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, the impacts of industrialized livestock production on the environment, 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. I have served as President of both the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society and the North Carolina Lake Management Society, I am an Aldo Leopold Environmental Leadership Fellow, and I am an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Selected Bibliography (from approximately 100 peer-reviewed publications)

Mallin, M.A. and M.R. McIver. 2018. Season matters when sampling streams for swine CAFO waste disposal impacts. Journal of Water and Health. 16:78-86.

Duernberger, K.A., C.R. Tobias and M.A. Mallin. 2018. Processing watershed-derived nitrogen in a southeastern USA tidal creek: An ecosystem-scale 15N tracer study. Limnology and Oceanography 63:2110-2125.

Mallin, M.A., M.I.H. Turner, M.R. McIver, B.R. Toothman and H.C. Freeman. 2016. Significant reduction of fecal bacteria and suspended solids loading by coastal Best Management Practices. Journal of Coastal Research. 32:923-931.

Mallin, M.A., M.R. McIver, E.J. Wambach and A.R. Robuck. 2016. Algal blooms, circulators, waterfowl and eutrophic Greenfield Lake, N.C. Lake and Reservoir Management. 32:168-181.

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., 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