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.
We're recruiting for a NSF-funded summer Research Experiences for Undergrads project. Project information can be found here and application form is here.
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)
Welcome to new PhD student Crysta! (April 2016)
Angela, in collaboration with PSU, USGS, ODEQ, and ODFW colleagues publishes study on contaminants of emerging concern in native oysters. (April 2016)
Videos from Angela's Capstone class make a splash on YouTube! (March 2016)