M.S., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. August 2000. Thesis: The effect
of drought on species interactions, behavior and habitat use by the Hine’s
emerald dragonfly, Somatochlora hineana.
Aquatic Nuisance Species: A multi-stage approach
to understanding the invasion ecology of exotic crayfish in Northern and
In southern California, we’re working in streams
in the Santa Monica Mountains invaded by the red-swamp crayfish, Procambarus
clarki. In northern California, we’re working in streams within
the upper Sacramento and lower Pit River watersheds invaded by the signal
crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus. Part of the research being
conducted in the lower Pit River watershed is in collaboration with Spring
Rivers Ecological Sciences, focused on conservation of the federally
endangered Shasta crayfish (Pacifastacus fortis).