Great Miami River Salt marsh shoreline

Professor and Chair

Department of Biology
P.O. Box 261954
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC 29528-6054
Voice: 843-349-2169
Fax: 843-349-2201
E-mail: jjhutche@coastal.edu


2000 Ph.D. University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology
1994 M.S. Virginia Tech, Department of Biology
1989 B.S. Virginia Tech, Department of Biology

Professional Experience

Professor of Biology, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Associate Professor of Biology, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Assistant Professor of Biology, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Post-doc, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH
Post-doc, Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN


BIOL 122 Biological Science II
BIOL 370 Principles of Ecology
BIOL 370L Principles of Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 481/581 Freshwater Ecology
BIOL 481L/581 Freshwater Ecology Laboratory
BIOL 484/584 Conservation Ecology + Laboratory (BIOL 484L/584L)

Research interests

Structure and function of stream and wetland ecosystems
Bioassessment of freshwater habitats
Production ecology of aquatic macroinvertebrates
Linkages between terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems
Invertebrate-macrophyte interactions
Controls on Venus' flytrap prey composition

Publications (* indicates CCU CMWS graduate student)

Google Scholar profile; ResearchGate profile

Crane, D.P., K.L. Kapuscinski, and J.J. Hutchens. 2020. Use of a novel richness-weighted abundance index of age-0 fishes to identify key features for habitat conservation and restoration. Ecological Indicators 117, 106713.

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.  Ecosystems 5:80-91. PDF

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. PDF  

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. PDF  

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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.  PDF


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