Last update: 2007-02-20 17:19:14

James H. McCutchan Jr.

Institute of Ecosystem
Box AB (65 Sharon Turnpike)
Millbrook, New York 12545
Telephone: 845-677-7600x232
FAX: 845-677-5976

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, Biology, 1999
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Biology, 1990

  • Professional Positions:
  • Postdoctoral associate (1999-present), Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York
  • Graduate research assistant (1998-1999), Graduate School and CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  • Graduate teaching assistant (1993-1997), Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  • Hydrologist (1991-1993), Water Resources Division, US Geological Survey, Boulder, Colorado
  • Laboratory assistant (1990-1991), Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Sources of support for aquatic food chains, especially as related to stream size, watershed characteristics, and forest age; Community metabolism and denitrification in running waters; Effects of temperature on rates of biological processes

    Distiguished Awards and Memberships: Fellowship, CIRES, University of Colorado, 1997-1998; Fellowship, Graduate School and EPO Biology, University of Colorado, 1996; American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; North American Benthological Society; International Society of Theoretical and Applied Limnology

    Selected Publications:
  • McCutchan, Jr., J. H., A. M. Kelley, and G. E. Likens. In Preparation. The effect of forest age on light availability in small streams.
  • McCutchan, Jr., J. H., W. M. Lewis, Jr., and C. Kendall. In Preparation. Variation in trophic shift for stable isotope ratios of carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen.
  • McCutchan, Jr., J. H. and W. M. Lewis, Jr. 2001. Carbon sources for consumers in Colorado mountain streams. Submitted to Limnol. and Oceanogr.
  • Stelzer, R. S., G. E. Likens, D. C. Buso, and J. H. McCutchan, Jr. 2001. Seasonal variation in phosphorus in precipitation at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Submitted to Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol.
  • McCutchan, Jr., J. H., J. F. Saunders, III, and W. M. Lewis, Jr. 2001. The effect of groundwater accrual on open-channel estimates of stream metabolism. Submitted to Limnol. Oceanogr.
  • McCutchan, Jr., J. H., and W. M. Lewis, Jr. 2001. Seasonal variation in stable isotope ratios of stream algae. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 26: In press.
  • McCutchan, Jr., J. H., W. M. Lewis, Jr., and J. F. Saunders, III. 1998. Uncertainty in the estimation of stream metabolism from open-channel oxygen concentrations. J. N. Am. Benthol. Soc.17: 155-164.

  • Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator