Welcome to my aquatic ecology research page.

I am an aquatic ecologist with broad interest in how lake and stream 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 am currently a biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Seattle where I evaluate long-term changes in abundance and survival of juvenile salmonids in Lake Washington.  It’s great to be back in Seattle.  I received my PhD from the University of Washington in 2014 at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.  My dissertation  focused on  drivers of thermal diversity in Alaskan streams and spawn timing responses by sockeye salmon.

As a research fellow at the UW- Center for Limnology in Madison, WI,  I also work in warmer climates on migratory gobies endemic to Hawaiian streams. As part of the Wisconsin idea, I take time to research water related issues in my home state on water quality change. When I’m not at a desk, I’m out exploring public lands and streams around Seattle and Puget sound.

Feel free to contact me about my research or if you need a reprint of one of the articles.


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