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Jeffrey J. Kovatch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
116 Science Building

B.S. University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Syracuse University

Research Interests

  • Metabolic scaling and energetics
  • Large river ecology
  • Animal physiological ecology










2014 Kovatch Lab News



  • May 2014 Many from the lab and Dr. Gary Schultz (MU Biological Sciences) will be traveling to Portland, OR for the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting.
  • May 2014 The annual Sigma Xi Research Day at Marshall University had good representation from the lab. Thad Tuggle (MS candidate gave a talk), and Tuesday Moats (E&E), Sam Cogar (Math) and Mark Castle (Bio) all gave research capstone posters. Nicely done.
  • April 2014 Josh Hamrick (lab alumnus BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Dec. 2013) took a position as Wilderness Inventory Intern at Mendocino National Forest in California.
  • April 2014 Sam Cogar (math major) accepted a summer internship at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, MD to conduct research in underwater acoustics and naval vessel silencing.
  • April 2014 Tuesday Moats (Ecology and Evolution major) received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship honorable mention.
  • April 2014 Tuesday Moats (Ecology and Evolution major) accepted a NSF Research Undergraduate Experience (REU) for the summer at Oregon State University where she will study the microbial diversity of deep sea vents.
  • March 2014 Mark Castle (Biology) put his Graphics Arts minor to good use by creating a logo for the Fourpole Creek Watershed Association. Thanks, Mark. It looks great!
  • March 2014 Published paper: Griffis-Kyle, K.L., Kovatch, J.J. and Bradatan, C. 'Water quality: a hidden danger in man-made desert catchments.' Wildlife Society Bulletin, 38: 148-151.
  • February 2014 Jeff Kovatch was elected president of the recently formed Fourpole Creek Watershed Association. Fourpole Creek is a local watershed in and around Huntington, WV, the home of Marshall University.





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