Amy Rosemond

Professor of Ecology, Odum School of Ecology

Faculty Affiliate: River Basin Center, Center for Integrative Conservation 

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Phillip Bumpers

Research Coordinator

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Phillip is the joint research coordinator for the Rosemond lab and the Wenger lab in the River Basin Center here in the Odum School of  Ecology. Phillip received his MS in ecology at the Odum School in Dr. Rosemond’s lab where he studied how nutrient enrichment altered the growth and diet of larval salamanders. Phillip coordinates most research in the lab and is the project manager for the stream warming study at the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab in North Carolina.  Phillip is broadly interested in how global change affects stream ecosystem structure and function with a particular interest in nutrient enrichment, climate change, and urbanization. He is also pursuing a PhD and is co-advised by Dr. Seth Wenger.


Cait Conn

PhD Student, co-advised by Dr. Seth Wenger

I am interested in how human activities, especially management practices, impact freshwater ecosystems and how scientific research can be used to better inform these management practices. My current research aims to quantify the effects of different flow conditions, and thus different management strategies, on the key ecological functions of stream metabolism and nutrient retention. Specifically, I am examining the role primary producers play in determining how ecological functions respond to varying flow conditions.

Carolyn Cummins

PhD Student

Carolyn joined the Rosemond lab in Fall 2017 as part of the Master’s in Ecology program after receiving a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University in December 2015. After working in various lab and field settings, Carolyn became interested in how aquatic organisms,
especially macroinvertebrates, respond to anthropogenic stressors such as climate change. Her research in the Rosemond lab will examine the
effects of stream warming on freshwater ecosystem function with a focus on how litter breakdown rates and macro invertebrate physiology differ across temperature gradients.

Laura Naslund

PhD Student, co-advised by Dr. Seth Wenger

Laura joined the Rosemond lab in 2019 after graduating from Duke University. There she studied the propagation of aquatic contamination from mountaintop mining-impacted streams to the terrestrial food web through aquatic insect emergence. She is broadly interested in human impacts on chemical fate and transport in freshwater ecosystems. For her dissertation, Laura is studying the impact of small impoundments on greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen fluxes in stream networks to inform evaluations of the costs and benefits associated with dam removals.



Bre Ondich

Breanna Ondich

Emerge Program Coordinator

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Bre currently works full time with Dr. Rosemond coordinating the Emerge program and part time with The Alongside Wildlife Foundation. She obtained her B.Sc. in Marine Science-Biology from the University of Tampa in 2010 and her M.Sc. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology at Clemson University in 2021. In between degrees, Bre lived in coastal Georgia for ten years working on Jekyll Island, first serving four terms with AmeriCorps, then working as an interpretive park ranger, and later supervising and mentoring several cohorts of AmeriCorps Members. During that time, she gained well-versed experience in sea turtle, box turtle, and freshwater turtle research and monitoring; as well as with leading public education programs in coastal ecology. She hopes to continue mastering the skills necessary to contribute to meaningful work in any of a number of fields related to geospatial science, natural resource conservation and equity, and viable human-wildlife coexistence.

Nate Tomczyk

PhD student

Nate is the former research technician for the stream warming project at the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab. Nate received his MS at the Odum School of Ecology with Dr. Krista Capps where he studied factors controlling the uptake of heavy metals in lotic ecosystems. Nate is interested in stream ecosystem function and how elements move through ecosystems and organisms.



Please contact Dr. Rosemond or any of the graduate students about opportunities in our lab.

Jess Mitchell

Intern working with Phillip working on aquatic invertebrates.

Ally Whiteis

Working with Nate and Carolyn on the organic matter budget and invertebrates from the warming project.

Oliva Allen

Working with Carolyn on aquatic invertebrates.

Mackenzie Ward

Assists with multiple aspects of the warming project.