Amy Rosemond, Associate Professor, Odum School of Ecology

Amy Rosemond

Research Emphasis:

Aquatic ecosystem ecology, including the effects of urbanization, nutrient enrichment, and invasive species on ecosystem function.

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Dr. Amy Rosemond
Room 189, Ecology Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602

Office Phone:  706.542.3903

FAX Number:  706.542.4819


Web Page:

CWT Data Sets:

3062 (Nutrient effects on a detritus-based stream ecosystem at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory from 1998 to 2003)

CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Bumpers PM, Rosemond AD, Maerz JC, Benstead JP. 2017. Experimental nutrient enrichment of forest streams increases energy flow to predators along greener food-web pathways. Freshw Biol. 2017;62:1794–1805.

Follstad Shah, J., J. Kominoski, M. Ardon, W. Dodds, M. Gessner, N. Griffiths, C. Hawkins, A. Lecerf, C. LeRoy, D. Manning, S. Johnson, A. Rosemond, R. Sinsabaugh, C. Swan, J. Webster, and L. Zeglin. (2017), Global synthesis of the temperature sensitivity of leaf litter breakdown in streams and rivers. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.13609.

Gulis, V., K.A. Kuehn, L.N. Schoettle, D. Leach, J.P. Benstead, and A.D. Rosemond. 2017. Changes in nutrient stoichiometry, elemental homeostasis and growth rate of aquatic litter-associated fungi in response to inorganic nutrient supply. ISME Journal (Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology) 10.1038/ismej.2017.123

Kominoski, J. S., Rosemond, A. D., Benstead, J. P., Gulis, V. and Manning, D. W. P. (2017), Experimental nitrogen and phosphorus additions increase rates of stream ecosystem respiration and carbon loss. Limnol. Oceanogr.. doi:10.1002/lno.10610

Manning DWP, Rosemond AD, Gulis V, Benstead JP, Kominoski JS. (2017), Nutrients and temperature additively increase stream microbial respiration. Glob Change Biol.;00:1–15.

Manning, D.W.P, A.D. Rosemond, J.P. Benstead, J.S. Kominoski, V. Gulis, and J.C. Maerz (2016), Convergence of detrital stoichiometry predicts thresholds of nutrient-stimulated breakdown in streams. Ecological Applications. 26(6):1745-1757. DOI:10.1890/15-1217.1.

Amy D. Rosemond, Jonathan P. Benstead, Phillip M. Bumpers, Vladislav Gulis, John S. Kominoski, David W. P. Manning, Keller Suberkropp, and J. Bruce Wallace. 2015. Experimental nutrient additions accelerate terrestrial carbon loss from stream ecosystems. Science. 347:1142-1145. DOI:10.1126/science.aaa1958.

John S. Kominoski, Amy D. Rosemond, Jonathan P. Benstead, Vladislav Gulis, John C. Maerz, and David W. P. Manning 2015. Low-to-moderate nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations accelerate microbially driven litter breakdown rates. Ecological Applications 25:856-865.

Manning, David W. P., Amy D.Rosemond, John S. Kominoski, Vladislav Gulis, Jonathan P. Benstead and John C. Maerz, 2015, Detrital stoichiometry as a critical nexus for the effects of streamwater nutrients on leaf litter breakdown rates, Ecology, 86, 8, pp 2214-2224, doi: 10.1890/14-1582.1

Milanovich, J.R., Maerz, J.C. and Rosemond, A.D. 2015. Stoichiometry and estimates of nutrient standing stocks of larval salamanders in Appalachian headwater streams. Freshwater Biology. (DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12572)

Phillip M. Bumpers, John C. Maerz, Amy D. Rosemond, and Jonathan P. Benstead 2015. Salamander growth rates increase along an experimental stream phosphorus gradient. Ecology 96:2994-3004.

Davis J. M., Rosemond, A.D., Small, G.E., 2011. Increasing donor ecosystem productivity decreases terrestrial consumer reliance on a stream resource subsidy. Oecologia 167:3, Nov. 2011, p. 821-834 DOI 10.1007/s00442-011-2026-9

Davis, J. M., A. D. Rosemond, S. L. Eggert, W. F. Cross, and J. B. Wallace. 2010. Nutrient enrichment differentially affects body sizes of primary consumers and predators in a detritus-based stream. Limnology and Oceangraphy, 55(6): 2305-2316.

