Sandra Clinton

• Research Assistant Professor
Denny 118A
Urban Stream Ecology, River Restoration, Molecular Methods in Freshwater Ecosystems

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Landscape Ecology

Recent Publications

 

Fischer, E.V., A.S. Adams, R.T. Barnes, B. Bloodhart, M. Burt, S.M. Clinton, E. Godfrey, I. Pollack, and P.R. Hernandez. (In Press). Welcoming women into the geosciences. EOS.

 

Hernandez, P.R., B. Bloodhart; R.T. Barnes; A.S. Adams; S.M. Clinton; I. Pollack; E. Godfrey; M. Burt; E.V. Fischer. (2017). Promoting professional identity, motivation, and persistence: Benefits of an informal mentoring program for female undergraduate students. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187531

Bell, C.D., S.K. McMillan, S.M. Clinton, and A.J. Jefferson.  2017. Characterizing the Effects of Stormwater Mitigation on Nutrient Export and Stream Concentrations. Environmental Management 59:604-618. DOI 10.1007/s00267-016-0801-4

Bell, C.D., S.K. McMillan, S.M. Clinton, and A.J. Jefferson. 2016. Hydrologic response to stormwater control measures in urban watersheds. Journal of Hydrology 541: 1488-1500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.08.049

Jefferson, A.J., C. Bell, S.M. Clinton, and S.K. McMillan.  2015.  Application of isotope hydrograph separation to understand contributions of stormwater control measures to urban headwater streams.  Hydrological Processes, Special Issue: Tracer Advances Review., doi:10.1002/hyp.10680.

