I study how freshwater ecosystems respond to human activities and an ever-changing environment. My research focuses on rivers that cross international boundaries, where governments are challenged to craft land use decisions that accurately reflect the needs of people on both sides of the border.
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My fields of technical expertise include freshwater ecology, water quality, hydrology, and Pacific salmon biology. I have a B.S. and M.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington. Since 2000, I have held fisheries biologist positions in government, private, and non-profit sectors.
I am also currently working toward a PhD in Dr. Jeff Falke's Freshwater Fish Ecology Lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. My dissertation explores how shifting thermal and streamflow regimes will impact watersheds bordering the Gulf of Alaska and the salmon that live within them.
See a current list of my publications, technical reports, and outreach materials on ResearchGate.
In October 2019, I co-organized a workshop titled, Advancing scientific knowledge of mining impacts on salmonid-bearing watersheds. Products from the workshop are found here.