Jack Webster, Professor Emeritus of Ecology

Jack Webster

Research Emphasis:

Stream Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Ecological Modeling

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  Viriginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.

Mailing Address:

Dr. Jackson R. Webster
1405 Perry Street
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24601

Office Phone:  540.231.8941

E-Mail:  jwebster@vt.edu

Web Page:  http://www.faculty.biol.vt.edu/webster/index.html


CWT Data Sets:

3071 (Changes in incident light intensity to streams with progressive hemlock mortality at 5 Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory study sites from 2005 to 2013)

4066 (Stream sampling for total suspended solids (TSS), volatile suspended solids (VSS), and chemistry during storm events at the Coweeta LTER intensive and hillslope sites in Macon County, NC.)

4062 (Weekly grab samples and manual specific conductivity, temperature, and turbidity measurements of streams at the LTER intensive and hillslope sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Little Tennessee River Basin.)

3070 (Changes in water temperature in streams with progressive hemlock mortality at 8 Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory study sites from 2004 to 2013)

4044 (Coweeta LTER Synoptic Data from 49 sampling sites in the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin from 2009 to 2010 (Chemistry Data))

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CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

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.

Meyers, B.J.E., C.A., Dolloff, J.R. Webster, K.H. Nislow, B. Fair, and A.L. Rypel. (2017), Fish assemblage production estimates in Appalachian streams across a latitudinal and temperature gradient. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, DOI: 10.1111/eff.12352.

Northington, R.M. and Webster, J.R. 2017. Experimental reductions in stream flow alter litter processing and consumer subsidies in headwater streams. Freshw Biology. 62: 737–750. (DOI:10.1111/fwb.12898)

Webster, J. R., Knoepp, J. D., Swank, W. T., Miniat, C. F. (2016), Evidence for a Regime Shift in Nitrogen Export from a Forested Watershed, Ecosystems, 19:5:881-895, DOI: 10.1007/s10021-016-9974-1

J. Bruce Wallace, Susan L. Eggert, Judy L. Meyer, and Jackson R. Webster 2015. Stream invertebrate productivity linked to forest subsidies: 37 stream-years of reference and experimental data. Ecology 96:1213-1228. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1589.1

Lin, L., J. R. Webster, T. Hwang, and L. E. Band 2015. Effects of lateral nitrate flux and instream processes on dissolved inorganic nitrogen export in a forested catchment: A model sensitivity analysis, Water Resour. Res., 51, 2680-2695, (doi:10.1002/2014WR015962).

Adams, M., Knoepp, J.D. and Webster, J.R. 2014. Inorganic nitrogen retention by watersheds at Fernow Experimental Forest and Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. Soil Science Society of America Journal. (DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2013.11.0463nafsc)

Dodds, W.K., Webster, J., Crenshaw, C.L., Helton, A.M., O'Brien, J.M., Marti, E., Hershey, A.E., Tank, J.L., Burgin, A.J., Grimm, N.B., Hamilton, S.K., Sobata, D.J., Poole, G.C., Beaulieu, J.J., Johnson, L.T., Ashkenas, L.R., Hall, R.O., Johnson, S.L., Wollheim, W.M. and Bowden, W.B. 2014. The Lotic Intersite Nitrogen Experiments: an example of successful ecological research collaboration. Freshwater Science. 33(700-710).

Lin, L. and Webster, J.R. 2014. Detritus decomposition and nutrient dynamics in a forested headwater stream. Ecological Modeling. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.12.013)

Cheever, B.M., Webster, J.R., Bilger, E. and Thomas, S.A. 2013. The relative importance of exogenous and substrate derived nitrogen for microbial growth during leaf decomposition. Ecology. 94:1614-1625. (DOI: 10.1890/12-1339.1)

Johnson, L.T., Tank, J.L., Hall, R.O., Mulholland, P.J., Hamilton, S., Valett, H.M., Webster, J.R., Arango, C.P., Beaulieu, J.J., Bernot, M.J., Burgin, A.J., McDowell, W., Peterson, B.J. and Thomas, S.A. 2013. In-stream dissolved organic nitrogen production in headwater streams. Limnology and Oceanography. Limnology and Oceanography. 58:1271-1285. (DOI: 10.4319/lo.2013.58.4.1271)

Johnson, Laura T.; Tank, Jennifer L.; Hall Jr., Robert O.; Mullholland, Patrick J.; Hamilton, Stephen K.; Valett, H. Maurice; Webster, Jackson R.; Bernot, Melody J.; McDowell, William H.; Peterson, Bruce J.; Thomas, Suzanne M. 2013. Quantifying the production of dissolved organic nitrogen in headwater streams using 15N tracer additions. Limnology and Oceanography 58(4): 1271-1285. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2013.58.4.1271.

