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.
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)
Welcome to new students Lara Jansen and Taylor Dodrill! (Sept 2018)
Congrats to Ariana on her first publication! Take a look at her analysis of public perceptions of fish stocking in mountain lakes. (Sept 2018)
Great representation by the lab at ASLO in Victoria, with presentations by Ariana, Crysta, Angela, and Meredith(x2)!
Crysta's paper on eDNA for invasive aquatic plants is published! (April 2018)