Kathryn L. Cottingham
Dartmouth Professor in the Arts & SciencesProfessor and Chair, Department of Biological SciencesProfessor, Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society (EEES) Graduate ProgramFellow, Ecological Society of America
My research interests include the dynamics of lake plankton communities, linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and the applications of ecological principles to public and environmental health. Lab members typically work collaboratively on topics of mutual interest using observations, experiments, and models. Our work often has a strong statistical component.
Wilson, R.S., D.J. Hardisty, R.S. Epanchin-Niell, M.C. Runge, K.L. Cottingham, D.L. Urban, L.A. Maguire, A. Hastings, P.J. Mumby, and D.P.C. Peters. 2016. A typology of timescale mismatches and behavioral interventions to diagnose and solve conservation problems. Conservation Biology 30(1):42-49. DOI 10.1111/cobi.12632
Chaves-Ulloa, R., B.W. Taylor, N.A. Baer, H. Broadley, K.L. Cottingham, K.C. Weathers, H.A. Ewing, and C.Y. Chen. 2016. Dissolved organic carbon modulates mercury concentrations of insect subsidies from streams to terrestrial consumers. Ecological Applications, in press. DOI 10.1890/15-0025.1
Karagas, M.R., T. Punshon, V. Sayarath, B.P. Jackson, C.L. Folt, and K.L. Cottingham. 2016. Rice and rice product consumption early in life and arsenic exposure. JAMA Pediatrics 170(6):609-616. DOI 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0120
Carignan*, C.C., K.L. Cottingham*°, B.P. Jackson, S.F. Farzan, A.J. Gandolfi, T. Punshon, C.L. Folt, and M.R. Karagas. 2015. Estimated exposure to arsenic in breastfed and formula-fed infants in a United States cohort. Environmental Health Perspectives 123(5):500-506. (* = co-first authors; ° = corresponding author)
Cottingham, K.L., H.A. Ewing, M.L. Greer, C.C. Carey, and K.C. Weathers. 2015. Cyanobacteria as drivers of lake nitrogen and phosphorus cycling. Ecosphere 6(1):1. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00174.1.
Fey, S.B., A.N. Mertens, L. Beversdorf, K.D. MacMahon and K.L. Cottingham. 2015. Recognizing cross-ecosystem responses to changing temperatures: soil warming impacts pelagic food webs. Oikos 124(11):1473-1481.
Wolkovich, E.M., S. Allesina, K.L. Cottingham, J.C. Moore, S.A. Sandin, and C. de Mazancourt. 2014. Linking the green and brown worlds: the prevalence and effect of multi-channel feeding in food webs. Ecology 95(12):3376-3386
Carey*, C.C., K.C. Weathers, H.A. Ewing, M.L. Greer, and K.L. Cottingham*. 2014. Spatial and temporal variability in recruitment of the cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata in an oligotrophic lake. Freshwater Science 33(2):577-592. (* = co-corresponding authors)
August 2014: Delivered the Scientific Plenary talk at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA: "Wearing an ecologist’s hat and facing a world of change"
Selected Works and Activities
Cyanobacterial blooms in low-nutrient lakes
Food borne exposure to arsenic during pregnancy and early childhood
Landscape limnology in Greenland