||Ryan S. King, Ph.D.|
Associate Professor of Biology
King directs students and manages all research projects in the aquatic ecology lab.
King is a bit of a flyfishing fanatic and prone to brag about fishing experiences.
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CV (in PDF format)
||Leanne Baker, Ph.D.|
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CRASR
Leanne started at Baylor in June 2012 and brought with her an interdisciplinary skill set that straddles the interface of ecology, chemistry, and toxicology. She is directing a series of experiments at the Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) stream facility designed to further our understanding of the fate, transport, and trophic transfer of nanomaterials in the environment. Leanne is co-advised by Dr. Cole Matson in ENV, the lead investigator of the nanomaterial studies.
||Jeffrey A. Back, M.S. |
Ph.D. candidate, Biology.
Jeff has extensive experience studying macroinvertebrate communties throughout the USA. Jeff is a world-class taxonomist and maintains one of the largest personal collections of aquatic Hemiptera and Coleoptera any of us has ever seen. For his dissertation, Jeff has compiled an amazing data set on nutrient stoichiometry of macroinvertebrates differing in their life history traits across developmental stages.
||Daniel Hiatt, M.S. |
Ph.D. student, Biology
Daniel studied water quality and its influence of biota in experimental streams for his master's thesis. Here, he is a core member of the Alaska headwater stream team and is studying the influence of nutrient availability on periphyton growth and enzyme activity in salmon-rearing streams of the Kenai Peninsula and in subtropical limestone streams in Texas.
||Moncie Wright, M.S. |
Ph.D. student, Biology
Moncie's master's research focused on interspecific competition among native and invasive crayfish species in Maryland streams. While completing her M.S. degree, Moncie worked full-time as an environmental consultant. She is interested in studying biogeochemistry and ecology of streams, possibly focusing on effects of nanomaterials on ecosystem processes in the Baylor experimental stream facility.
||Caleb Robbins |
M.S./Ph.D. student, Biology
Caleb joined the lab in Fall 2012 and will be a key member of the headwater stream team in Alaska in summer 2013. Caleb is still developing ideas for his MS thesis (and eventually PhD dissertation), but is seemingly interested in just about everything at this point, which is a good place to start!
||Katherine Hooker |
Biology undergraduate student
Katherine is examining the effects of stream water chemistry on grass litter chemical composition. She is using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to characterize the relative abundance of organic molecules indicative of decomposition and microbial colonization. This research is in cooperation with Dr. Bill Hockaday's lab.