Freshwater Ecology Laboratory (FEL)
The Freshwater Ecology Laboratory (FEL) at the University of Massachusetts Boston conducts research on the life history, ecology, and evolution of freshwater organisms and the limnology of stream and lake ecosystems. We use a variety of approaches in our investigations such as population/molecular genetics, microbial community structure, ecological stoichiometry, geochemistry, and stable CHNOS isotopes analyses, field and laboratory experiments, and geomorphology, GIS, and statistical techniques. Furthermore, we also use habitat and fish and invertebrate communities surveys and analysis tools to assess water quality and to investigate the effects of perturbations on freshwater communities and ecosystems.
For more information, please visit the research, students, publications, and resources pages of the FEL web page.