Assistant Professor of Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology
The research in my lab most often focuses on food webs and the connections between them, particularly across land-water ecotones. I am broadly interested in how changing patterns in resource and community composition intersect with species biology, intraguild interactions and community structure both within discrete habitats and across ecosystem boundaries. I am particularly fascinated by the complex interactions that occur between ostensibly distinct biological communities and how these are altered by larger-scale patterns, physical processes and species interactions. Throughout my research career I have used a combination of detailed field observations and quantitative syntheses of existing datasets to generate research questions which are then amenable to both experimental manipulation and analytical modeling.