I am an aquatic ecosystem ecologist currently a post doc at Michigan State University. I am interested in how interactions among organisms influence ecosystem function. My research investigates factors that drive organic matter decomposition, coupled carbon and nitrogen dynamics, and the role of animals in nutrient cycling. I have worked in a variety of ecosystems, including streams, lakes and water filled tree holes.
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA
M.S. Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA
B.S. Biology, Summa cum laude, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater VA
RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dept. of Biology, Trent University
Adjunct instructor: Dept. of Environmental Science, Ferrum College