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Kyle D. Zimmer

Professor
Degree
Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Office
OWS 359/Lab: OWS 267B
Phone
(651) 962-5244
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5244
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Aquatic ecology, focused on:

  • Community and ecosystem ecology of shallow lakes and wetlands.
  • Role of food-web interactions in the alternative stable state model for shallow lakes. 
  • Ecology of fish, aquatic invertebrates, and submerged macrophytes.
  • Biotic and abiotic factors responsible for the structure of aquatic food webs.
  • Biotic influences on species diversity in shallow lakes.
  • Stoichiometric relationships in aquatic habitats.
  • Modeling aquatic ecosystems and processes, biometry.

 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

(Undergraduate students are indicated by *.)

  • Hanson, M.A., B.R. Herwig, K.D. Zimmer, and N. Hansel-Welch. 2017. Rehabilitation of shallow lakes: time to adjust expectations? Hydrobiologia 787:45-59.
  • MJ Vanni, PB McIntyre, D Allen, DL Arnott, JP Benstead, DJ Berg, Å Brabrand, S Brosse, PA Bukaveckas, A Caliman, KA Capps, LS Carneiro, NE Chadwick, AD Christian, A Clarke, JD Conroy, WF Cross, DA Culver, CM Dalton, JA Devine, LM Domine, MA Evans-White, B Faafeng, AS Flecker, KB Gido, C Godinot, RD Guariento, S Haertel-Borer, RO Hall, R Henry, BR Herwig, BJ Hicks, KA Higgins, JM Hood, ME Hopton, T Ikeda, WF James, HM Jansen, CR Johnson, BJ Koch, GA Lamberti, S Lessard-Pilon, JC Maerz, ME Mather, RA McManamay, JR Milanovich, DKJ Morgan, JM Moslemi, R Naddafi, J Petter Nilssen, M Pagano, A Pilati, DM Post, M Roopin, AT Rugenski, MH Schaus, J Shostell, GE Small, CT Solomon, SC Sterrett, Ø Strand, M Tarvainen, JM Taylor, LE Torres-Gerald, CB Turner, J Urabe, SI Uye, AM Ventelä, S Villéger, MR Whiles, FM Wilhelm, HF Wilson, MA Xenopoulos, KD Zimmer. 2017. A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals. Ecology 98(5): 1475.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 389 - I1 Research - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42363 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Kyle D. Zimmer Original laboratory, field, library or other analytical investigation under the direction of a member of the biology faculty, culminating in either a written research paper or an oral presentation. Upper class standing not required. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209, permission of the instructor and the department chair.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 209 - 01 Biology of Sustainability - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600 OWS 250
CRN: 10057 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kyle D. Zimmer Influences of humans on the global environment have reached unprecedented levels, increasing the need for society to strive to live in a sustainable manner. Many issues facing the environment have a biological basis. Thus, an understanding of basic biology is necessary to understand and address many environmental issues. This course will cover the fundamental biology involved with five environmental issues at the global scale: climate change, excessive nutrient loading into ecosystems, agricultural production, chemical contaminants, and loss of biodiversity. Specific biological principles to be covered include energy and nutrient mass balance by organisms and ecosystems, homeostasis and organismal physiology, and population dynamics and conservation biology. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 208, or any 100-level GEOL, and CHEM 112 or CHEM 115

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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 333 - 01 Ecology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OWS LL54
CRN: 21432 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kyle D. Zimmer This course is an exploration of the major concepts in modern ecology, including eco-physiology and adaptation, population growth and regulation, community and ecosystem ecology, and biodiversity and conservation biology. Laboratory and fieldwork will complement these topics and will emphasize careful experimental design and statistical analysis of data. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 207 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209. STAT 220 or MATH 303 recommended.

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BIOL 333 - 51 Ecology/Lab M - - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 268
CRN: 21433 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kyle D. Zimmer This course is an exploration of the major concepts in modern ecology, including eco-physiology and adaptation, population growth and regulation, community and ecosystem ecology, and biodiversity and conservation biology. Laboratory and fieldwork will complement these topics and will emphasize careful experimental design and statistical analysis of data. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 207 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209. STAT 220 or MATH 303 recommended.

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