My current research interests focus on assessing biotic and abiotic mechanisms influencing the success of stocked age-0 saugeye (Sander vitreus X S. canadensis). Specifically, I am completing a meta-analysis of historical fisheries data collected by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and comparing the survival and growth of saugeye stocked at two different sizes: fry and fingerlings. Additional components of my Ph.D project include quantifying overwinter growth using PIT tagging to distinguish between size-dependent overwinter mortality and size-dependent overwinter growth, and determining whether early growth rates of fish coming out of the hatchery relate to survival in the reservoir.
Environmental Scientist. 2005-2007. URS Corporation, Anchorage Alaska/Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Graduate Research Associate. 2002-2005. Western Washington University, Bellingham Washington.
Outdoor Education and Facilities Assistant. 2000-2002. Au Sable Institute, Mancelona Michigan.
- Ph.D. The Ohio State University. In progress
- M.S. Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. 2005
- B.S. Whitworth College 2000