As part of my course on Ecotoxicology at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB (syllabus here), my students submitted Opinion pieces to the Santa Barbara Independent about a pesticide we studied in class. Check it “Advocating Sound Science for Pesticides” here!


I developed an Ecological Modeling module for the Introductory Biology lab at UCSB (funded by an Instructional Improvement grant from UCSB). I cannot make the entire lab notebook and exercise available online, but I have uploaded the Competition Exercise example (introducing the Lotka-Volterra Competition model and applying this model to a real world example) to give an idea of the work I did for this project. Please contact me if you’re interested in seeing more of this project!

Example code deployed online here. Corresponding lab notebook pages posted here.

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-10-00-49-amI have had the privilege to work with numerous undergraduate and high school students. Please see an article about my partnership with Katherine Krattenmaker (an undergraduate student at UCSB) here and a video interview about my research and my passion for teaching and mentoring students here.

I have also worked with high school students conducting projects exposing Daphnia to environmental pollutants. I used this experience to help write a Science Fair project with Science Buddies, a nonprofit group that authors science fair projects with scientists for K-12 students to promote science literacy, based on my dissertation research. The project is online here.

Header images by John E. Stevenson