Aquatic Systems

Aquatic SystemsAquatic organisms, water quality, and interactions of aquatic organisms, invasive species and water quality.


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The Applied Geomorphology lab is part of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management at Iowa State University. We study earth surface processes, the evolution of landscapes through these processes, and the impacts of management on process and form. We work in fluvial, glacial, and hillslope settings using various combinations of fieldwork, geospatial analysis, modeling and laboratory experiments.

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  1. Largemouth Bass Population Dynamics
  2. White-tailed Deer Fawn Survival
  3. Ring-necked Pheasant Production/Movements
  4. White-tailed Deer High Antler Scoring
  5. Fingerling Walleye Survival
  6. Refining Waterfowl Surveys
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To date my research in my lab has focused on freshwater mollusks, fishes, and shrimps. I have two major areas of interest, I use phylogenetic methods to understand the evolution of organisms and their distributions, and population genetic tools to aid in conservation of rare species. 

Because many freshwater organisms are affected by anthropogenic impacts on water quality and availability, much of the work in my lab has involved endangered species.

Read more about the research being done in the Roe Lab.

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The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is one of the five Regional Aquaculture Centers established by Congress that are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. NCRAC is an administrative unit that serves the twelve states in the North Central Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

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The Iowa landscape and economy is dominated by production agriculture. Game and non-game wildlife species inhabiting the state are influenced by the destruction, degradation and fragmentation of wetland, prairie and forest habitats caused by intensifying agricultural practices.

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Laboratories are located in the basement of Science II (rooms 02, 10, and 12)
Walleye and Hybrid Walleye, Hybrid Striped Bass, Bluegill and Hybrid Bluegill, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, and Largemouth Bass.

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