Jonathan Stetler

Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Dr. Jonathan Stetler earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he studied the long-term effects of environmental changes on aquatic ecosystems. Dr. Stetler is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences where he aims to incorporate real-world data sets into the classroom whenever possible. Dr. Stetler has extensive experience working with large data sets and recently published a comprehensive long-term limnological data set of over 400 lakes across the world. Dr. Stetler is excited to introduce students to these large data sets in the classroom. Dr. Stetler is also interested in collaborating with small not-for-profit organizations to conduct research and create scientific outreach materials geared towards the general public. Dr. Stetler is currently collaborating with science communicators at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies to develop a variety of outreach materials focused on water quality issues. Dr. Stetler also collaborates with the Ausable River Association to maintain a high-frequency environmental sensor network in Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, New York. A full list of publications can be found at:



Ph.D. Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Paul Smith's College

Research Focus
  • Ecology
  • Limnology
  • Fisheries
  • STEM Education
Contact Information
Select Works
  • 2021 Stetler, J., Knoll, B., Driscoll, C., & Rose, K. Lake browning generates a spatiotemporal mismatch between dissolved organic carbon and limiting nutrients. Limnology and Oceanography Letters.
  • 2021 Jane, F., … Stetler, J., … & Rose, K. (among 41 other coauthors). Widespread deoxygenation of temperate lakes. Nature.
  • 2021 Stetler, J., Jane, S., Mincer, J., Sanders, M., Rose, K. Long-term lake dissolved oxygen and temperature data, 1941-2018. Environmental Data Initiative.
  • 2020 Stetler, J., Girdner, S., Mack, J., Winslow, L., Leach, T., & Rose, K. Atmospheric stilling and warming air temperatures drive long-term changes in stratification in a large oligotrophic lake. Limnology and Oceanography.
  • 2019 Stager, J., Wiltse, B., Cumming, B., Holsen, T., Stetler, J., Laxson, C., & Charles, D. A novel ecological state at Bear Pond (Adirondack Mountains, NY, USA) following acidification and partial recovery. Lake and Reservoir Management.
  • 2018 Stetler, J., Evans, C., & Bringley, C. Literature circles as active learning packets for use in the natural sciences: Transforming traditional supplemental instruction into guided study. Eco Ed Digital Library.