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Faculty and Staff

Thomas Lauer, Professor of Biology,
Director of the Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Center
Personal Web site

General Interests: Aquatic ecology, limnology, fisheries, exotic species, the Great lake
Specific Interests:
  • Yellow perch management
  • Community fisheries of the Wabash River
  • Warm water pond and lake management
  • Competitive interaction among sessile invertebrates with emphasis on the zebra mussel
  • Sponges and bryozoans
Mark Pyron, Associate Professor of Biology
Personal Web site

General Interests: Aquatic Biology
Specific Interests:
  • Ecology of aquatic communities
  • Population ecology of aquatic species
  • Behavioral ecology (sexual selection)
  • Conservation of aquatic resources
Melody Bernot, Assistant Professor of Biology
Personal Website

General Interests: Aquatic Ecology; Ecosystem Ecology
Specific Interests:
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Land-use influence on water quality
Randy Bernot, Assistant Professor of Biology
Personal Web site

General Interests: Community ecology, ecotoxicology, disease ecology
Specific Interests:
  • Parasite impacts on ecosystems
  • Ecotoxicology of man=made chemicals on aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems
  • Chemical cue effects on animals
  • Invertebrate diversity




 

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

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