Heather Fair

Ph.D. Program in Environmental Science
Graduate Student

Advisor: Roman Lanno

My short-term research is examining the structure and function of aquatic food webs of streams in the glacierized headwaters of the Three Parallel Rivers region. Long-term, I would like to understand the impact of climate change and receding glaciers on aquatic ecology and the species that may be threatened by such a changing environment. In particular, how aquatic macroinvertebrate, diatom, and algal communities can be evaluated as climate and environmental change indicators. The goal is to develop a habitat and bioassessment framework for mountain regions.

Areas of Expertise
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Mountain Biogeography
  • Aquatic Insect Ecology

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