Graduate Student | Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Aquatic ecosystems are experiencing drastic environmental and anthropogenic changes. I am interested in understanding how these changes alter ecosystem structure with regards to prey and nutrient availability. My previous work has addressed these interests in a variety of ways, including mitigation of disease in endangered fauna to population monitoring of commercially important species. My current work assesses how climatic regime shifts and prey availability are related to trophic position of top predators in Puget Sound and coastal Washington. I am also interested in using compartment models and integrative assessments to improve applications of stable isotope data to ecosystem based management strategies.