Emily Bernhardt

Emily Bernhardt

Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor

Primary Appointment

Biology Department

I am an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist whose research is principally concerned with tracking the movement of elements through ecological systems. My research aims to document the extent to which the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems is being altered by land use change (urbanization, agriculture, mining) global change (rising CO2, rising sea levels) and chemical pollution. Ultimately this information is necessary to determine whether and how ecosystem change can be mitigated or prevented through active ecosystem management.

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Eagle, AJ, Olander, LP, Locklier, KL, Heffernan, JB, and Bernhardt, ES. "Fertilizer management and environmental factors drive n2o and no3losses in corn: A meta-analysis." Soil Science Society of America Journal 81, no. 5 (September 1, 2017): 1191-1202.
Nippgen, F, Ross, MRV, Bernhardt, ES, and McGlynn, BL. "Creating a More Perennial Problem? Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Enhances and Sustains Saline Baseflows of Appalachian Watersheds." Environmental Science & Technology 51, no. 15 (August 2017): 8324-8334.
Voss, KA, and Bernhardt, ES. "Effects of mountaintop removal coal mining on the diversity and secondary productivity of Appalachian rivers." Limnology and Oceanography 62, no. 4 (July 2017): 1754-1770.
Arnold, MC, Bier, RL, Lindberg, TT, Bernhardt, ES, and Di Giulio, RT. "Biofilm mediated uptake of selenium in streams with mountaintop coal mine drainage." Limnologica - Ecology and Management of Inland Waters 65 (July 2017): 10-13.
Bernhardt, ES, Blaszczak, JR, Ficken, CD, Fork, ML, Kaiser, KE, and Seybold, EC. "Control Points in Ecosystems: Moving Beyond the Hot Spot Hot Moment Concept." Ecosystems 20, no. 4 (June 2017): 665-682.

Courses

BIOLOGY 564: Biogeochemistry (BIOLOGY 564: Biogeochemistry)
EVANTH 741: Ecological Perspectives: Individuals to Communities (EVANTH 741: Ecological Perspectives: Individuals to Communities)
BIOLOGY 209D-2: Ecology for a Crowded Planet (BIOLOGY 209D-2: Ecology for a Crowded Planet)
BIOLOGY 841: Ecological Perspectives: Individuals to Communities (BIOLOGY 841: Ecological Perspectives: Individuals to Communities)
UPE 701: Ecological Perspectives: Individuals to Communities (UPE 701: Ecological Perspectives: Individuals to Communities)

Contact Information

Ffsc 3313
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90338
Durham, NC 27708-0000

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University (2001)
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1996)