Kendra S. Cheruvelil

Kendra Spence Cheruvelil
  • Dean
  • Professor
  • Lyman Briggs College
  • Data-intensive Landscape Limnology Lab




I am a landscape limnologist who works collaboratively to examine the roles that disturbance (human and natural), spatial scale, and heterogeneity have on lake biology and chemistry. I address questions that advance scientific understanding and are directly applicable to aquatic ecosystem management and conservation. In addition, my research explicitly includes the economic and social factors that both impact lakes and drive their management and conservation. My main areas of interest include examining the role of a) aquatic plants (native and alien) and their management in lake foodwebs and b) the landscape in structuring lake biology and chemistry. My students, collaborators, and I use a variety of approaches to conduct our research, such as lake field surveys, mesocosm experiments, and statistical modeling (e.g. multi-level modeling).



  • Landscape limnology
  • Water quality
  • Lake management
  • Limnology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Macrophyte ecology