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Tomas O Höök

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Associate Professor of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences/IISG-Associate Director for Research
FORS Room 209
Forestry Building
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. Tomas Höök's Lab

Dr. Höök is particularly interested in environmental questions at the interface between applied and basic ecology. To address such questions I use an adaptive research approach and employ a variety of research methods (e.g., field sampling, controlled experiments, statistical analysis, simulation modeling). The focus of my research is fish and fisheries ecology in the Laurentian Great Lakes. However, I also study lower trophic level organisms and both smaller freshwater and larger marine ecosystems.

Research Group - Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Facilities - Aquatic Molecular Biology and Analytical Lab, Aquatic Ecology Research Lab, Fish Ecology Lab, Aquaculture Research Lab

Program - Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG)

Awards & Honors

(2014) Board of Directors. International Association of Great Lakes Research.

(2010) Associate Director of Research. Illinois Indiana Sea Grant Program.

(2009) Best Professional Paper. Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

(2009) Best Student Paper. Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Selected Publications

Scavia, S., & H__k, T. (2014). Assessing and addressing the re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Central Basin hypoxia. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 226-246.

Ivan, L., Fielder, D., Thomas, M., & H__k, T. (2014). Changes in the Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, fish community from 1970-2011. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 922-933.

Staton, J., Roswell, C., Fielder, D., Thomas, M., Pothoven, S., & H__k, T. (2014). Condition and diet of yellow perch in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron (1970äóñ2011) Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 139-147.

Pothoven, S., H__k, T., & Roswell, C. (2014). Energy content of young yellow perch and walleye in Saginaw Bay. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 133-138.

Pothoven, S., Roswell, C., & H__k, T. (2014). Feeding ecology of age-0 lake whitefish in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 148-155.

Coulter, D., H__k, T., Mahapatra, C., Guffey, S., & Sepulveda, M. (in press). Fluctuating water temperatures affect development, physiological responses and cause sex reversal in fathead minnows. Environmental Science & Technology.

Mulvaney, K., Foley, C., H__k, T., McNie, E., & Prokopy, L. (2014). Identifying useful climate change information needs of Great Lakes fishery managers. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 590-598.

Sesterhenn, T., Roswell, C., Stein, S., Klaver, P., Verhamme, E., Pothoven, S., & H__k, T. (2014). Implications of multiple hatching sites for larval dynamics in the resurgent Saginaw Bay walleye population. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 113-122.

Turschak, B., Bunnell, D., Czesny, S., H__k, T., Janssen, J., Warner, D., & Bootsma, H. (2014). Nearshore energy subsidies support Lake Michigan fishes and invertebrates following major changes in food web structure. Ecology, 95, 1243-1252.

Feiner, Z., Bunnell, D., H__k, T., Madenjian, C., Warner, D., & Collingsworth, P. (in press). Non-stationary recruitment dynamics of rainbow smelt: The influence of environmental variables and variation in size structure and length-at-maturation. Journal of Great Lakes Research.