Daniel E. Spooner

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Dan Spooner

Curriculum vitae (pdf)


Contact Info:
US Geological Survey
Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory
176 Straight Run Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901

email: dspooner@usgs.gov
office: (570) 724-3322 ext. 232
fax: (570) 724-2525


Title: Post-doctoral Biologist


1998 - B.S. Carleton University, Environmental Science
2002 - M.S. University of Oklahoma, Zoology
2007 - Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, Zoology


Trent University, 2007-2010


Research Interests:



Atkinson, C.L., A.D. Christian, D.E. Spooner, and C.C. Vaughn. 2014. Long-lived organisms provide an integrative footprint of agricultural land use. Ecological Applications 24:375-384.

Allen, D.C., H.S. Galbraith, C.C. Vaughn, and D.E. Spooner. 2013. A tale of two rivers: implications of water management practices for mussel biodiversity outcomes during droughts. AMBIO 42:881-891.

Newton, T.J., C.C. Vaughn, D.E. Spooner, S.J. Nichols, and M.T. Arts. 2013. Profiles of biochemical tracers in unionid mussels across a broad geographic range. Journal of Shellfish Research 32:497-507.

Spooner, D.E., P.C. Frost, H. Hillebrand, M.T. Arts, O. Puckrin, and M.A. Xenopoulos. 2013. Nutrient loading associated with agricultural land use dampens the importance of consumer-mediated niche construction. Ecology Letters 16:1115-1125.

Spooner, D.E. and C.C. Vaughn. 2012. Species’ traits and environmental gradients interact to govern primary productivity in freshwater mussel communities. Oikos 3:403-416.

Spooner, D.E., C.C. Vaughn, and H.S. Galbraith. 2012. Species traits and environmental conditions govern the relationship between biodiversity effects across trophic levels. Oecologia 168:533-548.

Spooner, D.E., M.A. Xenopoulos, C. Schneider, and D.A. Woolnough. 2011. Coextirpation of host–affiliate relationships in rivers: the role of climate change, water withdrawal, and host-specificity. Global Change Biology 17:1720-1732.

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