Rachel Hovel

Rachel Hovel
Title Assistant Professor of Biology
Telephone 207.778.7401

Dr. Rachel Hovel is an aquatic ecologist who studies fishes and invertebrates across a range of freshwater habitats. Major themes of her research include species interactions, the timing of ecological events, and biodiversity of species and life histories. In particular, she is interested in how changes to freshwater environments–especially climate change–influence aquatic organisms and ecosystems. Rachel’s work takes place in Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, and the lakes of Maine. Visit her website for more information: rachelhovel.wordpress.com


  • 2015 PhD University of Washington
  • 2009 BS Northern Michigan University