Aquatic Ecology/Conservation Biology

In labs and research ponds and in rivers, lakes and streams, Auburn’s aquatic ecologists conduct research in two broad areas:

  • Exploring the behaviors of non-game freshwater fish and shellfish and their relationships with each other and their environments.
  • Protecting populations of native aquatic species from environmental stressors, including invasive species.

Their projects run the gamut from discovering and interpreting acoustic signals within a species to investigating the effects of drought on freshwater mussel populations to monitoring the population status and viability of several species.