My research focuses on population and community level ecosystem dynamics in freshwater streams. I am especially interested in how fisheries management and land use practices affect biogeochemical nutrient cycling in streams. I am also interested in modelling aquatic species’ distributions, species-habitat relationships, and estimating population parameters using likelihood based mark-recapture methods. I was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study environmental flows and a Rufford Conservation grant to study Astroblepus ecology in the Napo River Basin in Ecuador for 2014-2015. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Heritage University, located on the Yakama Indian Reservation where I am designing and implementing an Aquatic and Fisheries Science program with a unique place-based curriculum that incorporates Traditional Ecological Knowledge and focuses on real world, local environmental issues.
In addition to my academic career, I ride and race all over the world on my mountain bike for Chumba Cycles USA.