Lab research focusses on understanding biotic and abiotic controls of stream benthic communities, including contemporary and historical influences of humans on streams.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Effects of watershed disturbance and restoration on stream communities.
  • Ecology of benthic invertebrates in temporary habitats.
  • Biological interactions and life history patterns of aquatic invertebrates.
  • Influence of aquatic invertebrate grazers on stream ecosystems.
  • Experimental design and analysis of aquatic ecological studies.
Biological Science
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
MS, University of North Texas, 1983
BS, State University of New York at Oneonta, 1976
wildlife zoology