Cyanobacteria Testing Pond - Auburn Alabama

Studying ecological factors influencing cyanobacterial bloom formation in recreational reservoirs, aquaculture ponds, and other systems along with studying factors leading to taste, odor, and toxicity issues in drinking water reservoirs.

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Latest News

March 22, 2022

The lab is growing again. Dr. Rajdeep Dutta, an assistant professor from the Department of Aquatic Environment Management at Assam Agricultural University in Assam, India, just arrived and will spend the next six months with us to study biomanipulation control of harmful algal blooms. Welcome, Rajdeep!

March 21, 2022

Jameela is heading to the University of Alabama at Birmingham for Dental School this summer!! Congrats, Jameela. We are very proud of you.

February 28, 2022

Our lab is losing a fantastic visiting researcher from Germany – Susie Wittenzeller. We will miss you but know that our paths will cross again in the future.

February 4, 2022

Matt’s first chapter of his MS thesis was just published. Congrats, Matt!

Gladfelter, M. F., R. P. Buley, A. P. Belfiore, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, B. L. Gerovac, N. D. Baker, and A. E. Wilson. In press. Dissolved nitrogen form mediates phycocyanin content in cyanobacteria. Freshwater Biology.

February 1, 2022

Gbenga’s meta-analysis class project was published! Nice job! This is our 47th publication from our class.

DadeMatthews, O., F. K. Neal, P. J. Agostinelli, S. O. Oladipupo, R. M. Hirschhorn, A. E. Wilson, and J. M. Sefton.  2022.  The effects of whole-body vibration on bone health: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Complementary Therapies in Medicine 65:102811.

January 28, 2022

Great news! Brandon recently got accepted into UAB’s Dental School! We are super proud of you.

January 6, 2022

We just learned that Edna’s third dissertation chapter was published.  This project served as the foundation of her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Fernandez-Figueroa, E. G., and A. E. Wilson. In press. Local adaptation mediates direct and indirect effects of multiple stressors on consumer fitness. Oecologia.

January 4, 2022

  • 2022 is finally here!  Expecting another big year for the lab. 

December 20, 2021

2021 is winding down, but the lab is still staying productive.  Congrats to Edna for getting her 2nd dissertation chapter published!  Fernandez-Figueroa, E. G., A. E. Wilson, and S. R. Rogers. In press. Commercially available unoccupied aerial systems (UAVs) for monitoring harmful algal blooms: a comparative study. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods(Website)

December 7, 2021

Daniel’s efforts have paid off!  His class project is our 44th publication from my meta-analysis class.  Cabral, D. A. R., A. E. Wilson, and M. W. Miller. In press. The effect of implicit learning on motor performance under psychological pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.


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About the Lab

Our approach to research is multidimensional. First, we use large-scale observational studies and meta-analysis of existing data from the literature to discover patterns in nature. Then, we identify mechanisms mediating these patterns through laboratory and field-based experimentation.

As a community ecologist, I am generally interested in consumer-prey interactions and identifying the ecological and evolutionary consequences of intraspecific genetic and phenotypic variation on aquatic communities and ecosystems. My current research focuses on the ecology of cyanobacterial blooms with an emphasis on understanding how biotic and abiotic factors influence cyanobacterial bloom formation in a variety of systems including recreational reservoirs and aquaculture ponds. In tandem with our harmful algal bloom research, the lab is also studying the factors leading to taste, odor, and toxicity issues in drinking water reservoirs.


Want to Join the Lab?

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I am always looking for hard-working, honest, and self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students to join our group. I encourage individual thinking, so it is not critical that we share identical research interests. But, it is important that you are fascinated by science and want to explore how the natural world works. Please email me your resume, transcripts, GRE scores (if applicable), research interests, and contact information for three references and we will try to find a spot for you in the lab.


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