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.
Ariana wins first place in Environmental Sciences at the Sigma Xi Columbia Willamette chapter student conference! (November 2015)
Ariana, Tim and Amelia present their research at the American Fisheries Society meeting! (August 2015)
National Science Foundation grant to study landscape genetics in Eastern Washington waterbodies kicks off! (June 2015)
Oregon Lake Watch looking for volunteers to monitor Oregon lakes for invasive species and water quality.