We conduct research on basic and applied problems in watershed science and freshwater ecology, focusing on two main areas of study:

(1) the linkages among physical and biological components of watershed systems (hillslopes, stream channels, floodplains, riparian forests, and aquatic communities), and

(2) the ecology and natural history of stream invertebrates

Research projects are interdisciplinary and often integrate approaches from many fields of study, including ecosystem and community ecology, hillslope and fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, population ecology, biogeography, restoration ecology, environmental history, and watershed management. Most of my research is place-based, with a geographic emphasis on central California (the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the northern San Joaquin Valley, and the central Sierra Nevada).

Our work was recently featured in The Confluence, a blog of the California Institute for Water Resources.