I am broadly interested in improving diatoms as bioassessment tools to monitor and protect our water resources.

I graduated with my M.S. in Environmental Studies in 2017, where I examined how new counting protocols could produce better statistical models of water quality at less cost than traditional protocols. I previously worked as the lead analyst on an EPA project of northeast lakes to produce a diatom voucher flora for the region, with the aim of improving taxonomic consistency among analysts and producing more cohesive, analytically useful datasets.

I am now working on a USGS grant aimed at improving diatom taxonomic consistency within stream biological assessments throughout the United States.

Genera contributed

Grunowia