The Lake Ecology Laboratory studies fish ecology, conservation, and management at Utah State University’s Department of Watershed Science and the Ecology Center. Our research focus is the nexus of fishes, humans, and climate with particular emphases on predator – prey interactions, angler behavior, invasive species management, and understanding how drought influences lake ecosystems and the services they provide.

Lake Ecology Laboratory in the news!

Gaeta research featured in August 2016 issue of In-Fisherman Magazine!

Daily Herald: DWR asking anglers to catchJR invasive predator in Utah Lake for research study. February 11, 2016.

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Lake carpScreen Shot 2015-09-03 at 5.21.54 PMcensus gauges whether evictions-by-the-ton are succeeding. Sept 1, 2015. 

Co-authored paper featured as Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Editor’s Choice Article: