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Jeffrey S. Heilveil, Ph.D.
Biology Department
State University of New York, College at Oneonta

I am an aquatic ecologist who primarily focuses on population-level processes in freshwater macroinvertebrates. Many of my projects use genetic data to examine life history and response to habitat modification.

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses across a wide range of topics from scientific writing and experimental design to population genetics and entomology. I also teach field-based courses that give students a chance to immerse themselves in content and practice their field research skills.

My research projects typically involve stream insects; however, I encourage the undergraduate and graduate students I mentor to design projects that interest them and build skillsets that will help them after graduation. This has led to projects that include freshwater sponges, Caribbean crabs, fireflies, and trout, among others.