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.
Hiring field technicians immediately to sample for zebra and quagga mussels in the PNW...more here. (July 2017)
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. (May 2017)
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)