SIU Freshwater Ecology Lab

SIU Freshwater Ecology Lab

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Welcome to the Freshwater Ecology Lab at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Matt Whiles and his lab are involved in a wide range of projects focusing on stream and wetland ecology.  Our current projects and interests include: ecology and management of tallgrass prairie streams, large river floodplain ecology, ecological consequences of declining biodiversity in tropical streams, ecological roles of invertebrates and amphibians in freshwater systems, effects of hydrologic variability on invertebrate and fish populations and communities, and stream and wetland restoration ecology. Please browse our website to learn more about the lab.