- Biological — Aquatic Invertebrate — Population dynamics and monitoring
- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Establishing a baseline/ Ongoing monitoring
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Program Director. Specializes in running water analysis for local public and private interests. Lab can be hired out for chemical, physical, habitat, biota, and microbial analysis. Also has separate areas of interest in aquatic food webs with particular studies in fish nursery habitats in St. Clair and Detroit River, feeding behavior and diet of the invasive crustacean, Hemimysis anomala, and the ecological requirements of wild rice ( Zizania aquatica).
Unique Field / Laboratory Capacities
- larval fish identification