Welcome to the Dan Hornbach Lab Webpage
Depts. of Environmental Studies and Biology
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 55105


This Web Page belongs to Dr. Daniel J. Hornbach, Professor of Biology at Macalester College. It was primarily started in an attempt to facilitate information search and retrieval for individuals within the Macalester College Departments of Environmental Studies and Biology. Much of the content deals with our research on freshwater mussels in the St. Croix River, MN and WI. We are especially interested in mussel conservation efforts and the relationship between changing land-use patterns and the long-term health of mussel communities. We have a new project starting in 2014-15 in collaboration with the St. Anthony Falls Research Lab at the University of Minnesota. We will be examining the impact of high sediment loads on mussels in the MN River and in flumes at the lab.

We have also become involved in the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) and are examining the impact of riparian vegetation on water temperature variation in small order streams.
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Drawing by Meghan Davies - 2011


Summer2012
Alumni at NABS
Summer 2012 Research Crew

Left-to-Right: Mark Hove, Forest Schenck, Jenny Liu, Diane Rubin, Dan Hornbach

 Macalester College admissions videos made about our research.

Mini reunion of 3 Mac alums and me at the 2014 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon.
From left to right - Lindsay Powers, me, Jennifer Opdyke Wilhelm, and Dan Allen. Dan Allen is class of ’02, Lindsay Powers class of ’92, and Jennifer (Jo) Opdyke Wilhelm class of ’96. Jennifer is an ecologist with King Co. Water and Land Resource Division, Seattle WA; Lindsay is a research associate with NEON in Boulder, CO; Dan Allen is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona - Mesa, AZ.

 Macalester College admissions videos made about our research.