Presentations
Black, R*. S. Clinton, D. Vinson, and S. McMillan. (2017). The impact of environmental parameters on macroinvertebrates in an urban forested watershed. Annual Meeting of the Society of Freshwater Science, Raleigh, NC. Bloodhart, B., P.R. Hernandez, H. Henderson, J. Sayers, I.B. Pollack, A. Adams, R.T. Barnes, M. Burt, S.M. Clinton, E. Godfrey, L. Sample McMeeking, C. Bowker, and E.V. Fischer. (2017). Gender identity moderates the effect of stereotypical beliefs on women’s scientific career intentions. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. Clinton, S.M., S.K. McMillan, and D. Vinson. (2017). Opportunities to examine drivers of recovery following stream restoration: The Reedy Creek Restoration Study, Charlotte, NC. SUSE4: Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Haw River State Park, NC. Contributed Oral Presentation. Clinton, S.M., A. Adams, R.T. Barnes, B. Bloodhart, C. Bowker, M. Burt, E. Godfrey, H. Henderson, P.R. Hernandez, I.B. Pollack, L. Sample McMeeking, J. Sayers, and E.V. Fischer. 2017. PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research Education and SuccesS): a novel mentoring program for retaining undergraduate women in the geosciences. (2017) European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria. Fischer, E.V., A. Adams2, R. Barnes, B. Bloodhart, M. Burt, S.M. Clinton, E. Godfrey, I. Pollack, and P.R. Hernandez. (2017). A Blueprint for Expanding the Mentoring Networks of Undergraduate Women in the Earth and Environmental Sciences. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Godfrey, E.S., S.M. Clinton, A. Adams, I. Pollack, E.V. Fischer, R. Barnes, B. Bloodhart, M. Burt, and P.R. Hernandez. (2017). A Best Practices Approach to Working with Undergraduate Women in the Geosciences. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA. *Haydin, D.R., Clinton, S., McMillan, S.K., and Vinson, D.S. (2017). Vertical hydraulic gradients and hyporheic exchange in a pre-restoration urban forest stream, Reedy Creek, Charlotte, NC. Geological Society of America Southeastern Section Meeting, Richmond, VA, March 30-31, 2017. GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 3. Abstract: http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/abs/2017SE-291396 *Haydin, D.R., Richardson, N.D., Clinton, S.M., McMillan, S.K., and Vinson, D.S., (2017), Vertical hydraulic gradients and groundwater-surface water interaction under a pre-restoration Piedmont urban stream, Charlotte, NC. Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, Clemson, SC, April 6. Hernandez, P.R., B. Bloodhart, A. Adams, R.T. Barnes, C. Bowker, M. Burt, S.M. Clinton, E.V. Fischer, E. Godfrey, H. Henderson, L. Sample McMeeking, I.B. Pollack, and J. Sayers. (2017). Effects of a quasi-experimental “Women in Science” mentoring program on science interest and career intentions. 9th Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers San Antonio, Texas. *Roux, A.J., C. Burgett, O. Edwards, D. Ferguson, M. Phillips, and S.M. Clinton. 2017. In pursuit of higher quality: Improving stream habitat assessment protocols for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. SUSE4: Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Haw River State Park, NC. Vinson, D.S., Allison, N., *Kiker, T., *Haydin, D., Starnes, C., Wickliff, E., McMillan, S., and Clinton, S.M. (2017). Stream chemistry and groundwater-surface water interactions in Piedmont headwater streams (Charlotte, NC) prior to whole-watershed restoration. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 11-15, abstract H23D-1719, abstract: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/278884. *Wickliff, E. and S.M. Clinton. (2017). Dissolved Nutrient Dynamics at Baseflow in an Urban, Forested Headwater System. Annual Meeting of the Society of Freshwater Science, Raleigh, NC. McMillan, S.K., *E. Looper, *C. Bell, R. Scarlett, S.M. Clinton, and A. Jefferson. (2017). AGU Chapman Conference on Extreme Climate Event Impacts on Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycles and Fluxes. San Juan, PR. Roux, A.J. and S.M. Clinton. 2016. Response of the benthic macroinvertebrate community diversity and species traits in urban Piedmont streams in North Carolina to land use changes over a 20 year period. American Ecological Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. Roux, A.J. and S.M. Clinton. 2016. Evaluation of the relationship between stream habitat quality and species traits in order to better evaluate stream restoration processes. EcoStream Meeting, Asheville, NC. Contributor. Roux, A.J. and S.M. Clinton. 2016. Challenges facing benthic macroinvertebrate communities in urban streams: A review of benthic macroinvertebrate data from streams in Charlotte, North Carolina. NC WRRI Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC. Sayers, J.H., L. Henderson, L. Donaldson, B. Bloodhart, P.R. Hernandez, I.B. Pollack, A. Adams, R.T. Barnes, M. Burt, S.M. Clinton, E. Godfrey, L. Sample McMeeking, C. Bowker, and E.V. Fischer. 2016. Promoting Gender Equality in the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Recruiting for First-and Second-Year Undergraduate Women into a Science Mentorship Program. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. Pollack, I.B., M. Burt, B. Bloodhart, L. Sample McMeeking ,C. Bowker, A. Adams, R. Barnes, S. Clinton, E. Godfrey, P. Hernandez, H. Henderson, J. Sayers. 2016. Exploring deliberate mentoring approaches aimed at improving the recruitment and persistence of undergraduate women in the geosciences. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Pollack, I.B., E.V. Fischer, A. Adams, R.T. Barnes, B. Bloodhart, C. Bowker, M. Burt, S.M. Clinton, E. Godfrey, H. Henderson, P.R. Hernandez, L. Sample McMeeking, and J. Sayers.2016.Exploring mentoring approaches aimed at improving the recruitment and persistence of undergraduate women in the geosciences. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Clinton, S.M. and S.K. McMillan. 2016. Seasonal patterns in stream macroinvertebrates in urban watersheds with stormwater control measures. American Ecological Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. Clinton, S.M., S.K. McMillan, J. Hunt and K. Hall. 2016. Pre-restoration Monitoring of a Forested Urban Watershed Provides Knowledge of How Urban Streams Should Function. EcoStream Meeting, Asheville, NC.  