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.
Two new publications from the lab: 1) Jeff's Master's research was published in a special issue on mountain lakes, and 2) Angela publishes some early data from NEON with collaborators. (Feb 2017)
Big congrats to Meredith for winning the Lindeman Award from ASLO for outstanding paper by a young aquatic scientist AND for publishing a paper on suburbanization effects on pond food webs! (Dec 2017)
Congrats to Brian for successfully defending his Master's! (Nov 2017)