- Defining the impact and duration of wildfire on
southwest streams. For example the Dude Fire, on the East Verde river occurred
over 20 years ago but the stream bed is still unstable, negatively impacting
- Monitoring tributaries of the Colorado River in
Grand Canyon National Park. We have
collected data on these magnificent streams since 1990 and they are vital to the
survival of native fish.
Current teaching interests include:
have been developing lower division on-line and hybrid lab science courses at
Gila Community College. This has meant
trying to balance the importance of personal contact in learning and with the
freedom of on-line course work. I am
also working on an upper-division/gradate course on climate change in respect
to western water supplies, which relies on web-based data sources in
conjunction with fieldwork.
Benenati, E.P. and Shannon, J.P. 2005.
Environmental history of the Colorado River: the changing focus of
science, In Michael F. Anderson (Editor) Grand Canyon History
Symposium. Grand Canyon Association
Haden, G.A., J.P. Shannon, K.P. Wilson, and D.W. Blinn.
2003. Benthic community structure of the Green and Colorado Rivers through
Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA. Southwest Naturalist. 48:23-35.
Shannon J.P., K. A. Hobson, and L. I. Wassenaar. 2003.
Selections From The 3rd International Conference On Applications Of Stable
Isotope Techniques To Ecological Studies. Isotopes in Environmental and Health
Shannon, J.P., D.W. Blinn, G.A. Haden, E.P. Benenati, and
K.P. Wilson. 2001. Food web implications
of n 13c and n 15n variability over 400 km of the regulated Colorado River,
USA. Isotopes in Environmental and
Health Studies 37:179-191.
Oberlin, G.E., J.P. Shannon,
and D.W. Blinn. 1999. Watershed influence on the macroinvertebrate fauna of ten
major tributaries of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon, Arizona.
Southwestern Naturalist 44:17-30