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Welcome to Michael Chislock's aquatic ecology site.

My research focuses on predator-prey interactions across ecological gradients. I am particularly interested in how within-species trait variation influences community dynamics and ecosystem function. To address these questions, I use complementary experimental and observational approaches. My teaching and research efforts are focused on community ecology of lakes, implications and management of freshwater harmful algal blooms, and plant-herbivore interactions, in general. A major goal of mine is to continue to integrate research and education by teaching middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students about the effects of eutrophication on ecosytem structure and function.


Research Spotlight

Paradigm shift: Daphnia control of toxic cyanobacteria