Scott Collins

Link to Scott's web page

Phone: 208-282-2139

Hometown: Watton, Michigan
BS: Lake Superior State University


Scott is a Ph.D. candidate working with Dr. Colden Baxter in the ISU Stream Ecology Center. He majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry at Lake Superior State University. His current research focuses on how salmon carcass additions, used as a nutrient mitigation tool, influence aquatic and riparian food webs in streams of central Idaho. Scott is interested in assessing the direct and indirect effects of resource subsidies in food webs, as well as better understanding how spatial heterogeneity and consumer characteristics mediate responses through time.


Collins, S. F. and C.V. Baxter. 2014. Heterogeneity of riparian habitats mediates responses of terrestrial arthropods to a subsidy of Pacific salmon carcasses. Ecosphere (In press).

Muehlbauer, J.D., S.F. Collins, M.W. Doyle and K. Tockner. 2014. How wide is a stream? Spatial extent of the potential “stream signature” in terrestrial food webs using meta-analysis. Ecology 95:44–55.

Collins, S.F., A.H. Moerke, D.T. Chaloner, D.J. Janetski, and G.A. Lamberti. 2011. Response of dissolved nutrients and periphyton to spawning Pacific salmon in three northern Michigan streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society: September 2011, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 831-839. doi/abs/10.1899/10-164.1