Dr. Small's Research Lab

Dr. Small and his students study aquatic ecology. They have recently focused their work on populations dynamics, periodicity and annual cycling of diatoms. Recent students have also investigated the accumulation of heavy metals by diatoms and the possibility of using this information as an indicator of local water quality. Research in Dr. Small’s lab includes both field and laboratory work. Students will have the opportunity to become proficient at both the light microscope and the scanning electron microscope, and in the statistical analysis of data.