Dr. Jeffrey A. Steinmetz
Professor of Biology,
Director of the Freshwater Ecology Center,
Coordinator of Environmental Science Program
Research Focus: Aquatic Ecology
Office: MSB 201A
Biology 103: Environmental Biology
Biology 105: Introduction to Life Science
Biology 202: Vertebrate Zoology
Biology 308: Aquatic Ecology
Biology 402: Terrestrial Ecology
Biology 411: Ecology
Biology 413: Biological Research Methods
I am interested in behavioral, population and community ecology, as well as conservation biology. If you’re a student interested in working on any of the projects or areas listed below, come talk to me!
My thesis work focused on the effects of avian predators on the behavior, population dynamics and community ecology of stream fish. Other projects have included alarm calling in yellow-bellied marmots; various water quality projects; GPS/GIS work in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia; physiological responses of fish to avian predators; community-based research projects; monitoring frog populations as a regional coordinator of the North American Amphibian Monitoring Project; zooplankton biodiversity in South Carolina lakes, and biodiversity of aquatic systems in Ecuador.