Kevin McCluney

Dr. Kevin E. McCluney

Ph. D., Arizona State University   

Office:    451D Life Sciences Building
Phone:   1-419-372-2634

Research: Global Change in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Community Physiological Ecology, Water Quality, Urban Ecology, Food Webs, Climate Change

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Research Interests:

The McCluney Lab focuses on understanding aspects of global change in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We integrate ecological, physiological, and isotopic approaches to understand the dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems, with a focus on aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial and urban environments across the US. Our work investigates basic ecological questions that have importance for achieving sustainable environmental management in a changing world.

Selected Publications:

Patrick, C., K. E. McCluney, A. Ruhi, A. Gregory, J. Sabo, and J. Thorp. 2021. Multi-scale biodiversity drives stability in macrosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: 19 (1), 47-56.

Becker, J. E. and K. E. McCluney. 2021. Urbanization-driven climate change increases invertebrate lipid demand, relative to protein—a response to dehydration. Functional Ecology: 35 (2), 411-419.

Marshall, M. and K. E. McCluney. 2020. Mixtures of co-occurring wastewater chemicals in freshwater systems across the continental US. Environmental Pollution: 268, 115793.

Impact Publications:

McCluney, K. E. and J. L. Sabo. 2009. Water availability directly determines per capita consumption at two trophic levels. Ecology (Report) 90(6): 1463-1469. doi: 10.1890/08-1626.1

McCluney, K. E., N. L. Poff, J. H. Thorp, G. C. Poole, M. A. Palmer, M. Williams, B. S. Williams, J. S. Baron. 2014. Riverine macrosystems ecology: sensitivity, resistance, and resilience of whole river basins with human alterations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(1) 48-58. doi: 10.1890/120367

Burdine, J. and K. E. McCluney. 2019. Differential sensitivity of bees to urbanization-driven changes in body temperature and water content. Scientific Reports: 9: 1643.

McCluney, K. E. 2017. Implications of animal water balance for terrestrial food webs. Current Opinion in Insect Science 23: 13-21.

McCluney, K. E., J. Belnap, A. L. Gonzalez, J. N. Holland, B. P. Kotler, F. T. Maestre, S. D. Smith, S. L. Collins, B. O. Wolf, and E. M. Hagen. 2012. Shifting species interactions in terrestrial dryland ecosystems under altered water availability and climate change. Biological Reviews 87(3): 563-582.