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In Review


Naslund, L.C., A.S. Mehring, A.D. Rosemond, S.J. Wenger. (In review) Toward more accurate estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from small reservoirs. Limnology and Oceanography

Kurylo, J.S., J. Le, A.S. Mehring, R.F. Ambrose. (In review) Urbanization dampens seasonal variability in soil microclimates and alters its chemical and physical properties in a semi-arid region. Journal of Urban Ecology



Robbins, C.J., B.C. Norman, H.M. Halvorson, D.W.P. Manning, E. Bastias, C. Biasi, A.K. Dodd, R.A. Eckert, A. Gossiaux, J. Jabiol, A.S. Mehring, A. Pastor. (2023) Nutrient and stoichiometric time series measurements of decomposing coarse detritus in freshwaters. Ecology 104(8): e4114.

Robbins, C.J., D.W.P. Manning, H.M. Halvorson, B.C. Norman, R.A. Eckert, A. Pastor, A.K. Dodd, J. Jabiol, E. Bastias, A. Gossiaux, A.S. Mehring. (2023) Nutrient and stoichiometry dynamics of decomposing litter in stream ecosystems: A global synthesis. Ecology 104(7): e4060.

Feraud, M., S.P. Ahern, E.A. Parker, S. Avasarala, M.B. Rugh, W. Hung, D. Li, L.C. Van De Werfhorst, T. Kefela, A. Hemati,
A.S. Mehring, Y. Cao, J.A. Jay, H. Liu, S.B. Grant, P.A. Holden. (2023)
Stormwater biofilter response to high nitrogen loading under transient flow conditions: ammonium and nitrate fates, and N2O emissions. Water Research 119501.


Rippy, M.A., G. Pierce, D. Feldman, B.K. Winfrey, A.S. Mehring, P.A. Holden, R.F. Ambrose & L.A. Levin. (2022) Perceived services and disservices of natural treatment systems for urban stormwater: insight from the next generation of designers. People and Nature 4: 481-504.


Mehring, A.S., R.M. Martin, C.S. Delavaux, E.B. James, J.J. Quispe, & D. Yaffar. (2021) Leaf-cutting ant (Atta cephalotes) nests may be hotspots of methane and carbon dioxide emissions in tropical forests. Pedobiologia 87-88: 150754

Herzog, T.L., A.S. Mehring, B.E. Hatt, R.F. Ambrose, L.A. Levin & B.K. Winfrey. (2021) Pruning stormwater biofilter vegetation influences water quality improvement differently in Carex appressa and Ficinia nodosa. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 59: (

Pierce, G., K.S. Gmoser-Daskalakis, K. Jessup, S.B. Grant, A.S. Mehring, B.K.Winfrey, M.A. Rippy, D. Feldman, P. Holden, R.F. Ambrose, & L.A. Levin. (2021) University stormwater management within urban environmental regulatory regimes: Barriers to progressivity or opportunities to innovate? Environmental Management (


Ge, B., A.S. Mehring* & L.A. Levin. (2019) Urbanization alters belowground invertebrate community structure in semi-arid regions: a comparison of lawns, biofilters and coastal sage scrub. Landscape and Urban Planning193: 103664


Huang, X., M.A. Rippy, A.S. Mehring, B.K. Winfrey, S.C. Jiang, and S.B. Grant. (2018)  Shifts in dissolved organic matter and microbial community composition are associated with enhanced removal of fecal pollutants in urban stormwater wetlands. Water Research 137: 310-333.


Welti, N., M. Striebel, A.J. Ulseth, W.F. Cross, S. DeVilbiss, P.M. Glibert, L. Guo, A.G. Hirst, J. Hood, J.S. Kominoski, K.L. MacNeill, A.S. Mehring, J.R. Welter, H. Hillebrand. (2017) Bridging food webs, ecosystem metabolism, and biogeochemistry using ecological stoichiometry theory. Frontiers in Microbiology 8, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01298

Mehring A.S., Cook, P.L.M., Evrard V., Grant S.B. & Levin L.A. (2017) Pollution-tolerant invertebrates enhance greenhouse gas flux in urban wetlands. Ecological Applications 27:18521861.

Parker, E., Rippy, M.A., Mehring, A., Winfrey, B., Ambrose, R.F., Levin, L.A., Grant, S.B. (2017) The predictive power of clean bed filtration theory for fecal indicator bacteria removal in stormwater biofilters. Environmental Science & Technology 51: 5703–5712.


