I am an Aquatic Ecologist in the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). I use a combination of observational and experimental approaches to explore the effects of abiotic and biotic drivers on aquatic organisms across multiple life stages and have leveraged this approach to study how environmental variability, particularly in the context of changing climate, influences algal blooms, species distributions, biogeochemistry, and community diversity. My previous projects have investigated phytoplankton, benthic algae, invertebrates, and fish found in a variety of environments including polar, temperate, and tropical coastal marine systems as well in Arizona’s desert streams and the Great Lakes. My past research has included fieldwork in a wide range of coastal marine systems, including along California, Alaska, Washington, Peru, Chile, Baja California, French Polynesia, and Antarctica.
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