The University of Iowa

Mark Edlund

Instructor

Adjunct Faculty Appointments 
Biology Faculty, National University of Mongolia 
Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor (Visiting)
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms

Dr. Edlund's research interests have developed around aquatic biology and algae, especially the diatoms. Diatoms are microscopic algae characterized by their ornate cell walls made of opaline silica, or biologically produced glass. 

Edlund uses diatoms to pursue these research and teaching areas:
-Historical environmental change-paleolimnology
-Ecological change in large lakes
-Biodiversity and ecological change in ancient lakes and landscapes
-Life history strategies
-TEACHING: Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms

Phone: 
651 433 5953