Adam Sealock

Adam Sealockseal0028@umn.edu

University of Minnesota
219 Hodson Hall
1980 Folwell Ave. 
St. Paul, MN 55108

Education

B.S. Zoology, Washington State University

M.S. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota
Advisor: Dr. Leonard C. Ferrington, Jr.

Research Interests

I’m interested in the management and conservation of water resources. Water resources management requires many stake holders and an interdisciplinary approach. I’m specifically interested in using macroinvertebrates as tools for water resources management. Macroinvertebrates can be used with chemical and physical parameters to evaluate the “health” of aquatic systems. The conservation of water resources is also very important. I’m interested in the implementation of practices that reduce the water demand of domestic and commercial water consumers. Examples of such practices include the implementation of low-flow water appliances, water reuse, and water recycling.

Projects

Effects of Ditching on Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in Hardwood Creek, Minnesota (MS Thesis)

Macroinvertebrate Communities in Depressional Wetlands of Minnesota (Research Assistantship)

Publications

Sealock, A.W. and L.C. Ferrington. 2006. Non-conforminity of chironomidae generic richness to the intermediate disturbance hypothesis in a ditched minnesota stream. (Abstract). Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society (In-press).

Sealock, A.W., and L.C. Ferrington Jr. (Submitted). Sampling efficiency of Chironomidae (Diptera) across disturbance gradients. Proceedings of the XVI International Chironomid Symposium to be published in the journal Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal.

Sealock, A.W., and L.C. Ferrington Jr. 2006. Non-conformity of Chironomidae generic richness to the intermediate disturbance hypothesis in a ditched Minnesota stream. (Poster Abstract). Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society 23 (1): 326-27.

Ferrington, L.C. Jr., and A.W. Sealock. 2005. Relationship of benthic macroinverbetrate biodiversity to recent and past ditching practices in Hardwood Creek near Hugo, Minnesota. Interim Report.

Serieyssol, C.A., R.W. Bouchard Jr., A.W. Sealock, M.M. Rufer, J. Chirhart, J. Genet, and L.C. Ferrington Jr. 2005. Bottle traps and dipnetting: Evaluation of two sampling techniques for assessing macroinvertebrate biodiversity in depressional wetlands. (Poster Abstract). Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society 22 (1): 327.

Sealock, A., and G. McMichael. 2004. Evaluating post PIT tagging survival and tag retention in juvenile fall Chinook salmon. (Abstract). Journal of Undergraduate Research 4: 144.

Sealock, A., and G. McMichael. 2003. Comparing the migration rates of subyearling fall Chinook salmon in the Columbia River during high and low-flow years. (Abstract). Journal of Undergraduate Research 3: 76.

Presentations

Posters

Bottle traps and dipnetting: Evaluation of two sampling techniques for assessing macroinvertebrate biodiversity in depressional wetlands. Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society in New Orleans, LA. June 2005.

Non-conformity of Chironomidae generic richness to the intermediate disturbance hypothesis in a ditched Minnesota stream. Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society in Anchorage, AK. June 2006.

Oral

A comparison of two methods for sampling Chironomidae in a disturbed stream.
XVI International Chironomid Symposium in Funchal, Portugal. July 2006.