Department of Biology

Dr. Dennis M. MullenMULLEN
Professor

CONTACT:
E-mail: Dennis.Mullen@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5972
Fax: (615) 898-5093
Office Location:
Strobel Biology Annex 124
MTSU Box X004 Murfreesboro, TN 37132

EDUCATION:
A.S. (Biology), Casper College
B.S. (Biology), Oregon State University
M.S. (Zoology), University of Maine
Ph.D. (Zoology), Michigan State University


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Community and evolutionary ecology of stream fishes.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Mullen, D.M. and J.R. Moring. 1988. Partial deforestation and short term autochthonous energy input to a small New England stream. Water Res. Bull. 24(6): 1273-1279.

Mullen, D.M. and T.M. Burton. 1995. Size related habitat use by longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae). Am. Midl. Nat. 133: 177-183.

Mullen, D.M. and T.M. Burton. 1998. Experimental tests of competition in stream riffles bewteen juvenile and adult longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae). Can. J. Zool. 76: 855-862.

Burton T.M., D.G. Uzarski, R.S. Stelzer, S.L.Eggert, W.V. Sobczak, and D.M. Mullen. 2000 The impact of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields on stream periphyton: an eleven year study. Hydrobiologia. 439:61-76.


GRADUATE PROGRAM ROLE:
Teaches graduate-level courses in ecology and limnology; Serves as thesis advisor and committee member to M.S. degree candidates.


SELECTED GRADUATE THESES SUPERVISED:
Spatial and temporal variation in the riffle fish community structure of a Tennessee stream. David Moore, 1995

The effects of logging on the invertebrate community of first order streams. Cynthia Rohrbach, 1997

Interspecific resource partitioning between banded sculpin and fantail darters in stream riffles. Carrie Perry, 2000

The effect of waterfalls on the community structure of stream fishes. Nathan Farrar, 2000