Aquatic Ecosystems Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno

The Aquatic Ecosystems Analysis laboratory conducts limnological studies related to the restoration or conservation of aquatic ecosystems. We recognize that science is critical in developing long-term and sustainable public policy. We work closely with local, state, federal, tribal, and non-profit organizations to assist them in creating management strategies for their projects. These projects include the recovery of native species, management of invasive species, understanding the impacts of land use change (mining, urbanization, etc) and eutrophication on aquatic ecosystem health. We also assist in the development of natural resource management and conservation plans for the largest, freshwater fishes of the world.

Aquatic Ecosystems Analysis Lab - About Us

Our Projects

We are committed to working on projects that assist agencies & nongovernmental organizations in conserving and restoring aquatic ecosystems or improving basic knowledge in the field of limnology. Many of our projects focus on local, regional, or international issues.

Find out more about the Aquatic Ecosystems Lab's projects.

The Aquatic Ecosystems Laboratory is located on the main campus of the University of Nevada-Reno in the Department of Biology. Come talk to us about limnology or whatever aquatic is on your mind!

In AEAL Aquatic News:

Declines in Lake Tahoe nearshore clarity, native invertebrates and fish species are drawing attention.

  • Scientists grapple with decline in clarity and species around Tahoe's near shore
  • Tahoe's tiny critters fast disappearing
  • Researchers study environmental changes in Lake Tahoe
  • Scientists warn of disappearance of native species in Tahoe

A strong possibility to conserve Lake Atitlan and make it beautiful again

Dr. Zeb Hogan featured on Fox News with season 5 of Monster Fish

Tropical algae-eating aquarium fish found in Lake Tahoe highlights the continued threat of aquarium dumping and the importance of citizen monitoring

The Secret Life of Steams. A new children's book about instream macroinvertebrates

Dr. Zeb Hogan applauds Guyana's diversity of fish

Town of Truckee passed mandatory boat inspection ordinance for Donner Lake

AEAL intern Brittany Beebe earns EPA undergrad research fellowship

Nonnative warmwater fish research received national coverage

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