My current research interests include diatom taxonomy, life history, and relations to environmental changes.

My Master's thesis in the Travis D. Marsico Lab at Arkansas State University involved using diatoms to develop bioindicators of wetland water quality and land use disturbance in the Cache River Watershed, in Eastern Arkansas. During my Master's I also worked with the USGS at the Arkansas Water Science Center, sampling for the National Lakes Assessment, National River and Streams Assessment, National Wetlands Condition Assessment, and National Water-Quality Assessment Program.

Species contributed

Acanthoceras zachariasii | Achnanthes inflata | Amphora calumetica | Anomoeoneis fogedii | Asterionella ralfsii var. americana | Aulacoseira islandica | Biremis undulata | Chaetoceros muelleri | Craticula accomoda | Craticula accomodiformis | Craticula citrus | Craticula riparia | Cyclostephanos invisitatus | Cyclotella quillensis | Diatoma ehrenbergii | Eunotia bidens | Eunotia bidentula | Eunotia bilunaris | Eunotia charliereimeri | Eunotia eruca | Eunotia formica | Eunotia metamonodon | Eunotia pectinalis | Eunotia sarraceniae | Eunotia superbidens | Eunotia tauntoniensis | Eunotia zasuminensis | Fragilaria amphicephaloides | Fragilariforma acidobiontica | Fragilariforma constricta | Fragilariforma polygonata | Frustulia bahlsii | Gomphonema germainii | Gomphonema montezumense | Gomphonema submehleri | Gomphonema superiorense | Hannaea superiorensis | Hydrosera whampoensis | Lacustriella lacustris | Lindavia bodanica | Lindavia comensis | Lindavia delicatula | Lindavia eriensis | Lindavia michiganiana | Lindavia ocellata | Melosira dickiei | Melosira normannii | Meridion alansmithii | Neidium sacoense | Orthoseira roeseana | Oxyneis binalis | Oxyneis binalis var. elliptica | Pinnularia turfosiphila | Placoneis amphibola | Placoneis anglophila | Placoneis explanata | Sellaphora auldreekie | Sellaphora fusticulus | Sellaphora laevissima | Sellaphora moesta | Semiorbis catillifera | Semiorbis rotundus | Stauroneis bovbjergii | Stauroneis kingstonii | Stephanodiscus binderanus | Stephanodiscus hantzschii | Stephanodiscus hantzschii f. tenuis | Stephanodiscus minutulus | Stephanodiscus parvus | Thalassiosira baltica

Genera contributed

Lacustriella | Pleurosigma | Semiorbis