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.
Beyond the science, we are a team of people who value and respect each other, and strive to achieve the highest standards of professionalism. Read more about our philosophy here.
Welcome to new Master's student Katey Queen! (Sept 2021)
Welcome to new lab member Alicia McGrew! Alicia will be a post-doc on the NSF Macrosystems Biodiversity project. (Apr 2021)
Angela presents an update on the long-term monitoring program on Lake Whatcom to the Joint Councils Meeting. (Mar 2021)
Congrats to Dr. Chiapella for publishing the last chapter of her dissertation on using fatty acid stable isotopes in freshwater food webs! (Feb 2021)
Congrats to lab graduate Ariana Chiapella for publishing one of her dissertation chapters on mercury accumulation in mountain lakes! (Dec 2020)
Welcome to new Master's student, Katie Ewen. Katie will be studying water temperatures in glacier-fed streams in Mount Rainier National Park. (Sept 2020)
Congrats to lab wundergrad Emily, who recently graduated from Huxley College of the Environment at WWU and was accepted for a graduate program at San Diego State University! (March 2020)
Angela publishes a paper on social networks in freshwater ecosystem assessments with UW collaborators. (Jan 2020)
Meredith publishes the first paper from her post-doc on amphibian usage of floodplains in the Chehalis River basin. (Sept 2019)