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Dr. Scott McNaught 

Dr. McNaught

About Dr. Scott McNaught

Job Title: Professor of Biology

Dr. McNaught is a limnologist and aquatic ecologist. His research interests include food-web interactions -- particularly those involving zooplankton and planktivorous fish -- and nutrient export in watersheds.

Dr. McNaught's research includes manipulative experiments (laboratory, in situ mesocosm, and whole-lake) and descriptive studies (comparative, regional, spatially-referenced). At CMU, Dr. McNaught conducted a 6-year study examining the causes of poor larval perch recruitment in Lake Michigan.

In Dr. McNaught's laboratory, students have investigated the growth of Daphnia feeding upon toxic blue-green algae and the morphological and behavioral response of zooplankton to predatory invertebrates and larval fish.

As Director of the Michigan Water Research Center at Central Michigan University, Dr. McNaught has overseen several comprehensive studies of nutrient input to lakes and streams in Michigan. Each funded study has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable laboratory and field experience.

Contact Dr. McNaught at, or visit his office in Brooks 153.

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