Research Interests



I am an aquatic ecologist interested in the structure and function of stream and wetland ecosystems.  I am especially interested in how human activity influences aquatic ecosystems, and typically focus on benthic macroinvertebrates and ecosystem processes in freshwater streams and wetlands, and salt marshes.  Interested undergraduate and graduate students should contact me if they wish to participate in these research areas.

Undergraduate student research overview

CMWS graduate student research overview

Current research projects

Bioassessment of tributaries of the Waccamaw River
Gastropod-halophyte interactions in SC salt marshes
Structure and function of the high marsh zone of SC salt marshes
Controls on prey capture by Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula)
Ecological effects of prescribed fire on Sandy Island, SC