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John J. Hutchens, Jr.


John J. Hutchens, Jr. B.S. Virginia Tech
M.S. Virginia Tech
Ph.D. University of Georgia

Email: jjhutche@coastal.edu
Phone: 843-349-2169
Fax: 843-349-2201
Office - SCI 126B

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

Research Interests: I am an aquatic ecologist interested in the structure and function of stream and wetland ecosystems. My research focuses on understanding how human activity influences organisms and ecosystem processes in streams, freshwater wetlands, and salt marshes. Current projects in my lab include:

  • Bioassessment of tributaries of the Waccamaw River
  • Gastropod-halophyte interactions in SC salt marshes
  • Structure and function of the high marsh zone of SC salt marshes
  • Factors influencing prey capture of Venus flytraps

Selected Publications:

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.

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.

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.

Hutchens, J.J., and J.O. Luken. 2009. Prey collection by the Venus flytrap: Collection or selection? Botany 87:1007-1010

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.