As a conservation biologist working on stream fishes, I am primarily interested in persistence of native fish populations in the face of anthropogenic threats such as habitat loss and fragmentation, introduction of non-native species, and climate change. My research, however, spans from individual variation in behavior and genetics to elucidate mechanisms that generate population-scale patterns, to synthesis of broad spatiotemporal population trends (e.g., multiple states over decades) for robust inferences. My taxonomic and geographic repertoires are equally broad, including coldwater and warmwater species in the intermountain west, southeast and northeast USA and overseas.

My research has been supported by a variety of funding sources and recent sources include:

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • US Forest Service
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Audubon Society of Greater Denver
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science