Karen Wilson is an assistant research faculty with the Department of Environmental Science and a scientist in the Aquatic Systems Research Group at USM. She is currently teaching ESP 341 Limnology and will teach ESP 303 Wetlands Ecology in the spring of 2006.
Karen has a Ph.D. in Limnology/Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied the long-term impacts of an invasive crayfish on lake communities. Since receiving her degree, Karen has taught at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto, Ontario. Karen’s current research focuses on:
- freshwater-marine linkages and anadromous alewife
- saltmarsh restoration and impacts on marsh-marine linkages
- freshwater crayfish in Maine