TCU Aquatic Ecology Lab
Eddie Williams' thesis on the
odondate-mediated MeHg flux
and risk to red-winged black
birds published in ET&C!
June 13, 2017
The lab has published a paper in
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,
a leading international journal in the field
of ecotoxicology. The lead author is a
former TCU graduate student, Eddie
Williams. Eddie earned an MS in Biology in
2016 and is currently working for WEST,
Inc. in California. Co-authors include Matt
Chumchal, Ray Drenner and Jim Kennedy,
a collaborator from the University of
Click here to read the paper.
The Aquatic Ecology Research Lab at TCU explores a variety of questions related to
community and ecosystem ecology, fisheries, and ecotoxicology. We conduct
experiments using mesocosms and hatchery ponds and conduct field studies in ponds at
the LBJ Grassland ponds, Caddo Lake, large reservoirs, coastal estuaries and the Gulf
of Mexico. We work with a wide variety of aquatic organisms including plankton,
macroinvertebrates, fish, and turtles. Most importantly we are committed to involving
students in the lab's research. Explore the links above to learn more. Click here for
more information about how to get involved with our research!
We have developed a web site for the general public where we present the results of
our research on mercury contamination of the environment. Click here to visit the
Welcome to the Aquatic Ecology Lab at TCU
Dr. Matt Chumchal is an
AssociateProfessor of Biology. He
earned his PhD from the University of
Oklahoma. Click here to go to Dr.
Chumchal's faculty page.
Dr. Ray Drenner is a Professor of
Biology. He earned his PhD from the
University of Kansas. Click here to go
to Dr. Drenner's faculty page.
Copyright 2017 Matt Chumchal
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