- Biological — General Community Structures — Whole system community dynamics and modeling
- Biological — Climate Change — Monitoring / Detection
- Biological — Climate Change — Prediction / Modeling
- Biological — Climate Change — Impacts (ecological and economic)
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Dr. Kashian's research focuses on the role of disturbance, including invasive species, climate change, and contaminants, on aquatic communities and ecosystems of the Great Lakes. Her work specifically focuses on how multiple disturbances impact toxicity. Her work involves multidisciplinary collaborations incorporating science, policy, engineering, sociology, and industry professionals in addressing complex environmental issues.My fields of specialization include assessing the influence of global climate change on contaminants in the Great Lakes; Understanding ecological thresholds in the Great Lakes; Investigating long-term trends in benthic population.