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Dr. Megan Fork

Ecosystem Ecologist | PhD, 2017, Duke University

Dr. Fork is an aquatic ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist. Her research at the Cary Institute focuses on building understanding of urban streams in Baltimore using the rich, long-term datasets generated as part of the BES LTER. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, Dr. Fork is collaborating on an effort to synthesize data across a range of disciplines to build understanding of ecology of and for cities.

Fork, M.L., Jerker Fick, Alexander J. Reisinger, and Emma J. Rosi. 2021. “Dosing The Coast: Leaking Sewage Infrastructure Delivers Large Annual Doses And Dynamic Mixtures Of Pharmaceuticals To Urban Rivers”. Environmental Science & Technology 55 (17). American Chemical Society (ACS): 11637-11645. doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c00379.
Fork, M.L., Christopher L. Osburn, and James B. Heffernan. 2020. “Bioavailability And Compositional Changes Of Dissolved Organic Matter In Urban Headwaters”. Aquatic Sciences 82 (4). Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi:10.1007/s00027-020-00739-7.
Fork, M.L., J. Karlsson, and R. A. Sponseller. (Dec) 2020. “Dissolved Organic Matter Regulates Nutrient Limitation And Growth Of Benthic Algae In Northern Lakes Through Interacting Effects On Nutrient And Light Availability”. Limnology And Oceanography Letters 5 (6): 417-424+.
Fork, M.L., R. A. Sponseller, and H. Laudon. (Feb) 2020. “Changing Source-Transport Dynamics Drive Differential Browning Trends In A Boreal Stream Network”. Water Resources Research 56 (2).
Fork, M.L., Elsa C. Anderson, Adrian Castellanos, Ilya R. Fischhoff, Marissa Matsler, Chelsey Nieman, Isabella Oleksy, and Michelle Y. Wong. 2020. “Creating Community: How We Collectively Built An Adaptable Postdoctoral Program To Develop Skills And Overcome Isolation”. Authorea, Inc.. doi:10.22541/au.160519333.36036478/v1.
Solomon, Christopher T., S. E. Jones, Brian C. Weidel, I. Buffam, M.L. Fork, J. Karlsson, S. Larsen, et al. 2015. “Ecosystem Consequences Of Changing Inputs Of Terrestrial Dissolved Organic Matter To Lakes: Current Knowledge And Future Challenges”. Ecosystems 18: 376-389. doi:10.1007/s10021-015-9848-y.