Northington, R.M., Webster, J.R., Benfield, E.F., Cheever, B.M. and Niederlehner, B. 2013. Ecosystem function in Appalachian headwater streams during an active invasion by the hemlock woolly adelgid. PLoS ONE. 8(4):e61171. (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061171)

Cheever, B.M., E.B. Kratzer, and J.R. Webster. 2012. Immobilization and mineralization of N and P by heterotrophic biofilms during leaf decomposition. Freshwater Science 31:133-147.

Knapp, A.K., Smith, M.D., Hobbie, S.E., Collins, S.L., Fahey, T.J., Hansen, G.J.A., Landis, D.A., La Pierre, K.J., Melillo, J.M., Seastedt, T.R., Shaver, G.R., Webster, J.R., 2012. Past, Present, and Future Roles of Long-Term Experiments in the LTER Network. BioScience. Vol. 62:4, April 2012, p. 377-389, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Lin, L. and Webster, J.R. 2012. Sensitivity analysis of the pulse addition method for estimating nutrient uptake in large streams. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 10:718-727. (DOI: 10.4319/lom.2012.10.718)

Webster, J.R., K. Morkenski, C.A. Wojculewski, B.R. Niederlehner, E.F. Benefield and K.J. Elliott (2012). Effects of Hemlock Mortality on Streams in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The Midland American Naturalist: An International Journal of Ecology, Evolution and Environment. 168:112-131.

McManamay, R.A., J.R. Webster, H.M. Valett, and C.A. Dolloff. 2011. Does diet influence consumer nutrient cycling? Examining macroinvertebrate and fish excretion in streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(1):84-102.

Bernot, M. J., D. J. Sobota, R. O. Hall, Jr, P. J. Mulholland, W. K. Dodds, J. R. Webster, J. L. Tank, L. R. Ashkenas, L. W. Cooper, C. N. Dahm, S. V. Gregory, N. B. Grimm, S. K. Hamilton, S. L. Johnson, W. H. McDowell, J. L. Meyer, B. Peterson, G. C. Poole, H. M. Valett, et al. 2010. Inter-regional comparison of land-use effects on stream metabolism. Freshwater Biology, 55: 1874-1890.

Brookshire, J., S. Gerber, J.R. Webster, J.M. Vose, and W.T. Swank. Direct effects of temperature on forest nitrogen cycling revealed through analysis of long term watershed records. Global Change Biology

Hagen, Elizabeth M. Matthew E. McTammany, Jackson R. Webster, Ernest F. Benfield. 2010. Shifts in allochthonous input and autochthonous production in streams along an agricultural land-use gradient. Hydrobiologia. 655(1):61-77.

Mulholland, P.J., Webster, J.R. 2010. Nutrient dynamics in streams and the role of J-NABS. J. N. Am. Benthol. Soc., 29(1):100–117

Hall, R.O., et all. 2009. Nitrate removal in stream ecosystems measured by 15N addition experiments: Total uptake. Limnol. Oceanogr. 54(3): 653-665.

Mulholland, P.J. 2009. Nitrate removal in stream ecosystems measured by 15N addition experiments: Denitrification. Limnol. Oceanogr., 54(3): 666–680

Webster, J., Newbold, J., Thomas, S., Valett, H., Mulholland, P. 2009. Nutrient Uptake and Mineralization during Leaf Decay in Streams – a Model Simulation. International Review of Hydrobiology, 97(4): 372-390

McTammany, M.E., E.F. Benfield, and J.R. Webster. 2008. Effects of agriculture on wood breakdown and microbial biofilm respiration in southern Appalachian streams. Freshwater Biology. 53: 842-854.

