- Physical — Hydrologic — Ground water to surface water interactions
- Biological — Aquatic Amphibians and Reptiles — Population dynamics and monitoring
- Biological — Aquatic Amphibians and Reptiles — Community structures and dynamics
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
My current research interests include 1) how aquatic and terrestrial systems are linked through the land-water interface, 2) how global climate change affects this linkage, and 3) how to use long term data to monitor environmental change in aquatic systems. Studying how aquatic and terrestrial systems affect one another is critical to understanding how climate will affect both in the future. One way to accomplish this is to study organisms that require both habitats, from moose that forage in aquatic environments to frogs and salamanders that require vernal pools to reproduce. Collecting data and designing research in such a way that aquatic systems can be relatively easily and inexpensively monitored over long periods of time will be critical to determining the effect global change will have on these systems.