Professor and Chair
Department of Biology
Recent research projects
Publications (* indicates CCU CMWS graduate student)
Bush, B.M.*, J.J Hutchens, V. Gulis, and K.S. Godwin. 2017. Impact of macroconsumers on leaf breakdown and detritivores in wetlands on a Southeastern US Coastal Plain floodplain during drought. Wetlands 37:1169-1179.
Hutchens, J.J., Wallace, J.B., Grubaugh, J.W., 2017. Transport and Storage of Fine Particulate Organic Matter. In: Lamberti, G.A., Hauer, F.R. (Eds.), Methods in Stream Ecology: Volume 2: Ecosystem Function. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 37–53.
Pennings, S.C., S. Zengel, J. Oehrig, M. Alber, T.D. Bishop, D.R. Deis, D. Devlin, A. Randall Hughes, J.J. Hutchens,W.M. Kiehn, C.R. McFarlin, C.L. Montague, S. Powers, C.E. Proffitt, N. Rutherford, C.L. Stagg, and K.Walters. 2016. Marine ecoregion and Deepwater Horizon oil spill affect recruitment and population structure of a salt marsh snail. Ecosphere 7(12):e01588. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1588. PDF.
Hutchens, J.J., and J.O. Luken. 2015. Prey capture success by established and introduced populations of the Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula). Ecological Restoration 33:171-177. DOI: 10.3368/er.33.2.171.
Barker, J.E.*, J.J. Hutchens, J.O. Luken. 2014. Macroinvertebrates associated with water hyacinth roots and a root analogue. Freshwater Science 33:159-167. PDF.
Noe, Z.*, J. Jackson*, J.J. Hutchens, K. Walters, J.O. Luken, and K.S. Godwin. 2014. Effects of shoreline development on composition and physical structure of plants in a South Carolina high marsh. Estuaries and Coasts 37:56-66. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-013-9659-3. PDF.
Walters, K., J.J. Hutchens, E.T. Koepfler, and J.O. Luken. 2010. Local-scale characteristics of high-marsh communities next to developed and undeveloped shorelines in an ocean-dominated estuary, Murrells Inlet, SC. Aquatic Sciences 72:309-324. PDF.
Hutchens, J.J., and J.O. Luken. 2009. Prey capture in the Venus flytrap: Collection or selection? Botany 87:1007-1010. PDF
Hutchens, J.J., J.A. Schuldt, C. Richards, L.B. Johnson, G.E. Host, and D.H. Breneman. 2009. Multi-scale mechanistic indicators of Midwestern USA stream macroinvertebrates. Ecological Indicators 9:1138-1150. PDF
Laliberte, L.*, J.O. Luken, J.J. Hutchens, and K.S. Godwin. 2007. The ecological boundaries of six Carolina bays: community composition and ecotone distribution. Wetlands 27:873-883. PDF
Romaniszyn, E.D., J.J. Hutchens, and J.B. Wallace. 2007. Aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate drift in southern Appalachian Mountain streams: implications for trout food resources. Freshwater Biology 52:1-11. PDF
Hutchens, J.J., and K. Walters. 2006. Gastropod abundance and biomass relationships with salt marsh vegetation within ocean-dominated South Carolina, USA estuaries. Journal of Shellfish Research 25:947-954. PDF
Flotemersch, J.E., K. Blocksom, J.J.Hutchens, and B.C. Autrey. 2006. Development of a standardized large river bioassessment protocol (LR-BP) for macroinvertebrate assemblages. River Research and Applications 22:775-790. PDF
Wallace, J.B., J.J. Hutchens, and J. Grubaugh. 2006. Transport and storage of FPOM. In: F.R. Hauer and G.A. Lamberti (eds.). Methods in stream ecology. 2nd edition. Academic Press.
Hutchens, J.J., J.B. Wallace, and E.D. Romaniszyn. 2004. Role of Podostemum ceratophyllum Michx. in structuring benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in a southern Appalachian river. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23:713-727. PDF
Hutchens, J.J., D.P. Batzer, and E. Reese. 2004. Bioassessment of silvicultural impacts in streams and wetlands of the Eastern United States. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus 4:37-54. PDF
Hutchens, J.J., and J.B. Wallace. 2002. Ecosystem
linkages between southern Appalachian headwater streams and their banks:
leaf litter breakdown and invertebrate assemblages.
Benfield, E.F., J.R. Webster, J.L. Tank, and J.J. Hutchens. 2001. Long-term patterns in leaf breakdown in streams in response to watershed logging. International Review of Hydrobiology 86:467-474.
Webster, J.R., E.F. Benfield, J.J. Hutchens, J.L. Tank, S.W. Golladay, and J.C. Adams. 2001. Do leaf breakdown rates actually measure leaf disappearance from streams? International Review of Hydrobiology 86:417-427.
Benfield, E.F., J.R. Webster, J.J. Hutchens, J.L. Tank, and P.A. Turner. 2000. Organic matter dynamics along a stream-order and elevational gradient in a southern appalachian stream. Verhandlungen Internationalen für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie 27:1341-1345.
Hutchens, J.J., and E.F. Benfield. 2000. effects of forest defoliation by the gypsy moth on detritus processing in southern Appalachian streams. The American Midland Naturalist 143:397-404.
Johnson, B.R., D.C. Tarter, and J.J. Hutchens. 2000. Life history and trophic basis of production of the mayfly Callibaetis fluctuans (Walsh) (Ephemeroptera:Baetidae) in a mitigated wetland, West Virginia, USA. Wetlands 20:397-405.
Wallace, J.B., and J.J. Hutchens. 2000. Effects of invertebrates in lotic ecosystem processes. In: D.C. Coleman and P. Hendrix (eds). Invertebrates as webmasters in ecosystems. CAB International. pp. 73-96.
Webster, J.R., E.F. Benfield, M.A. Schaeffer, T.P. Ehrman, J.L. Tank, J.J. Hutchens, and D.J. D’Angelo. 1999. What happens to allochthonous material that falls into streams: synthesis of new and published information from Coweeta. Freshwater Biology 41:687-705.
Hutchens, J.J., K. Chung, and J.B. Wallace. 1998. Temporal variability of stream macroinvertebrate abundance and biomass following pesticide disturbance. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 17:518-534.
Hutchens, J.J., E.F. Benfield, and J.R. Webster. 1997. Diet and growth of a leaf-shredding caddisfly in southern Appalachian streams of contrasting disturbance history. Hydrobiologia 346:193-201.
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