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Michael R. Gretz

Michael R. Gretz

PhD, Arizona State University

Contact

906-487-3175
mrgretz@mtu.edu

Professor, Biological Sciences

Our work is centered on the cell wall and associated extracellular polymers of algae. We are interested in what these algal extracellular matrices can tell us about: 1) the evolution of the land plant cell wall, 2) the unique characteristics that allow for life in aquatic habitats, 3) the interactions within . . .

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Nancy A. Auer

Nancy A. Auer

PhD, Michigan Technological University, 1995

Contact

906-487-2353
naauer@mtu.edu

Professor, Biological Sciences

Conduct field studies with aquatic organisms. These studies involve fish feeding, reproduction, habitat and survival studies. Among the species studied are sturgeon, lake herring and lampreys. Reproductive success of both beneficial as well as deleterious species is dependent upon proper habitat condition and food availability.

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Amy M. Marcarelli

Amy M. Marcarelli

PhD, Utah State University

Contact

906-487-2867
ammarcar@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

I am an ecosystem ecologist who studies biogeochemical cycles and linkages between physical, chemical and biological structure and function in watersheds. Linking these often requires understanding the underlying structure of microbial, algal, and animal communities. I am also working to place concepts of food webs into a broader ecosystem context by . . .