About me

I’m an ecosystem ecologist at Macalester College with expertise in aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, and urban ecosystem science. I am passionate about understanding the connected movement of water and elements (e.g., carbon, nutrients, metals) through ecosystems and its impact on the surrounding landscape. My research ranges from modeling the effects of urbanization on stream impairment, to surveying nutrient limitation of algal communities across urban, suburban and agricultural lakes, to evaluating the consequences of leaf litter in city streets and storm drains for water quality. My ultimate goal is to influence the way we manage these vital ecosystems.