If you are interested in graduate studies in fish ecology at Purdue University, then please contact me. Opportunities for highly motivated, outstanding students may be available. I can accept students through the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and Purdue Ecological Sciences and Engineering Graduate Program. For minimum criteria and graduate program information please visit the FNR graduate program page and/or the ESE admission page.
If you are an undergraduate student interested in a career in aquatic ecology, I encourage you to become involved with research and extension activities. Feel free to contact me as we may have opportunities in our lab and/or I may be able to point you towards other opportunities
Several undergraduate researchers in our lab have published their findings and many have gone on to graduate school and positions in fisheries and aquatic ecology fields. Some examples of undergraduate publications:
– Sullivan, C., Coulter, D.P., Feiner, Z.S., Donabauer, S., and Höök, T.O. in press. Influences of gear type and analytical methodology on fish assemblage characterisations in temperate lakes. Fisheries Ecology and Management.
– Andree, S.R., Z.S. Feiner, J.W. Bledsoe, A.M. Cragun, and T.O. Höök. 2015. Ontogenetic variability of maternal effects in an iteroparous fish. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 24: 384–396.
– Staton, J.M., C.R. Roswell, D.G. Fielder, M.V. Thomas, S.A. Pothoven and T.O. Höök. 2014. Condition and diet of yellow perch in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron (1970–2011). Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 139–147.
– Blouzdis, C.E., L.N. Ivan, S.A. Pothoven, C.R. Roswell, C.J. Foley, and T.O. Höök. 2013. A trophic bottleneck? The ecological role of trout-perch Percopsis omiscomaycus Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 29: 416–424.
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