Randall Bernot

Department of Biology

Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306

Aquatic Ecology

Our research group is interested in how the environment shapes animal phenotypes and how changes in organism traits, in turn, impact ecological communities and ecosystems. 

Currently, we have two main avenues of research:

(1) parasite effects on species interactions: the community- and ecosystem-level consequences of parasites and pathogens

(2) ecotoxicology: the effects of a new class of chemical solvents – room temperature ionic liquids (ILs) – on standard aquatic test organisms (fish, zooplankton, snails) and on more realistic aquatic communities.