Jeffrey Miner

Dr. Jeffrey G. Miner

Office:    336 Life Sciences Building
Phone:   1-419-372-8330

Research: Fisheries, aquatic ecology, community ecology, restoration, wetlands


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Research Interests

I focus my research at the interface of population-community-ecosystem ecology. In particular, my lab focuses on the effects of abiotic variables and perturbations from invasive species on aquatic community structure. Therefore, we conduct experiments on the effects of environmental variables and heterogeneity on predator-prey and competitive interactions, using primarily fish, zooplankton, and macroinvertebrates as our model organisms. This work focuses on the concept that biotic interactions are critical forces regulating abundance and distribution of species, and environmental conditions mediate the intensity of these interactions. Thus, we are interested in how spatial and temporal variation in resources mediates biotic regulatory mechanisms. Given human-dominated impacts to aquatic ecosystems, much of my research has focused on studying the effects of invasive species, and understanding how remediation/management can help restore ecosystem functioning. I currently teach limnology, foundations biology, and hold seminar/field experiences opportunities for students to get 'hands-on' experiences in aquatic ecology.

Selected Publications:

McKenna, J. R., A. Bowen, J.R. Farver, J.M. Long, J.G. Miner, N.D. Stott, and P.M. Kočovský . 2023. Assessing potential spawning locations of Silver Chub in Lake Erie. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Stott, N.D., J.G. Miner. 2022. Environmental cues of spawning migration into a confined wetland by Northern Pike and Common Carp in Lake Erie: identifying fine‐scale patterns. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Shane, K. D., M. Oubre, T. D. Crail, J. G. Miner, C. M. Mayer, T. E. Sasak, R. L. DeBruyne, J. J. Miller, E. F. Roseman, and W. D. Hintz. 2021.. Towards improving an Area of Concern: Main-channel habitat rehabilitation priorities for the Maumee River. Journal of Great Lakes Research

Stott, N.D., Faust, M.D., Vandergoot, C.S., J.G. Miner. 2021. Acoustic telemetry detection probability and location accuracy in a freshwater wetland embayment. Animal Biotelemetry 9,

Whitledge, G.W., D.C. Chapman, J.R. Farver, S.J. Herbst, N.E. Mandrak, J.G. Miner, K.L. Pangle, P.M. Kocovsky. 2020. Identifying sources and year classes contributing to invasive grass carp in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research

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