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Nels Troelstrup

Nels Troelstrup

Title

Professor Emeritus of Ecology

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab

Office

139C

Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 139C
Natural Resource Management-Box 2140B
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

I am a professor of ecology and environmental science, Curator of the South Dakota Aquatic Invertebrate Collection, Director of the Oak Lake Field Station and Assistant Head of the Natural Resource Management Department. I was formally trained in the areas of aquatic ecology and water quality. Much of my research has focused on development of biological monitoring tools and surveys of aquatic invertebrate biodiversity in support of northern prairie freshwater management. I currently teach courses in limnology, freshwater monitoring and assessment, freshwater invertebrate ecology and laws and policies in natural resource management. My program has produced over 60 refereed publications, published abstracts and technical reports addressing research problems in water quality, biological assessment and environmental education. In addition, my students and I have delivered over 120 professional presentations of research results at professional conferences. Current research in the Troelstrup Lab focuses on development of a biological assessment toolkit for South Dakota stream managers, development and maintenance of the South Dakota Aquatic Invertebrate natural history collection and evaluation of cultural eutrophication effects on Unionidae longevity and growth.

If you would like my CV or more information, please feel free to contact me at my sdstate email address noted above. Thank you!

Education

Doctor of Philosophy- Forestry (April 1992), University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
Title: Structural and functional patterns of benthic stream communities in a heterogeneous ecoregion: The Driftless Area.

Master of Science- Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife (August 1985), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. Title: Macroinvertebrate colonization and consumer food habits in the Missouri River of northeastern Nebraska.

Bachelor of Arts- Major: Biology; Minor: Chemistry (December 1981), University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.

Professional Memberships

Society for Freshwater Science
Organization for Biological Field Stations
South Dakota Academy of Science

Area(s) of Research

Much of my research has focused on development of biological monitoring tools and surveys of aquatic invertebrate biodiversity in support of northern prairie freshwater management. My program has produced over 60 refereed publications, published abstracts and technical reports addressing research problems in water quality, biological assessment and environmental education. In addition, my students and I have delivered over 120 professional presentations of research results at professional conferences. Current research in the Troelstrup Lab focuses on development of a biological assessment toolkit for South
Dakota stream managers, development and maintenance of the South Dakota Aquatic Invertebrate natural history collection and evaluation of cultural eutrophication effects on Unionidae longevity and growth.

Department(s)