Biology & Marine Biology

Faculty & Staff

Michael A. Mallin, Research Professor

photoPh.D., Marine and Estuarine Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
M.S., Environmental Science, University of Florida, 1978
B.S., Botany, Ohio State University, 1975
Myrtle Grove 1331 | (910) 962-2358 | Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409 |

My current research interests include the causes and effects of eutrophication, the sources and impacts of urban pollution, land use and how it affects water quality, techniques on mitigating urban pollution, and environmental management issues. I serve as the Research Coordinator for the Lower Cape Fear River Program and the Wilmington Watersheds Program. In my research I collaborate with biologists, chemists, engineers and land use planners. My publications include studies on factors influencing bacterial contamination of coastaland inland waters, pollution from industrial scale swine and poultry farms, thenutrient and plankton ecologyof the coastal ocean, the effects of weather on ecosystems,nutrient sensitivity of streams, rivers, and estuaries, and the environmental quality of urban and rural watersheds.

Selected Bibliography (from approximately 180 total publications)

Mallin, M.A., M.I. Haltom, B. Song, M.E. Tavares and S.P. Dellies. 2010. Bacterial source tracking guides management of boat head waste in a coastal resort area. Journal of Environmental Management 91:2748-2753.

Mallin, M.A., V.L. Johnson and S.H. Ensign. 2009. Comparative impacts of stormwater runoff on water quality of an urban, a suburban, and a rural stream. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 159:475-491.

Mallin, M.A. and C.A. Corbett. 2006. Multiple hurricanes and different coastal systems: How hurricane attributes determine the extent of environmental impacts. Estuaries and Coasts 29:1046-1061.

Mallin, M.A., V.L. Johnson, S.H. Ensign and T.A. MacPherson. 2006. Factors contributing to hypoxia in rivers, lakes and streams. Limnology and Oceanography 51:690-701.

Mallin, M.A., L.B. Cahoon and M.J. Durako. 2005. Contrasting food-web support bases for adjoining river-influenced and non-river influenced continental shelf ecosystems. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 62:55-62.

Mallin, M.A., M.R. McIver, S.H. Ensign and L.B. Cahoon. 2004. Photosynthetic and heterotrophic impacts of nutrient loading to blackwater streams. Ecological Applications 14:823-838.