William E. Mausbach, Ph.D. student.
Major advisor: Andy Dzialowski.
Branchiopod and zooplankton ecology, metacommunity dynamics, extreme aquatic systems.
B.S. 2012, Wayne State College.
My interests focus on how dispersal, environmental factors, and species interactions drive community structure in aquatic systems. I am currently using branchiopod communities in the Nebraska Sandhills as a model system to test how gradients in environmental heterogeneity influence both community structure and regional species richness. Other interests include the relationship between hatching cues and survival in heterogeneous environments and the influence of egg banks on community composition under different environmental conditions.
Mausbach WE and B Hayford. (2012). New Record and Distribution in Nebraska for a Common Fairy Shrimp. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 85 (1): 59-61.
Mausbach WE and AR Dzialowski. (2017). Environmental and ecological characteristics of freshwater and saline temporary pools along a longitudinal climate gradient in the Nebraska Sandhills, Nebraska, U.S.A. Inland Waters, 7: 372-382.