I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. I am working with Michael Pace in tidal mudflat ecosystems in the Virginia Coast Reserve. My research broadly addresses ecosystem structure in coastal systems, with a focus on the spatial pattern of various producers, consumers and pathogens. Focal topics include coastal ecology, trophic interactions, and conservation. My dissertation research has focused on tidal flats; however my interests extend to any landscapes where aquatic and terrestrials ecosystems meet (tidal flats, marshes, swamps, floodplains, beaches, riparian areas, shallow bays). In other words, anywhere I can find mud.
I graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2013. While at VCU, I conducted research on songbirds (Protonotaria citrea) living in riparian habitats, and assisted with research on plant communities in a restored tidal freshwater marsh. I also interned at the US Geological Survey with a project studying dynamics of sediment and nutrient transport on tidal river floodplains on the Delmarva peninsula.
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