Kyle Hoagland

Kyle Hoagland

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Title Senior Water Research Analyst
Address 503 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0995
Phone 402-472-9544
FAX 402-472-3610
E-mail khoagland1@unl.edu
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Hi, I'm Kyle Hoagland, professor of aquatic ecology/limnology in the School of Natural Resources.

I'm associated with the environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife and water science majors, the aquatic ecology and hydrologic sciences graduate specializations and the water science program area. In the past, I also directed UNL's Water Center (2000-2009), a national network of water resources research institutes, and I served as interim director of the School of Natural Resources (2001-2003).

Kyle with students

My research laboratory has focused on the toxicity of agricultural chemicals to algae in lakes and streams, with an emphasis on the two most commonly used herbicides, atrazine and alachlor. This research has been conducted from the population to the community levels, at both chronic (more diffuse, long-term) and acute (more intensive, short-term) exposures. In addition, the lab has addressed other aquatic ecology issues, including lake restoration, lake classification and water quality assessment. Most recently, my lab has focused on the effects of cyanobacterial neurotoxins, particularly BMAA, on humans and on fish populations.

Since coming to UNL in 1990, I've been involved in programs that address such concrete problems as agricultural chemicals, herbicides, insecticides and nutrients that commonly occur in streams, wetlands, lakes, and ponds in Nebraska and throughout the agricultural Midwest. These pollutants affect water quality at the population, community, and ecosystem levels, sometimes in profound ways. Understanding their dynamics and impacts at various levels of ecological organization and how land-use and -management might be improved to limit their effects is key to managing this precious natural resource.

I have a bachelor's in zoology from Michigan State University (1973), a master's in aquatic biology from Eastern Michigan University (1975) and a doctorate in life sciences (phycology) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1981). I was gone from UNL for nearly ten years, first as a postdoc at the University of Maine and then at Louisiana State University, then as a faculty member at Texas Christian University for seven years, before returning to UNL in the summer of 1990.

During my tenure at UNL, I have taught Limnology both on campus and at Cedar Point Biological Station (as well as Aquatic Botany at CPBS) and on campus courses in Advanced Limnology and Wetlands (both were team taught courses).

Selected Publications

Al-Sammak, M., K. Hoagland, D. Snow. 2014. Co-occurrence of the cyanotoxins BMAA, DABA and anatoxin-a in water, fish, and aquatic plants in Nebraska reservoirs. Toxins 6:488-508.
Al-Sammak, M., K. Hoagland, D. Snow, and D. Cassada. 2013. Methods for simultaneous detection of the cyanotoxins BMAA, DABA, and anatoxin-a in environmental samples. Toxicon 76:316-325.
Bartelt-Hunt, S. L., D.D. Snow, T. Damon, J. Shockley, and K. Hoagland. 2009. The occurrence of illicit and therapeutic pharmaceuticals in wastewater effluent and surface waters in Nebraska. Environmental Pollution 157:786-791.
Dosskey, M.G., K.D. Hoagland and J.R. Brandle. 2007. Change in filter strip performance over ten years. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 62, 21-32.
Lockert, C.K., K.D. Hoagland and B.D. Siegfried. 2006. Comparative sensitivity of freshwater algae to atrazine. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 76:73-79.
Dosskey, M.G., M.J. Helmers, D.E. Eisenhauer, T.G. Franti and K.D. Hoagland. 2002. Assessment of concentrated flow through riparian buffers. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 57, 336-343.
Lewis, R.J., L.M. Johnson and K.D. Hoagland. 2002. Effects of cell density, temperature, and light intensity on growth and stalk production in the biofouling diatom Achnanthes longipes (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 38:1125-1131.
Holz, J.C. and K.D. Hoagland. 1999. Effects of phosphorus reduction on water quality: comparison of alum-treated and untreated portions of a hypereutrophic lake. Journal of Lake and Reservoir Management, 15, 70-82.
Nelson, K.J., K.D. Hoagland and B.D. Siegfried. 1999. Chronic effects of atrazine on tolerance of a benthic diatom. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 18:1038-1045.
Schmitt, T., M.G. Dosskey and K.D. Hoagland. 1999. Filter strip performance and processes for different vegetation, widths, and contaminants. Journal of Environmental Quality 28:1479-1489.
Hoagland, K.D., J.R. Rosowski, M.R. Gretz and S.C. Roemer. 1993. Diatom extracellular polymeric substances: function, fine structure, chemistry, and physiology. Journal of Phycology 29:537-566.
Hoagland, K.D., S.C. Roemer, and J.R. Rosowski. 1982. Colonization and community structure of two periphyton assemblages, with emphasis on the diatoms (Bacillariophyceae). American Journal of Botany 69:188-213.

Educational Background

  • BS - Michigan State University, Zoology (1973)
  • MS - Eastern Michigan University, Aquatic Ecology (1975)
  • PhD - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Phycology (1981)

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Professional Organizations

  • International Diatom Association
  • Phycolocial Society of America

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Other Areas of Interest

Water Quality, Aquatic Ecology, Streams, Reservoirs, Wetlands, Limnology, Pesticides, Toxicology of Pesticides, Cyanobacteria Toxins

SNR Areas of Expertise

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10 - Top Expert
1 - Mild Interest

Aquatic Ecosystems

9

Limnology

8

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Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Phosphorus Reservoir Sediments
Starting Date 7/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 9/30/2012
Funding Level $38,500.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Cyanobacteria Bloom
Starting Date 3/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Steven Thomas
Co-PIs
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 2/28/2013
Funding Level $178,376.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Program Support (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 12/31/2010
Funding Level $27,926.00
Funding Source National Parks Service

 
Grant Title Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Program Support (additional funding)
Starting Date 3/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 12/31/2010
Funding Level $10,000.00
Funding Source National Parks Service

 
Grant Title Water Resources Research Institute Annual Base
Starting Date 3/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Bruce Dvorak
Co-PIs
Kyle Hoagland
Gates, John
Li, Xu
Dan Snow
Vuran, Mehmet
Ending Date 2/28/2011
Funding Level $92,335.00
Funding Source US Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Water Quality Sampling at Holmes and Wagon Train Reservoirs
Starting Date 6/22/2009
Principal Investigators
Aris Efting
Co-PIs
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 12/31/2010
Funding Level $57,992.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Program Support
Starting Date 6/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 5/31/2010
Funding Level $10,000.00
Funding Source National Parks Service

 
Grant Title Development of Niobrara Basin Hydrogeologic and Hydrostratigraphic Framework
Starting Date 4/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 6/30/2010
Funding Level $160,462.00
Funding Source Nebraska Natural Resources District

 
Grant Title USGS Nebraska Water Resource 104B 2009
Starting Date 3/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 2/28/2010
Funding Level $92,335.00
Funding Source US Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Standard of Practice for Adaptive Management
Starting Date 12/1/2008
Principal Investigators
Kyle Hoagland
Ending Date 6/30/2009
Funding Level $84,332.00
Funding Source US Geological Survey

 

Undergraduate Majors Bachelor of Science in
  • Water Science
Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Adaptive Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Adaptive Management