Aquatic biology, ecology, biostatistics,
R, astronomy, and optical physics

aquatic biology, ecology, statistics,



The above word cloud was produced using publications and proposals. Students in my lab investigate stream ecology, community ecology, life-history, morphology, ontogeny, and conservation biology.  We are interested in stream dynamics and the relationship between aquatic organisms and environmental properties from small, local habitat scales to broad riverscape scales. Our research has spanned from gastropods to nutrients to algae to fish, with a focus on understanding functional relationships among multiple hierarchical levels (e.g., size, age, trophic position).

My personal research spans biology and physics. Students involved in my biology laboratory are not required to conduct research in physics.

For a list of publications, please visit the Publications page.

Current Research Projects

This section is for in progress research only. To see completed projects, visit the Publications link and the Presentations section of the Curriculum Vitae link.

Emission spectra of common elements and molecules

PI: E.C. Martin

Discipline: Physics

Impact of storage temperature, glucose, and microorganisms on blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in non-decomposed whole blood
PI: S. Lambert, C.T. Pascual, C. Hodges, M.M. Bailey, and E.C. Martin
Discipline: Forensic Science

Longitudinal variation in microplastic distribution in the Neosho River, KS
PI: E.C. Martin, and C. Sorell
Discipline: Aquatic science

Current Lab Members

Coming soon

Former Lab Members

Research Project
Designing, building, and testing experimental microcosm aquaria for small-bodied stream fishes.


A. Alamri and S. Alqahtani.

Master of Science, non-thesis. 2017-2018.