Field course crew at the top of "the crack" at Killarney Provincial Park, 2011

Field course crew at the top of "the crack" at Killarney Provincial Park, 2011

Students learning how to ID zooplankton 

Students learning how to ID zooplankton 

Out sampling lakes on a 2010 aquatic ecology field course

Out sampling lakes on a 2010 aquatic ecology field course

Showing people from Churchill how we sample zooplankton from ponds

Showing people from Churchill how we sample zooplankton from ponds

Mission

My goal is to help students understand how conclusions are drawn from data by understanding the scientific process. For students who are not pursuing careers in ecological or environmental sciences I hope this will provide intellectual tools for evaluating scientific information and making informed opinions about socially relevant ecological issues.

Award: Excellence in teaching in the Biological Sciences, UC San Diego, 2013-2014

Teaching assistantships:
The Evolution of Infectious Disease
Biostatistics
Introductory Ecology: Organisms and Habitat
Aquatic Ecology Lab
Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology of Humans
Ecology of Stressed and Recovering Ecosystems