Associate Professor, Aquatic Ecology

WSU Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave, Vancouver, WA 98686


Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens is an Associate Professor in Aquatic Microbial Ecology at WSU Vancouver.  She has a MS in Biological Oceanography,  and a PhD in Integrative Biology.  She works broadly as aquatic microbial ecologist, with a focus on the community ecology of plankton, investigating the distribution, composition and trophic ecology of plankton in a range of aquatic environments, from the open ocean to coastal and estuarine regions to freshwater rivers and lakes.  In addition to her research, she is also interested in science education and pedagogy, in particular training and mentoring science graduate and undergraduate students as educators and providing professional development for in-service science teachers.