Emily Snow Bernhardt

Professor of Biology

Office: 
Ffsc 3313, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0000
Phone: 
(919) 660-7318
I am an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist whose research is principally concerned with tracking the movement of elements through ecological systems. My research aims to document the extent to which the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems is being altered by land use change (urbanization, agriculture, mining) global change (rising CO2, rising sea levels) and chemical pollution. Ultimately this information is necessary to determine whether and how ecosystem change can be mitigated or prevented through active ecosystem management.

Education

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 2001

  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1996

Ross, MRV, Bernhardt, ES, Doyle, MW, and Heffernan, JB. Designer Ecosystems: Incorporating Design Approaches into Applied Ecology. November 4, 2015. Full Text

Schlesinger, WH, and Bernhardt, ES. Biogeochemistry. August 26, 2013.

Schlesinger, WH, and Bernhardt, ES. Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, Third Edition. January 14, 2013. Full Text

Schlesinger, WH, and Bernhardt, ES. Biogeochemistry. January 1, 2013. Full Text

Bernhardt, ES, Rosi, EJ, and Gessner, MO. "Synthetic chemicals as agents of global change." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15, no. 2 (March 2017): 84-90. Full Text

Brandt, JE, Bernhardt, ES, Dwyer, GS, and Di Giulio, RT. "Selenium Ecotoxicology in Freshwater Lakes Receiving Coal Combustion Residual Effluents: A North Carolina Example." Environmental science & technology 51, no. 4 (February 6, 2017): 2418-2426. Full Text

Lee, MR, Bernhardt, ES, van Bodegom, PM, Cornelissen, JHC, Kattge, J, Laughlin, DC, Niinemets, Ü, Peñuelas, J, Reich, PB, Yguel, B, and Wright, JP. "Invasive species' leaf traits and dissimilarity from natives shape their impact on nitrogen cycling: a meta-analysis." The New phytologist 213, no. 1 (January 2017): 128-139. Full Text

Gorka, DE, Jeger, JL, Zhang, H, Ma, Y, Colman, BP, Bernhardt, ES, and Liu, J. "PHYTOTOXICITY OF SOLUBLE GRAPHITIC NANOFIBERS TO MODEL PLANT SPECIES." ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY 35, no. 12 (December 2016): 2941-2947. Full Text

Hiers, JK, Jackson, ST, Hobbs, RJ, Bernhardt, ES, and Valentine, LE. "The Precision Problem in Conservation and Restoration." Trends in ecology & evolution 31, no. 11 (November 2016): 820-830. Full Text

Weathers, KC, Groffman, PM, Van Dolah, E, Bernhardt, E, Grimm, NB, McMahon, K, Schimel, J, Paolisso, M, Maranger, R, Baer, S, Brauman, K, and Hinckley, E. "Frontiers in Ecosystem Ecology from a Community Perspective: The Future is Boundless and Bright." Ecosystems 19, no. 5 (August 2016): 753-770. Full Text

Baalousha, M, Yang, Y, Vance, ME, Colman, BP, McNeal, S, Xu, J, Blaszczak, J, Steele, M, Bernhardt, E, and Hochella, MF. "Outdoor urban nanomaterials: The emergence of a new, integrated, and critical field of study." The Science of the total environment 557-558 (July 2016): 740-753. Full Text

Rosi-Marshall, EJ, Bernhardt, ES, Buso, DC, Driscoll, CT, and Likens, GE. "Acid rain mitigation experiment shifts a forested watershed from a net sink to a net source of nitrogen." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, no. 27 (July 2016): 7580-7583. Full Text

Singh, NK, Reyes, WM, Bernhardt, ES, Bhattacharya, R, Meyer, JL, Knoepp, JD, and Emanuel, RE. "Hydro-Climatological Influences on Long-Term Dissolved Organic Carbon in a Mountain Stream of the Southeastern United States." Journal of environmental quality 45, no. 4 (July 2016): 1286-1295. Full Text

Pages

Gorka, DE, Jeger, JL, Zhang, H, Ma, Y, Colman, BP, Bernhardt, ES, and Liu, J. "Phytotoxicity of soluble graphitic nanofibers to model plant species." December 2016. Full Text

Anciaux, SK, Colman, BP, Bernhardt, ES, Wright, J, and McGill, B. "Investigation of the bioaccumulation of silver nanoparticles." March 27, 2011.

Aber, JD, Bernhardt, ES, Dijkstra, FA, Gardner, RH, Macneale, KH, Parton, WJ, Pickett, STA, Urban, DL, and Weathers, KC. "Standards of practice for review and publication of models: Summary of discussion." 2003.

Macrosystems, Collaborative Research: Defining Stream Biomes Beyond the Steady State awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Collaborative Research: Salinization of the inland coastal plain through saltwater intrusion: landscapes in transition awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2019

Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology awarded by National Science Foundation (Investigator). 2008 to 2018

Streams in urbanizing landscapes: from syndrome diagnosis to watershed prescription awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018

Mountain top mining effects on watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Legacy impacts of coal combustion residues on freshwater ecosystems in North Carolina awarded by Water Resources Research Institute (Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Duke Forest FACE Experiment: Forest-Atmosphere Carbon Transfer and Storage awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2015

Bernhardt Sabbatical Research Agreement awarded by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

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