Rebecca North, PhD

Assistant Professor

Water Quality

Graduate Emphasis Area Coordinator - Water Resources

School of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-2832
Address 303L Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Website Limnology at the University of Missouri


Ph.D., 2008, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Limnology; Aquatic Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Research Summary

Research in the North group is focussed on addressing the question: What controls algal biomass of inland waters? North’s team focuses on the effects of multiple stressors on nutrient cycling, bioavailability, and primary production in Missouri water bodies with particular attention to the source and timing of nutrient loading and the response of the receiving water body. Ecosystem stressors include, but are not limited to: climate change, landscape modification (i.e., agricultural, urban, and industrial applications), eutrophication, and invasive species (i.e., zebra mussels). North’s research is conceptually driven and applies field, lab, and quantitative approaches to studying issues in watershed and lake management on a year-round basis.


Water Quality and Natural Resource Management
Advanced Limnology
Methods in Aquatic Ecology

Selected Publications

*Indicates mentored student co-author