head shot of Dave Lytle

David A. Lytle Professor

Our lab uses evolutionary ecology to understand how organisms and communities are shaped by disturbances such as floods, droughts, and dams. Much of our focus is on aquatic insects, but lab members also work on projects involving fish, frogs, and riparian plants. Current projects examine the evolution of flood and drought escape behaviors, population dynamics and biodiversity estimation in desert streams, management of dammed rivers using prescribed flow regimes, and community modeling of river ecosystems.

BSc: University of Michigan
PhD: Cornell University
Postdoctoral studies: University of Chicago, University of Arizona






Courses Taught

Z 477, IB 577 : Aquatic Entomology
BI 445, IB 545 : Evolution