My general research interests are in population ecology and quantitative ecology. In particular, I am interested in how changes and interactions among individuals translate to changes at the population level. I have explored this in a variety of systems including fish, mammals and birds. Current research is aimed at understanding the potential for physiological changes induced by behavioral interactions among individuals to act as a mechanism for density dependence in populations of wetland birds. A critical component to this work is the incorporation of field and laboratory studies to delineate proximate factors with simulation models that quantify these effects across generations and at larger scales.
University of Tennessee Mathematics B.A., 1987
University of Tennessee Ecology Ph.D., 1996
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Iowa State Univerity
University of Montana
• Clark, M. E., K. A. Rose, D. A. Levine, and W. W. Hargrove. 2001. Predicting global change effects on brook and rainbow trout in southern Appalachian streams: combining GIS and individual-based modeling. Ecological Applications 11:161-178.
• Clark, M. E., and K. A. Rose. 1997. Factors affecting competitive dominance of rainbow trout over brook trout in southern Appalachian streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 126:1-20.
• Clark, M. E., K. A. Rose, J. A. Chandler, T. J. Richter, D. J. Orth, and W. Van Winkle. 1998. Simulating smallmouth bass reproductive success in reservoirs subject to water level fluctuations. Environmental Biology of Fishes 51:161-174.
• Clark, M. E., and K. A. Rose. 1997. An individual-based modeling analysis of management strategies for enhancing brook trout populations in southern Appalachian streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 17:54-76.
• Bronikowski, A. M., M. E. Clark, H. Rodd, and D. N. Reznick. 2002. Population-dynamic consequences of predator-induced life-history variation in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Ecology 83:2194-2204.
• Clark, M. E., and T. E. Martin. In review. Tradeoffs in avian life history traits and consequences for population growth.
• Clark, M. E., and L. J. Gross. 1990. Periodic solutions to nonautonomous difference equations. Mathematical Bioscience 102:105-119.
• Santelmann, M., K. Freemark , D. White, J. Nassauer , M. Clark, B. Danielson , J. Eilers, R. Cruse, S. Galatowitsch, S. Polasky , K. Vache, J. Wu, 2001. Applying Ecological Principles to Land-Use Decision Making in Agricultural Watersheds. Pages 226-252 in V. H. Dale and R. A. Haeuber, editors. Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management. Springer-Verlag, New York, New York.
• Rose, K. A., J. H. Cowan, Jr., M. E. Clark, E. D. Houde, and S. B. Wang. 1999. An individual-based model of bay anchovy population dynamics in the mesohaline region of Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 185:113-132.
• Clark, M. E., and K. A. Rose. 1997. Individual-based model of stream-resident rainbow trout and brook char: model description, corroboration, and effects of sympatry and spawning season duration. Ecological Modelling 94:157-175.
Zoology - Fish Biology (Spring of 2003)
Zoology 674/474- Fish Management: Analysis of Fish and Wildlife Populations (Spring of 2004) announcement for this class