Mulholland, PJ, AM Helton, GC Poole, RO Hall, SK Hamilton, BJ Peterson, JL Tank, LR Ashkenas, LW Cooper, CN Dahm, WK Dodds, SEG Findlay, SV Gregory, NB Grimm, SL Johnson, WH McDowell, JL Meyer, HM Valett, JR Webster, CP Arango, JJ Beaulieu, MJ Bernot, AJ Burgin, CL Crenshaw, LT Johnson, BR Niederlehner, JM O'Brien, JD Potter, RW Sheibley, DJ Sobota, and SM Thomas. 2008. Stream denitrification across biomes and its response to anthropogenic nitrate loading. Nature 452:202-246.

Valett, H.M., Thomas, S.A., Mulholland, P.J., Webster, J.R., Dahm, C.N., Fellows, C.S., Crenshaw, C.L., and C.G. Peterson. 2008. Endogenous and exogenous control of ecosystem function: N cycling in headwater streams. Ecology (In Press).

McTammany, M.E., E.F. Benfield, and J.R. Webster. 2007. Recovery of stream ecosystem metabolism from historical agriculture. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 26(3): 532-545.

Webster, J.R. 2007. Spiraling down the river continuum: stream ecology and the U-shaped curve. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 26(3): 375-389.

Earl, S.R., H.M. Valett, and J.R. Webster. 2006. Nitrogen saturation in stream ecosystems. Ecology. 87(12): 3140-3151.

Hagen, E.M., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 2006. Are leaf breakdown rates a useful measure of stream integrity along an agricultural landuse gradient? Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 25(2): 330-343.

Brookshire, E.N.J., H.M. Valett, S.A. Thomas, and J.R. Webster. 2005. Coupled cycling of dissolved organic nitrogen and carbon in forest streams. Ecology 86(9): 2487-2496.

Dodds, W.K., E. Marti, J.L. Tank, J. Pontius, S.K. Hamilton, N.B. Grimm, W.B. Bowden, W.H. McDowell, B.J. Peterson, H.M. Valett, J.R. Webster, and S. Gregory. 2004. Carbon and nitrogen stoichiometry and nitrogen cycling rates in streams. Oecologia. 140: 458-467.

Neatrour, M.A., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 2004. The role of floods in particulate organic matter dynamics of a southern Appalachian river-floodplain ecosystem. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 23(2): 198-213.

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(3): 359-370.

Thomas, S., Valett, H., Webster, J., Mulholland, P. 2003. A regression approach to estimating reactive solute uptake in advective and transient storage zones of stream ecosystems. Advances in Water Resources, 26: 965–976

Webster, J.R., P.J. Mulholland, J.L. Tank, H.M. Valett, W.K. Dodds, B.J. Peterson, W.B. Bowden, C.N. Dahm, S. Findlay, S.V. Gregory, N.B. Grimm, S.K. Hamilton, and S.L. Johnson. 2003. Factors affecting ammonium uptake in streams - an inter-biome perspective. Freshwater Biology 48(8): 1329-1352.

Crenshaw, C.L., H.M. Valett, and J.R. Webster. 2002. Effects of augmentation of coarse particulate organic matter on metabolism and nutrient retention in hyporheic sediments. Freshwater Biology. 47: 1820-1831.

Dodds, W.K., A.J. Lopez, W.B. Bowden, S. Gregory, N.B. Grimm, S.K. Hamilton, A.E. Hershey, E. Marti, W.H. McDowell, J.L. Meyer, D. Morrall, P.J. Mulholland, B.J. Peterson, J.L. Tank, H.M. Valett, J.R. Webster, and W. Wollheim. 2002. N uptake as a function of concentration in streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 21(2): 206-220.

Mulholland, P.J., J.L. Tank, J.R. Webster, W.B. Bowden, W.K. Dodds, S.V. Gregory, N.B. Grimm, S.K. Hamilton, S.L. Johnson, E. Marti, W.H. McDowell, J.L. Merriam, J.L. Meyer, B.J. Peterson, H.M. Valett, and W.M. Wollheim. 2002. Can uptake length in streams be determined by nutrient addition experiments? Results from an interbiome comparison study. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 21(4): 544-560.

