Our research interests broadly involve how patterns of biodiversity are structured by local and regional processes, such as invasive species, climate change, habitat fragmentation, and other anthropogenic stressors.
Ultimately, this work leads to the question of how ecosystem functions and services may be affected by human activities. In general, we use the combined approach of field surveys, small-scale and large-scale experiments, and statistical modeling to test our hypotheses.
Congrats to Tim for publishing the first chapter of his PhD! (July 2016)
Congrats to Meredith H who was selected to attend the ECO-DAS (Ecological Dissertations in the Aquatic Sciences) symposium in Hawaii this fall AND for winning the Thomas Frost Award from the Ecological Society of America! (July 2016)
Congrats to Amelia for successfully defending her Masters! (June 2016)
Congrats to Ariana who was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide award to do research in Austria next year! (May 2016)
Oregon Lake Watch looking for volunteers to monitor Oregon lakes for invasive species and water quality - training sessions coming up soon! Fill out this survey if you're interested. (May 2016)
Angela, in collaboration with PSU, USGS, ODEQ, and ODFW colleagues publishes study on contaminants of emerging concern in native oysters. (April 2016)