Hi, I'm Danelle Haake. I work at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center as Illinois RiverWatch Director and Stream Ecologist.
My experience in aquatic ecology began as an undergraduate at Missouri State University, where I joined the Missouri Stream Team program in my freshman year. The Stream Team provided my first true exposure to the complexity of river and stream ecosystems. Soon after, I participated in aquatic ecological research with several members of the Biology faculty. Since then, I have retained and developed my joint passion in aquatic ecological research and the empowerment of citizens with the ecological knowledge and tools needed for informed decision-making.
My most recent publication
Haake, D.M., S. Krchma, C.W. Meyners, R. Virag. (2022) Impacts of urbanization on chloride and stream invertebrates: a 10-year citizen science field study of road salt in stormwater runoff. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, . https://doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4594