Jessica Hopkins
Jessica at University of Akron

Hometown: Euclid, Ohio
BS: Baldwin-Wallace College
MS: Towson University

DA: Idaho State University (2007)

 

Jess completed her DA in Biology during summer 2007. Her dissertation research focused on macroinvertebrate community changes in the Portneuf River since the 1960's. Jess was an assistant professor of Biology at the University of Akron in Ohio for several years before taking a position as Assessment Specialist at Flathead Valley Community College in Montana.


Dissertation

Hopkins, J.M. 2007. Spatial and Temporal Evaluation of Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Portneuf River, Idaho and An Inquiry-based Field and Laboratory Exercise on In-stream Leaf Litter Decay. D.A. Dissertation, Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University.


Publications

Hopkins, J.M. and R.J. Smith. 2011. An inquiry-based field & laboratory investigation of leaf decay: a critical aquatic ecosystem function. American Biology Teacher 73(9):542-546.

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