Stephen K. Hamilton

Stephen K. Hamilton
  • Professor
  • Ecosystem Ecology & Biogeochemistry
  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station



My principal research interests involve ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, with particular attention to aquatic environments and the movement of water through landscapes. I am especially interested in running waters, wetlands and floodplains because they represent an interface between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that is often biologically diverse and productive. I also like to consider ecosystem processes at the landscape or watershed scale, and I prefer to do research that contributes to our understanding of environmental problems or improves our ability to manage ecosystems. In recent years I have increasingly conducted research on agricultural ecology and the sustainability of crop production for food and biofuel.


  • Ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry
  • Aquatic environments and the movement of water through landscapes
  • Running waters, wetlands and floodplains