I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Biology at Rowan University in New Jersey. My research background is in aquatic community ecology and I use a combination of observational, comparative, and experimental methods to study the factors that shape community structure in aquatic systems. I conduct much of my work at University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm where I also serve as coodinator for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site program funded by the National Science Foundation. I encourage Rowan and potential REU students who are interested in aquatic ecology to contact me about research opportunities.