Thomas E. Lauer, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Center
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
TX: 765/285-8825
Fax: 765/285-8804

Dr. Lauer is the Director of the Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Center at Ball State University.  This Center promotes research in the aquatic disciplines, with an emphasis on student experiential learning. His research has focused on yellow perch of Lake Michigan, community analysis of the Wabash River fish community, small stream fish communities of East Central Indiana, and zebra mussels and bryozoans of Lake Michigan. Both undergraduates and graduate students are an integral and significant part of the research.

He is the advisor for all undergraduate students majoring Aquatic Biology and Fisheries. As such, Dr. Lauer meets with students on course selection, internship opportunities, and life after BSU, including jobs and grad school. 

Dr. Lauer is also actively involved in the American Fisheries Society (AFS) at the national, state and university level, and he promotes the society to all students. AFS is the oldest, largest and most influential organization for fisheries professionals in the world. 


Research Projects/Activities
Courses Taught
Biology Department
Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Center
Fish BC