Professor Jessica Fulgoni

Dr. Jessica Fulgoni

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Zoology

270-852-3163

jessica.fulgoni@kwc.edu

Yu Hak Hahn 104A

Education

B.S., Biology and Environmental Science, Central Michigan University, 2009

M.S., Environmental Science, Indiana University, 2012

Ph.D., Zoology, Southern Illinois University, 2018

Courses Taught

Concepts in Biology

Concepts in Biology Lab

Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics

Introduction to Cell Biology ang Genetics Lab

Research Interests

  • Freshwater/Aquatic ecology
  • Freshwater invertebrates
  • Water quality
  • Ecosystem functions
  • Stream restoration

Publications

Fulgoni, J. N., M. R. Whiles, W. K. Dodds, D. M. Larson, K. E. Jackson, and B. P. Grudzinski. 2020. Responses and resilience of tallgrass prairie streams to patch-burn grazing. Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13623

Larson, D. M., W. K. Dodds, M. R. Whiles, J. N. Fulgoni, and T. R. Thompson. 2016. A before-and-after assessment of patch-burn grazing and riparian fencing along headwater streams. Journal of Applied Ecology 53(5):1543-1553.

Rantala, H.M., A.M. Nelson, J. N. Fulgoni, M. R. Whiles, R. O. Hall, Jr., W. K. Dodds, P. Verburg, A. D. Huryn, C. M. Pringle, K. R. Lips, S. S. Kilham, C. Colon-Gaud, A. T. Rugenski, S. Peterson, K. A. Fritz, K. E. McLeran, and S. Connelly. 2015. Long-term changes in structure and function of a tropical headwater stream following a disease-driven amphibian decline. Freshwater Biology 60(3): 575-589.

 Presentations and Posters (*indicates invited)

Fulgoni, J. N. 2018. Effects of Stream Restoration on Ecosystem Processes in the Upper Midwest. Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee Meeting – Water Quality Technical Section, Dubuque, IA, October 2-3, 2018.

Fulgoni, J. N., D. M. Larson, K. E. Jackson, M. R. Whiles, and W. K. Dodds. 2018. Short Term Biological and Physicochemical Effects of Patch-Burn Grazing on Remnant Tallgrass Prairie Streams. Society for Freshwater Science, Detroit, MI, 20-25 May 2018.

Fralick, K., M. Whiles, L. Shoup, and J. Fulgoni. Factors Influencing Stream Invertebrate Community Structure Across Prairie Types in the Great Plains. Society for Freshwater Science, Detroit, MI, 20-25 May 2018.

Fulgoni, J. N., K. E. Jackson, D. M. Larson, M. R. Whiles, and W. K. Dodds. 2017. Effects of Patch-Burn Grazing on Remnant Tallgrass Prairie Streams. Society for Freshwater Science, Raleigh, NC, 4-9 June 2017.

*Fulgoni, J. N. A Before and After Assessment of Patch-burn Grazing and Riparian Fencing along Headwater Streams. Missouri Department of Conservation’s Conservation Grazing workshop, Clinton, MO 13 June 2017.

Davis, A., J. Fulgoni, K. McLeran, M. Whiles. 2017. Impacts of Stream Restoration on Food Webs. Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), Carbondale, IL 3 April 2017.

*Fulgoni, J. N. 2017. A long-term study of patch-burn grazing effects on tallgrass prairie headwater streams in southwest Missouri. Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Prairie Biodiversity Monitoring workshop, Clinton, MO 10 February 2017.

Fulgoni, J. N., S. M. Bonjour, K. E. McLeran, and M. R. Whiles. 2016. The Effects of Midwestern Stream Restorations on Macroinvertebrate Communities. Natural Sciences Student Research Symposium, Carbondale, IL, 17 October 2016.

Fulgoni, J. N., A. M. Beattie, S. M. Bonjour, K. E. McLeran, M. R. Whiles, and H. M. Rantala. 2016. Influence of Restoration on Ecosystem Function and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Midwestern Streams. Ecological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 7-12 August 2016.

Fulgoni, J. N., S. M. Bonjour, K. E. McLeran, and M. R. Whiles. 2016. Limited influence of Midwestern stream restorations on macroinvertebrate communities. Society for Freshwater Science, Sacramento, CA, 21-26 May 2016.

Brooks, J., K. A. Fritz, J. N. Fulgoni, K. E. McLeran, R. Goldkuhl, and M. R. Whiles. 2016. Effects of an in-stream restoration project on mobile riparian consumers. Society for Freshwater Science, Sacramento, CA, 21-26 May 2016.

Fulgoni, J. N., K. E. Jackson, M. R. Whiles, D. M. Larson, and W. K. Dodds. 2016. Effects of Patch-Burn Grazing on Southwestern Missouri Tallgrass Prairie Streams. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO, 3-5 February 2016.

Fulgoni, J. N., K. E. McLeran, M. R. Whiles, A. M. Beattie, and H. M. Rantala. 2015. Ecosystem function responses to restoration projects in Midwestern streams. SIU Center for Ecology, Carbondale, IL, 16 October 2015.

Fulgoni, J. N., K. E. McLeran, M. R. Whiles, A. M. Beattie, and H. M. Rantala. 2015. Beyond Trout: Stream restorations in the Midwestern US alter ecosystem processes. Society of Ecological Restoration, Manchester, England, 23-27 August 2015.

Fulgoni, J. N., K. E. McLeran, M. R. Whiles, A. M. Beattie, and H. M. Rantala. 2015. Impacts of restoration on ecosystem processes in Midwestern streams. Society for Freshwater Science, Milwaukee, WI, 17-21 May 2015.

Royer, T. V. and J. N Fulgoni. A. Madison, and S. Jacobson. 2015. Nutrient and sediment runoff from agricultural watersheds: insights for effective management practices. Society for Freshwater Science, Milwaukee, WI, 17-21 May 2015.

Fulgoni, J. N., K. E. Jackson, and M. R. Whiles. 2015. Land Management: Effects of Patch-Burn Grazing on Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Headwater Streams on Osage Prairie, MO. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO, 4-6 February 2015.

Larson, D. M., W. K. Dodds, M. R. Whiles, J. N. Fulgoni. 2014. Ecological state shifts in grassland streams following fire and cattle grazing: a multi-site BACI experiment. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, 18-23 May 2014.

Fulgoni, J. N. and T. V. Royer. 2012. Using stable isotopes of nitrogen and oxygen to monitor the success of water quality improvement programs in the Mississippi River Basin. Society for Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY, 20-24 May 2012.