I am currently a research ecologist for The Wilderness Society in Anchorage, Alaska and a PhD Student at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks within the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and the U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. My research is generally focused on understanding how anthropogenic impacts (climate change and development) affect freshwater ecosystems in Alaska. My research seeks to integrate empirical data and models to understand how human-induced stress affects local hydrology and, subsequently, freshwater species.
My current research is focused on the ecology of Broad Whitefish in the Colville River Watershed to understand more about the broad whitefish migration patterns, critical habitat used in the Colville and foraging ecology. My previous research at University of Montana examined the effects of climate change and stream regulation on historical late summer streamflow trends across the Central Rocky Mountains.