In general, we are interested in questions that bridge population, foodweb and ecosystem ecology to understand and predict ecological responses to global change. We use bioenergetic and stoichiometric frameworks to link species to ecosystems, and to examine effects of altered hydrology, carbon, and nutrient cycles on freshwater ecosystem structure and function.

Effects of climate warming on stream ecosystem structure and function

Response of nutrient dynamics in mountain streams to accelerated human development

Linking whole ecosystem carbon cycling with quantitative food webs in Grand Canyon

Analysis of Yellowstone and Missouri River food webs to support recovery of Pallid Sturgeon restoration

Current Projects in the Cross Lab

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