Advisor: Roman Lanno
My main research interests are focused around community ecology and toxicology. I am particularly interested in how contaminants influence communities of organisms and in the trophic transfer of contaminants within food webs. I am also interested in the bioavailability of metals to different trophic levels. Currently, I am studying the difference in ground beetle (Carabidae) communities at a shooting range among those collected in lead contaminated sites, sites that have had lead extracted, and reference sites. Other research involves estimating the bioavailability of lead to shrews using in vitro gastrointestinal models.
- community ecology
- M.S. University of Georgia; Entomology, 2010
- B.S. Baldwin-Wallace College; Biology, 2007