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.
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
Design and construction of terrestrial, riparian, and coastal sites for sustainable land and water use
Design and construction of sustainable buildings
What would nature do?
1992 - 1994
University of Texas at Austin
Graduate work in Applied Physiology
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education