My areas of research interest include marine ecology, invertebrate zoology (especially molluscs), estuarine biology, and the ways in which organisms are adapted to the physiological conditions of their environments.

Master's Thesis

My Master's research focused on the predator-prey relationship between two species found in the Great Bay Estuary system. The predator is the nudibranch, Tenellia adspersa, which preys on the hydroid Cordylophora lacustris. I studied the effects of salinity on the two organisms and how differences in tolerance to low salinities provides a refuge for the hydroids.

The files below are served off my PowerMac G4 desktop machine. Since I am occasionally doing silly things to it that mean it isn't 100% functional, these links might not always work, but since I don't have enough disk space on the UNH Unix account to hold all this stuff, it is a good solution. If you are really curious to see these files but can't access them, send me an e-mail, and I'll fix it!

Master's Thesis (Word to HTML Conversion) | Master's Thesis (PDF) | Photos of Tenellia adspersa and Cordylophora lacustris

Freshwater Gastropods of North America Project

I am currently participating in the Freshwater Gastropods of North American Project. The project's goal is to survey and document the populations of freshwater snails in the US and Canada. I have started collecting specimens in New Hampshire.

FWGNA Project Home Page | New Hampshire's Freshwater Snails