Michael T. Brett

Michael T. Brett

Professor
Environmental Engineering

mtbrett@uw.edu
Office: More 304
Phone: (206) 616-3447

Phd, Uppsala Unniversity (Sweden), 1991, Limnology
MSc, University of Maine, 1985, Zoology
BSc, Humboldt State University, 1983, Fisheries


Mike Brett joined the CEE as an Assistant Professor in December, 1997. Before joining the University of Washington, he worked as a Research Associate at UC Davis (1991-1997). He obtained his PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1990.

His research is in biological limnology, in particular, nutrient discharges and eutrophication in lakes, streams and estuaries. Mike also does research on the production and bioaccumulation of omega-3 fatty acids in aquatic food webs, coupling between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and zooplankton ecology. Mike teaches courses in Applied Limnology (CEE462), Lake and Watershed Management (CEE547) and Environmental Engineering (CEE250).

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Research Interests

  • Eutrophication and regulation of algal biomass and secondary production in lakes
  • Essential fatty acid production and bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs
  • Zooplankton and aquatic food-web ecology
  • Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem coupling
  • Nutrient bioavailability and biogeochemical recalcitrance

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