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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.

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 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:

21432 (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 - - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 268

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

OWS 268

Course Registration Number:

21433 (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 491 - I3 Individual Research - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22987 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kyle D. Zimmer

Same as for BIOL 493 and 494, except that written research paper is not a formal research paper.

Schedule Details

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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

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)