Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Major Fields of Interest
Stream and River Ecology, Limnology, Ecosystem Ecology
- Linking biological and physical processes with carbon and nutrient sources, cycling, and fate
- Quantifying effects of environmental change on water quality and ecosystem function
- Identifying patterns and consequences of terrestrial-aquatic connectivity within river networks
- Monitoring changing resources in freshwater food webs
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015-2016). Carbon biogeochemistry in northern aquatic ecosystems. Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada. Supervisor: Paul del Giorgio.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-2015). Processes controlling carbon emissions and export in river networks. Umeå University, Sweden. Supervisor: Jan Karlsson.
- Ph.D., Ecology, University of Wyoming (2013). Advisor: Dr. Robert O. Hall, Jr. Dissertation: Linking patterns and drivers of carbon cycling in streams and rivers
- M.S., Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming (2007). Advisor: Dr. Robert O. Hall, Jr. Thesis: Impacts of exotic snails on stream carbon cycling
- B.S., Environmental Studies, Emory University (2003) via Oxford College of Emory University
- 2016. Hynes Award for New Investigators, Society for Freshwater Science. Recognizes a young scientist for an outstanding primary publication. Awarded for Hotchkiss & Hall (2015) Ecology.
- 2016. Raymond L. Lindeman Award, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Recognizes an outstanding paper written by a young aquatic scientist. Awarded for Hotchkiss & Hall (2014) Limnology & Oceanography.