Suberkropp, K., V. Gulis, A. D. Rosemond, J. P. Benstead. 2010. Ecosystem and physiological scales of microbial responses to nutrients in a detritus-based stream: Results of a 5-year continuous enrichment. Limnology and Oceanography, 55(1): 149-160

Benstead, J., Rosemond, A., Cross, W., Wallace, J., Eggert, S., Suberkropp, K., Gulis, V., Greenwood, J., Tant, C. 2009. Nutrient enrichment alters storage and fluxes of detritus in a headwater stream ecosystem. Ecology, 90(9):2556-2566

Carter, T., C.R. Jackson, A. Rosemond, C. Pringle, D. Radcliffe, W. Tollner, J. Maerz, D. Leigh. A. Trice. 2009. Beyond the urban gradient: barriers and opportunities for timely studies of urbanization effects on aquatic ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 28(4):1038-1050

Davis, J.M., Rosemond, A.D., Eggert, S.L., Crossa, W.F., Wallace, J.B. 2009. Long-term nutrient enrichment decouples predator and prey production. PNAS. 107(1): 121-126

Wenger, S.J., A.H. Roy, C.R. Jackson, E.S. Bernhardt, T.L. Carter, S. Filoso, C.A. Gibson, N.B. Grimm, W.C. Hession, S.S. Kaushal, E. Marti, J.L. Meyer, M.A. Palmer, M.J. Paul, A.H. Purcell, A. Ramirez, A.D. Rosemond, K.A. Schofield, T.R. Schueler, E.B. Sudduth, and C.J. Walsh. 2009. Twenty-six key research questions in urban stream ecology: an assessment of the state of the science. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(4):1080-1098.

Gulis, V., Suberkropp, K., Rosemond, A. 2008. Comparison of Fungal Activities on Wood and Leaf Litter in Unaltered and Nutrient-Enriched Headwater Streams. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74(4):1094-1101

Cross, W., Wallace, J., Rosemond, A. 2007. Nutrient enrichment reduces constraints on material flows in a detritus-based food web. Ecology, 88(10): 2563-2575

Cross, W.F., J.B. Wallace, and A.D. Rosemond. 2007. Nutrient enrichment reduces constraints on material flows in a detrius-based food web. Ecology. 88(10): 2563-2575.

Greenwood, J.L., Rosemond, A.D., Wallace, J.B., Cross, W.F., Weyers, H.S. 2007. Nutrients stimulate leaf breakdown rates and detritivore biomass: bottom-up effects via heterotrophic pathways. Oecologia, 151:637-649.

Cross, W.F., J.B. Wallace, A.D. Rosemond, and S.L. Eggert. 2006. Whole-system nutrient enrichment increases secondary production in a detritus-based ecosystem. Ecology. 87(6): 1556-1565.

Johnson, B.R., Wallace, J.B., Rosemond, A.D., Cross, W.F. 2006. Larval salamander growth responds to enrichment of a nutrient poor headwater stream. Hydrobiologia, 573: 227-232.

Cross, W.F., B.R. Johnson, J.B. Wallace, and A.D. Rosemond. 2005. Contrasting response of stream detritivores to long-term nutrient enrichment. Limnology and Oceanography. 50(6): 1730-1739.

Greenwood, J.L., Rosemond, A.D. 2005. Periphyton response to long-term nutrient enrichment in a shaded headwater stream. Canadian Journal of Fish and Aquatic Science, 62:2033-2045.

Gulis, V., A.D. Rosemond, K. Suberkropp, H.S. Weyers, and J.P. Benstead. 2004. Effects of nutrient enrichment on the decomposition of wood and associated microbial activity in streams. Freshwater Biology. 49: 1437-1447.

Cross, W., Benstead, J., Rosemond, A., Wallace, J. 2003. Consumer-resource stoichiometry in detritus-based streams. Ecology Letters, 6:721-732

Cross, W.F., J.P. Benstead, A.D. Rosemond, and J.B. Wallace. 2003. Consumer-resource stoichiomentry in detritus-based streams. Ecology Letters. 6: 721-732.

Roy, A.H., Rosemond, A.D., Leigh, D.S., Paul, M.J., Wallace, J.B. 2003. Habitat-Specific Responses of Stream Insects to Land Cover Disturbance: Biological Consequences and Monitoring Implications, 22(2):292-307

Conference Posters and Presentations

Ballantyne, F., C. Song, J. Ruegg, A.D. Rosemond, W.K. Dodds. 2017. Thermal performance curves for whole ecosystem metabolism reveal pronounced thermal optima. 63rd Annual Society for Freshwater Science Annual meeting, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Bumpers, P.M., A.D. Rosemond, J.P Benstead, L. Demi, J.S. Kominoski, J.C. Maerz, D.W.P. Manning. 2017. A little bit of algae goes a long way: Nutrient enrichment stimulates algal growth in heavily shaded streams. 63rd Annual Society for Freshwater Science Annual meeting, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Farrell, K.J., A.D. Rosemond, F. Ballantyne, J.S. Kominoski, S.M. Bonjour, J. Ruegg, L.E. Koenig, C.L. Baker, M.T. Trentman, T.K. Harms, K.R. Sheehan. Variation in resource stoichiometry signals differential carbon to nutrient limitation for stream consumers across biomes. Ecological Society of America Annual meeting, Portland, OR, USA.

Rosemond, A.D., J.P. Benstead, J.C. Maerz, V. Gulis, P.M. Bumpers, D.W.P. Manning, J.S. Kominoski, L. Demi. 2017. Nitrogen and phosphorus have different effects at the top and bottom of stream food webs. 63rd Annual Society for Freshwater Science Annual meeting, Raleigh, NC, USA.