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Environmental Studies


Cathy Gibson

Contact Information:

Assistant Professor,
Environmental Studies Program
Office: Dana 178  Phone: x5213 (off campus: 518-580-5213)
E-mail: cgibson@skidmore.edu


Ph.D. 2004. University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology, Athens, Georgia.
Dissertation:Alterations in ecosystem processes as a result of anthropogenic modifications to streams and their catchments.

M.S. 1999. University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources, Athens, Georgia.
Title:  Predatory impact of benthic species in a southern Appalachian stream.

B.S. 1995. Duke University, Biology, Durham, North Carolina.


C.A. Gibson and J.L. Meyer. 2007. Nutrient uptake in a large urban river.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43(3) 576-587.

C.A. Gibson, J.L. Meyer, N.L. Poff, L.E. Hay, and A. Georgakakos.  2005.  Flow regime alterations under changing climate in two river basins:  Implications for freshwater ecosystems.  River Research and Applications 21:  849-864.

C.A. Gibson, R.E. Ratajaczak, Jr., and G.D. Grossman.  2004.  Patch based predation in a southern Appalachian stream.  Oikos 106: 158-166.

C.A. Gibson. 2004.  Alterations in ecosystem processes as a result of anthropogenic modifications to streams and their catchments.  Doctoral Dissertation, University of Georgia.

C.A. Gibson and J.L. Meyer.  2003.  Ammonium uptake in urban and forested headwater streams.  In K.J. Hatcher (ed.) Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference April 23-24, 2003.

C.A. Gibson and J.L. Meyer.  2001. Ecosystem services in a regulated river:  variability in nutrient uptake and net ecosystem metabolism in the Chattahoochee River.  In K.J. Hatcher (ed.) Proceedings of the Georgia Water Resources Conference  March 26-27, 2001.

Research Presentations

C.A. Gibson, J. Marks, and B. Hungate. (2007)  Linking nitrate uptake, metabolism, and calcium carbonate deposition in a travertine stream. Oral presentation, North American Benthological Society, Annual Meeting,, Columbia, SC.

Ness, JH, C.A. Gibson, A Roehrig*, L Siegwarth*, L Bloomenthal*, C Clark*, S Fansler* and W Cheng* (2007) 'Comparison of leaf processing and macro-invertebrate colonization of invasive Japanese Knotweed and native Sugar Maple'. Poster Presentation, North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, Columbai, SC

W.K. Peet*, C.A. Gibson, CM O'Reilly (2007) The effects of leaf litter removal on phosphorus spiraling in a small New York stream. Poster Presentation, North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC.

J. Marks, L. Sklar, C.A. Gibson, J. Muehlbauer. (2007) Travertine dams increase Productivyt and nutrient retention: Implications for river recovery. Biennial Conference on Research on the Colorado Plateau, October 29-November 1, 2007, Flagstaff, AZ.

C.A. Gibson 2007.  Stream ecosystem functioning in urban environments.  Invited Seminar, Environmental Studies Program, Skidmore College

C.A. Gibson.  2006.  Stream ecology in urban environments.  Invited Seminar, Department of Biology, Skidmore College.

C.A. Gibson, C. Krahling, E. Porter-Goff, S. Nierzwicki-Bauer, and L. Schumann. 2006.  Relationships between land-use and water quality in the Lake George Watershed.  Lake George Land Conservancy Annual Meeting, Lake George, NY.

Marks, J.C., C.D. Carter, G.A. Haden, E.C. Dinger, Z.G. Compson, C.J. LeRoy, and C.A. Gibson.  2005.  Restoring a river after a century of distrurbance: Dam decommissioning and exotic fish removal in Fossil Creek, Arizona.  The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division, Tucson, AZ.