Dr. Andrew Eagar, PhD Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Where he is working:
Dr. Eagar will be working as a postdoctoral research associate in the Departments of Plant Biology and Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University starting in January 2023.
Citations of papers published:
Cosgrove, C.R., Kershner, M.W., Eagar, A.C., and Blackwood, C.B., In Review at Forest Ecology & Management. Ecotone effects drive decoupling of generalist and specialist species from soil. Draft available upon request.
Eagar, A.C., Smemo, K.A., Blackwood, C.B., In Review at Soil Biology & Biochemistry. Spillover effects of tree community mycorrhizal associations on fungal community composition are more prominent surrounding arbuscular mycorrhizal trees along a northern temperate forest environmental gradient. Draft available upon request.
Smemo, K.A., Eagar, A.C., Moledor, S., Casarella, D., Cristiano, J., Heumann, R., Blackwood, C.B., In Prep. for Journal of Ecology. Diminished mycorrhizal tree type effects on soil carbon and nutrient dynamics across a northern temperate forest environmental gradient. Draft available upon request.
Droz, A.G., Coffman, R.R., Eagar, A.C. and Blackwood, C.B., 2022. Drivers of fungal diversity and community biogeography differ between green roofs and adjacent ground‐level green space. Environmental Microbiology.
Bhattacharyya, S., Eagar, A.C., Engohang-Ndong, J., Leff, L.G., In Review at Freshwater Biology. Antibiotic resistance gene abundance and bacterial community composition in macroinvertebrates of an urban stream. Draft available upon request.
Bhattacharyya, S., Eagar, A.C., Blackwood, C.B., Leff, L.G., In Review at Freshwater Science. Effect of bioturbation by freshwater invertebrates on denitrification and bacterial community composition. Draft available upon request.
Eagar, A.C., Mushinski, R.M., Horning, A.L., Smemo, K.A., Phillips, R.P., Blackwood, C.B., 2021. Arbuscular mycorrhizal tree communities have greater soil fungal diversity and abundances of saprotrophs and pathogens compared to ectomycorrhizal tree communities in temperate forests. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 01782-21.
Eagar, A.C., Cosgrove, C.R., Kershner, M.W. and Blackwood, C.B., 2020. Dominant community mycorrhizal types influence local spatial structure between adult and juvenile temperate forest tree communities. Functional Ecology, 34(12), pp. 2571-2583.
Mason, L.M., Eagar, A., Patel, P., Blackwood, C.B. and DeForest, J.L., 2020. Potential microbial bioindicators of phosphorus mining in a temperate deciduous forest. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 130(1), pp. 109-122.
Awards and recognition received while at Kent State:
Kent State University Fellowship Award (2021)
Graduate Student Senate Research Award (2019)
Art & Margaret Herrick Aquatic Ecology Research Grant (2019)
Art & Margaret Herrick Aquatic Ecology Research Grant (2017)
Kent State NSF REU Fellowship (2014)