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Kyle D Zimmer

Professor (on sabbatical Fall 2016)
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.  2016.  Rehabilitation of shallow lakes: time to adjust expectations? Submitted to Hydrobiologia doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2865-9.
  • Ramstack Hobbs, J.M., W.O. Hobbs, M.B. Edlund, N. Hoidal, K.M. Theissen, K.D. Zimmer, L. Domine, M.A. Hanson, B.R. Herwig, and J.B. Cotner. 2016. The legacy of large regime shifts in shallow lakes. Ecological Applications DOI: 10.1002/eap.1382
  • Zimmer, K.D., M.A. Hanson, and D.A. Wrubleski. 2016. Invertebrates in permanent wetlands (long-hydroperiod marshes and shallow lakes. In D. Batzer and D. Boix (eds.). Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands: An International Perspective on their Ecology. Springer.  
  • Zimmer, K.D., W.O. Hobbs, L.M. Domine, B.R. Herwig, M.A. Hanson, and J.B. Cotner. 2016. Uniform carbon fluxes in shallow lakes in alternative stable states. Limnology and Oceanography 61:330–340.
  • Hanson, M.A., C.A. Buelt*, K.D. Zimmer, B.R. Herwig, S. Bowe, and K.M. Maurer*. 2015.  Community correspondence among aquatic invertebrates, fish, and submerged aquatic plants in shallow lakes. Freshwater Science 34: 953–964.
  • Nolby, L.E.*, K.D. Zimmer, M.A. Hanson, and B.R. Herwig. 2015. Is the island biogeography model a poor predictor of biodiversity patterns in shallow lakes?  Freshwater Biology 60:870-880. 

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 209 - 01 Biology of Sustainability - T W R F - - 0830 - 1130 OWS 250
CRN: 10061 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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 209 - 51 Biology of Sustainability/Lab - T W R - - - 1300 - 1600 OWS 378
CRN: 10062 0 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 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
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