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Allison N. Evans

Department of Microbiology

Allison N. Evans

Department of Microbiology



Ph.D., Oregon State University, Fish and Wildlife

M.S., University of Idaho, Environmental Science

B.A., DePauw University, Biology


Research Interests

  • Physiology of Anaerobes
  • Aquatic Biogeochemistry
  • Fish Gut Microbiome
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Fish Physiology


  • Richter, C.A., Evans, A.N., Wright-Osment, M.K., Zajicek, J.L., Heppell, S.A., Riley, S.C., Krueger, C.C., and D.E. Tillitt. 2012. Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus is not the cause of thiamine deficiency impeding lake trout recruitment in the Great Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:1056-1064. DOI: 10.1139/f2012-043
  • Cummings, D.E., Snoeyenbos-West, O., Newby, D.T., Niggemyer, A.M., Lovley, D.R., Achenbach, L.A., and R.F. Rosenzweig. 2003. Diversity of geobacteraceae species inhabiting metal-polluted freshwater lake sediments ascertained by 16S rDNA analyses. Microbial Ecology. 46(2):257-269. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-005-8002-3
  • Niggemyer, A., Spring, S., Stackebrandt, E. and R F. Rosenzweig. 2001. Isolation and characterization of a novel As(V) reducing bacterium: Implications for arsenic mobilization and the genus Desulfitobacterium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 67 (12): 5568-5580. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.67.12.5568-5580.2001
  • Riley, S.C., Munkittrick. K.R., Evans, A.N., and C.C. Krueger. 2008. Understanding the ecology of disease in Great Lakes fish populations. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 11: 321-334. DOI: 10.1080/14634980802301638
  • Eiler, J.H., Peterson, J.T., Evans, A.N., and C.B. Schreck. A tough trip home: Factors affecting the spawning migration of wild Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha returning to a large, free-flowing river basin. PLoS ONE. Accepted with minor revisions.
  • Arnold, L. M., W. D. Smith, P. D. Spencer, A N. Evans, S. A. Heppell, and S. S. Heppell.. In press. The role of maternal age and context-dependent maternal effects in the offspring provisioning of a long-lived marine teleost. Royal Society Open Science.
  • Ladago, B.J., Marsden, J.E., and A. N. Evans. 2016. Early feeding by lake trout fry. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 145:1-6. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2015.1073622
  • Eiler, J.H., Evans, A.N., and C.B. Schreck. 2015. Migratory patterns of Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha returning to a large, free-flowing river basin. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0123127. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123127
  • Riley, S.C., Rinchard, J., Honeyfield, D. C., Evans, A.N., and L. Begnoche. 2011. Increasing thiamine concentrations in lake trout eggs from lakes Huron and Michigan coincide with low alewife abundance. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31: 1052-1064. DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2011.641066
  • Albins, M, Evans, A., Ismail, G., Neilson, B., Pusack, T., Schemmel, E., Smith, W., Stoike, S., Li, H.W., and D.L.G. Noakes. 2011. Can humans coexist with fishes? A review of Gene S. Helfman. 2007. Fish conservation: A guide to understanding and restoring global aquatic biodiversity and fishery resources. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Published Online First: 6 September 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-011-9866-3