Aquatic Ecology & Sustainability
I am a PhD. student in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology at Columbia University working primarily with Shahid Naeem. My research broadly examines the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss on ecosystem functions and services. For my dissertation I am focused on quantifying ecosystem vulnerability using traits and understanding the implications of changing fish biodiversity on food security in the Peruvian Amazon.
I received a M.S. from the University of Chicago (advised by Tim Wootton), where I investigated how the interactions between fishes and large woody debris influenced primary and secondary productivity in the Manu River, a large Amazonian floodplain river system in Southeastern Peru. Prior to that, I was the Program Officer for the Latin American and Caribbean Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and completed my undergraduate degree at Cornell University.
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Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology
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