Benfield, E.F., J.R. Webster, J.L. Tank, and J.J.Hutchens. 2001. Long-Term Patterns in Leaf Breakdown in Streams in Response to Watershed Logging. International Review of Hydrobiology. 86(4-5): 467-474.

Maritn, L.A., P.J. Mulholland, J.R. Webster, and H.M. Valett. 2001. Denitrification potential in sediments of headwater streams in the southern Appalachian mountains, USA. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 20(4): 505-519.

Mulholland, P.J., C.S. Fellows, J.L. Tank, N.B. Grimm, J.R. Webster, S.K. Hamilton, E. Marti, L. Ashkenas, W.B. Bowden, W.K. Dodds, W.H. McDowell, M.J. Paul, and B.J. Peterson. 2001. Inter-biome comparison of factors controlling stream metabolism. Freshwater Biology 46(11): 1503-1517.

Peterson, B.J., W.M. Wollheim, P.J. Mulholland, J.R. Webster, J.L. Meyer, J.L Tank, E. Marti, W.B. Bowden, H.M. Valett, and A.E. Hershey. 2001. Control of Nitrogen Export from Watersheds by Headwater Streams. Science. 292: 86-90.

Wallace, J.B., J.R. Webster, S.L. Eggert, J.L. Meyer, and E.R. Siler. 2001. Large Woody Debris in a Headwater Stream: Long-Term Legacies of Forest Disturbance. International Review of Hydrobiology. 86(4-5): 501-513.

Webster, J.R., E.F. Benfield, J.J. Hutchens, J.L. Tank, S.W. Golladay, and J.C. Adams. 2001. Do Leaf Breakdown Rates Actually Measure Leaf Disappearance from Streams? International Review of Hydrobiology. 86(4-5): 417-427.

Benfield, E.F., J.R. Webster, J.J. Hutchens, J.L. Tank, and P.A. Turner. 2000. Organic matter dynamics along a streaorder and elevational gradient in a southern Appalachian stream. Verhandlungen International Vereinigung Limnologie. 27:1341-1345.

Meyer, J.L., C. Hax, J.B. Wallace, S.L. Eggert, and J.R. Webster. 2000. Terrestrial litter inputs as determinants of food quality of organic matter in a forest stream. Verhandlungen International Vereinigung Limnology. 27: 1346-1350.

Mulholland, P.J., J.L. Tank, D.M. Sanzone, W.M. Wollheim, B.J. Peterson, J.R. Webster, and J.L. Meyer. 2000. Food resources of stream macroinvertebrates determined by natural-abundance stable C and N isotopes and a 15N tracer addition. Journal of North American Benthological Society 19(1): 145-157.

Mulholland, P.J., J.L. Tank, D.M. Sanzone, W.M. Wollheim, B.J. Peterson, J.R. Webster, and J.L. Meyer. 2000. Nitrogen Cycling In A Forest Stream Determined By A 15N Tracer Addition. Ecological Monographs. 70(3): 471-493.

Tank, J.L., J.L. Meyer, D.M. Sanzone, P.J. Mulholland, J.R. Webster, B.J. Peterson, W.M. Wollheim, and N.E. Leonard. 2000. Analysis of nitrogen cycling in a forest stream during autumn using a 15N-tracer addition. Limnology Oceanography. 45(5): 1013-1029.

Tank, J.L., P.J. Mulholland, J.L. Meyer, W.B. Bowden, J.R. Webster, and B.J. Peterson. 2000. Contrasting food web linkages for the grazing pathway in three temperate forested streams using N-15 as a tracer. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinlgung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Linmonogie

Wallace, J.B.; J.R. Webster, S.L. Eggert, and J.L. Meyer. 2000. Small wood dynamics in a headwater stream. Verhandlungen International Vereinigung Limnology. 27: 1361-1365.

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. Verh. Inter

Wallace, J.B., S.L. Eggert, J.L. Meyer, and J.R. Webster. 1999. Effects of Resource Limitation on a Detrital-Based Ecosystem. Ecological Monographs. 69(4): 409-442.

Webster, J.R., E.F. Benfield, T.P. Ehrman, M.A. Schaeffer, J.L. Tank, J.J. Hutchens, and D.J. D'angelo. 1999. What happens to allochthonous material that falls into streams? A synthesis of new and published information from Coweeta. Freshwater Biology. 41(4): 687-705.

