Aquatic Community Ecology Lab


The Aquatic Community Ecology Lab is located on the West Lafayette Campus in the Forestry Building room 119 (FORS 119). The research group is broadly interested in the fields of community ecology, ecotoxicology, and disease ecology. Given the strong influence of human activities on natural systems, we increasingly emphasize the interactive effects of natural (e.g., predators, pathogens, competitors) and anthropogenic (e.g., chemical contaminants, habitat loss) factors in our work. Our general approach is to combine laboratory and mesocosm experiments with broad-scale field surveys to provide mechanistic insights into these effects. To address our research interests, we use freshwater aquatic systems (e.g., ponds, wetlands, and lakes) and their associated taxa (e.g., tadpoles, snails, insects, fish, parasites).

Research Fa​culty/Projects

Lab Manager

Jason Hoverman
195 Marsteller Street
W. Lafayette IN 47906
Phone: 765.496.3263

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Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-3590

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