Biology: Dr. Lowe
Dr. Rex L. Lowe

 

Dr. Rex L. Lowe
Ph. D., Iowa State University
   
Office:   312C Life Sciences Building
Phone:   1-419-372-8562
Email:     lowe@bgsu.edu
   
 
Research:
Aquatic community ecology of benthic algae
   
 
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Research Interests:

Algal ecology and biodiversity. We are currently conducting research on algal biodiversity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and on the South Island of New Zealand. More ecologically oriented research focuses on the implications of exotic species invasions in aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes watershed.

Selected Publications:

Furey, P.C., Lowe, R.L. & Johansen, J.R. 2011. Eunotia Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Bibliotheca diatomologica, Bd. 56. Stuttgart, Germany : J. Cramer 133pp.

Lowe, R. L. 2011 The importance of scale in understanding the natural history of diatom communities. In The Diatom World, Seckbach, J. and Kociolek, J. P, eds. Springer, NY, NY. pp 293-311.

Lowe, R. L. & A. R. Sherwood 2010. Three new species of Cosmioneis (Bacillariophyceae) from Hawaii. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia.

Kociolek, J. P., Graeff, C. L. and Lowe, R. L. 2010. A new freshwater Gyrosigma (Bacillariophyceae) species from Hawaii. Polish Botanical Journal 55:65-71.

Lowe, R. L., Sherwood, A. R. & Ress, J. R. 2009. Freshwater species of Achnanthes Bory from Hawaii. Diatom Research 24:327-340.

Knapp, J. M. and Lowe, R. L. 2009. Spatial distribution of epiphytic diatoms on lotic bryophytes. Southeastern Naturalist 8:305-316.

Power, M., Lowe, R., Furey, P., Welter, J., Limm, M., Finlay, J., Bode, C., Chang, S., Goodrich, M., and Sculley, J. 2009. Algal mats and insect emergence in rivers under Mediterranean climates: Towards photogrammetric surveillance. Freshwat. Biol. , 54:2101-2115.

Kociolek, J.P., Lowe, R.L. & Stoermer, E.F. 2009. Algae of Northern Michigan and the Douglas Lake Region. In The Changing Environment of Northern Michigan. Nadelhoffer, K., Hogg, A. and Hazlett, B. eds. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, USA pp 85-92.

Lowe, R., Pillsbury, R. and Schrank, A. 2009. Aquatic ecosystems of northern Michigan. In The Changing Environment of Northern Michigan. Nadelhoffer, K., Hogg, A. and Hazlett, B. eds. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, USA pp 50-60.

Thomas, E.W., J.P. Kociolek, J.P., Lowe, R.L. and Johansen, J.R. 2009. Taxonomy, ultrastructure and distribution of gomphonemoid diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S.A.). Nova Hedwigia , Beiheft 135:201-237.

Pavlov, A., Nakov, T., Levkov, Z., Furey, P., Lowe, R., and Ector, L. 2009. Luticola grupcei (Bacillariophyceae)- A new freshwater diatom from Mountain Baba, Macedonai and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Nova Hedwigia 89:147-164.

Furey, P.C., Lowe, R.L. & Johansen, J.R. 2009. Teratology in Eunotia taxa in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and description of Eunotia macroglossa sp. nov. Diatom Research 24:273-290.

Fučiková, K., Hall, J. D., Johansen, J. R. and Lowe, R. L. 2008. Desmid Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Bibliotheca Phycologica 113:1-59.

Johansen, J. R., Kociolek, J. P., Lowe, R. L. 2008. Spicaticribra kingstonii, gen. nov. et sp. nov. (Thalassiosirales, Bacillariophyta) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Diatom Research 23(2):367-375.

Johansen, J.R., Olsen, C. E., Lowe, R.L., Fučiková, K & Casamatta, D. A. 2008. Lyptolyngbya species from selected seep walls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Algological Studies 126:21-36.