ABOUT ME

Trained as an ecologist, I am interested in the relationship between species. My primary species of interest are the Barton Springs Salamander, the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, and most recently the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. Since these species don't interact, I am mainly interested in their relationships with humans.

One of the things these species have in common is water, and their relationship with humans has to do with what humans do in, on, and around water. Anthropogenic nutrient loading in these ecosystems is often compounded by storms, including tropical storms on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the monsoon rains of the southwestern United States, sometimes impacted by El Nino.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Ecological Restoration

Restoration of ecosystems from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf of Mexico, with particular emphasis on the Texas Blackland Prairie

2007 - 2012

University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Graduate work in Wetlands Ecology

Sustainable SITES 

Design and construction of terrestrial, riparian, and coastal sites for sustainable land and water use

Green Design/Build

Design and construction of sustainable buildings

Biomimicry

What would nature do?

1992 - 1994

University of Texas at Austin

Graduate work in Applied Physiology

1988

University of Texas at Arlington

Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education

Pflugerville High School

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