A large project often requires many collaborators that play a crucial role by bringing diverse expertise and experience. Research collaborations are how so much is being accomplished with our limited budget. Our collaborators bring in complementary research and expertise to ensure that we will progress in our research on understanding and controlling the invasion of New Zealand Mud Snail
My research focuses on disturbance effect in aquatic ecosystems. Through experimental and field studies, I investigate how natural disturbances (fire, flood, and drought) and human related impacts (invasive species, eutrophication and air pollution that results in accelerated climate change) that adversely affect resilience and resistance in aquatic ecosystems.