• Faculty and Staff

  • Questions?

    Department of Biology
    MS-B1807
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    P: 651-523-2291
    F: 651-523-2620

    Pres Martin
    Department Chair
    P: 651-523-2290
    pmartin@hamline.edu


  • Leif Hembre

    Leif Hembre
    Associate Professor, Biology

    Biography

    Leif Hembre is an Associate Professor of Biology in Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts, and teaches courses in ecology & evolution, aquatic biology, invertebrate biology, and physiology. He is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist who studies zooplankton populations and food web interactions in lakes. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, Minnesota Sea Grant, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. He regularly presents the findings of his research at national meetings of the Ecological Society of America and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography, and his work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Professor Hembre holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Saint Olaf College, and MS and PhD degrees in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota. 

    Professor Hembre is a member of two professional societies: the Ecological Society of America (ESA), and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO). He is also the faculty advisor for the Hamline University chapter of the Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society and is a volunteer assistant coach for the Hamline University Men’s Soccer Team. 

    Teaching Style

    Professor Hembre emphasizes inquiry-based laboratory and field projects and discussions of scholarly literature in his courses.

    "I want students to experience biology beyond the textbook by reading and discussing original research and by designing and carrying out their own experiments."




    - Leif Hembre

     

     

  • Contact Info

    Leif Hembre, Associate Professor
    Biology

    Office: Robbins Science Center, Room 128
    Mailstop/Box:
    Phone: 651-523-2254
    Email: lhembre@hamline.edu

  • Publications

    Hembre, L.K., and L.A. Peterson. 2012. Evolution of predator avoidance in a Daphnia population: evidence from the egg bank. Hydrobiologia. DOI 10.1007/s10750-012 -1234-6.

    Hembre, L.K., and R.O. Megard, 2006. Direct and indirect effects of predation on the genetic structure of a Daphnia population. Journal of Plankton Research. 28(12): 1129-1141.

    Hembre, L.K., and R.O. Megard. 2005. Timing of predation by rainbow trout controls Daphnia demography and the trophic status of a Minnesota lake. Freshwater Biology. 50:1064-1080.

    Hembre, L.K., and R.O. Megard. 2003. Seasonal and diel patchiness of a Daphnia population: An acoustic analysis. Limnology & Oceanography 48(6): 2221-2233.