Stream ecology, conservation, aquatic entomology, urbanization.
For my doctoral career and beyond I will focus on the importance of the processes occurring in urban and agriculturally impacted aquatic systems and how they affect those who depend on the ecosystem services they provide. At UGA, I am part of the Odum School of Ecology and the PhD program in Integrative Conservation (ICON). I am studying the effects of human impacts on ecosystem processes in rivers in developing tropical areas, specifically the states of Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico. I will integrate how these alterations are impacting human populations.