Professor of Aquatic ecology
"We use field experiments and lake sureys to understand how aquatic communities respond to environmental change"
Research: 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.
Teaching: 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.
Course Topics: Limnology field course, community ecology, invasive species, freshwater ecology, graduate statistics