Meet Dr. Dan Roelke

This series highlights speakers coming to the Pond Boss VII Conference & Expo. Speakers will present on a variety of topics, from aeration to wildlife management, as it relates to pond management and growing bigger fish. Learn more about the Pond Boss Conference here.

Why is it that so many microscopic organisms can be found in a single drop of water? And how is it that these minute species can shape entire ecosystems? How might our knowledge of ecological principals governing these microbes be used to protect our living natural resources? Dr. Daniel Roelke, a Professor in the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department at Texas A&M University, has been studying these questions for 19 years. His research spans 5 continents and extends from tropical to polar latitudes. Environments on which he has focused range from small impoundments, like ponds and shallow lakes, to coastal oceans. A part of his research program focuses on the incidence of harmful algal blooms, specifically those that cause extensive fish kills, and management strategies aimed at circumventing such blooms. He is a long-standing member of the Association of Limnology and Oceanography, and also of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation.

Listen to Dr. Roelke during the following session:

The Underwater Salad Bar: Aquatic plants - what we want, what we need and how to hedge your strategies for a healthy balance.

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