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Research Interests

How do small ecosystems function in the landscape? 

I am interested in
interdisciplinary research on ecosystem functions. Specifically, my past research investigated the contribution of small headwater wetlands to local and regional biodiversity and water quality with a focus on conservation and attention to these resources.

        Wetlands provide numerous beneficial ecological functions, and we are well aware of the benefits of large wetlands (specifically those regulated by the Clean Water Act). But what about small wetlands? Do they also provide important functions? My past and present research seeks to understand how small headwater wetlands affect local and regional systems using an interdisciplinary approach to answer this central question.

What are Headwaters and what kind of functions do wetlands provide?
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