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LYLE SHANNON, Instructor>
lyle shannon

B.S., 1979, Cornell University, Food Science
M.S., 1973, Michigan State University, Microbiology
M.S., 1977, University of Minnesota, Zoology

Office: 329 LSci
Phone: 726-7276

Research Interest

Aquatic ecology with an emphasis on zooplankton communities.

Recent Publications

  • Branstrator, D.K., M.E. Brown, L.J. Shannon, M. Thabes, and K. Heimgartner. 2006. Range expansion of Bythotrephes longimanus in North America: evaluating habitat characteristics in the spread of an exotic zooplankter. Biological Invasions 8: 1367-1379.
  • Niemi, G.J., A.E. Hershey, L.J. Shannon, J. M. Hanowski, A. Lima, R.P. Axler, and R.R. Regal. 1999. Ecological Effects of Mosquito Control on Zooplankton, Insects, and Birds. Env. Tox. Chem. 18:3 pp. 549 - 559
  • Hershey, A.E., L.J. Shannon, G. Niemi, A. Lima, and R. Regal 1999 Effects of drought on the invertebrate populations of Minnesota wetlands, In: Invertebrates in Freshwater wetlands of North America: Ecology and Management, D. Batzer and R.B Rader Eds. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., Inc. pp. 515 -541
  • Hershey, A.E., L.J. Shannon, R.A. Axler, C. Ernst, and P. Mickelson 1995 Effects of methoprene and Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis) on non-target insects. Hydrobiologia. pp. 125-137.
  • Shannon, L.J. and R.L. Anderson. 1991. Use of the mixed flask culture microcosm protocol to estimate the survival and effects of microorganisms added to freshwater ecosystems. In Microbial Ecology, Principles, Methods, and Applications. M. Levin, R.J. Seidler, and M. Rogul, Eds. McGraw Hill, NY. pp. 625-641.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1012 General Biology II
  • BIOL 2769 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 3701 Animal Diversity
  • BIOL 3990 Aquatic Food Webs

Recent UROP and Undergraduate Research Projects

Brian Hadfield. 2008. Diel patterns of calling among spring anurans in Hartley Nature area

Michael Caroll. 2008 Effects of pond type on development of wood frogs Rana sylvatica

Joe Dittrich. 2007. Effects of Riparian Vegetation Removal on Aquatic Invertebrates within Amity Creek, Duluth, MN

Erikka Edblad. 2007 Effects of Riparian Vegetation Removal on Periphyton Communities within Amity Creek, Duluth, MN

Megan Perry. 2007. Streams as vectors for the dispersal of the spiny water flea Bythotrephes longimanus

Nicole Barg. 2005. Effects of Habitat Type on Distribution and Abundance of Amphibians in Vernal Pools

Brittany Rowland. 2005. Effects of Habitat Type of Planktonic Invertebrate Communities in Vernal Ponds.

Rachell MaKarrall. 2000. Long Term and Seasonal Effects of a Non-Native Predatory Cladoceran (Bythotrephes cedarstroemi) on an Inland Lake Zooplankton Community

Angela Merritt. 1998 Distribution of Bythotrephes longimanus in Island Lake, MN


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