Daniel joined the lab in January 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher. Daniel received his BS from the University of Delaware and his MS in Fishery Resources from the University of Idaho. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Alabama where his research focused on the effects of climate warming on stream invertebrate community structure and function. Generally, he is interested in using observational and experimental approaches to answer both basic and applied questions related to how climate change will alter material and energy transfer through aquatic ecosystems. His research in the lab will examine the relative contributions of autochthonous vs. allochthonous energy sources fueling stream invertebrate food webs across a broad biome/climate gradient using stable isotopes.
Mariana Perez Rocha, PhD
Mariana received her BS and MS from the Universidade Estadual de Maringa (Parana, Brazil). She recently completed her PhD at the University of Oulu (Finland) where she was investigating patterns of diversity, abundance, and occupancy in stream organisms. Mariana is broadly interested in community ecology, macroecology and biogeography. She is particularly interested in biodiversity patterns at large spatial and temporal scales. Mariana joined the lab in July 2019. Her research in the lab will examine the biodiversity and food web structure of stream benthic invertebrate communities at perennial (continuously flowing) and intermittent (non-continuously flowing) stream sites across different climate regions in the USA.