I am a global change aquatic scientist. I aim to document the outcomes of climate change for lakes and the ecosystems and people that they support.
The climate shapes our daily lives, from the clothes we wear to the insect sounds we hear at night. And climate doesn't just shape our lives, it also shapes Earth's many ecosystems, including lakes. But even though the links between lakes and climate are widespread, they can sometimes surprise us. That's why we need science--because it's the best tool we have to unravel nature's surprises and learn about our world. So, to know what aquatic ecosystems will look like in the warmer world of tomorrow, I study how they are shaped by climate today.