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Thomas Bott, Ph.D.

200 232 Stroud Water Research Center

Research Scientist Emeritus

Adjunct Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Contact

tlbott@stroudcenter.org
tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 224
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Education

  • Ph.D. Bacteriology/Zoology (Limnology), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • M.S. Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • B.S. Biology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

Interests and Expertise

Microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems, particularly streams and rivers, with focus on primary productivity and energy flow, microbes in food webs and trophic interactions, nutrient cycling, population dynamics and ecology of introduced bacteria, effects of perturbations on function.

Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist Emeritus, Stroud Water Research Center, 2011-present.
  • Vice President, Stroud Water Research Center, 1999-2011.
  • Senior Research Scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1999-2008.
  • Curator, Stroud Water Research Center, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1986-1998.
  • Associate Curator, Stroud Water Research Center, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1978-1986.
  • Assistant Curator, Stroud Water Research Center, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 1981-1992; Adjunct Assistant Professor.
  • Research Fellow, Microbial Ecology; Department of Microbiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.