Associate Professor; Co-Director of the AELFacultyMy research explores mechanisms that regulate fish population and community structure and dynamics, as well as food web interactions, in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. Typically, I have sought to apply my research to resource management problems such that agencies can make informed decisions about the environment. Overall, my research encompasses three broad but interconnected areas: 1) fish recruitment and early life-history; 2) stock discrimination and population connectivity; and 3) global change ecology.To learn more, visit www.ludsinlab.com. Areas of Expertise Fish Population and Community Dynamics Human Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems Education Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2000. M.S. Auburn University, 1994. B.S. Miami University, 1992.