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Justin Montemarano

  • Ph.D. Canidate
  • Graduate Student
  • Kent State University
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Justin's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 3Followers

Recent publications

  • Habitat-specific effects of particle size, current velocity, water depth, and predation risk on size-dependent crayfish distribution

    • Clark J
    • Kershner M
    • Montemarano J
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  • Crayfish effects on fine particulate organic matter quality and quantity

    • Montemarano J
    • Kershner M
    • Leff L
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Professional experience

Graduate Student

Kent State University

August 2004 - Present

Education

PhD in Aquatic Ecology

Kent State University

August 2004 - Present

BS Biology

Nazareth College

August 2000 - May 2004(4 years)

Armstrong Atlantic State University College of Science and Technology

About

After graduating from Nazareth College of Rochester with BS in Biology, I began graduate work at Kent State University in Aquatic Ecology. I have pursued my academic interests in the intersection of community and ecosystem ecology through lab and field experiments in both temperate and tropical systems. My dissertation research has focused on how biotic interactions affect ecosystem processes, namely, decomposition, in aquatic systems. For example, to examine shredder effects on fine particulate organic matter quantity, quality, and bioavailability, I have collected and reared stream collector-gatherers on crayfish-generated FPOM derived from leaves of commonly found tree species in Ohio. More recently, I have investigated competition and decomposition in wetland macrophytes in a seasonally dry tropical wetland at Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica.

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