Mike McCoy, Lab PI
I develop and implement experimental and statistical approaches to link empirical data to ecological and evolutionary theory. I typically take a mechanistic approach to understand how individual traits (e.g. size, stage and phenotype) scale up to influence population and community level processes and spatial coupling across ecosystems. I have broad interests and my work is very question driven and integrative. As a result I have worked on wide variety of questions, organisms and in wide array of ecological systems. In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Elizabeth Hamman, Post Doc - Elizabeth combines field studies with mathematical and statistical models to address questions about: 1) the causes and consequences of spatial patterns in ecological systems, 2) how multiple stressors interact to affect ecological systems, and 3) the efficacy of different field, experimental, and statistical methods for addressing ecological questions (website)
Molly Albecker, PhD candidate - Molly is interested in understanding the long-term ecological consequences of sea level rise and saltwater intrusion into coastal freshwater animal communities. In her spare time, Molly enjoys running, frisbee, birding, and playing with her lovable mutt, Charlie. (Website)
Samantha Parrish, MS Student - Sam is interested in the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances (i.e. pollution, contaminants, PPCPs) on ecological interactions and human and ecosystem health. Specific academic interests include: aquatic ecology, physiological ecology, behavioral ecology, ecotoxicology, and conservation. In her downtime, she enjoys hiking, photography, traveling, and playing sports.
Katherine Gordon, Masters Student- Katherine is in her first semester and has broad interest in ecology. She is currently developing her thesis ideas and is becoming increasing interested in how species interactions and specifically how adaptive phenotypic responses to predators change across ecological gradients.