Mehring A.S., Hatt B.E., Kraikittikun D., Orelo B.D., Rippy M.A., Grant S.B., Gonzalez J.P., Jiang S.C., Ambrose R.F. & Levin L.A. (2016)  Soil invertebrates in Australian rain gardens and their potential roles in storage and processing of nitrogen.  Ecological Engineering 97: 138–143.


Askarizadeh, A., M.A. Rippy, T.D. Fletcher, D. Feldman, J. Peng, P. Bowler, A.S. Mehring, B.K. Winfrey, J.A. Vrugt, A. AghaKouchak, S.C. Jiang, B.F. Sanders, L.A. Levin, S. Taylor and S.B. Grant (2015) From rain tanks to catchments: use of low impact development to address hydrologic symptoms of the urban stream syndrome. Environmental Science & Technology 49: 11264–11280.


Mehring, A.S. and L.A. Levin (2015) Potential roles of soil fauna in improving the efficiency of rain gardens used as natural stormwater treatment systems. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1445–1454.


Tant, C.J., A.D. Rosemond, A.S. Mehring, K.A. Kuehn and J.M. Davis (2015) The role of aquatic fungi in transformations of organic matter mediated by nutrients. Freshwater Biology  60: 1354–1363.


Mehring, A.S., K.A. Kuehn, A. Thompson, C.M. Pringle, A.D. Rosemond, M.R. First, and R.R. Lowrance and G. Vellidis (2015) Leaf litter nutrient uptake in an intermittent blackwater river: Influence of tree species and associated biotic and abiotic drivers.  Functional Ecology 29: 849–860.


Levin, L.A. and A.S. Mehring (2015) Optimization of bioretention systems through application of ecological theory. WIREs Water 2: 259270.



Mehring, A.S., K.A. Kuehn, C.J. Tant, C.M. Pringle, R.R. Lowrance and G. Vellidis (2014) Contribution of surface leaf-litter breakdown and forest composition to benthic oxygen demand and ecosystem respiration in a South Georgia blackwater river.  Freshwater Science 33: 377389. 


Mehring, A.S., R.R. Lowrance, A.M. Helton, C.M. Pringle, A. Thompson, D.D. Bosch and G. Vellidis (2013) Inter-annual drought length governs dissolved organic carbon dynamics in blackwater rivers of the western upper Suwannee River basin.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 118(4): 16361645.



Hopkinson, C.S., A. Covich, C.B. Craft, T.W. Doyle, N. Flanagan, M. Freeman, E. R. Herbert, A. Mehring, J. Mohan, C. Pringle. C.J. Richardson (2013) The effects of climate change on natural ecosystems of the Southeast. Pp. 237-270 In K.T. Ingram, K. Dow, L. Carter, and J. Anderson [eds.], Climate of the Southeast United States: Variability, Change, Impacts, and Vulnerability. Island Press, Washington, D.C. ISBN 978-1-61091-509-0.



Mehring, A.S. and T.J. Maret (2011) Red maple dominance enhances fungal and shredder growth and litter processing in temporary ponds.  Limnology and Oceanography 56(3): 11061114.


Mehring, A.S. (2011) Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis, Pp. 7-35.  In G.W. Barrett, T.L. Barrett, S.J. Connelly, A.S. Mehring and J.O. Moree [eds.], Ecology Exercise Book: An Ecosystem Approach.  Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, IA. ISBN: 978-0-7575-8718-4.



Allgeier, J.E., A.D. Rosemond, A.S. Mehring and C.A. Layman (2010) Synergistic nutrient colimitation across a gradient of ecosystem fragmentation in subtropical mangrove-dominated wetlands.  Limnology and Oceanography 55: 26602668.  full 



Ferster, B., B.R. Leppo, M.T. Swartz, K.Vulinec, F. Habegger and A.S. Mehring (2008) Lepidoptera of Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center, Annville, Pennsylvania.  Northeastern Naturalist 15: 141148.



Mehring, A.S., G. Vellidis, C.M. Pringle, K.A. Kuehn, R.R. Lowrance and A.D. Rosemond (2007) Tree species effects on microbial respiration and leaf breakdown in a coastal plain blackwater stream: Implications for dissolved oxygen TMDLs.  Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Criteria and Total Maximum Daily Load Issues: 555560.

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