Field Study and Lab Opportunities

Research experience is a vital part of mastering a field such as aquatic biology and fisheries. In addition to teaching, our faculty conduct research in their specialized areas and invite students to work alongside them.

As an aquatic science student, you might find yourself helping to perform research projects that include the following:

  • trophic and population ecology of Lake Michigan fishes
  • effects of stream channelization on Indiana fish communities         
  • benthic invertebrates of Lake Michigan
  • current and historic fish assemblage of the Wabash River
  • ecology of mountain streams in Puerto Rico
  • morphological variation among spotfin shiners in the Wabash River watershed
  • phytoplankton of the Ohio River
  • evolution of mate preferences in fishes
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804