Jan Battle

Juliann (Jan) Battle M.S.

Research Technician

Entomology Group

970 Spencer Road

Avondale, PA 19311

610.268.2153 x 256

610.268.0490 Fax



M.S. Fisheries. 1997. Louisiana State University, LA

B.S. Biology. 1993. West Chester University, PA

Previous Positions

Lead Technician for Aquatic Ecology Lab, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA. 1997-2003.

Graduate Research Assistant, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 1994-1997.

Research Associate in Molecular Pharmacology, Cephalon Inc., West Chester, PA. 1992-1994.

Research Assistant in Liquid Life Lab, West Chester University, PA. 1992-1993.


(available on Research Gate)

Jackson, J.K., J.M. Battle, B.P. White, E.M. Pilgrim, E.D. Stein, P.E. Miller, and B.W. Sweeney. 2014. Cryptic biodiversity in streams — a comparison of macroinvertebrate communities based on morphological and DNA barcode identifications. Freshwater Science 33(1):302-311.

Stein, E.D., B.P. White, R.D. Mazor, J.K. Jackson, J.M. Battle, P.E. Miller, E.M. Pilgrim, and B.W. Sweeney. 2014. Does DNA barcoding improve performance of traditional stream bioassessment metrics? Freshwater Science 33(1):312-324.

Bott, T.L., J.K. Jackson, M.E. McTammany, J.D. Newbold, S.T. Rier, B.W. Sweeney and J.Battle. 2012. Abandoned coal mine drainage and its remediation: Impacts on stream ecosystem structure and function. Ecological Applications 22(8):2144-2163.

Sweeney, B.W., J.M. Battle, J.K. Jackson, and T. Dapkey. 2011. Can DNA barcodes of stream macroinvertebrates improve descriptions of community structure and water quality? Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(1):195-216.

Jackson, J.K., J.M. Battle, and B.W. Sweeney. 2009. Monitoring the health of large rivers with macroinvertebrates: do dominant taxa help or hinder the assessment? River Research and Applications DOI:10.1002/rra.1318

Battle, J.M., J.K. Jackson, and B.W. Sweeney. 2007. Sieve size affects macroinvertebrate descriptions in large rivers: examples from the Savannah and Mississippi Rivers. Hydrobiologia 592:329-343.

Battle, J.M. and S.W. Golladay. 2007. How hydrology, habitat type, and litter quality affect leaf breakdown in wetlands on the Gulf Coastal Plain of Georgia. Wetlands 27:251-260.

Battle, J., J. Jackson, and B. Sweeney. 2007. Annual and spatial variation for macroinvertebrates in the Upper Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Fundamental and Applied Limnology (Archiv für Hydrobiologie) 168:39-54.

Golladay, S.W., J.M. Battle, and B.J. Palik. 2007. Large wood debris recruitment on differing riparian landforms along a Gulf Coastal Plain (USA) stream: a comparison of large floods and average flows. River Research and Applications 23:391-405.

Golladay, S.W., P. Gagnon, M. Kearns, J.M. Battle, and D.W. Hicks. 2004. The response of freshwater mussel assemblages (Bivalvia: Unionidae) to a record drought in the Gulf Coastal Plain of southwest Georgia. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23(3):494-506.

Battle, J.M. and S.W. Golladay. 2003. Prescribed fire’s impact on water quality of depressional wetlands in southwest Georgia. American Midland Naturalist 150:15-25.

Battle, J.M., S.W. Golladay, and A.R. Bambarger. 2003. Mussel conservation in the Chickasawhatchee and Elmodel Wildlife Management Areas: methods for a relocation study. Pages 860-863 in K.J. Hatcher (editor). Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Athens, Georgia.

Golladay, S.W. and J. Battle. 2002. Effects of flooding and drought on water quality in Gulf Coastal Plain streams in Georgia. Journal of Environmental Quality 31:1266-1272.

Battle, J.M. and S.W. Golladay. 2002. Aquatic invertebrates in hardwood depressions of southwest Georgia. The Southeastern Naturalist 1:149-158.

Battle, J.M. and S.W. Golladay. 2001. The influence of hydrology on litter breakdown in cypress-gum wetlands. American Midland Naturalist 146:128-145.

Battle, J.M. and S.W. Golladay. 2001. Water quality and macroinvertebrates assemblages in three types of seasonally inundated limesink wetlands in southwest Georgia. The Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16(2):189-207.

Golladay, S.W., K. Watt, S. Entrekin, and J. Battle. 2000. Hydrologic and geomorphic controls on suspended particulate organic matter concentration and transport in Ichawaynochaway Creek, Georgia, USA. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 149:655-678.

Battle, J.M. and T.B. Mihuc. 2000. Decomposition dynamics of aquatic macrophytes in the lower Atchafalaya, a large floodplain river. Hydrobiologia 418:123-136.

Mihuc, T.B., J.M. Battle, J.R. Mihuc, and C.F. Bryan. 1999. Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) seasonal colonization patterns in a sub-tropical floodplain river. Hydrobiologia 392:121-128.

Battle, J.M. 1997. Decomposition dynamics of four aquatic macrophytes in the Atchafalaya River Basin. Master’s thesis. Louisiana State University.

Fish, F.E. and J.M. Battle. 1995. Hydrodynamic design of the humpback whale flipper. Journal of Morphology 225:51-60.