Associate Professor and Department Chair
Phone: (320) 363-3160
Education: B.S. in Biology (Minors in Math and Philosophy) from Houghton College, Houghton, NY; Ph.D. in Ecology, University of Minnesota 1999
Courses taught: Aquatic Ecology, Fungal Diversity, Evolution of Terrestrial Plants, Introductory Biology
Research interests: Phytoplankton dynamics -- what ecological factors govern death of planktonic algae in lakes? Interactions between zooplankton and algae. Chemical signaling among members of the zooplankton.
Recommended advisor for: students interested in aquatic ecology, environmental studies, graduate school