Natural Sciences





Areas of Expertise

Aquatic habitats

N. LeRoy Poff

Poff’s research focuses on how the structure and function of aquatic communities (invertebrates and fish) depend on habitat stability. He is interested in integrating ecological response across all levels of habitat constraint, from local patches to whole watersheds.

Poff is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of the Ecological Society of America. He is a former director of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU, and served as a Laureate of the College of Natural Sciences in 2010-2011.

Poff serves on the Advisory Board of International Journal of River Basin Management.

Poff earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Hendrix College, his master’s in environmental science from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. in biology from Colorado State University. He also completed postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland, College Park.