Donn Branstrator, Professor


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.A., Lawrence University

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Donn is an associate professor at University of Minnesota - Duluth. He is a limnologist interested in the ecology of freshwater zooplankton. His research program seeks to understand the structure and function of freshwater food webs and how non-native species influence ecological processes. My students work primarily with crustacean zooplankton and use a variety of approaches including paleolimnology, laboratory and field experiments, stable isotopes, and field monitoring in inland lakes and the Laurentian Great Lakes. Many of our questions are motivated by finding solutions to the management of aquatic invasive species.

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