Welcome to the TRACE Lab at Louisiana State University. We investigate species and ecosystem-level questions, of fishes inhabiting headwater streams to coastal and offshore habitats. We ask basic questions about reproductive biology and strategies, stock structure, and life history; however, we simultaneously investigate macroscale ecological drivers. For example, we may use multiple data sets to inform transboundary and continental-scale ecological patterns, such as cross-scale interactions (CSIs). A diversity of statistical analyses are used, with a focus on hierarchical models and Bayesian estimation procedures for improving some of the historical shortcomings of statistical modeling (all while producing reproducible research). We collaborate with a wide range of academic agency personnel, in order to help maximize the use of data and make new discoveries.
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PhD in Marine Biology, 2013
University of North Carolina Wilmington
MS in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 2009
North Carolina State University
BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, 2005
University of Vermont
Aquatic and Coastal Ecology, Macroecology, Fisheries Science, Data Analysis, Statistical Methods