Research in the Hood lab focuses broadly on understanding how global change influences aquatic organisms and the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. Our research is often grounded in metabolic and stoichiometric frameworks and uses a combination of field measurements, experiments, and synthesis. The overall goal of our research is to gain a mechanistic understanding of how global change drivers influence freshwater organisms and ecosystems to improve our fundamental understanding and management of these resources.

More specifically, we have two themes:

  • Understanding how global change drivers (e.g., temperature and nutrients) interact to influence the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems.
  • Understanding the mechanisms structuring invertebrate communities and, in particular, the linkages between invertebrates, primary producers, and nutrient cycles.

I joined the faculty at OSU in January 2016 and am eager to work with motivated and creative students and postdocs to address these research themes or develop related avenues of research. Please explore the website to learn more about our current research and the people currently working in the lab. If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact me.

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Aquatic Ecology Laboratory


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Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
230 Research Center
1314 Kinnear Rd.
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43212
office phone: 614-292-5383