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Welcome to the Kaskaskia, Sam Parr and Ridge Lake Biological Stations website.  The three research stations operate under the direction of Dr. David H. Wahl.  Our research focus is in the broad areas of fisheries ecology and management.  Ongoing Projects are evaluating trophic dynamics in aquatic communities, predator-prey interactions, growth, optimal foraging, bioenergetics, and behavioral ecology of fishes.  The primary focus is on the various life stages in fish (larvae, juveniles, adult), but as part of this work we also deal with several other trophic levels including primary producers, zooplankton, and invertebrates.  Projects are involved with the population ecology and management of a variety of fishes including largemouth bass, bluegill, walleye, gizzard shad, and esocids, among others.

2009 Staff


Front Row:  Eric Giebelstein, Eden Effert, Hannah Grant, Mike Nannini.  Second Row: Evan Drummond, Jessica Clark, Dan Oele, Rita Schniederjon.  Third Row: John Wisher, Dave Wahl, Corey Jerome, Steve Butler, Aloah Pope, Max Wolter, Josh Mulhollem, Rob Columbo.  Fourth Row: Matt Diana, Lisa Einfalt, Mike Carey, Corey Deboom, Adam Gingrass.  Not Pictured: Nate Becker, Zac Blevins, Steve Harlow, Kristine Klinger, Ben Martin, Mike Porto, Brittany Trushel, Matt Vanlandeghem.


2008 Staff


Front Row:  Dave Wahl, Joe Parkos, Eric Giebelstein, Matthew Diana, Greg Sass, Mike Carey, Brett Olds, Corey Deboom, John Wisher, Eden Effert, Rita Schniederjon, Christine Milne.   Second Row:  Lisa Einfalt, Steve Butler, Aaron Ohrn, Kaleb Welch, Mike Nannini, Aloah Pope, Jessican Clark, Brittany Trushel, Adam Gingras, Matthew Vanlandeghem.  Not Pictured: Brandon Beck, Ben Martin, Cassi Moody, Ruth Wagner.

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