Oklahoma State University

Dzialowski Lab at Oklahoma State University


Research in our lab explores how biotic interactions, resource availability, and disturbance influence the structure and function of aquatic communities and ecosystems.


We combine laboratory, observational, and experimental studies to address several major themes:

  • Ecology of invasive species
  • Zooplankton community structure
  • Ecology and management of cyanobacterial blooms
  • Applied water quality and reservoir management
  • Wetland ecology and management 



We currently have a PhD Fellowship available in our lab beginning in May 2014 - click on the Opportunities tab for more information. 




Lab News and Updates



  • Andy, Bill, and Jason presented at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Portland, OR (May)
  • Our paper on zooplankton assembly and mesocosms from Poland was accepted for publicaiton in the Journal of Limnology (May)
  • Bill presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalist meeting in Stillwater, OK (April)
  • Andy and Jason presented at the Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds Association meeting about our wetlands research (April)
  • Andy gave an invited presentation at the Kansas Rural Water Association meeting in Wichita, KS on zebra mussels (March)
  • Bill presented at the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology meeting in Austin, TX (January)
  • Our paper with Nate Gosch (USACE) as the lead author on floodplain inundation of the Missouri River was published in Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (link) (January)