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Develop and disseminate knowledge about aquatic animals and their habitats, including aquaculture; interactions between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; and fates and effects of pollutants; and appropriate management practices for the protection and use of aquatic ecosystems.​​​
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Faculty
Dr. Paul Brown
Aquatic animal nutrition, physiology, biochemistry
Dr. Mark Christie
Fish ecology, genetics, evolution, and pedigree analysis
Dr. Paris Collingsworth
Aquatic ecosystems, Great Lakes, organismal biology
Dr. Andrew DeWoody
Population genetics, molecular ecology and evolution
Dr. Reuben Goforth
Aquatic ecology, fish and insect species and communities in streams, species persistence, community ecology
Dr. Tomas Höök
Fish ecology and ecological modeling focusing on recruitment processes, foodweb interactions, bio-physical coupling, eutrophication effects and fish life history trait variation
Dr. ​Jason Hoverman
Herpetology, disease ecology, effect of multiple stressors on community dynamics
Dr. Maria Sepulveda
Ecotoxicology, development and application of molecular biomarkers of exposure and effects to environmental contaminants in vertebrate and invertebrate animal models
Dr. ​Rod Williams
Ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, education and outreach, genetics
Dr. Mitch Zischke
Fisheries, fish population dynamics, fish ecology, fishery socioeconomics, tripical marine science, Great Lakes


Areas of Specialization
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Animal Nutrition
  • Aquatic Animal Physiology
  • Aquatic Toxicology
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