Tank, J.L., and J.R. Webster. 1998. Interaction of substrate and nutrient availability on wood biofilm porcesses in streams. Ecology. 79(6): 2168-2179.

Tank, J.L., J.R. Webster, E.F. Benfield, and R.L. Sinsabaugh. 1998. Effect of leaf litter exclusion on microbial enzyme activity associated with wood biofilms in streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 17(1): 95-103.

Hutchens, J.J. Jr., E.F. Benfield, and J.R. Webster. 1997. Diet and growth of a leaf-shredding caddisfly in southern Appalachian streams of contrasting disturbance history. Hydrobiologia. 346: 193- 201.

Mulholland, P.J., E.R. Marzolf, J.R. Webster, D.R. Hart, and S.P. Hendricks. 1997. Evidence that hyporheic zones increase heterotrophic metabolism and phosphorus uptake in forest streams. Limnology and Oceanography. 42(3): 443-451.

Wallace, J. B., S. L. Eggert, J. L. Meyer, and J. R. Webster. 1997. Multiple Trophic Levels of a Forest Stream Linked to Terrestrial Litter Inputs. Science 227:102-104.

Webster, J.R. and J.L. Meyer (eds.). 1997. Organic matter budgets for streams: a synthesis. In Stream organic matter budgets. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 16: 141-161.

Webster, J.R., and J.L. Meyer (eds.). 1997. Stream organic matter budgets. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 16: 5-13.

Webster, J.R., J.L. Meyer, J.B. Wallace, and E.F. Benfield. 1997. Organic matter dynamics in Hugh White Creek, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, North Carolina, USA. In Webster, J.R. and J.L. Meyer (eds.), Stream organic matter budgets. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 16(1): 74-78.

Wallace, J.B., and J.R. Webster. 1996. The role of macro- invertebrates in stream ecosystem function. Annual Review of Entomology. 41: 115-139.

Wallace, J.B., J.R. Webster, and J.L. Meyer. 1995. Influence of log additions on physical and biotic characteristics of a mountain stream. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 52: 2120-2137.

Webster, J., A. Covich, J. Tank, and T. Crockett. 1994. Retention of coarse organic particles in streams in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Journal of The North American Benthological Society 13(2): 140-150.

D'Angelo, D.J., J.R. Webster, S.V. Gregory, and J.L. Meyer. 1993. Transient storage in Appalachian and Cascade mountain streams as related to hydraulic characteristics. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 12(3): 223-235.

Wallace, J.B., M.R. Whiles, J.R. Webster, T.F. Cuffney, G.J. Lugthart, and K. Chung. 1993. Dynamics of inorganic particles in headwater streams: linkages with invertebrates. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 12(2): 112-125.

D'Angelo, D.J., and J.R. Webster. 1992. Natural and constrainment-induced factors influencing the breakdown of dogwood and oak leaves. Hydrobiologia. 237: 39-46.

Golladay, S.W., J.R. Webster, E.F. Benfield, and W.T. Swank. 1992. Changes in stream stability following forest clearing as indicated by storm nutrient budgets: part 1 of 2. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 90: 1-33.

Benfield, E.F., and J.R. Webster. 1991. Effects of forest disturbance on leaf breakdown in southern Appalachian streams. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinlgung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Linmonogie 24: 1678-1690.

D'Angelo, D.J., and J.R. Webster. 1991. Phosphorus retention in streams draining pine and hardwoodcatchments in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Freshwater Biology. 26: 335-345.

D'Angelo, D.J., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 1991. Mechanisms of stream phosphorus retention: an experimental study. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 10(3): 225-237.

Wallace, J.B., T.F. Cuffney, J.R. Webster, G.J. Lugthart, K. Chung, and B.S. Goldowitz. 1991. Export of fine organic particles from headwater streams: effects of season, extreme discharges, and invertebrate manipulation. Limnology and Oceanography 36(4): 670-682.

Webster, J.R., D.J. D'Angelo, and G.T. Peters. 1991. Nitrate and phosphate uptake in streams at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. Verh. Internal. Verein. Limnol. 24: 1681-1686.

