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.
Ari's video on mercury in mountain lakes of the National Parks makes waves! (Feb 2017)
Angela and lab alumnus Jeff Brittain publish a paper on the effects of increased connectivity on zooplankton communities in eastern Washington lakes. (Feb 2016)
Congrats to Meredith J for successfully defending her Masters! (August 2016)