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Meshagae Hunte-Brown, PhD, Teaching Professor, Department of Biology, Drexel University

Meshagae Hunte-Brown, PhD

Teaching Professor
Department of Biology
Office: PISB 221 G
Phone: 215.895.2064


  • 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.

Selected Publications:

  • 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.