Areas of Expertise
- Fresh Water Resources
- Water Pollution
Education12/2007 Ph.D., Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center and Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Dissertation Title: Population Demographics and the Ecological Role of the Channel Catfish (Ictaluruspunctatus) in Commercially Exploited and Unexploited Reaches of the Wabash River with Implications for the Flathead Catfish (Pylodictus olivaris).
Major advisors: James E. Garvey, Ph.D. and Roy C. Heidinger, Ph.D.
2004 M.S., Zoology, Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center and Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Thesis Title: Reproductive Demographics and Early Life History of the Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus)
Major advisor: James E. Garvey, Ph.D.
1998 B.S., magna cum laude, Biology1998, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York
Major advisor: Neal Ringler, Ph.D.
My research focuses on how fish populations respond to anthropogenic impacts. Specifically, I am interested in the responses of native fishes to harvest, invasive species and habitat alterations. Most of my research focuses on commercially or ecologically important species in lotic (flowing) water system.
Contact InformationPhone: 217-581-3011
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