Bob Gillespie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology. He teaches courses in introductory biology, environmental science, ecotoxicology, and aquatic biology. He also serves as the Director of the Crooked Lake Biological Station. Bob received his Ph.D. in Zoology at The Ohio State University. After a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Ecology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, he served as a visiting professor at the Environmental Resources Center at SUNY College at Fredonia, New York. For the past 12 years he has collaborated with USDA/ARS scientists to assess the impacts of habitat alteration and aquatic contaminants on aquatic life in agricultural landscapes. Additionally, Bob is actively involved in efforts to improve water quality in the Upper Maumee River Basin. He serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative, Tri State Watershed Alliance, and is a member of the Indiana Water Monitoring Council and the Indiana Domestic Action Plan Advisory Committee.
This Program Initiatives Summary was initially presented at the Maumee River Basin Partnership of Local Governments (MRBPLG) Mayor’s Summit November 18, 2015.