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Biology Research

Lance Williams Research

My research background is in aquatic ecology. More specifically, community ecology of stream fishes, salamanders, and macroinvertebrates. Much of my research has focused on understanding how different land use practices influence the functional ecology of headwater streams in the eastern United States. Additional research projects have assessed different Best Management Practices (BMPs) and watershed restoration activities to gain a mechanistic understanding of how specific practices affect stream communities. I am also interested in how different sampling protocols and analytical methods influence results of stream bioassessments and monitoring. I also have a long-standing interest in the basic ecology and conservation of fishes and salamanders.

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Digging for Kisatchie Painted Crayfish

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