Meshagae Hunte-Brown, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

Mesha Hunte-Brown , Ph.D.

Office: PISB 221 G
Phone: 215.895.2064

Specialization: Stream Ecology, Food Webs


  • BS, Zoology, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • PhD, Ecology, Drexel University

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in food web and ecosystem ecology. I have used stable isotopes as a tool for understanding aspects of food webs and ecosystem ecology like community structure and dynamics ecology, with a view to develop better understanding of solutions to problems such as predicting biological concentrations of contaminants. I am also interested in Science Education.



Mesha Hunte-Brown is a Jamaican National. She completed her undergraduate and Master of Philosophy degree in Jamaica before moving to the US and ultimately becoming a PhD student at Drexel. As a student at Drexel, she worked with Sue Kilham on Stream Foodwebs in Panama using Stable Isotopes. Brown has always seen herself as a teacher and spent much of her academic career as a student narrowing down the level that education that she wanted  to contribute to.  Brown currently teaches large introductory level non-major courses in as well as open enrollment Environmental Science courses and enjoys engaging the minds of the student who has had limited exposure to the field of Biology.



  • Kilham, S.S., Hunte-Brown, M.E., P. Verburg, C.M. Pringle, M.R. Whiles, K.R. Lips and E. Zandonà. 2009. Challenges for interpreting stable isotope fractionation of carbon and nitrogen in tropical aquatic ecosystems. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 30:749-753
  • Hunte-Brown, M.E. 2006. The effects of extirpation of frogs on the trophic structure in tropical montane streams in Panama. Drexel University
  • Whiles, M., Lips, K., Pringle, C., Kilham, S.S., Bixby, R.J., Brenes, R., Connelly, S., Colon Gaud, J.C., Hunte-Brown, M., Huryn, A. D., Montgomery, C., Peterson, S. 2006.The Consequences of Amphibian Population Declines to the Structure and Function of Neotropical Stream Ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 27–34.