Will Jaeckle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-1063
Fax: (309) 556-3864
Will Jaeckle proudly displaying his first sailfish
(collected as a larva and held within the
pipette) taken from the western Atlantic Ocean.
The research projects completed in my laboratory are primarily focused on aspects
of the life history, development, physiology, and ecology of invertebrate animals,
with particular emphasis on their free-living developmental stage called larvae.
My primary research interests relate to asking and answering questions about how adult
and larval marine and aquatic animals acquire nutrients from their environment. At
present, we are working to assess the ability of these animals to assimilate dissolved
organic materials (DOM) from marine and fresh waters, the degree to which assimilated
DOM is distributed through their bodies, and the importance of DOM as a source of
energy and nutrition. These questions are relevant to our understanding of the biology
of animals in both freshwater and marine environments, in polar temperatures or tropical
habitats, and from surface waters to the deep-sea. Our work is varied and not restricted
to the assessment of the energetic benefits of DOM transport (see link below to view
past and current projects).
• View Will’s research student’s recent projects
• View Will's former students- Where Are They Now?
• View some of the animals we study
• View Will’s recent research trips
• View Will's publication record
• View Will's meeting presentations
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