Professor of Limnology, The University of Montana

My research interests encompass the fields of stream and wetland ecology. By the nature of its scope, aquatic ecology spans a broad array of subdisciplines such as geomorphology, hydrology, nutrient cycling, bioenergetics, energy flow through food webs, and population and community ecology. The continuing goal of my research is a synthesis of these many areas of organismal biology and ecology and their application toward holistic understanding of stream and wetland environments. This goal has led me to investigate a broad range of topics, for example the interaction of temperature and stream hydrologic cycles on growth and production of stream invertebrates; nutrient and organic matter dynamics in disturbed stream systems; the role of large wood debris in bull trout spawning habitat; and the role of hydrology and geomorphology on wetland vegetation structure and function.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Limnology, The University of Montana