I am an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. My research focuses on understanding and quantifying the effects of disturbances (natural and human-induced) on biological communities and freshwater ecosystems. In Fall 2019, I will be teaching Ecology, Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology, and a Capstone seminar.
PhD Ecology (2015) University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
Thesis: “The hyporheic zone as a primary source of invertebrate community resilience in intermittent alluvial rivers: evidence from field and mesocosm experiments”
M.S. Biological Sciences (2010) South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.
Thesis: “Hydroperiod, physiochemistry and seasonal change of macroinvertebrate communities in intermittent prairie streams”
B.S. Environmental Management (2006) South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.
Independent research project: “Development of an optimal bioassessment index for prairie lakes in northeastern South Dakota”