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.
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)
Angela will be joining Western Washington University as faculty and Director of the Institute of Watershed Studies, starting fall 2019. Please note that I will no longer be accepting graduate students at Portland State University.
Angela publishes new paper on the exotic pet trade with SESYNC collaborators. (June 2019)