Webster, J.R., S.W. Golladay, E.F. Benfield, D.J. D'Angelo, and G.T. Peters. 1990. Effects of forest disturbance on particulate organic matter budgets of small streams. J.ournal of the North American Benthological Society. 9(2):120-140.

Golladay, S.W., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 1989. Changes in stream benthic organic matter following watershed disturbance. Holarctic Ecology 12: 96-105.

Peters, G.T., E.F. Benfield, and J.R. Webster. 1989.Chemical composition and microbial activity of seston in a southern Appalachian headwater stream. J. North Amer. Benth. Soc. 8: 74-84.

Golladay, S.W., and J.R. Webster. 1988. Effects of clear-cut logging on wood breakdown in Appalachian Mountain streams. The American Midland Naturalist 119(1): 143-155.

Pringle, C.M., R. Naiman, G. Bretschko, J. Karr, M. Oswood, J. Webster, R. Welcomme, and M. Winterbourn. 1988. Patch dynamics in lotic systems: the stream as a mosaic. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 7(4): 503-524.

Golladay, S.W., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 1987. Changes in stream morphology and storm transport of seston following watershed disturbance. Journal of North American Benthological Society 6(1): 1-11.

Peters, G.T., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 1987. Microbial activity associated with seston in headwater streams: effects of nitrogen, phosphorus and temperature. Freshwater Biology 18: 405-413.

Lowe, R.L., S.W. Golladay, and J.R. Webster. 1986. Periphyton response to nutrient manipulation in streams draining clearcut and forested watersheds. Journal of The North American Benthological Society 5(3): 221-229.

Webster, J.R., and E.F. Benfield. 1986. Vascular plant breakdown in freshwater ecosystems. Annual Review of Ecology Systems 17: 567-594.

Benfield, E.F. and Jack R. Webster. 1985. Shredder abundance and leaf breakdown in an Appalachian Mountain stream. Freshwater Biology 15(1):113-120.

Cuffney, T.F., J.B. Wallace, and J.R. Webster. 1985. Influence of invertabrates on detrital processing in southern Appalachian streams: A manipulative approach. Freshwater Invertabrate Biology 3: 153-171.

Webster, J.R., E. Blood, S.V. Gregory, M.E. Gurtz, R.E. Sparks, and M. Thurman. 1985. Long-term research in stream ecology. Bulletin of Ecology Society of America 66: 346-353.

Cuffney, T.F., J.B. Wallace, and J.R. Webster. 1984. Pesticide manipulation of a headwater stream: invertebrate responses and their significance for ecosystem processes. Freshwater Invertebrate Biology 3(4): 153-171.

Webster, J.R., and S.W. Golladay. 1984. Seston transport in streams at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, North Carolina, U.S.A. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 22: 1911-1919.

Golladay, S.W., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 1983. Factors affecting food utilization by a leaf shredding aquatic insect: leaf species and conditioning time. Holarctic Ecology 6: 157-162.

Webster, J.R.. 1983. The role of benthic macroinvertebrates in detritus dynamics of streams: a computer simulation. Ecological Monographs 53(4): 383-404.

Wallace, J.B., J.R. Webster, and T.F. Cuffney. 1982. Stream detritus dynamics: regulations by invertebrate consumers. Oecologia 53: 197-200.

Webster, J.R., and J.B. Waide. 1982. Effects of forest clearcutting on leaf breakdown in a Southern Appalachian stream. Freshwater Biology 12: 331-344.

Hornick, L E., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 1981. Periphyton production in an Appalachian mountain trout stream. American Midland Naturalist 106: 22-36.

Gurtz, M.E., J.R. Webster, and J.B. Wallace. 1980. Seston dynamics in southern Appalachian streams: effects of clear-cutting. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 37: 624-631.

Webster, J.R., and B.C. Patten. 1979. Effect of watershed perturbation on stream potassium and calcium dynamics. Ecological Monographs 49: 51-72.

Webster, J.R., and D.A. Crossley Jr.. 1978. Evaluation of two models for predicting elemental accumulation by arthropods. Environmental Entomology 7(3): 411-417.

Wallace, J.B., J.R. Webster, and W.R. Woodall. 1977. The role of filter feeders in flowing waters. Archiv fuer Hydrobiologie 79(4): 506-532.

