We are interested in environmental change, particularly how land-use and climate change are impacting freshwater ecosystems. Our research focuses on three broad areas:
Impacts of climate and nutrient enrichment on lakes and streams.
Ecosystem resilience, regime shifts, and recovery in freshwater systems.
The importance land use and legacy contaminants in altering aquatic ecosystems.
Because changes to the environment often occur over large areas and at timescales of decades or longer our lab employs a variety of techniques including lake survey studies, paleolimnology, and the analysis of long-term data sets to meet our research objectives.