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Roger Haro

Office hoursMondays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Murphy Learning Center or by appointment
Specialty area(s)Aquatic entomology, river ecology, mercury transport in freshwater foodwebs
Brief biographyDr. Haro specializes in studying freshwater ecosystems, the biology of benthic invertebrates and fish, and landscape ecology. His primary research examines the behavioral ecology of benthic macroinvertebrates. He is also interested in how landscape change affects the connectivity of freshwater ecosystems and the biological consequences of non-point source pollution, including mercury. Dr. Haro was part of the faculty team that redesigned Bio 105 (General Biology). He is also the director of the First Year Research Exposure (F.Y.R.E.) and the McNair Scholars Program. He has over 25 years of experience working with and developing programs for under-represented students in the STEM fields.
Current courses at UW-LBiology 203: Organismal Biology
Biology 414/514: Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology
Biology 464/564: Stream and Watershed Ecology
Biology 471: Capstone in Biology
Biology 499: Undergraduate research
Biology 799: Graduate research thesis
EducationDoctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources and Environment, September 1994, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dissertation title: The ecological significance of sexual size dimorphism in two predatory stonefly nymphs: Isogenoides frontalis and I. olivaceus. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael J. Wiley.

Master of Science in Entomology, December 1988, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Thesis title: Agricultural non-point source pollution impacts on macrobenthic fauna within the Lapwai Creek Watershed, Idaho. Thesis Chair: Dr. Merlyn A. Brusven.

Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Biology, June 1984, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Senior thesis title: Trout egg survivorship in a groundwater supplied stream-side salmonid incubation box. Senior Advisor: Dr. George Allen.
Important linksFaculty web site:

Biology - Aquatic Science Concentration web site:

UW-L River Studies Center web site:

UW-L McNair Scholars Program web site: