Exploring the cause and effect of species diversity patterns in a rapidly changing world

We integrate theory-driven, field-based experiments, observational studies, remote sensing, and large data syntheses to learn about natural systems. Our research is quantitative and applies an interdisciplinary, ecoinformatic approach to investigate aquatic communities, test global change processes, and, ultimately, inform effective conservation actions and policies.

Our research seeks to understand

Climate change and the cumulative effects of multiple stressors

Global ecology, biogeography, and conservation of biodiversity

Implications of land-use for water quality and harmful algal blooms

Biological consequences of stocked fisheries (and other invasive species)

Biodiversity and ecological functioning of urban stormwater ponds and agricultural drainages

Want to learn more about these topics? Come work with me!


Charlie Loewen, Assistant Professor
Dept of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology
Iowa State University

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