Books and Book Sections

Baker, M.A., and J.R. Webster.(2017), Conservative and reactive solute dynamics. In Methods in Stream Ecology, Third Edition. Pages 129-145 in F.R. Hauer and G.A. Lamberti (editors). Academic Press, San Diego.

Webster, J.R., J.D. Newbold, and L. Lin. (2016), Nutrient spiraling and transport in streams -- The importance of instream biological processes to nutrient dynamics in streams. Pages 181-239 in J. Jones and E. Stanley (editors). Stream ecosystems in a changing environment. Elsevier.

Meyer, Judy L.; Webster, Jackson, R.; Knoepp, Jennifer D.; Benfield, E.F. 2014. Dynamics of dissolved organic carbon in a stream during a quarter century of forest succession. In: Swank, Wayne T.; Webster, Jackson R., comps., eds. Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem. Clearcutting in the southern Appalachian. Oxford University Press: 102-117. Chapter 6.

Swank, W.T. and Webster, J.R. 2014. Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem: clearcutting in the southern Appalachians. Oxford University Press, New York. 247 pages.

Swank, Wayne T.; Knoepp, Jennifer D.; Vose, James M.; Laseter, Stephanie N.; Webster, Jackson, R. 2014. Response and recovery of water yield and timing, stream sediment, abiotic parameters, and stream chemistry following logging. In: Swank, Wayne T.; Webster, Jackson R., comps., eds. Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem. Clearcutting in the southern Appalachian. Oxford University Press: 36-56. Chapter 3.

Swank, Wayne T.; Webster, Jackson, R. 2014. Programmatic background, site description, experimental approach and treatment, and natural disturbances. In: Swank, Wayne T.; Webster, Jackson R., comps., eds. Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem. Clearcutting in the southern Appalachian. Oxford University Press: 1-10. Chapter 1.

Webster, J.R., Swank, W.T., Vose, J.M., Knoepp, J.D. and Elliott, K.J. 2014. Bridging the gap between ecosystem theory and forest watershed management. A synthesis of 30+ years of research on WS 7. Pages 229-247 in: Swank, W.T. and Webster, J.R. (editors). Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem. Clearcutting in the southern Appalachian. Oxford University Press.

Webster, Jackson R.; Benfield, E.F.; Golladay, Stephen W.; McTammany, Matthew E. 2014. Recovery of particulate organic matter dynamics in a stream draining a logged watershed. A pressing situation. In: Swank, Wayne T.; Webster, Jackson R., comps., eds. Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem. Clearcutting in the southern Appalachian. Oxford University Press: 156-176. Chapter 10.

Webster, J.R., Benfield, E.F., Cecala, K.K., Chamblee, J.F., Dehring, C.A., Gragson, T.L., Cymerman, J.H., Jackson, C.R., Knoepp, J.D., Leigh, D.S., Maerz, J.C., Pringle, C., Valett, H.M., 2012. Water Quality and Exurbanization in Southern Appalachian Streams. In River Conservation and Management (Chapter on Catchment Conservation, Ecosystem Integrity and Threats to River Systems). P.J. Boon and P.J. Raven, eds. Published 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., p. 91-107

Dolloff, C.A., and J.R. Webster. 2000. Chapter 7: Particulate Organic Contributions from Forests to Streams: Debris isn't So Bad, pp.125-138. In Verry, E.S., J.W. Hornbeck, and C.A. Dolloff (eds.), Riparian management in forests of the continental eastern United States. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.

Webster, J.R., and D.J. D'Angelo. 1997. A regional analysis of the physical characteristics of streams, pp. 87-95. In Webster, J.R., and J.L. Meyer (eds.), Stream Organic Matter Budgets. North American Benthological Society.

Webster, J.R., and T.P. Ehrman. 1996. Solute Dynamics, pp.145-160. In Hauer, F.R., and G.A. Lambert (eds), Methods in Stream Ecology. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Webster, J., J. Wallace, and E. Benfield. 1995. Organic processes in streams of the Eastern United States., pp. 117-187. In Cushing, C., K. Cummins, and G. Minshall (eds.), Ecosystems of the World 22: River and stream ecosystems. Elsevier, New York, NY.

