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Robert Colombo

Associate Professor

Office Hours: Thursday 2-3 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1pm

Course  Days & Time Location
 BIO 5208-001  M W F 11:00-11:50 am  LFSB 1070
 BIO 3180-001,2   R 1:00-1:50 pm   LFSB 2080

Areas of Expertise

  • Biology
  • Fresh Water Resources
  • Water Pollution


12/2007           Ph.D., Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center and Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
                        Dissertation Title: Population Demographics and the Ecological Role of the Channel Catfish (Ictaluruspunctatus) in Commercially Exploited and                                       Unexploited Reaches of the Wabash River with Implications for the Flathead Catfish (Pylodictus olivaris).
                        Major advisors: James E. Garvey, Ph.D. and Roy C. Heidinger, Ph.D.
2004                M.S., Zoology, Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center and Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
                        Thesis Title: Reproductive Demographics and Early Life History of the Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus)
                         Major advisor: James E. Garvey, Ph.D.
1998                B.S., magna cum laude, Biology1998, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York
                        Major advisor: Neal Ringler, Ph.D.

Research Interests

My research focuses on how fish populations respond to anthropogenic impacts.  Specifically, I am interested in the responses of native fishes to harvest, invasive species and habitat alterations.  Most of my research focuses on commercially or ecologically important species in lotic (flowing) water system.

Contact Information

Phone: 217-581-3011

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