and P. V. Bolstad. 2002. Multiscale influences on physical and chemical stream conditions across southern Appalachian landscapes. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 38:1379-1392.

McTammany, M. E., J. R. Webster, E. F. Benfield, and M. A. Neatrour. 2003. Longitudinal patterns of metabolism in a southern Appalachian river. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 22:359-370.

Webster, J. R., E. G. Benfield, S. W. Golladay, and M. E. McTammany. In press. Recovery of particulate organic matter dynamics in a stream draining a logged watershed-a pressing situation. In W. T. Swank (editor). Ecosystem recovery from clear-cutting.

McTammany, M. E. and E. F. Benfield. In review. Role of spatial scale and stream size in determining urban impact on stream benthic macroinvertebrate communities. Hydrobiologia.


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