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Dr. Thomas Horvath

Building I, Room 5.28


2013-presentGeschäftsführer, Fachbereichs 7: Natural and Environmental Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau
2012-presentFull Professor, State University New York, Oneonta
2007-2011Associate Professor, State University New York, Oneonta
2001-2007Assistant Professor, State University New York, Oneonta
1999-2001Adjunct lecturer, Purdue University North Central
1999-2001Ecologist/Statistician, US Geological Survey, Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station
1997-1999Post doctorate, Max Planck Institute for Limnology’s River Station
1997Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Dispersal and ecological impact of zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas), in coupled lake-stream systems.
1992Bachelors of Science in Biology, University of Indianapolis


Peer-Reviewed Publications
16. Bischoff, P.B. and T. G. Horvath. 2011. Abundances of naked amoebae and macroflagellates in Central New York lakes: Possible effects by zebra mussels. Acta Protozologica. 50:23–31.
15. Co-author. Lundberg et al. 2011. Context matters: Increasing understanding with interactive clicker case studies. Educational Technology Research and Development. 59(5): 645-671.
14. Associate author. Kang et al. 2011. Gender differences in student performance in large lecture classrooms using personal response systems (“clickers”) with narrative case studies. Learning, Media and Technology. 9: 1-24.
13. Associate author. Wolter, B.H.K., M.A. Lundberg, H. Kang and C.F. Herreid. 2011. Students’ perceptions of using personal response systems (“clickers”) with cases in science. Journal of College Science Teaching 40(4):14-19.
12. Horvath, T.G. and L. Crane* 2010. Hydrodynamic forces affect larval zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) mortality in a laboratory setting. Aquatic Invasion 5(4):379-385.
11. Horvath, T.G. 2008. Economically viable strategy for prevention of invasive species introduction: Case study of Otsego Lake, New York.  Aquatic Invasions 3(1):3-9.
10. Horvath, T. 2005. A killer lake. Journal of College Science Teaching October:18-21.
9. Horvath, T.G. 2004. Retention of particulate matter by macrophytes in a first-order stream. Aquatic Botany 78(1):27-36.
8. Cronin, G., D.M. Lodge, M.E. Hay, M. Miller, A. Hill, T. Horvath, R. Bolser, N. Lindquist, and M. Wahl. 2002. Crayfish feeding preferences for freshwater macrophytes: the influence of plant structure and chemistry. Journal of Crustacean Biology 22(4): 708–718.
7. Horvath, T.G., R.L. Whitman, and L.L. Last. 2001. Establishment of two invasive crustaceans (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) in the nearshore sands of Lake Michigan. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58:1261-1264.
6. Lewis, K.M., J.L. Feder, T.G. Horvath and G.A. Lamberti. 2000. Heterozygosity and fitness: No strong association in Great Lakes populations of zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha. (Pallas). Malacologia 42:113-122.
5. Horvath, T.G., K.M. Martin, and G.A. Lamberti. 1999. Effect of zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, on stream macroinvertebrates. American Midland Naturalist 142:340-347.
4. Horvath, T.G. and G.A. Lamberti. 1999. Limitation of zebra mussel recruitment in streams by veliger mortality. Freshwater Biology 42:69-76.
3. Horvath, T.G. and G.A. Lamberti. 1999. Recruitment and growth of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in coupled lake-stream systems. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 145/2:197-217.
2. Horvath, T.G. and G.A. Lamberti. 1997. Drifting macrophytes as a mechanism for zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion of lake-outlet streams. American Midland Naturalist 138:29-36.
1. Horvath, T.G., G.A. Lamberti, D.M. Lodge, and W.L. Perry. 1996. Zebra mussel dispersal in lake-stream systems: source-sink dynamics? Journal of the North American Benthological Society 15:564-575.

Other Publications (* indicates peer-review process)
8. Cox, E., J. Marxsen, and T. Horvath. 2011. Primary producers. pp. 99-130 In: Central European Stream Ecosystems: The Long Term Study of the Breitenbach. Wagner, R. et al. (ed.) Wiley Blackwell Publishers, Weinheim, Germany.
7. Horvath, T. 2009. Human movements: Consequences to global biogeography. Chapter in Leung, Hendley, Compton and Haley (editors) Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities and Boundaries. Palgrave MacMillan.
6. *Horvath, T. 2009. Cross-Dressing Salmon: Survival of the Sneaky - The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection (
5. *Horvath, T. 2009. Not Necessarily on Purpose: Domestication and Speciation in the Canidae Family - The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection (
4. *Rogers, W. and T. Horvath. 2008. Life: The Final Frontier - The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection (
3. *Horvath, T. 2005. Killer Lakes - The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection (
2. J. Caddick, J. Christmas, V. Clark, R. Fernald, S. Foti, L. Goldblatt, D. Heicher, T. Horvath, R. Klauda, L. Moss, T. Shaw, T. Sinnott, J. Thompson, K. Wakefield, B. Watson.  2003. Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Regional Management Plan. Prepared by: The Regional Dreissena polymorpha Working Group (15 authors).
1. Horvath, T. 2004. Principles of monitoring design. Pages 4-11 in Becker Nevers and Whitman, Lake Monitoring Field Manual. US Geological Survey Publication.