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About Paula Furey, PhD

I am a freshwater ecologist, with expertise and interests that span phycology (algae), invertebrate biology, taxonomy, biodiversity, and conservation biology. My research centers on the ecology of aquatic ecosystems (lakes, rivers, streams, wetwalls), especially benthic (bottom) communities and algal assemblages. I focus my research on trying to understand what shapes and controls the structure and function of biotic communities and ecosystems, and on using ecology to find better ways to monitor, protect and predict changes in aquatic ecosystems. Visit my lab website: http://drpcfurey.com/

Positions

Present Associate Professor, St. Catherine University Biology Department
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Grants

2019 - 2020 Algae in a warming and nutrient rich world: How temperature and nutrients interact to change species-assemblage structure and function.
St. Catherine University
APDC
Role: PI
$7,500
2019 - 2020 Invasion of Lionfish on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao Impacts Reef Ecology
3M
3M STEM
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Student Research Collaborator - T. Trettor
$5,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Mendel Hall – Renovation Advisory Committee, Department of Biology
2019 - Present Editorial Review Board, Diatoms of North America
2018 - Present Member, Environmental Studies Major Development
2018 - Present Member; Secretary, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2015 - Present Admission Representative, Biology Department
2012 - Present Surface-Associated Microbiota Literature Review section leader, Water Environment Research
2017 - 2020 APDC Committee, Department of Biology
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Courses

  • Environmental Biology
  • Algal Blooms and Biological Indicators
  • Conservation Biology
  • Algal Ecology
  • Foundations of Biology 3
  • Foundations of Biology 1

Education

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2008 Ph.D., Biology, Bowling Green State University
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2003 Masters of Science, Biology, University of Victoria
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1997 BS. Biology, & Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-8653

Email:



Publications (26)