Bio Chem Building 160G
Ph.D. - Syracuse University
Dr. Zhu joined the department in 2009. He is an invited reviewer for a number of journals including Aquatic Ecology, American Naturalist, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Great Lakes Research and was a Board Director of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society from 2007 to 2010.
Dr. Bin Zhu’s research focuses on several ecological and environmental issues. First, he studies ecology and management strategies of invasive species including zebra mussels, European frogbit, Eurasian water milfoil, and fanwort. Second, he investigates anthropogenic impacts on water quality, specifically water pollution associated with excessive nitrogen and phosphorus, chemical waste, and heavy metals. Additionally, Dr. Zhu is interested in studying diversity and distribution of aquatic macrophytes and interspecific interactions in aquatic plant communities.
Zhu, B., M.E. Eppers, and L.G. Rudstam. 2008. Predicting Invasion of European frogbit in the Finger Lakes of New York. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 46: 186-189.
Zhu, B., C.M. Mayer, L.G. Rudstam, E.L. Mills, and M.E. Ritchie. 2008. A comparison of irradiance and phosphorus effects on the growth of three submerged macrophytes. Aquatic Botany 88: 358-362.
Zhu, B., C.M. Mayer, S.A. Heckathorn, and L.G. Rudstam. 2007. Can dreissenid attachment and biodeposition affect submerged macrophyte growth? Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 45: 71-76.
Zhu, B., D.G. Fitzgerald, S.B. Hoskins, L.G. Rudstam, C.M. Mayer, and E.L. Mills. 2007. Quantification of historical changes of submerged aquatic vegetation cover in two bays of Lake Ontario with three complementary methods. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33: 122-135.
Zhu, B., D.G. Fitzgerald, C.M. Mayer, L.G. Rudstam, and E.L. Mills. 2006. Alteration of ecosystem function by zebra mussels in Oneida Lake, NY: impacts on submerged macrophytes. Ecosystems 9: 1017-1028.
Fitzgerald, D.G., B. Zhu, S. Hoskins, D. Haddad, K. Green, L. Rudstam, and E. Mills. 2006. Quantifying fish habitat in freshwater ecosystems with aerial photograph interpretation. Fisheries 31(2): 9-21.