The Riverscape Ecology Lab is a collaborating on an NSF-funded project titled "Conservation incentives and the socio-spatial dynamics of water sustainability." Visit the NSF website to find out more.
The Riverscape Ecology Lab is a member of the Texas Research Institute for Aquatic & Groundwater Ecology (TRIAGE). Visit the TRIAGE website to find out more.
Research Focal Areas
Ecology of Great Plains riverscapes
Spatial ecology of fishes in riverine landscapes, or riverscapes, is a major research focus in the lab.
Reproductive ecology of fishes
We use basic reproductive ecology of fishes to advance conservation approaches and test ecological theory.
Quantifying flow-ecology relationships is critical for managing regulated stream flows, and we use fishes as model organisms for understanding these relationships.
Effects of drought on fishes
Drought is a natural process structuring fish populations and communities, but the effects of drought within highly fragmented habitats can cause irreversible change.
Community and population ecology of fishes
Research in our lab integrates theories from community and population ecology to understand fish ecology, conservation and management.
Addressing future threats to fishes requires understanding the mechanisms that structure populations and communities; we combine fish ecology and principles of landscape ecology to address uncertainties in the future of fish ecology, conservation and management.