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Current Areas of Research:

Global change, N and C cycling in temperate peatlands (and Li-Cor 6400).

Ecology, taxonomy and biogeography of Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda.
R biostatistics and modeling.

North American and European [ETI] [DAISIE] expert for identification of Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda (freshwater invertebrates).

Topic Editor for the Encyclopedia of Earth

Current Projects:

- For the past several years, I have been collaborating with Dr. Jill Bubier (Mount Holyoke College), Dr. Aaron Ellison (Harvard Forest, Harvard University), Dr. Nick Gotelli (University of Vermont), Dr. Thomas Miller (Florida State University), Dr. Tim Moore (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), Dr. Thomas Millette (Mount Holyoke College) and the Miller Worley Center for the Environment (Mount Holyoke College) on various aspects of Global Change, N and C cycling in temperate peatlands, ecology of bogs including investigations of nutrient regeneration by rotifers in bogs and the role of rotifers in functioning of Saracenia inquilines community, phytotelmata (the workshop - A Synthetic Approach to Phytotelmata Communities - at Wakulla Springs, Florida, USA).

Longterm projects:

- Wordwide (especially North America and Europe) catalog of freshwater Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda.

- A key for identification of freshwater Cladocera and Copepoda of Europe: In collaboration with Dr. Jan Igor Rybak, Department of Hydrobiology, Warsaw University.

- Copepoda, Cyclopoida and Calanoida: A key for freshwater copepods of North America.

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