Involved in ecological research and environmental policy since 1994, my expertise is in aquatic and wildlife ecology. The focus of my dissertation research is on the ecology of the amphibian pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). Utilizing field sampling, laboratory experiments, and quantitative modeling, my research seeks to examine the ecology of Bd in the aquatic environment, Bd response to environmental stressors, and factors influencing its distribution and response to climate change. My research is supported in part by the US Geological Survey, Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) program. I am co-advised by Drs. Deanna Olson and Andrew Blaustein.