The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) has a broad but unified mission in teaching and research: broad in that the interests of the faculty span many levels of organization encompassing genes, genotypes, phenotypes, populations, communities, and ecosystems; and unified in that each of these levels interacts with all of the others. Detailed appreciation of the processes operating at all levels of organization is fundamental to ecological or evolutionary understanding.

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  • Anthropogenic phosphorus inputs to a river basin and their impacts on riverine phosphorus fluxes along its upstream-downstream continuum 

    Zhang, W.S.; Swaney, D. P.; Hong, B.; Howarth, R. W. (Wiley, 2017-12-23)
    The increasing trend in riverine phosphorus (P) loads resulting from anthropogenic inputs has gained wide attention because of the well-known role of P in eutrophication. So far, however, there is still limited scientific ...
  • Toward a better understanding and quantification of methane emissions from shale gas development 

    Caulton, D.R.; Shepson, P. B.; Santoro, R.L.; Sparks, J.P.; Howarth, R. W.; Ingraffea, A.; Camaliza, M.O.; Sweeney, C.; Karion, A.; Davis, K.J.; Stirm, B.H.; Montzka, S.A.; Miller, B. (National Academy of Sciences, 2014-04-29)
    The identification and quantification of methane emissions from natural gas production has become increasingly important owing to the increase in the natural gas component of the energy sector. An instrumented aircraft ...
  • Sulfur and carbon isotopes as tracers of salt-marsh organic matter flow 

    Peterson, B.J.; Howarth, R. W.; Garritt, R.H. (Wiley, 1986-08-01)
    Stable isotopes of sulfur and carbon were used to trace the dominant flows of organic matter from producers to macroconsumers in Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh on Cape Cod. Spartina alterniflora and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria ...
  • Human health effects of a changing global nitrogen cycle 

    Townsend, A. R.; Howarth, R. W.; Bazzaz, F. A.; Booth, M. S.; Cleveland, C. C.; Collinge, S. K.; Dobson, A. P.; Epstein, P. R.; Holland, E. A.; Keeney, D. R.; Mallin, M. A.; Rogers, C. A.; Wayne, P.; Wolfe, A. H. (Wiley, 2003-06-01)
    Changes to the global nitrogen cycle affect human health well beyond the associated benefits of increased food production. Many intensively fertilized crops become animal feed, helping to create disparities in world food ...
  • Human alteration of the global nitrogen cycle: Causes and consequences 

    Vitousek, P.M.; Aber, J.; Bayley, S. E.; Howarth, R. W.; Likens, G. E.; Matson, P. A.; Schindler, D. W.; Schlesinger, W. H.; Tilman, G. D. (Wiley, 1997-08-01)
    Nitrogen is a key element controlling the species composition, diversity, dynamics, and functioning of many terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. Many of the original plant species living in these ecosystems are ...

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