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Brown on “Out of Bounds”

Assistant Professor of Biology Meghan Brown will be featured on the “Out of Bounds” Radio Show, hosted by Tish Pearlman. The interview will be broadcast on WEOS-FM (90.3 and 89.7 in the Geneva region) on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. A live stream of the interview will be available on

Brown studies zooplankton in the fresh waters of the Finger Lakes and the Great Lakes, examining how these microscopic species are influenced by, and influence, biotic and abiotic processes. Using field observations, laboratory experiments, and mathematical models to test hypotheses, her research has centered on how microscopic species interact with their environment and how new species added to the mix have changed the functioning of lakes-namely the fishhook and spiny water fleas, which are among the non-native species that are now established in North American lakes. Her work has added to the growing body of evidence that non-native species have a substantial impact on our lakes.

Joining the biology department in August 2006, Brown holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Biological Invasions, Journal of Great Lakes Research, Freshwater Biology and Health Education & Behavior. She is a member of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and National Association of Science Teachers.

 The interview will also be aired on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 11:30 a.m. on WSKG-FM (89.3 Binghamton, 90.9 Ithaca 91.7 Cooperstown/Oneonta, 91.1 Corning/Elmira, 88.7 Hornell/Alfred), with a live stream available on