Associated OSU Laboratories and Programs

Aquatic Ecology Lab

The Aquatic Ecology Lab (AEL) is a dynamic research group that seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of inland aquatic ecosystems. The AEL and the Division of Wildlife (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) have a unique partnership, allowing for a more expansive, management-driven approach to questions involving Lake Erie and inland Ohio reservoirs. AEL researchers also tackle questions in other ecosystems throughout the world, including multiple stressor effects on Lake Tanganyika cichlids and Atlantic coast salmonids, hypoxia impacts on coastal marine fishes, and the relationship between terrestrial land use and freshwater biodiversity. The core principles of the AEL are research, collaboration, and outreach; check out their website to learn more.

Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab

The Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory (SIB Lab) is an OSU facility for the analysis of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) of inorganic and organic materiasl. Analyses can be conducted for prices ranging from $15-31 depending on type of material and the extent of sample pre-processing required. There is a minimum charge of $300.

Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) encompasses the study of animals, plants, and microbes and their interactions among themselves and with their environments, and in their common ancestry.  The research conducted in EEOB attempts to ask questions about how nature works from individual genes to entire ecosystems and at time scales of minutes to millenia. As an organization we provide a home in which faculty, students, and staff can further their creative goals while contributing to the life of the University.