Matthew McTammany

Matthew McTammany

David & Patricia Ekedahl Professor in Environmental Studies, and Professor of Biology, Environmental Studies & Sciences
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About Matthew McTammany

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 and river ecology
  • Human impact on aquatic ecosystems
  • Restoration and management of aquatic ecosystems
  • Carbon and nutrient dynamics in ecosystems


  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Environmental Biology


Selected Publications

Wilson, M. J., M. E. McTammany, and H. R. Bohr. 2019. Manganese oxides as localized drivers of benthic invertebrate density and community structure. Hydrobiologia 838(1):85-98.

Wilson, M. J., and M. E. McTammany. 2016. Spatial scale and dispersal influence metacommunity dynamics of benthic invertebrates in a large river. Freshwater Science. DOI: 10.1086/685732.

Wilson, M. J., M. E. McTammany, M. D. Bilger, S. P. Reese, and B. R. Hayes. 2015. Combining data from multiple agencies to assess benthic macroinvertebrate communities in a large gravel-bed river. Freshwater Science 34(2):593-605.

Wilson, M. J., and M. E. McTammany. 2014. Direct and indirect mass effects: tributary influences on benthic macroinvertebrates in a large river. Hydrobiologia 738(1):75-85.

Bott, T. L., J. K. Jackson, M. E. McTammany, J. D. Newbold, S. T. Rier, B. W. Sweeney, and J. M. Battle. 2012. Abandoned coal mine drainage and its remediation: impacts on stream ecosystem structure and function. Ecological Applications 22(8), 2144-2163.

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