Student Research

Undergraduate Research in Biology

Biology faculty at SUNY Potsdam are pursuing a number of research projects in which undergraduate researchers participate. These include:


Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

  • Biodiversity of dragonflies and other aquatic insects

  • Conservation biology of threatened vertebrates

  • Diving ecology of air-breathing vertebrates (primarily seals)

  • Pollinator communities in the Adirondacks

  • Trophic ecology of aquatic communities


Cell & Molecular Biology

  • Cell-extracellular matrix interactions in developing tissues

  • Microscopy in cell biology (Electron, Fluorescence, AFM)

  • Population genetics of aquatic insects

  • Population studies and molecular systematics of dragonflies


Anatomy & Physiology

  • Behavioral and physiological telemetry of seals and fish

  • Bioenergetics of larval fishes

  • Diving behavior and physiology of harbor seals

  • Effects of catch-and-release angling on fish physiology and behavior

For more information on research opportunities, contact individual professors or the Biology office.