About the Lab

We are an academic research laboratory interested in fundamental questions relevant to freshwater science but apply our understanding of aquatic ecosystems to model and predict how human alterations may affect key ecosystem processes. Most of our research is geared toward supporting the development of numeric environmental criteria.

We have particular expertise in (1) statistical modeling of the responses of organisms to novel environmental gradients (e.g., urbanization, nutrient overenrichment) in streams and wetlands, (2) using landscape theory and geospatial tools to link watershed patterns to aquatic ecosystem processes across broad spatial scales, and (3) coupling experiments with field studies to identify causal linkages between stressors and biological responses.

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Our lab is a dynamic group and we interact with faculty in several other labs and departments at Baylor. We also collaborate heavily with scientists from other institutions, ranging from state agencies, federal research labs, and other universities. We are always interested in developing collaborative relationships with researchers from other institutions and actively seek funding to participate on multi-disciplinary integrative projects with the goal of generating scientific evidence for sound management of aquatic ecosystems.

Please peruse our lab website and contact us if you have questions or comments. We welcome your feedback!

The Aquatic Ecology Lab group.