The Oregon coastI am a postdoctoral researcher working in Rick Relyea’s lab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I study how ecological factors alter patterns of species richness across spatial and temporal scales. Much of my research addresses questions related to the roles of resource abundance, resource heterogeneity, and assessing the spatial scales at which resource heterogeneity becomes important. I have recently started investigating the roles of environmental stressors on aquatic community diversity and function.


“I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters  than among college students.”
       ~Carl Sagan


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