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.
A big week for the lab! Crysta published a paper on eDNA in crayfish, Meredith published two papers (one on gas exchange in ponds, one on EcoDAS), and Angela published a paper on expected climate effects on SW fishes.
Angela publishes paper on freshwater ecological integrity assessments with UW and Conservation Science Partners collaborators. (April 2017)
Angela publishes new study on the effects of landscape structure on biotic interactions with Scaling Up collaborators! (Feb 2017)
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)