Fish Ecology and Fishery Research

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I employ an integrated multidisciplinary approach to studying evolutionary and contemporary mechanisms that structure the diversity and dynamics of freshwater food webs. By framing applied research questions in the context of ecological patterns and processes, I desire to inform science-based management decision making. Integrating multidisciplinary research, public education and outreach, and science-based resource management promotes the maintenance and restoration of diverse native aquatic communities that conserve ecological integrity, promote sustainability, and provide ecosystem services.

My research is organized around four related themes: (1) natural history and biodiversity; (2) structure and function of deepwater food webs; (3) population dynamics and recruitment; and 4) restoration of native fishes of the Laurentian Great Lakes.