I teach General Biology fall semesters and Natural World (Biology/Outdoor Studies) to non majors spring semesters.
I'm an Alaskan, having grown up in Valdez in a log cabin with no road access, electricity, running water or telephone. Undergraduate studies were in Biology at University of Notre Dame with summers at UNDERC field station in Land O'Lakes, WI. Undergraduate research was on photoperiodic diapause response of northern mosquitoes and a faunistic survey of UP Michigan Odonates. I then pursued a MS in Biological Oceanography at North Carolina State in Raleigh with fieldwork in the Chesapeake Bay at Virginia Institute of Marine Science looking at differential growth rates of early benthic phase blue crabs in eelgrass and unvegetated habitats. PhD work was in Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences at University of Washington in Seattle looking at behavioral and population factors affecting survival of post-settlement juvenile Dungeness crab. An ongoing habitat mitigation project with the Army Corps of Engineers on Dungeness crab provides my west coast fix. Outside of ecology, I enjoy running, paddling, backpacking, camping, skiing, and mothering 3 humans & a dog.