Madeleine Mineau

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
B.A.: Colby College, Maine

PhD: Idaho State University


Madeleine completed her doctoral degree with Dr. Baxter in the ISU Stream Ecology Center in 2010, and as of 2014 is a research scientist at the University of MaNew Hampshire. She received her BA from Colby College, Waterville ME, with a double major in biology and environmental policy. After graduating from Colby, Madeleine worked in environmental and outdoor education, including a stint as a research assistant at Cornell University. There she worked with Dr. Clifford Kraft and participated in studies of round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum), effects of woody debris on nitrogen cycling in streams, and brook trout habitat in headwater streams. Her doctoral research focused on carbon and nutrient cycling in streams and the effects of a terrestrial invasive species, Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), on these processes. Results of her work are improving understanding of the effects of invasive species on stream ecosystems as well as their effects on aquatic-terrestrial linkages.

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Selected Publications

Mineau, M.M., C.V. Baxter, A.M. Marcarelli, G.W. Minshall. 2012. An invasive riparian tree reduces stream ecosystem efficiency via a recalcitrant organic matter subsidy. Ecology 93:15011508.

Marcarelli A.M., Baxter C.V., Mineau M.M., and Hall R.O. 2011. Quantity and quality: unifying food web and ecosystem perspectives on the role of resource subsidies in freshwaters. Ecology 92: 1215-1225. DOI 10.1890/10-2240.1

Mineau, M.M., C.V. Baxter, A.M. Marcarelli. 2011. A non-native riparian tree (Elaeagnus angustifolia) changes nutrient dynamics in streams. Ecosystems 14: 353-365.