Karen Kandl

Department of Biology

Phone:  828-227-3681
Email:  kkandl@email.wcu.edu
Office Address:  Highlands Biological Station


  • Ph.D. University of Georgia, 1996
  • B.A. Knox College, 1988

Publications & Presentations:

  • McElroy, T. C., K. L. Kandl, and J. C. Trexler. 2011. Temporal Population Genetic Structure of Eastern Mosquitofish in a Dynamic Aquatic Landscape. Journal of Heredity in press doi: 10.1093/jhered/esr088. First published onine: September 1, 2011. 
  • McElroy, T. C., K. L. Kandl, J. Garcia, and J. C. Trexler. 2003. Extinction-colonization dynamics structure genetic variation of spotted sunfish (Lepomis punctatus) in the Florida Everglades. Molecular Ecology 12: 355-368.
  • O'Neil, P., K. Kandl, P. Yund, and J. Howard.  2001 and 2003.  Population Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory Manual. McGraw-Hill Publishers.
  • Trexler, J. C., W. F. Loftus, C. F. Jordan, J. H. Chick, K. L. Kandl, and O. L. Bass, Jr. 2001.  Ecological scale and its implications for freshwater fishes in the Florida Everglades. Pp. 154-181, in  K. G. Porter and J. W. Porter, editors.  The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Kandl, K. L. 2001. Inbreeding effects on population dynamics of eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) in two environments.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:1224-1232.
  • Kandl, K. L., H-P. Liu, R. S. Butler, R. W. Hoeh, and M. Mulvey. 2001. A genetic approach to resolving taxonomic ambiguity in Pleurobema (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the gulf coast. Malacologia 43: 87-101.
  • Mulvey M., H-P. Liu, and K. L. Kandl. 1998. Applications of molecular techniques to the conservation of freshwater mussels. Journal of Shellfish Research 17:1395-1405.
  • Distler, J. K., M. E. Dorcas, J. W. Gibbons, K. L. Kandl, and K. E. Russell. 1998.  Winter mortality in the green anole, Anolis carolinensis (Lacertilia: Polychridae).  Brimleyana 25:140-143.
  • Kandl, K. L. and A. J. Thompson.  1996.  Responses of eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) to acute environmental stress:  Do family effects obscure inbreeding and genotype effects?  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53: 753-760.
  • Meffe, G. K., S. C. Weeks, M. Mulvey, and K. L. Kandl.  1995.  Genetic differences in thermal tolerance of mosquitofish from ambient and thermally elevated ponds.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52: 2704-2711.

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