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Biology and Agriculture

W.C. Morris Building
Room 306
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair
Phone: 660-543-4933

Department of Biology and Earth Science

Jennifer Mittelhauser

Instructor of BiologyJennifer Mittelhauser


B.S. in Botany, Texas State University
M.S. in Biology, Texas State University

I am from Texas but spent a significant portion of my childhood in Missouri. I received my B.S. in Botany at Texas State University in 1999 and stayed on for a Master’s degree in Biology (emphasizing Plant Ecology) in 2002. My Master’s thesis project involved restoring a parcel of Blackland prairie in central Texas while trying to eliminate an exotic C4old world bluestem grass known as King Ranch (KR) Bluestem (Bothriochloa ischaemum) using an herbicide called Plateau®.

Research interests include anything involving the ecology and diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and prairie plants.  Examples of undergraduate research that I have directed are as follows:

I have also served as a committee member on a variety Masters theses over the years (see below):

I am beginning a PhD project at the University of North Texas that involves diversity of aquatic invertebrates in prairie ponds as a function of remnant vs. restorations of various ages.  My research will be conducted on Missouri prairies around the state.

Department of Biology and Agriculture
Office: WCM 232C, UCM
Phone: 660-543-8877