Jeffrey Muehlbauer

Jeffrey Muehlbauer

He/him/his

Assistant Unit Leader—Fisheries

Assistant Professor

Environmental Studies
Fisheries Ecology


U.S. Geological Survey
Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
2120 N. Koyukuk Dr.
Irving I
Fairbanks, AK 99775
jdmuehlbauer@alaska.edu

 
Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. Ecology
2013

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S. Ecology
2010

Northern Arizona University
B.S. Biology and Chemistry
2007

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Biography

Jeff is a river and stream ecologist who specializes in macroinvertebrate communities, fisheries, and food webs. His research is focused on linking hydrological and geomorphic conditions in rivers to the structure of aquatic communities.

 

Selected Publications

Muehlbauer, J.D., S. Larsen, M. Jonsson, and E.J.S. Emilson. 2020. Variables affecting resource subsidies from streams and rivers to land and their susceptibility to global change stressors. In J.M. Kraus, D.M. Walters, and M.A. Mills (eds.). Contaminants and Ecological Subsidies: The Land-Water Interface, pp. 129–155. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49480-3_7

Muehlbauer, J.D., C.A. Lupoli, and J.M. Kraus. 2019. Aquatic–terrestrial linkages provide novel opportunities for freshwater ecologists to engage stakeholders and inform riparian management. Freshwater Science 38(4): 946–952. https://doi.org/10.1086/706104

Muehlbauer, J.D., T.A. Kennedy, A.J. Copp, and T.A. Sabol. 2017. Deleterious effects of net clogging on the quantification of stream drift. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74(7): 1041–1048. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0365

Kennedy, T.A., J.D. Muehlbauer, C.B. Yackulic, D.A. Lytle, S.W. Miller, K.L. Dibble, E.W. Kortenhoeven, A.N. Metcalfe, and C.V. Baxter. 2016. Flow management for hydropower extirpates aquatic insects, undermining river food webs. BioScience 66(7): 561–575. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw059

Larsen, S., J.D. Muehlbauer, and E. Martí. 2016. Resource subsidies between stream and terrestrial ecosystems under global change. Global Change Biology 22(7): 2489–2504. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13182

Muehlbauer, J.D., S.F. Collins, M.W. Doyle, and K. Tockner. 2014. How wide is a stream? The spatial extent of the potential “stream signature” in terrestrial food webs using meta-analysis. Ecology 95(1): 44–55. https://doi.org/10.1890/12-1628.1

Specialties

  • River systems science
  • Community and ecosystem ecology
  • Aquatic macroinvertebrates
  • Fisheries
  • Geomorphology and hydrology

 

Research Overview

Jeff has been involved in basic and applied rivers research in a variety of river ecosystems worldwide, including dam removal in Fossil Creek, Arizona; wetland mitigation in North Carolina; food web studies on the Danube River in Austria/Hungary/Serbia and glacially-fed rivers in Italy; and large dam impacts on the Colorado River.

 

Affiliations

  • Department of Fisheries, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
  • Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, U.S. Geological Survey