Freya Rowland

Past Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Yale University
New Haven, CT

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Dr. Freya Rowland is an aquatic ecologist and postdoctoral fellow at Yale University, where she studies the ecology and evolution of pond-breeding amphibians. Dr. Rowland was also a postdoctoral research fellow here at CIGLR from 2018 to 2019, during which time she worked with Craig Stow of NOAA GLERL and Tom Johengen of the University of Michigan, studying harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. She has also recently published on neonicotinoid pesticides and their effects on non-target wildlife, such as amphibian and fish.

  • Ph.D. in Ecology, University of Missouri-Columbia (2018)
  • M.S. in Aquatic Ecology, Miami University (2010)
  • B.S. in Biology, German, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007)
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
  • Food Webs and trophic dynamics
  • Great Lakes Limnology
  • Harmful algal blooms
  • Pond-breeding amphibians
  • Ecological stoichiometry
Recent Publications: 

Rowland, F.E., C.A. Stow, T.H. Johengen, A.M. Burtner, D. Palladino, D.C. Gossiaux, T.W. Davis, L.T. Johnson and S.A. Ruberg. 2019. Recent patterns in Lake Erie phosphorus concentrations in response to changing loads. Environmental Science & Technology. (DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b05326). [Altmetric Score]

Holtswarth, J.N., F.E. Rowland, H.J. Puglis, M.L. Hladik and L.B. Webb. 2019. Effects of the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin on southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) tadpole behavior. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. (DOI:10.1007/s00128-019-02703-0). [Altmetric Score]

Rowland, F.E., R.L. North, P. McEachern, D.V. Obrecht, T.B. Gurung, S.B. Jones and J.R. Jones. 2019. Phytoplankton Nutrient deficiencies vary with season in sub-tropical lakes of Nepal. Hydrobiologia. (DOI:10.1007/s10750-019-3897-8). [Altmetric Score]

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Recent Presentations:

Rowland, F.E., C.A. Stow, T.H. Johengen. Jun 2019. Subtle changes in Lake Erie water quality 2008–2018. Oral Presentation at the International Association of Great Lakes Research Meeting, Brockport, NY.

Rowland, F.E., M.B. Rawlings*, R.D. Semlitsch. Aug 2017. Tadpoles and light availability regulate zooplankton in experimental ponds. Oral Presentation at the Ecological Society of America Conference, Portland, OR.

Rowland, F.E. Jul 2017. The ecological role of pond-breeding amphibians. Symposium Presentation at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Austin, TX.

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