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.
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)
We're lighting up at ESA this week, with presentations by Brian, Crysta, Meredith, and Angela! (Aug 2017)
A big week for the lab! Crysta published a paper on eDNA in crayfish, Meredith published two papers (one on gas exchange in ponds, one on EcoDAS), and Angela published a paper on expected climate effects on SW fishes. (May 2017)
Angela publishes paper on freshwater ecological integrity assessments with UW and Conservation Science Partners collaborators. (April 2017)