- Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - 1997
- M.S. Middlebury College - 1991
- B.S. University of Minnesota -1985
- Biol 110 Ecology & Evolution
- Biol 320 Studies in Tropical Environments (Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica)
- Biol 345 Invertebrate Zoology
- Biol 376 Aquatic Ecology
- Biol 423 Collaborative Research in Biology (Boundary Waters)
- Biol 490 Grand Canyon Immersion Experience
Research - Aquatic Community Ecology
- How species interactions and ecosystem processes are modified by flow and current in streams (Colorado & Minnesota).
- How the connectivity between stream and riparian habitats changes with elevation in montane ecosystems (Argentina).
Selected Publications (undergraduate researchers indicated by *)
Hintz W and Wellnitz T. (2013 in press). Current velocity influences the facilitation and removal of algae by stream grazers. Aqautic Ecology.
Wellnitz T and Poff NL. (2012). Current-mediated periphytic structure modifies grazer interactions and algal removal. Aquatic Ecology 46: 521-530.
Schoen J*, Merten E and Wellnitz T. (2012). Current velocity as a factor determining macroinvertebrate assemblages on wood surfaces. Journal of Freshwater Ecology doi:10.1080/02705060.2012.739578.
Ames S*, Pischke K*, Schoenfuss N*, Snobl Z*, Soine J*, Weiher E and Wellnitz T. (2012). Biogeographic patterns of lichens and trees on islands of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. BIOS 83: 145-154.
Wellnitz T, Troia M* and Ring M*. (2010). Does ambient substrate composition influence consumer diversity effects on algal removal? Hydrobiologia 652:15–22.
Merten E, Hintz W, Lightbody A and Wellnitz T. (2010). Subtle effects of macroinvertebrate grazers on periphytic accrual in a field-scale experimental stream. Hydrobiologia 652: 179-184.
Wellnitz T and Poff NL. (2006). Herbivory, current velocity and algal regrowth: how does periphyton grow when the grazers have gone? Freshwater Biology 51: 2114–2123.
Phillips Hall 345
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004