Ecology Graduate Group
B.A. Biology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
I am interested in the ecology of aquatic and marine ecosystems, especially as it pertains to endangered or commercially important fish species. Using ecophysiology techniques I am investigating the acclimation/adaptation of fish species to the conditions of their environment. A current project of mine works with green sturgeon, a federally threatened species. Using aerobic scope, I am working to determine the influence of temperature on metabolic performance to better understand the ecological requirements and thresholds of these ancient and elusive creatures.
Additionally, I have interest working with salmonids. Using similar ecophysiological techniques I aim to explore the capacity for adaptation and acclimation within the salmonid group. Finally, I study the design and implementation of modern ecophysiological methodologies in hopes of developing strategies to expand the scope and reach of ecophysiology to better understand unique and oft understudies fish species.