Amy Marcarelli

Hometown: Sloatsburg, NY
BA: Colgate University, NY
PhD: Utah State University


Dr. Marcarelli is an Associate Professor at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Michigan. Amy was a postdoctoral researcher at ISU from 2006-2009. She helped lead a collaborative project aimed at examining the effects of salmon marine derived nutrients on stream-riparian production, as well as a project investigating human effects on nutrient cycling and export in the Portneuf River of Southeast Idaho. She remains involved in those and related new collaborations from her position in Michigan. Follow the link above to visit her individual web page.

Selected Publications

Collins, S.F., C.V. Baxter, A.M. Marcarelli and M.S. Wipfli. 2015. Effects of experimentally added salmon subsidies on resident fishes via direct and indirect pathways. Ecosphere, In Press.

Marcarelli, A.M., C.V. Baxter and M.S. Wipfli. 2014. Nutrient additions to mitigate for loss of Pacific salmon: consequences for stream biofilm and nutrient dynamics. Ecosphere 5(6):69.

Bechtold, H. A., A.M. Marcarelli, C.V. Baxter, R.S. Inouye. 2012. Effects of N, P, and organic carbon on stream biofilm nutrient limitation and uptake in a semi-arid watershed. Limnology and Oceanography 57:1544-1554.

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.

Marcarelli, A.M., R.W. Van Kirk and C.V. Baxter. 2010. Predicting effects of hydrologic alteration and climate change on ecosystem metabolism in a western U.S. river. Ecological Applications 20(8):20812088.

Hopkins, J.M., A.M. Marcarelli, and H.A. Bechtold. 2010. Ecosystem structure and function are complementary measures of water quality in a polluted, spring-influenced river. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. DOI 10.1007/s11270-010-0432-y

Marcarelli, A.M., H.A. Bechtold, A.T. Rugenski, and R.S. Inouye. 2009. Nutrient limitation of biofilm biomass and metabolism in the Upper Snake River basin, southeast Idaho, USA. Hydrobiologia 620: 63-76.

Rugenski AT, Marcarelli AM, Bechtold HA, and Inouye RS. 2008. Effects of temperature and concentration on nutrient release rates from nutrient diffusing substrates. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27: 52-57.