Recent collaborators

Dr. Stephanie Hampton, Professor, Washington State University

 

Stephanie is an aquatic scientist, with diverse interests including the analysis of long-term ecological data (including in Lake Baikal), environmental informatics, and the effects of climate change on plankton. Stephanie is also director for CEREO, an interdisciplinary alliance of researchers interested in collaboration on a wide range of environmental issues. Her website is here

Dr. Monika Winder, Associate Professor, Stockholm University

 

Monika is broadly interested in the consequences of environmental dynamics for ecosystem processes and natural communities at various temporal and spatial scales. She addresses questions in aquatic systems with a special emphasis on planktonic organisms. Her website is here.

Dr. Paula Kankaala, Senior Researcher, U. of Eastern Finland

 

Paula is interested in food networks of large lakes. Her recent research is on the contribution of terrestrial organic carbon to bacteria and zooplankton and carbon-related biogeochemistry and greenhouse gas fluxes. 

Dr. David Duggins, Research Scientist, U.W.

 

David is the founding member of the subsidy lab. The work I did during my PhD with fatty acids is a natural extension from his work using stable isotopes to investigate the contribution of kelp to the food webs of the Aleutian Islands. David was the co-chair of my committee. 

Dr. Megan Dethier, Research Professor, U.W.

 

Megan is an intertidal ecologist, decorated naturalist, and teacher (pictured holding a slime star in ZooBot lab). In the spatial subsidy lab, Megan is one of the primary student mentors and in-house multivariate statistics guru. Learn more about Megan and her work here.

Alex Lowe, PhD Candidate (UW Biology)

 

Alex managed many of the Spatial Subsidy Lab operations and is mentoring several student researchers. Check out Alex's website. Alex is currently a Ph.D. student at UW Biology, where he is working in the Ruesink Group.

Other Collaborators (see CV/Publications for links to the work)

  • Morgan Eisenlord (Master's student at Cornell, Harvell Lab). Morgan worked with me on field and experimental work with isopods, including studies on the effects of tissue turnover rates on isopod biochemical signatures.
  • Beth Sosik (Past Master's student in the SubsLab) focused on the use of multiple stable isotopes for tracking food web interactions, with emphasis on accounting for the importance of microbes.
  • Ross Whippo (MarineGEO, Smithsonian) worked on red urchin and associated macrofauna. 
  • J. Sean Yeung (Research Tech) has helps out with fatty acid extractions and GC analysis, and is currently a lab manager at UW.

Here are links to the websites for some of my other past advisors: Ken Sebens,

Mike BrettSi Simenstad, and Adam Summers.

Below, left to right: Alex Lowe and Ross Whippo working with Scallops in the lab; Kevin Britton-Simmons discusses Laminarian kelps; Wendel Raymond and Ross Whippo on a safety stop.