We use field experiments and lake sureys to understand how aquatic communities respond to environmental change.


Human activities change landscapes and the organisms that live there. We investigate how aquatic communities respond and adapt to regional disturbance, including invasive species, calcium decline, and climate change, using a combination of field surveys, experiments, and lab studies.


My classes emphasize experiential learning, group discussion, and writing, in addition to traditional lecturing. I teach field courses, seminars, and ecology classes to help students understand the implications of human activities and environmental change on freshwater ecosystems.


  • Community ecology
  • Invasive species
  • Limnology