Natalie Griffiths

Natalie A. Griffiths

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Phone: (865) 576-3457
Fax: (865) 574-9501
griffithsna@ornl.gov

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Education

  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Biological Sciences, 2011
  • Honours B.Sc., University of Toronto, Zoology and Physiology, 2005

Research Focus

Aquatic biogeochemistry and ecology and the impacts of anthropogenic activities on aquatic ecosystems

Professional Experience

  • 2011-Present: Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee.
  • 2010-Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Advisor: Dr. P.J. Mulholland.
  • 2005-2008: Research Assistant, Dept. of Biological Sciences, UND. Principal Investigators: Drs. J.L. Tank, E.J. Rosi-Marshall, T.V. Royer, and M.R. Whiles.
  • 2004-2005: Undergraduate Thesis, Dept. of Zoology, U of T. Advisor: Dr. H. Cyr.
  • 2004-2005: Undergraduate Thesis, Dept. of Botany, U of T. Advisor: Dr. T.S. Feild.
  • 2003-2005: Research Assistant, Dept. of Zoology, U of T. Supervisors: Drs. L. Rowe and F.H. Rodd.
  • 2003: Research Assistant, Dept. of Biological Sciences, UND. Supervisor: Dr. J.L. Tank.
  • 2002-2003: Undergraduate Thesis, Dept. of Botany, U of T. Advisors: Drs. A.A. Agrawal and P.A. Van Zandt

Publications

  • Griffiths, N.A., J.L. Tank, T.V. Royer, T.J. Warrner, T.C. Frauendorf, E.J. Rosi-Marshall, and M.R. Whiles. 2011. Temporal variation in organic carbon spiraling in Midwestern agricultural streams. Biogeochemistry In Press.
  • Tank, J.L., E.J. Rosi-Marshall, T.V. Royer, M.R. Whiles, N.A. Griffiths, T.C. Frauendorf, and D.J. Treering. 2010. Occurrence of maize detritus and a transgenic insecticidal protein (Cry1Ab) within the stream network of an agricultural landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107:17645-17650.
  • Chambers, C.P., M.R. Whiles, E.J. Rosi-Marshall, J.L. Tank, T.V. Royer, N.A. Griffiths, M.A. Evans-White, and A.J. Stojak. 2010. Responses of stream macroinvertebrates to Bt maize leaf detritus. Ecological Applications 20:1949-1960.
  • Tank, J.L., E.J. Rosi-Marshall, N.A. Griffiths, S.A. Entrekin, and M.L. Stephen. 2010. A review of allochthonous organic matter dynamics and metabolism in streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29:118-146.
  • Warrner, T.J., T.V. Royer, J.L. Tank, N.A. Griffiths, E.J. Rosi-Marshall, and M.R. Whiles. 2009. Origin and bioavailability of dissolved organic carbon in agricultural headwater streams in Indiana, USA. Biogeochemistry 95:295-307.
  • Griffiths, N.A., J.L. Tank, T.V. Royer, E.J. Rosi-Marshall, M.R. Whiles, C.P. Chambers, T.C. Frauendorf, and M.A. Evans-White. 2009. Rapid decomposition of maize detritus in agricultural headwater streams. Ecological Applications 19:133-142.
  • Rosi-Marshall, E.J., J.L. Tank, T.V. Royer, M.R. Whiles, M. Evans-White, C. Chambers, N.A. Griffiths, J. Pokelsek, and M.L. Stephen. 2007. Toxins in transgenic crop byproducts may affect headwater stream ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104:16204-16208.
  • Griffiths, N.A. and H. Cyr. 2006. Are there hot spots for Elliptio complanata in the shallow littoral zone of a large Canadian Shield lake? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:2137-2147.