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Tomas O Höök

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Associate Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
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

Areas of Excellence - Partnering for Land Use Sustainability, Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems

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


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

Höök, T. O., Foley, C. J., Bowen, G. J., Nalepa, T. F., & Sepulveda, M. S. (2014). Stable isotope patterns of benthic organisms from the Great Lakes region indicate variable dietary overlap of Diporeia spp. and dreissenid mussels.. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71, 1784-1795.

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

Andree, S. R., Feiner, Z. S., Bledsoe, J. W., Cragun, A. M., & Höök, T. O. (in press). Ontogenetic variability of maternal effects in an iteroparous fish.. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.

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

Coulter, D. P., Sepulveda, M. S., Troy, C., & Höök, T. O. (2014). Thermal habitat quality of aquatic organisms near power plant discharges: potential exacerbating effects of climate warming.. Fisheries Ecology and Management, 21, 196-210.

Pothoven, S. A., & Höök, T. O. (2014). Predatory demands of Bythotrephes and Leptodora in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 106-112.

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

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

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

Staton, J. M., Roswell, C. R., Fielder, D. G., Thomas, M. V., Pothoven, S. A., & Höök, T. O. (2014). Condition and diet of yellow perch in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron (1970–2011).. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40, 139-147.