MS/PhD (Cornell Advisors: J Watkins and L Rudstam)
I am a Research Hydrologist and Physical Scientist working for the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center. My research focuses on critical/legacy pollutants and contaminates of emerging concerns in the Great Lakes basin and connecting channels.
MS/PhD (Cornell Advisors: L. Rudstam and J. Watkins)
Specialization: Ecology of Mysisdiluviana/ food webs
I am interested in fisheries and aquatics, especially the interaction of factors influencing population and individual growth. My research seeks to further our understanding of the ecology of Mysis diluviana in the Laurentian Great Lakes, and its role in food webs. A current aim of my work is to first refine hydroacoustic methods for mysids. I am particularly targeting drivers of vertical and horizontal distributions of mysids and species they interact with, and how this in turn affects growth potential of M. diluviana, and its competitors and predators. I hope to relate my findings to implications for fish communities in the Great Lakes.
Specialization: Great Lakes invertebrate ecology
I'm studying Cladoceran biodiversity in the Great Lakes using both taxonomic and genetic analysis and am interested in educating the public about Great Lakes research.