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Dr. Lusha Tronstad, Lead Invertebrate Zoologist

Dr. Lusha Tronstad

307-766-3115  | tronstad@uwyo.edu

Head of Invertebrate Zoology Program

March 2009 to Present: Responsible for developing and maintaining data on the distribution, natural history, conservation status, and habitat requirements of rare invertebrate species in Wyoming. This is accomplished through field research projects and review of existing literature and museum resources.

Education:
B.S. Ecology, Montana State University, May 2001.
M.S. Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, May 2003. Thesis: Invertebrate survival strategies in ephemeral aquatic habitats of a subtropical floodplain.
Ph.D. Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, May 2008. Dissertation: Ecosystem consequences of declining Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake and spawning streams.

Research Interests:
Aquatic ecology, entomology, ecosystem processing, nutrient cycling, and food web dynamics.


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