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Al Groeger, Ph.D.

 Department of Biology

  

Alan Groeger
Alan Groeger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
 
Phone: 512-245-3815
Fax: 512-245-7919
E-mail: ag11@txstate.edu

Aquatic Station
262 Freeman Building
Southwest Texas State University
San Marcos, TX 78666



Research Interests

Reservoir limnology

Physiological ecology, algae

Watershed biogeochemistry

 


Courses Taught 

BIO 1310: Principles of Biology

BIO 1430: Functional Biology

BIO 4470/5470: Limnology - Syllabus

BIO 7471: Resevoir Ecology - Syllabus

Other Sites of Interest: Aquatic Biology Program

 


Publications 

Groeger, A. W. and T. E. Tietjen. 1998. Hydrological and thermal regime in a subtropical reservoir. International Review of Hydrobiology Special Issue 83: 83-92.

Groeger, A.W., P.F. Brown, T.E. Tietjen, and T.C. Kelsey. 1997. Water quality of the San Marcos River. Texas Journal of Science 49: 279-294.

Groeger, A. W. and T. A. Ground. 1994. Salinity and ionic composition of Texas reservoirs. Archiv für Hydrobiologie Beihefte Ergebnisse der Limnologie. 40: 27-33.

Ground, T. A. and A. W. Groeger. 1994. Chemical classification and trophic characteristics of Texas reservoirs. Lake and Reservoir Management. 10: 189-201.

Groeger, A. W. and J. J. Gustafson. 1994. Chemical composition and variability of the waters of the Edwards Plateau, central Texas, p. 39-46. IN J. A. Stanford and H. M. Valett [eds.], Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Ground Water Ecology, American Water Resources Association, Herndon, VA.

Groeger, A. W. and T. E. Tietjen. 1993. Physiological responses of nutrient-limited phytoplankton to nutrient addition. Verhandlungen der Internationale Vereinigung für Limnologie. 25: 370-372.

Groeger, A. W., M. D. Schram, and G. R. Marzolf. 1991. Influence of food quality on growth and reproduction in Daphnia. Freshwater Biology. 26: 11-19.

Marzolf, G. R., G. Cantrell, A. W. Groeger, K. Johnston, G. T. Rice and M. D. S chram. 1991. Spatial variability in 14C estimates of phytoplankton productivity in Kentucky Lake, an impoundment of the Tennessee River, U.S.A.Verhandlungen der Internationale Vereinigung für Limnologie. 24: 1300-1303.

Groeger, A. W. and B. L. Kimmel. 1989. Relationship between photosynthetic and respiratory carbon metabolism in freshwater phytoplankton. Hydrobiologia. 173: 107-117.

Groeger, A. W., M. B. Bonoff, J. R. Baker, and E. P. Meier. 1989. Comparison of chemical analysis of boat and helicopter-collected water samples. Hydrobiologia. 182: 161-163.

Groeger, A. W. and B. L. Kimmel. 1988. Phytoplankton photosynthetic carbon metabolism in a nitrogen-limited reservoir. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 45: 720-730.

Groeger, A. W. and J. S. Fletcher. 1988. The influence of increasing chlorine content on the accumulation and metabolism of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by Paul's Scarlet Rose cells. Plant Cell Reports 7: 329-332.

Fletcher, J. S., A. W. Groeger, and J. C. McFarlane. 1987. Metabolism of 2-chlorobiphenyl by suspension cultures of Paul's Scarlet Rose. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 39: 960-965.

Fletcher, J. S., A. W. Groeger, J. McGrady, and J. C. McFarlane. 1987. Polychlorobiphenyl (PCB) metabolism by plant cells. Biotechnology Letters. 9: 817-820.

Kimmel, B. L. and A. W. Groeger. 1986. Limnological and ecological changes associated with reservoir aging, p. 103- 109. IN G. E. Hall [ed.], Reservoir Fisheries Management: Strategies for the 80's, American Fisheries Society, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, 327 pp.

Groeger, A. W. and B. L. Kimmel. 1984. Organic matter supply and processing in lakes and reservoirs, p. 282-285. IN Lake and reservoir management. Proc. North American Lake Management Society Symposium. EPA 440/5/84-001. U.S.E.P.A., Washington D.C., 604 pp.

Kimmel, B. L. and A. W. Groeger. 1984. Factors controlling primary production in lakes and reservoirs, p. 277-281. IN Lake and reservoir management. Proc. North American Lake Management Society Symposium. EPA 440/5/84-001. U.S.E.P.A., Washington D.C., 604 pp.

 

 


Theses Directed 

  • Ted A. Ground. 1992. Relationships of watershed climate and geochemical processes to trophic characteristics in Texas reservoirs. Southwest Texas State University Thesis, 56 pp.
  • Patrick F. Brown. 1996. Influences of flow and basin morphemetry on nutrient dynamics in a series of Texas reservoirs. Southwest Texas State University Thesis, 65 pp.
  • Todd E. Tietjen. 1996. Influence of advection on the ecosystem structure of Canyon Lake reservoir. Southwest Texas State University Thesis, 87 pp.
  • John Senter, Non-thesis, 1997.
  • Elizabeth Davis. 1997. Use of a short-term bioassay method to determine nutrient limitation of periphyton growth in the Colorado River, Texas. Southwest Texas State University Thesis, 25 pp.
  • Erica B. Schlickeisen, 1997. A comparison of decomposition processes and microbial dynamics between an aquatic macrophyte (Sagittaria platyphylla) and a terrestrial leaf (Populus deltoides) in a thermally constant, spring-fed stream. Southwest Texas State University Thesis, 31 pp. (co-advised with Arsuffi).
  • Bryan P. Cook, 1998. Seasonal and longitudinal variation in nitrate and chlorophyll a in a central Texas reservoir. Southwest Texas State University Thesis, 70 pp.
  • Toni Pennington. 1999. Identifying sediment nutrients that further characterize the habitat associated with the endangered Texas wildrice (Zizania texana Hitch.). Southwest Texas State University Thesis, 44 pp.

 

 


Students & Postdocs

Students:

Current M.S. Students (all should graduate 2000 or 2001)
  • David Bass
  • Bruce Kelley
  • Tom Alleman
  • Connie Johnson
  • Joe Martin