My research broadly focuses on how human activities affect the structure and function of stream ecosystems. As an ecosystem ecologist, I study how entire ecosystems respond to stress, and I use an interdisciplinary perspective to understand the abiotic and biotic forces that modify how sensitive an ecosystem is to human-derived stress. My research has shown that a nuanced understanding of complex interactions (e.g., multi-element cycles, food web interactions) is required to make informed management decisions about critical freshwater resources. For more information see my lab website.
PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2009, BS, Hobart College, 2004
Environmental Science and Design Research Institute