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Manuel Molles Manuel C. Molles, Jr., PhD

Professor, Director of The Museum of Southwestern Biology and Curator Emeritus, Division of Arthropods
Museum of Southwestern Biology
CERIA Building, MSC03 2020
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-277-8183
Fax: 505-277-0304
E-Mail: manuel.molles AT

Research Interests

Riparian ecology; ecology of desert streams; ecology of exotic species.


Cartron, J.-L. E., M. C. Molles, Jr, J. F. Schuetz, C. S. Crawford, and C. N. Dahm. 2003. Ground arthropods as indicators of flooding regime in the riparian forest of the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico. Environmental Entomology 32:1075-1084.

Bess, E. C., R. R. Parmenter, S. McCoy, and M. C. Molles, Jr. 2002. Responses of a riparian forest-floor community to wildfire in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. Environmental Entomology 31:774-784.

Ellis, L. M., C. S. Crawford, and M. C. Molles, Jr. 2002. The role of the flood pulse in ecosystem-level processes in Southwestern Riparian Forests: a case study from the Middle Rio Grande. pp. 51-107 In B. A. Middleton (ed.) Flood Pulsing in Wetlands: Restoring the Natural Hydrological Balance. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Ellis, L. M., C. S. Crawford and M. C. Molles, Jr. 2001. Influence of annual flooding on terrestrial arthropod assemblages of a Rio Grande riparian forest. Regulated Rivers:Research & Management. 17:1-20.

Ellis L. M., M. C. Molles, Jr., C. S. Crawford and F. Heinzelmann. 2000. Surface-active arthropod communities in native and exotic riparian vegetation in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 45:456-471.

Ellis, L. M., M. C. Molles, Jr. and C. S. Crawford. 1999. Influence of experimental flooding on litter dynamics in a Rio Grande riparian forest, New Mexico. Restoration Ecology 7:193-204.

Molles, M. C., Jr., C. S. Crawford, L. M. Ellis, H. M. Valett and C. N. Dahm. 1998.Managed floods: restoration of riparian forest ecosystem structure and function along the Rio Grande. BioScience 48:749-756.

Pereira, A. P., M. A. S. Graša, and M. Molles. 1998. Leaf litter decomposition in relation to litter physico-chemical properties, fungal biomass, arthropod colonization, and geographical origin of plant species. Pedobiologia 42:316-327.

Molles, M. C., Jr. 1982. The Trichoptera associated with aspen and spruce-fir forests:long term community change. Ecology 63:1-6.