College of Arts and Sciences
I began my college teaching career fall semester of 1990 at NC State, teaching Fisheries Ecology as a sabbatical replacement. In the 3 decades since, I've mainly taught courses in general and aquatic ecology from non-majors survey courses to graduate-level. I have also taught senior/graduate level courses in applied statistics for most of that time.
I am interested in the factors that influence population dynamics and community structure in aquatic systems. Much of my early research focused on the role of predation in littoral invertebrate population dynamics and assemblage structure. More recently, my interests have focused on habitat availability, quality, and fragmentation as factors that influence aquatic populations and on restoration of native populations.