Bell, C., S.K. McMillan, and S.M. Clinton. 2016. Urban stormwater control measures effect on watershed hydrology. American Ecological Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN. Contributor. Roux, A.J. and S.M. Clinton.  2015.  Response of the Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community in Three Piedmont Streams in North Carolina to Land Use Changes over a 20 Year Period.  WRRI Annual Conference.  Raleigh, NC. Jefferson, A., C. Bell, S. McMillan, and S. Clinton.  2015.  Quantifying the influences of stormwater control measures on urban headwater streamflow.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, D. Invited Talk –Tracing Biogeochemical and Hydrological Processes in Urban Landscapes Session. Bell, C.D., S.K. McMillan, A.J. Jefferson, S.M. Clinton.2015.  Hydrological response to watershed metrics describing urban development and mitigation with stormwater control measures.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.(oral presentation). Henderson, S., and S.M. Clinton.  2015.  The response in macroinvertebrate communities to flood disturbance in urban restored streams. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. Pollack, I., A. Adams, R. Barnes, M. Burt, S. Clinton, E. Godfrey, P. Hernandez, B. Bloodhart, L. Donaldson, H. Heatherson, J. Sayers, L. Sample McMeeking, C. Bowker, and E. Fisher.  2015.  Exploring deliberate mentoring approaches aimed at improving the recruitment and persistence of undergraduate women in the geosciences.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Clinton, S.M., S.K. McMillan, E. Turner. Nutrient Processing and Floodplain Connectivity Following Restoration in Urban Streams. British Hydrological Society National Symposium: Challenging Hydrological Theory and Practice. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Clinton, S.M., S.K. McMillan, and X. Wang*. 2014 Impact on stormwater management on macroinvertebrate communities in urban streams. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2014, Portland, OR. Osypian, M., A.J. Jefferson, and S.M. Clinton. 2013. Evaluating restoration effects on transient storage and hyporheic exchange in urban and forested streams. North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference and North Carolina Water Resources Association Symposium, Raleigh, NC. Saldana, R.A., and S.M. Clinton. 2013. Fluorescent Indices of Dissolved Organic Matter in Urban Streams of Charlotte, North Carolina During Storm Flow Events. UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference (spring). Osypian, M., A.J. Jefferson, and S.M. Clinton. 2013. Evaluating restoration effects on transient storage and hyporheic exchange in urban and forested streams. Annual Meeting of the Society of Freshwater Science, Jacksonville, FL. Presented in the special session: Advances in groundwater and surface-groundwater interactions research. Jefferson, A.J., S.M. Clinton, and M. Osypian. 2013. Transient storage versus hyporheic exchange in low-gradient headwater streams. Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. Jefferson, A.J., S.M. Clinton, M. Osypian, S.K. McMillan, and A. Tuttle. Evaluating the success of urban stream restoration in an ecosystem services and watershed context. Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium, LaCrosse, WI. Dienes, T. and S.M. Clinton. 2013. Relationship between forest composition and aerial insect movements in urban watersheds. Summer Undergraduate Research Conference. University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. Clinton, S.M., M. Osypian, and A.J. Jefferson. Effects of urban stream restoration on transient storage and ecosystem function. Aquatic Sciences Meeting, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, New Orleans, LA. Clinton, S.M., A.J. Jefferson, C.J. Allan, and M. Osypian. 2013. Evaluating restoration in the watershed context. Final presentation to the Urban Water Consortium. Wilmington, NC. Lowder, M., B. Khan, S.M. Clinton, and A. Ringwood. 2013. Indicators of Oyster Health for Development of Sustainable Oyster Reefs, Undergraduate Research Conference, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. Bell, C., S.K McMillan, S.M. Clinton, and R.A. Saldana. 2013. Export Patterns of Nutrients and Carbon from Urban Watersheds with Stormwater Control Measures. North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference and North Carolina Water Resources Association Symposium, Raleigh, NC. Bell, C.D., S.K. McMillan, A.J. Jefferson, and S.M. Clinton.  2012.  Using computer modeling to assess hydraulic parameter transferability from an undeveloped to an urban watershed with stormwater infrastructure.  Annual Meeting of the American Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC. (co-presenter) Safrit, C., S.M. Clinton, S.K. McMillan, and A.J. Jefferson.  2012.  Impacts of stormwater management on temperature response in urban streams.  Annual Meeting of the American Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC. (co-presenter) Osypian, M.L., A.J. Jefferson, and S.M. Clinton.  2012.  Evaluating restoration effects on transient storage and hyporheic exchange in urban and forested streams.  Annual Meeting of the American Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC. (co-presenter) Clinton, S.M., S.K. McMillan, and A.J. Jefferson.  2012. Patterns of dissolved organic carbon inputs to urban streams.  Annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY. (presenter) Osypian, M.L., S.M. Clinton, and A.J. Jefferson.  2012.  Evaluating restoration effects on transient storage and hyporheic exchange in urban and forested streams.  Annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY. (co-presenter) Tuttle, A. K., S.K. McMillan, S.M. Clinton, and A.J. Jefferson.  2012.  Geomorphic controls on nitrate removal by stream sediments in urbanized watersheds of the southeastern piedmont.  Annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY. (co-presenter) Khan, B., V.K.P. Ogint, J.D. Oliver, S.M. Clinton, A.H. Ringwood.  2012.  Effects of hypoxia on antioxidant status, microbial community, tissue metal accumulation and tissue damage in Eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica.  104th Annual Meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association, Seattle, WA. (co-presenter)