Doctoral Candidate
Michigan State University
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and
Behavior Program
13 Natural Resources
East Lansing, MI 48824
Email: jaegeran@msu.edu
Office Phone: 517.353.7981
 
 
Background
 
Aquatic ecosystems worldwide are in the midst of large-scale alteration owing to exotic species invasion, over-fishing, global climate change, and water pollution. The ability of populations, communities, and ecosystems to adapt to these stressors has important implications for conservation of biodiversity and the many services ecosystems provide. My research aims to understand the processes by which ecosystems adapt to perturbation; in particular, I am interested in the evolutionary and ecological impacts of exotic species invasion in the Great Lakes.
 
I completed a Master's degree in 2006 under the supervision of Dr. Doran Mason in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (FW) at Michigan State University (MSU) and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. My Master's research focused on quantifying the food web effects of exotic species (Dreissena polymorpha - the zebra mussel) invasion on the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, and Oneida Lake, New York. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program at Michigan State University working with Drs. Andrew McAdam and Scott Peacor. My PhD research examines evolutionary change in Great Lakes ecosystems subsequent to exotic species (Bythotrephes longimanus - the spiny water flea) invasion.
 
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Andrea L. Jaeger Miehls
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University
13 Natural Resources
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
Phone: (517) 353-7981
Email: jaegeran@msu.edu
 

 

 

 

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