Category Archives: my research

Battling “little data”: Ecology and conservation of Olympic mudminnow

In a time when we are deluged with “big data”, it is easy to forget that there are still plenty of species that we don’t know much about. A common conservation dilemma is how to monitor or protect species when information … Continue reading

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Sounding out the impacts of urbanization on lakes

If you are wondering why you seem stressed out lately, it could be the noise around you. My co-authors (Britta Padgham and Julian Olden) and I just published an article in the journal PLoS One which showed that environmental noise … Continue reading

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Stress increases ‘costs of living’ for juvenile salmon

Although I originally just set out to describe some of my newly published research (“Costs of living for juvenile salmon in an increasingly warming and invaded world”), it’s probably not an accident that I find myself part of an unintentional … Continue reading

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Fueler WordCloud is up!

Twenty-seven days into #SciFund Challenge, The Lakes Are Alive With the Sound of Data project is 103% funded!  I am so grateful to everyone who has supported this research and helped us reach our goal.  The project page and video … Continue reading

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Would you give up a latte to fund science? Crowdfunding for research

At some point in the last 10 years, a latte has become the currency of self-sacrifice needed to fuel any cause (as in, “for the cost of a daily latte, you could save for retirement”).  So naturally, when I started … Continue reading

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Oh, the naivety of the young (salmon)…

Humans aren’t the only ones who might experience culture shock – and for some animals a failure to adjust to different “cultures” might be lethal!  In the case of juvenile Pacific salmon and invasive smallmouth bass, young salmon innately recognize … Continue reading

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