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Jeffrey J. Kovatch, Ph.D.

Associate 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










2016 Kovatch Lab News



·     April 2016 – Emma Kist (MS candidate) will defend her thesis “Comparative analysis of the metabolism and energetics of daters (Percidae)”

·     April 2016 – Emma Kist (MS candidate) will give an oral presentation on work related to her thesis at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Sciences at Marshall University.

·     March 2016 – Emily Wallace (undergraduate Biology major) joined the lab. Welcome Emily.

·     March 2016 – Tuesday Simmons (BS 2015) now a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her work on marine microbial ecology.  This is quite an honor. Congratulations!

·     February 2016 – Submitted an NSF Track II grant with colleagues from Marshall, U. of Kentucky, and Murray State U. for Sensing and Educating the Nexus to Sustain Ecosystems (SENSE) in the Ohio River valley.

·     January 2016 – Dr. Kovatch has started to convert to the R Statistical Package after 15 solid years of being a SAS person. The learning curve is steep and Dr. Kovatch is still not 100% sold on R.  He is teaching R in his Biostatistics course this semester.





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