Keywords: Water resources; LimnologyAquatic Ecology; climate change; paleolimnology
Current research areas include understanding the impacts of unconventional oil extraction, changing agricultural practices and climate change on surface water ecosystems in the prairie pothole region, investigation of changing bird and wildlife populations and their impacts on aquatic ecosystems, and paleolimnological research of lakes and wetlands with a focus on aquatic invertebrates, especially cladocerans and chironomids.
Evaluating Past Climate Change Effects on Prairie Pothole Wetland Ecosystems at the Cottonwood Lakes Study Area, North Dakota.
Understanding the impacts of pesticides on freshwater ecosystems.
Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Change: Understanding the impacts of disturbances to freshwater communities and ecosystems from the cumulative effects of natural and human impacts. Paleolimnology of lakes and wetlands with a focus on aquatic invertebrates, especially Cladocerans & Chironomids. Linking research to sustainable management and decision making.