Maura Dudley, Graduate Student

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Maura Dudley

Research Emphasis:

My research will examine the impact of anthropogenic impacts on the biodiversity and ecosystem services of stream ecosystems in the southern Appalchian Mountains. I intend to analyze changes to stream by considering both local and global environmental impacts, from land use changes associated with exurbanization to climate change-induced drought. Additionally, I am interested in exploring the benefits and challenges of using various stream restoration and conservation approaches to effectively conserve biota and services.

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Maura Dudley
School of Ecology
308 Biological Sciences
120 Cedar Street
Athens, GA 30602


Web Page:

CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Theses and Dissertations

Dudley, Maura P. 2018. Assessing the Importance of a Dominant Understory Shrub, Rhododendron maximum, to Riparian Forest and Headwater Stream Ecosystems of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Dudley, M.P, S.Wenger, R. Jackson, K.J. Elliott, C.F. Miniat, and C.M. Pringle. 2018. Stream basal resources exhibit short-term resilience following reach-scale removal of a dominant riparian shrub. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, May 20-24, Detroit, MI.

Dudley, M.P., Wenger, S., Elliott, K.J., Miniat, C.F., Pringle, C.M. 2018. Can top-down control of algal and detrital resources by crayfish mediate the effect of removing a dense riparian shrub, Rhododendron maximum, in headwater streams? ESA Annual Meeting, August 5-10, 2018. New Orleans, LA.