Advisor: Andrew Carlson
I am a PhD student under the advisement of Dr. Andrew Carlson as well as a Project Leader for the Freshwater Fisheries Research group of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. I earned my B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from UF. My PhD research is focused on evaluating current and future thermal habitat suitability of non-native freshwater fish in Florida’s lotic ecosystems. I will also be experimentally assessing population-level impacts of non-native freshwater fishes on native ones. My research will enhance the ability of fisheries managers to predict species-specific range expansions of non-native freshwater fish and the potential impacts to native freshwater fish populations and communities in the context of climate change.