Sally Entrekin

Associate Professor

  • Aquatic Entomology

I aim to understand how aquatic macroinvertebrates process and transfer energy and cycle material in streams and wetlands. Freshwater ecosystems support aquatic invertebrate species vulnerable to environmental alterations that sustain food webs. My research quantifies how macroinvertebrate communities and their functions change in response to human activities to inform whole-ecosystem anthropogenic alterations.

My current research focuses on how watershed fragmentation, over-consumption of freshwater and contamination from agriculture, urbanization, and hydraulic fracturing interact to alter community structure and ecosystem functions in streams and wetlands.

For more details about my research and the Entrekin lab, please visit sentrekin.com

Education

Ph.D. - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN - Biology 2008

M.S. - University of Georgia, Athens, GA - Entomology 2000

B.S. - Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA - Biology 1996

Appointments

Associate Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Virginia Tech, 2018-present

Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Biology, University of Central Arkansas, 2018-present

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Central Arkansas, 2014-2018

Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, 2014-present

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Central Arkansas, 2008-2014

Our lab aims to understand how aquatic macroinvertebrates process and transfer energy and cycle material in streams and wetlands. Our research quantifies how macroinvertebrate communities and their functions change in response to human activities to inform whole-ecosystem anthropogenic alterations. Our current research focuses on how watershed fragmentation, over-consumption of freshwater and contamination from agriculture, urbanization, and hydraulic fracturing interact to alter community structure and ecosystem functions in streams.

For more information please visit www.sentrekin.com

A full list of Dr. Entrekin's publications can be found here.

Sally Entrekin

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