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Faculty Directory » John Ludlam


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Tuesday 10:00am - 11:15am via Google meet - email to schedule
Thursday 1:00pm - 2:15pm via Google meet - email to schedule

Available at other times by appointment

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 226
Phone: 978.665.3981

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Environmental Science (BIOL 1010)
Ecology (BIOL 2300)
Invertebrate Biology (BIOL 3010)
Marine Biology (BIOL 3102)


Ph.D., University of Arkansas (Biology), 2009
B.S., Gordon College (Biology), 2004

Current Projects:

Changes to stream ecosystem processes downstream of dams in Massachusetts
Objective: Compare stream metabolism and the response to nutrient enrichment in dammed and control streams in central and western Massachusetts

Representative Publications:

Banks, B.T. et al. (2015). "Density-dependent effects of omnivorous stream crayfish on benthic trophic dynamics." Freshwater Crayfish, 21(1), pp. 165 – 170. doi: 10.5869/fc.2015.v21-1.165

Buchsbaum, R.N. et al (2008). "Effects of regular salt marsh haying on marsh plants, algae, invertebrates and birds at Plum Island Sound, Massachusetts." Wetlands Ecology and Management, 17(5), pp. 469 – 487. doi: 10.2307/1543273

King, P. & Ludlam, J.P. (2014). "Status of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, SC." Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 13(1), pp. 119 – 124. doi: 10.2744/CCB-1042.1

Ludlam, J. P. & Magoulick, D.D. (2010). "Effects of consumer identity and disturbance on stream mesocosm structure and function." Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 177(2), pp. 143 – 149. doi: 10.1127/1863-9135/2010/0177-0143

Ludlam, J. P. & Magoulick, D.D. (2010). "Environmental conditions and biotic interactions influence ecosystem structure and function in a drying stream." Hydrobiologia, 644(1), pp. 127 – 137. doi: 10.1007/s10750-010-0102-5

Ludlam, J. P. & Magoulick, D.D. (2009). "Spatial and temporal variation in the effects of fish and crayfish on benthic communities during stream drying." Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 28(2), pp. 371 – 382. doi: 10.1899/08-149.1

Professional Affiliations:

ESA - Ecological Society of America