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Assistant Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife
Office Phone: 517-432-7232
Ph.D., 2005, Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
M.S., 2001, Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
B.S., 1994, Scientific Writing, College of Literature, Science, and Arts, University of Michigan
My interests include understanding the influence of landscape features and processes on aquatic organisms and quantifying the mechanisms by which that influence occurs. My experience examining hierarchical relationships between landscape factors and stream ecosystem variables includes the study of indirect landscape controls on Michigan fish assemblages through effects on stream channel shape as well as a comprehensive study of landscape effects on fish and macroinvertebrates through multiple measures of physical habitat in stream catchments of southeast Michigan. I am interested in questions of spatial variability (i.e., do mechanisms vary with scale, by region?), and in the applicability of different analytical techniques for addressing these questions. Because successful protection and management of aquatic systems requires an understanding of mechanisms of impairment, I have a broad goal of performing research that benefits management while ensuring sustainability.
landscape-scale influences on river systems, catchment hydrology and stream channel geomorphology, sustainable management of aquatic systems, environmental assessment