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 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.
Meghan's picture
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 video made about our research.

Mini reunion of 3 Mac alums and me at the 2009 North American Benthological Society meeting,  Grand Rapids, MI.
From left to right - Jennifer Opdyke Wilhelm, Jamie March, me and Dan Allen. Dan Allen is class of ’03, Jamie March class of ’93, and Jennifer (Jo) Opdyke Wilhelm class of ’96. Jennifer is an ecologist with King Co. Water and Land Resource Division, Seattle WA; Jamie is an associate professor at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA; Dan Allen is a doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma.