Judith Meyer

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Cornell University

M.S., University of Hawaii

B.S., University of Michigan

Research Interests
  • River and stream ecosystems
  • Dynamics of nutrients and organic matter in stream ecosystems
  • Urban rivers and streams
  • Ecosystem management
  • Role of headwater streams and riparian zones in river networks
  • River restoration practices

Research Projects

Role of leaf litter in stream ecosystems (NSF)
Nitrogen dynamics in river networks (Lotic Intersite Nitrogen eXperiment – LINX – NSF)
National River Restoration Science Synthesis (NRRSS – NSF)
Chair, Ecological Processes and Effects Committee, Science Advisory Board, Environmental Protection Agency
Chair, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, American Rivers
Vice-Chair, Independent Science Board, California Bay Delta Authority
Member, Chartered Science Advisory Board, Environmental Protection Agency
Member, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences

Selected Publications

Palmer, M.A., J.D. Allan, J.L. Meyer and E.S. Bernhardt. In press. River restoration in the U.S. in the 21st century. Restoration Ecology.

Meyer, J.L., D.L. Strayer, J.B. Wallace, S.L. Eggert, G.S. Helfman, and N.L. Leonard. 2007. The contribution of headwater streams to biodiversity in river networks. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43(1): 86 – 103.

Jones, K.L., G. Poole, J.L. Meyer, E. Kramer, and W. Bumback. 2006. Quantifying expected ecological response to natural resource legislation: a case study of riparian buffers, aquatic habitat, and trout populations. Ecology and Society 11(2): 15. URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol11/iss2/art15

Bernhardt, E. and 25 others including J.L. Meyer. 2005. Synthesizing U.S. River Restoration Efforts. Science 308: 636-637.

Meyer, J.L., M.J. Paul and W.K. Taulbee. 2005. Stream ecosystem function in urbanizing landscapes. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24:602-612.

Paul, M.J. and J.L. Meyer. 2001. Streams in the urban landscape. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 32: 333 – 366.

Meyer, J.L. and J.B. Wallace. 2001. Lost linkages and lotic ecology: rediscovering small streams. Pp. 295-317. In: M.C. Press, N. Huntly and S. Levin (eds.) Ecology: Achievement and Challenge. Blackwell Science.

Peterson, B.J., W. Wolheim, P.J. Mulholland, J.R. Webster, J.L. Meyer, J.L. Tank, N.B. Grimm, W.B. Bowden, H.M. Vallet, A.E. Hershey, W.B. McDowell, W.K. Dodds, S.K. Hamilton, S. Gregory and D.J. Morrall. 2001. Stream processes alter the amount and form of nitrogen exported from small watersheds. Science 292: 86-90.

Wallace, J. B., S. L. Eggert, J. L. Meyer and J. R. Webster. 1997. Multiple trophic levels of a stream linked to terrestrial litter inputs. Science 277: 102-104.