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.
Angela publishes new paper on the exotic pet trade with SESYNC collaborators. (June 2019)
We're hiring summer field assistants to sample for invasive mussels - click here for more information. (June 2019)
Congrats to lab undergrad Angela A for getting accepted into a summer REU position at Miami University! (April 2019)
Angela publishes paper on continental-scale patterns of zooplankton communities in mountain lakes. (Dec 2018)
Angela is the new Director of the Center for Lakes and Reservoirs. (Oct 2018)
Congrats to lab alumnus Sam Cimino on publishing a chapter from his MS thesis on boater attitudes and behaviors at a boat wash station! (Nov 2018)