Kyle D Zimmer portrait

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

Professional 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.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 435 - 01 Aquatic Biology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 268

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OWS 268

Course Registration Number:

41691 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kyle D. Zimmer

Characteristics of lakes, streams and other aquatic habitats; including plant and animal communities, water chemistry and productivity. Use of recent primary literature to learn and evaluate field techniques, data collection and data analyses. Both individual and class research projects focus on aquatic systems. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 330 or 333, or in any two 300-level biology courses; STAT 220 or MATH 303 strongly recommended

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 435 - 51 Aquatic Biology / Lab - T - - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 268

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1735

Location:

OWS 268

Course Registration Number:

41692 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kyle D. Zimmer

Characteristics of lakes, streams and other aquatic habitats; including plant and animal communities, water chemistry and productivity. Use of recent primary literature to learn and evaluate field techniques, data collection and data analyses. Both individual and class research projects focus on aquatic systems. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 330 or 333, or in any two 300-level biology courses; STAT 220 or MATH 303 strongly recommended

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 209 - 01 Biology of Sustainability - T W R F - - 0930 - 1230 OWS 250

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0930 - 1230

Location:

OWS 250

Course Registration Number:

10049 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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)

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 333 - 01 Ecology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OWS LL54

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OWS LL54

Course Registration Number:

21217 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 333 - 51 Ecology/Lab M - - - - - - 1215 - 1615 OWS 268

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1615

Location:

OWS 268

Course Registration Number:

21218 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 333 - 52 Ecology/Lab - - W - - - - 1215 - 1615 OWS 268

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1615

Location:

OWS 268

Course Registration Number:

21219 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 333 - 53 Ecology / Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 268

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

OWS 268

Course Registration Number:

21271 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)