Aquatic Ecology Faculty
DARREN BADE - is an ecosystem ecologist who studies trophic interactions and biogeochemistry of lake systems.
ROBERT E. CARLSON - Community structure in lakes and streams; lake evaluation and restoration; modeling of aquatic systems; drinking water quality; paleolimnology
FERENC A. de SZALAY - Effects of agricultural and urban runoff on wetland invertebrate communities; mosquito control strategies that do not adversely affect wetland ecosystems; trophic factors regulating aquatic invertebrate community structure
ROBERT T. HEATH - Biochemical limnology; phosphorus dynamics in aquatic ecosystems; planktonic biochemistry and physiological ecology; land-use impact on planktonic community development in Lake Erie; composition and significance of dissolved organic matter in controlling planktonic community production; biochemical indicators of eutrophication; Great Lakes coastal wetlands
MARK W. KERSHNER - Theoretical and empirical investigations of lake community ecology, predator-prey interactions, and fish ecology
XIAOZHEN MOU - Ecological roles of microorganisms in the global cycling of essential nutrients; phylogenetic and metabolic diversity of bacterial communities in aquatic systems; metagenomics and metatranscriptomics in aquatic systems
LAURA G. LEFF - Microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems with emphasis on bacterial ecology of streams with the ultimate goal of integrating different fields of biology (i.e., ecology, microbiology, molecular biology) to provide insight into the function and structure of aquatic ecosystems