The Hua lab seeks to understand fundamental mechanisms shaping ecological interactions, evolutionary processes, and eco-evo feedbacks. 
In an increasingly interconnected human society, we investigate the role that human activities play in shaping these processes. By studying responses to disturbances (i.e. pollution, temperature shifts, invasive species), we aim to contribute insights to:
(1) The fields of ecology and evolution. 
(2) Conservation, restoration, and regulation of aquatic ecosystems and amphibians.
We utilize a tiered approach (individual, population, community, & ecosystem levels) that integrates diverse tools including: Physiology, microbiology, ecotoxicology, evolutionary biology, and community ecology. 

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Associate Professor

Director, Center for Integrated Watershed Studies


Twitter: @jhua13


Biological Sciences Department

Vestal Parkway East

PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

Research Aims

We believe that generating transformative and innovative

research is FUNDAMENTALLY linked to inclusive and diverse lab environments.


Therefore, we acknowledge, honor, and pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.

WE WILL NOT TOLERATE direct or indirect (i.e. micro-aggression) behavior associated, but not limited to, racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism.

WE WILL TAKE ACTION against discriminatory behavior

WE WILL EDUCATE ourselves on inclusive practices via anti-discriminatory training, literature, self-reflection and dialogue.

WE WILL AMPLIFY voices from marginalized communities by using the lab as a platform to promote upward mobility.

WE WILL COMMIT to integrating marginalized groups by diversifying our recruitment, engagement, and science outreach activities.

Members of the Hua lab

Updated 02.22.2022