Through interdisciplinary research, productive collaborations, and innovative approaches our lab seeks a better understanding of ecological processes in fish and aquatic sciences. All of our current projects attempt to understand mechanisms that control population dynamics, the creation and maintenance of biodiversity, and diverse life history strategies in aquatic systems. These questions often require integration of information across spatial, temporal, and ecological scales, and from abiotic and biotic interactions. Research in our lab addresses the causes and consequences of geomorphic variability and hydrologic alteration on salmonid migratory decisions; the relative effects of interspecific interactions, food web structure and habitat availability on the growth, energetics and survival of fish; and the impacts that thermal experience influence the individual performance and behaviors of fish. Lastly, we have a fundamental interest in the ways in which human behaviors, policies and decisions influence natural processes in aquatic systems.