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James Brendan Heffernan

Associate Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Ecohydrology
Environmental Sciences and Policy
90328, Durham, NC 27708
9 Circuit Drive, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708


I am interested in major changes in ecosystem structure, particularly in streams, rivers and wetlands. My work focuses on feedbacks among ecological, physical, and biogeochemical processes, and uses a wide range of tools and approaches. I am particularly interested in projects that address both basic ecological theory and pressing environmental problems. Increasingly, we are applying tools and theories developed for local ecosystems to better understand ecological patterns and mechanisms at regional and continental scales.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Ecohydrology · 2020 - Present Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment

Education, Training & Certifications

Arizona State University · 2007 Ph.D.