Community ecology

Communities are not mere collections of species, but combine to create an array of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity. Our research examines how the structure and function of freshwater communities – which may include species composition, life-history, or population dynamics – respond to hydrologic variability, human land-use and novel species invasions. Recent lab publications in...
read more

Food web dynamics

Freshwater ecosystems are highly susceptible to anthropogenic changes associated with human activities, but these impacts are often manifested across multiple species that interact between the aquatic-terrestrial interface. Our research focuses on changes in trophic associations and food web dynamics to understand how anthropogenic impacts relate to changes in ecosystem function and services....
read more

Statistical ecology

Nature is complex, and at times our statistical approaches must be as well. Our research seeks out and develops novel methods to explore patterns and infer processes in large ecological databases. Recent lab publications in this area include: Stewart-Koster, B., Boone, E.L., Kennard, M.J., Sheldon, F., Bunn, S.E. and J.D. Olden. 2013. Incorporating ecological principles into statistical models...
read more