Gary N. Ervin
Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University

PhD in Aquatic Ecology
University of Alabama, 2000


Phone: 662-325-1203

Research Interests
Invasive Species
Plant Ecology
Wetland Assessment

Current Research Projects
Research to Support Integrated Management Systems of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (Invasive species ecology)

Linking Cultural, Biological, and Economic Values into Wetland Programs: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' Pearl River Wetland Demonstration Project (Riparian habitat restoration and ecological assessment)

Modeling Spread of Invasive Weedy Species Following Natural Disasters (Invasive species ecology)

Water Quality and Floristic Habitat Assessments in the Coldwater and Sunflower River Basins: Comparing Traditional measures of water and habitat quality to index of Biotic Integrity findings (Wetland ecology and assessment)

Integrating Effects of Land Use Change on Invasive Plant Species Distribution into An Invasive Plant Atlas for the Mid-South (Invasive species ecology)

Watershed Modeling Improvements to Enhance Coastal Ecosystems (Wetland and riparian buffer assessment)

Most Current Publications:
Ervin, G. N. 2008. Distribution, habitat characteristics, and new county-level records of Baccharis halimifolia L. on a portion of its present US range boundary. Southeastern Naturalist, Accepted.

Ervin, G. N. 2008. Applying the state-of-the-art to advance the state of our understanding in integrated hydrophyte ecology. Verhandlungen Intemationale Vereinigungflir theoretische und angewandte Limnologie (proceedings of the International Society of Theoretical and Applied Limnology) 30: 128-132.

Majure, L.C. and G. N. Ervin. 2008. The Opuntia (Cactaceae) of the state of Mississippi, United States. Haseltonia, Accepted.

Bried, J. T. and G. N. Ervin. 2007. Intraspecific models and spatiotemporal context of size-mass relationships in adult dragonflies. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 26: 680-692.

Bried, J. T, B. D. Herman, and G. N. Ervin. 2007. Conservation umbrella potential of wetland plants and dragonflies: a quantitative case study using the Umbrella Index. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 833-842.

Ervin, G. N. 2007. An experimental study on the facilitative effects of tussock structure among wetland plants. Wetlands 27: 620-630.

Holly, D. C and G. N. Ervin. 2007. Effects of intraspecific seedling density, soil type, and light availability upon growtlh and biomass allocation in Cogongrass, Imperata cylindrica. Weed Technology 21:812-819.

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