Wallace, J.B., J.R. Webster, and R.L. Lowe. 1992. High-gradient streams of the Appalachians, pp. 133-191. In Hackney, C.T., S.M. Adams, and W.A. Martin (eds.), Biodiversity of Southeastern United States/Auquatic Communities. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Webster, J.R., S.W. Golladay, E.F. Benfield, J.L. Meyer, W.T. Swank, and J.B. Wallace. 1992. Catchment disturbance and stream response: an overview of stream research at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, pp. 231-253. In Boon, P.J., P. Calow, and G. E. Petts (eds.), River Conservation and Management. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.

Webster, J.R., E.F. Benfield, S.W. Golladay, R.F. Kazmierczak Jr., W.B. Perry, and G.T. Peters. 1988. Effects of watershed disturbance on stream seston characteristics, pp. 279-294. In Swank, W.T., and D.A. Crossley Jr. (eds.), Forest hydrology and ecology at Coweeta. Ecological Studies, vol. 66. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Kirby, J.M., J.R. Webster, and E.F. Benfield. 1983. The role of shredders in detrital dynamics of permanent and temporary streams, pp. 425-435. In Fontaine, T.D. III, and S.M. Bartell (eds.), Dynamics of lotic ecosystems. Ann Arbor Science Publishers, Ann Arbor, MI.

Webster, J.R., M. Gurtz, J. Hains, J. Meyer, W. Swank, J. Waide, and J. Wallace. 1983. Stability of stream ecosystems, pp. 355-395. In Barnes, J.R., and G. W. Minshall (eds.), Stream ecology. Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, NY.

Webster, J.R. 1978. Hierarchy theory and ecosystem models, pp. 119-129. In Halfon, E. (ed.), Theoretical systems ecology. Academic Press, New York, NY.

Waide, J.B., and J.R. Webster. 1976. Engineering systems analysis: applicability to ecosystems, pp. 329-371. In. Pattern, B.C. (ed.), Systems analysis and simulation in ecology. Academic Press, New York, NY.

Theses and Dissertations

Lin, Laurence. 2013. Influences of Mountainside Residential Development to Nutrient Dynamics in a Stream Network. PhD Dissertation. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Webster, Jackson R.. 1975. Analysis of potassium and calcium dynamics in stream ecosystems on three southern Appalachian watersheds of contrasting vegetation. Ph.D. Dissertation. Athens, GA: University of Georgia.

Conference Proceedings (Published Papers and Abstracts)

Webster, J.R., and W.T. Swank. 1985. Stream research at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. In Proceedings of the Specialty Conference on Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age, 12-17 August 1985, Lake Buena Vista, FL. American Society of Civil Engineers, Hydraulics Division, New York, NY.

Webster, J.R., and W.T. Swank. 1985. Within-stream factors affecting nutrient transport from forested and logged watersheds. In Proceedings of forestry and water quality: a mid-south symposium, 8-9 May 1985, Little Rock, AR. University of Arkansas, Department of Forest Resources, Monticello, AR.

Monk, C.D., D.A. Crossley Jr., R.L. Todd, W.T. Swank, J.B. Waide, and J.R. Webster. 1977. An overview of nutrient cycling research at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. In Proceedings, Watershed research in eastern North America: a workshop to compare results, 28 February - 3 March 1977, Edgewater, MD. Smithsonian Institution, Edgewater, MD.

Webster, J.R. 1977. Large particulate organic matter processing in stream ecosystems. In Proceedings, Watershed research in Eastern North America: a workshop to compare results. 28 February - 3 March 1977, Edgewater, MD. Smithsonian Institution, Edgewater, MD.

Webster, J.R., and J.B. Wallace. 1975. Productivity of southeastern stream ecosystems. Proceedings, Symposium on trout habitat research and management, 5-6 September 1974, Cullowhee, NC. Appalachian Consortium Press, Boone, NC.

Webster, J.R., J.B. Waide, and B.C. Patten. 1975. Nutrient recycling and the stability of ecosystems. In Proceedings, Mineral cycling in southeastern ecosystems: Energy Research and Development Administration Symposium Series (Conf-740513), 1-3 May 1974. Augusta, GA. National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA.

Reports

Webster, Jackson R. 2009. White Paper Summary of Synoptic Sampling. Coweeta LTER.