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Professor, UW-L Department of Biology & River Studies Center
I am an aquatic ecologist and professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UW-L). I am a member of the UW-L River Studies Center (RSC). As a faculty coordinator for the Cooperative Educational Agreement between UW-L and the USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC), I also assist student interns and RSC staff working at the federal center on French Island, Wisconsin.
My courses include: Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology, Stream and Watershed Ecology, General Biology, and Animal Biology (laboratory instructor). I also teach a graduate course titled Life History: Evolution and Ecology.
My research interests include freshwater ecosystems, the biology of benthic invertebrates and fish, and landscape ecology. My primary research examines the behavioral ecology of benthic macroinvertebrates. I am also interested in how landscape change affects the connectivity of freshwater ecosystems and the biological consequences of nonpoint source pollution.
Current research projects are underway in Myrick Marsh (an urban palustrine ecosystem), the Coon Creek Watershed, the Upper Mississippi River, and the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior.
Updated: February 4, 2012.