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David A. Lytle

Professor
Department of Integrative Biology

David A. Lytle

Professor
Department of Integrative Biology

Research

Our lab uses evolutionary ecology to understand how organisms and communities are shaped by disturbances such as floods, droughts, and dams. Much of our focus is on aquatic insects, but lab members also work on projects involving fish, frogs, and riparian plants. Current projects examine the evolution of species in regulated rivers, population dynamics and biodiversity estimation in desert streams, management of dammed rivers with prescribed flow regimes, and theory of interaction-neutral community models.

Teaching

Courses Taught

   • Bi445 / Ib545 – Evolution
   • Z477 / Ib577 – Aquatic Entomology
   • Z599 – Ecology & Evolution of Life Histories

College strategic research areas

Biomedical Science