- Biological — Fish — Physiology / Organismal Biology
- Biological — Fish — Population dynamics and monitoring
- Biological — Fish — Community structures and dynamics
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
My research is in the area of fish biology, particularly in the physiological ecology of fish migration. While I am interested in all areas of fish migration, in recent years my laboratory has focused on the restoration of coaster brook trout, a migratory strain, to Lake Superior tributaries. We are interested in the factors that elicit migratory behavior in brook trout as well as what physiological capabilities are necessary to support this life history. This has recently included basic telemetry work, diet analysis, population estimation, growth and condition analysis, competitive interactions, and the effect of available summer and winter habitat. Researchers in my lab also work on a variety of other projects including sea lamprey movements and physiology, fish community ecology, and the role of round goby in the emerging botulism type-E story as it impacts Great Lakes waterbirds.