Humanity depends on healthy, resilient freshwater ecosystems to provide goods and services now and in the future. Our work is aimed at identifying the factors that maintain, diminish or improve the provisioning capacity of streams and rivers and the mechanisms by which these influences occur.
Goals of our research include identifying how the functions of freshwater ecosystems respond to excess nutrients and other stressors to inform policy and management. We are working on mechanistic understandings of stream functions and are working to identify thresholds that need to be avoided to maintain healthy functioning ecosystems.
We also aim to inspire the next generation of citizens, ecologists and managers by teaching about river health and ecosystem function.