Rebecca North

Rebecca North, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Water Quality


Ph.D., 2008, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Limnology; Aquatic Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Research Summary

Research in the North group is focussed on addressing the question: What controls algal biomass of inland waters? North’s team focuses on the effects of multiple stressors on nutrient cycling, bioavailability, and primary production in Missouri water bodies with particular attention to the source and timing of nutrient loading and the response of the receiving water body. Ecosystem stressors include, but are not limited to: climate change, landscape modification (i.e., agricultural, urban, and industrial applications), eutrophication, and invasive species (i.e., zebra mussels). North’s research is conceptually driven and applies field, lab, and quantitative approaches to studying issues in watershed and lake management on a year-round basis.


Water Quality and Natural Resource Management

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Selected Publications

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