Miriam Steinitz-Kannan, Regents Professor   -  email: kannan@nku.edu   SC 147 (Office) or SC 161 (Research Lab)


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                - here you can find resources for the classes I teach, and research interests
With me you will work as part of an multi-university, 
interdisciplinary team involved in one of three projects related
 to Aquatic Ecology and Paleolimnology.
My main research interests are:
(click > Research to find out more about each).
  •  Paleolimnology: using fossil diatoms and pigments from lake cores
    in the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Bolivia and mainland Ecuador 
    to reconstruct environmental and climatic histories of South 
    America and in particular histories of the El Niņo events.
  • Ecology of the Ohio River Basin: Help in the identification and 
    quantification of algae including diatoms from the Ohio River 
    and its main tributaries. The algae are used as bioindicators 
    of environmental conditions and to establish DIBIs (Diatom
    Indices of Biological Integrity) for the region. 
  • Identify and quantify algae for drinking water utilities along the
    Ohio River - this work is coordinated by the Ohio River Sanitation
    Commission (ORSANCO). The data is used to get
    early warning of potential taste and odor compounds or 
    algal toxins in drinking water.
I am also the advisor for NKU's Mu-Iota chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biology Honor Society.
Dr. Miriam Steinitz-Kannan
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Research Lab (859)572-6649

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