Postdoctoral Research Fellow: California Sea Grant Delta Science Fellowship
Ph.D. (2015) University of California, Berkeley
Broad Research Interests: Aquatic Ecology, Biological Control, Ecological Parasitology, Entomology, Global Change Biology, Multitrophic Interactions, and Pathology.
Postdoctoral Research: I am currently investigating the mechanisms for effective biological control of the invasive water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California. Although the classical biological control agent, Neochetina bruchi, results in damage to water hyacinth, current control outcomes in the Delta have not reached the desirable levels observed in other regions of the globe where classical biological control has been implemented. I am collaborating with researchers from UC Davis, USDA, the Department of Water Resources, and NASA to achieve desired control levels of water hyacinth in the Delta and to inform future biological control programs.