Professor of Biology

Limnology, Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology, Aquatic Entomology, Ichthyology

B.S., Biology, Northern Illinois University. Ph.D., Limnology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Office: LS 242
Laboratory: LS233
Phone: (719) 549-2492
FAX: (719) 549-2993

Courses.:Updated:. March 8, 2010

  • BIOL 192 Cell Biology II/Zoology
  • BIOL 202 Zoology
  • BIOL 441/541 Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 443/543 Limnology
  • BIOL 479/579 Ichthyology
  • ANS 510 Scientific Information Systems

Research Interests.:Updated:. March 8, 2010

The primary focus of my research as a participant in the Aquatic Research Center (ARC) at CSU-Pueblo is to elucidate how biotic and abiotic factors affect the biological health and ecological balance in riverine and lacustrine habitats of Colorado. During the past six years our ARC team has focused our research efforts almost entirely on the Fountain Creek Watershed from Monument and Green Mountain Falls to Pueblo, CO. Five major studies have been or will shortly be completed: E. coli concentrations and distributions, Ceriodaphnia toxicology, Hygrohypnum (bryophyte) mercury/selenium bioaccumulation, chironomid-species community structure, and resident fish/toxic metals bioaccumulation. We have also concentrated our studies on selected organic compounds in the Fountain Creek system that have potential impacts on human health, as well as on that of other vertebrates and invertebrates. Pueblo Reservoir and the Lower Arkansas River are also studied monthly for invasive species, their occurrence, and abundance.

Publications.:Updated:. March 8, 2010

Nimmo, D.R., S.J. Herrmann, J.A. Romine, K.W. Meyer, R.W. Johnson, P.H. Davies, D.L. Hansen, and S.F. Brinkman. 2006. Cadmium and zinc accumulation in aquatic bryophytes immersed in the Arkansas River, Colorado: comparison of fall versus spring. Jour. Freshwat. Ecol. 21:331-339.

Ruse, L.P., and S.J. Herrmann. 2000. Plecoptera and Trichoptera species distribution related to environmental characteristics of the metal-polluted Arkansas River, Colorado. West. No. Amer. Natur. 60:57-65.

Ruse, L.P., S.J. Herrmann, and J.E. Sublette. 2000. Chironomidae (Diptera) species distribution related to environmental characteristics of the metal-polluted Arkansas River, Colorado. West. No. Amer. Natur. 60:34-56.

Hayford, B., and S.J. Herrmann. 1998. Migration patterns of four macroinvertebrates along a thermal spring rheocrene. In: Crenobiology. B. Botosaneanu, ed. Backhuys Publ., Leiden, The Netherlands.

Cook, J.L. and S.J. Herrmann, 1997. New record of Prostoma graecense (Nemertea: Hoplonemertea) from southern Colorado, with observations on its feeding behavior and habitat. Southwest Natur. 42:162-169.

Liu, H.P., J.B. Mitton and S.J. Herrmann. 1996. Genetic differentiation in and management recommendations for the freshwater mussel, Pyganodon grandis (Say 1829). Amer. Malacol. Bull.13:117-124.

Hayford, B.L., J.E. Sublette and S.J. Herrmann, 1995. Distribution of chironomids (Diptera: Chironomidae) and ceratopogonids (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) along a Colorado thermal spring effluent. Kansas Entomol. Soc., 68: 77-92.

Herrmann, S.J. and H.L. Davis. 1991. Distribution records of Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae)in Colorado. Entomol. News. 102:(1)25-30.

Herrmann, S.J. 1990. New record and range extension for Rhyacophila wallowa (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae) from Rocky Mountain National Park. Entomol. News. 101(3):141-142.

Herrmann, S.J. 1988. New record and range extension for Ceraclea resurgens (Walker) (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) from Colorado, with notes on ecological conditions. Entomol. News. 99(5):253-259.

Herrmann, S.J., J.E. Sublette and M. Sublette. 1987. Midwinter emergence of Diamesa leona Roback in the upper Arkansas River, Colorado, with notes on other diamesines (Chironomidae: Diptera). Ent. Scand. Suppl. 29:309-322.

Herrmann, S.J. D.E. Ruiter and J.D. Unzicker. 1986. Distribution and records of Colorado Trichoptera. Southwestern Natur. 31 (4):421-457.

Other Activities.:Updated:. January 20th, 2010

Fishing, photography, backpacking, camping, woodworking, and renewable energy systems.

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