Welcome to my aquatic ecology research page.
I am a stream and lake ecologist with broad interest in how these systems function, how they respond to climate, and how they support biological diversity within and among species. I work in this field because I believe that a strong scientific basis will lead to better environmental practices and conservation of aquatic ecosystems.
I received my PhD from the University of Washington in 2014. My dissertation focused on drivers of thermal diversity in Alaskan streams and spawn timing responses by sockeye salmon. I am currently a post-doctoral scientist at the UW- Center for Limnology in Madison, WI. My postdoctoral work has shifted to warmer climates and migratory gobies endemic to Hawaiian streams. As part of the Wisconsin idea, I take time to research water related issues in my home state. When I’m not at a desk, I’m out exploring public lands and streams around Madison.
Feel free to contact me about my research or if you need a reprint of one of the articles.
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