Faculty and Staff

Cynthia Tant

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Education:
Ph.D. in Ecology, University of Georgia, 2011
M.S. in Aquatic Biology, University of Alabama, 2000
B.S. in Biology, Birmingham-Southern College, 1994

Areas of Specialty: Stream Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Aquatic Entomology

Research Interests: nutrient enrichment of detritus-based aquatic ecosystems, organic matter dynamics in aquatic ecosystems, human impacts on ecosystem structure and function

Recent Publications

Mehring, A.S., K.A. Kuehn, C.J. Tant, C.M. Pringle, R.R. Lowrance, and G. Vellidis. 2014. Contribution of surface leaf litter breakdown and forest composition to benthic oxygen  demand and ecosystem respiration in a South Georgia blackwater river. Freshwater Science 33: online ahead of print.

Tant, C.J., A.D. Rosemond, and M.R. First. 2013. Stream nutrient enrichment has a greater effect on coarse than on fine organic matter. Freshwater Science 32: 1111-1121.

Benstead, J.P., A.D. Rosemond, W.F. Cross, J.B. Wallace, S.L. Eggert, K. Suberkropp, V. Gulis, J.L. Greenwood, C.J. Tant, H.S. Weyers. 2009. Long-term nutrient enrichment alters carbon storage and fluxes in a headwater stream ecosystem. Ecology 90:2556-2566

Tant, C.J., A.D. Rosemond, and M.R. First. 2013. Stream nutrient enrichment has a greater effect on coarse than on fine organic matter. Freshwater Science 32:1111-1121.