Faculty Advisor

Mark W. Kershner

My research program combines theoretical and empirical investigations of lake community ecology, predator-prey interactions, and fish ecology.  My overriding interests lie in understanding the impact of spatial heterogeneity of biotic (e.g., prey availability) and abiotic (e.g., water temperature, disssolved oxygen) variables on individual organisms, population dynamics, and community structure and function.  More generally, I am interested in the impact of heterogeneous landscapes on population- and community-level interactions; modeling of freshwater ecosystems (particularly with regard t

Xiaozhen Mou

Courses Taught

  • Microbial Ecology

Course Summary: The course covers a number of general aspects of microbial ecology, including analytical methods,biogeochemical cycling of C, N, P and other essential elements,  microbial communities and their roles in the marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments.

Oscar Rocha

Courses Taught

  • Tropical Field Biology and Conservation

Current Research

In order to achieve our mission, we have established four main areas of research:

1. Reproductive Ecology. We have study the reproductive biology of multiple species. In particular, we are interested in determining the outcrossing rates and its impact on the genetic structure of selected population.

Idris Kabir Syed

Idris Kabir Syed is a Lecturer in the Department of Pan-African Studies.

A native of Kent, Ohio, Mr. Syed graduated from Kent State University with a B.A. in English and Pan-African Studies in 1994, an M.Ed in Community Counseling in 2001 and a MFA in 2014. 

Darren L. Bade

  • Clevinger C.C., R.T. Heath and D.L. Bade. 2013. Oxygen use by nitrification in the hypolimnion and sediments of Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. In press.
  • Chaffin, J.D., T.B Bridgman and D.L. Bade. 2013 Nitrogen constrains the growth of late-summer cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie. Advances in Microbiology, Special Issue - Cyanobacteria. In press.