New paper just out – Congratulations Matt!

The first chapter of Matt Wersebe’s dissertation has appeared (early view) in Limnology & Oceanography Letters.  It is part of a special issue on the Salinization of Freshwater Systems.  Here is a   Link to the paper.  Congratulations again Matt!

Welcome to all the new members of the Weider Lab!


Weider Lab Fall 2021: Clockwise from bottom left: Asa Candler, Zac Arnold, Araba Twumasi-Mensah, Larry Weider, Matt Wersebe, Alisha Hemani, Angela Jarjoura


Weider Lab Fall 2021 – still masked outside Sutton Hall: L-R: Matt Wersebe, Larry Weider, Alisha Hemani, Asa Candler, Angela Jarjoura, Zac Arnold, Araba Twumasi-Mensah

Winfried Lampert – International Visionary for the Aquatic Sciences

We are pleased to share with folks a tribute to Herrn. Prof. Dr. Winfried Lampert, who passed away on the 6th March 2021.  Here is a Link to a tribute article that will appear in the August 2021 issue of Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin.  On behalf of my co-authors, we greatly appreciate all the input/fond memories that folks contributed to help us piece together this tribute.

Herrn Prof. Dr. Winfried Lampert (1941-2021)
Photo taken at his retirement symposium
October 2006, Ploen, Germany (Photo courtesy of N. Zehrbach.)


Farewell to Rachel and Brian!

Farewell to Rachel Harnett and Brian, as they head east to Maryland to take up a new position at Mount St. Mary’s University (Emmetsburg, MD).  We wish them great success!  (Photo taken in Stillwater, OK – L-R; Larry Weider, Rachel, Puni Jeyasingh.)

More good news… Congratulations Matt!

Just wanted to let folks know that Matt Wersebe was recently awarded research grants from the OU Graduate Student Senate (GSS) for fall 2020 and spring 2021.  Also, today he received good news that he has been awarded a Hill Fund Grant from the OU Department of Biology.  Well done, Matt!

Congratulations Dr. Kiehnau!!

We want to share the wonderful news that Emily Kiehnau has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on this past Monday (26th April), which included giving an excellent public (ZOOM) presentation of her dissertation research (RESPONSE OF NATIVE PREY SPECIES TO AN EXOTIC INVASIVE PREDATOR: ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF INDUCIBLE DEFENSES).  Congratulations Dr. Kiehnau!