A PDF version of my CV is available here (last updated November 11, 2021).


Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science & School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University


Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Zoology & Biodiversity Research Center, University of British Columbia


PhD in Ecology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 2019

Master of Science in Biology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden 2014

Bachelor of the Arts in Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA 2009


      • NSERC Discovery Grant, 2021-2025
      • UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Grant, 2020
      • Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2019-2021
      • Claraz Donation field grant (with Elvira Maechler), summer 2016
      • Arctic Field Grant from the Svalbard Science Foundation, summer 2014
      • Erasmus Mundus Category “A” Scholarship, 2012-2014
      • Kaminsky Family Fund grant for undergraduate research, summer 2008
      • Dartmouth Outing Club Mellon Grant for Environmental Research, summer 2008


2020 “Outstanding Paper” Award from Ecological Society of America Early Career Section

2019 Distinction for doctoral dissertation, University of Zurich

2018 “Outstanding Student Research” Award from Ecological Society of America Student Section

2017 “Best Student Talk” Award from Ecological Society of America Aquatic Ecology Section

2016, 2017 “Best Student Talk” Award at the Eawag Ecology PhD Symposium

2015 Runner-up “Best Student Talk” Award at International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) meeting


2020 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada: “Ecosystem function in the watershed meta-ecosystem. ”

2020* “Ecosystem functioning across scales” symposium* at International Association for Landscape Ecology North America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: oral presentation “Multi-scale processes determining organic matter processing in stream meta-ecosystems”
* symposium and talk canceled due to COVID-19

2020 Biodiversity Research Seminar, University of British Columbia: “Everything is Moving: Ecosystem Function in a Changing World”

2019 “Toward an empirical meta-ecosystem framework” symposium at Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: oral presentation “Land, Water, and Space: Predicting Organic Matter Processing in Stream Meta-Ecosystems”

2019 University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland: “Keystone Shredders and the Headwater Stream Meta-Ecosystem”

2018 University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia: “Amphipod Priority Effects and Terrestrial Subsidies Add Up to Freshwater Ecosystem Function”


2021 Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, online: oral presentation “The River Information Continuum: Integrating Information into Freshwater Meta-Ecosystem Science” *co-authored by James Stegen

2019 Eco-Evo Retreat, Squamish, BC: poster presentation “Animals link ecosystems through resource movement”

2019 Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: oral presentation “Upscaling biodiversity experiments to functioning of riverine catchments”

2018 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Birmingham, UK: oral presentation “If one shredder is good, are more shredders better? Upscaling biodiversity experiments to functioning of river catchments”

2018 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: oral presentation “Biodiversity and ecosystem function across a large river’s dendritic network”

2018 Gordon Research Conference “Unifying Ecology Across Scales”, Biddeford, Maine, USA: poster presentation “Community assembly processes impact ecosystem function in stream catchments”

2017 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA: oral presentation “Spatio-temporal dynamics of ecosystem fluxes and biodiversity in stream catchments”

2017 Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: oral presentation “Non-native freshwater macroinvertebrates have density- and resource-dependent effects on ecosystem functioning”

2016 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA: oral presentation “Interacting effects of litter and decomposer diversity and identity on stream ecosystem functioning”

2015 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland: oral presentation “Differing effects of competition and species replacement on decomposition and ecosystem functioning”

2015 International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) meeting, Uppsala, Sweden: oral presentation “Changes in process, not pattern, after a decade of warming in Adventdalen tundra vegetation”

2015 Biology15, The Swiss Conference on Organismic Biology, Dübendorf, Switzerland: oral presentation “Don’t forget the details: the importance of nutrient availability and snowmelt timing on performance of the alpine shrub Salix herbacea“2013 Northeast Alpine Gathering, The Waterman Fund, New Hampshire, USA: oral presentation “Role of microhabitat in growth and phenology of an alpine shrub, Salix herbacea”

2009 Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA: poster presentation, “The effects of mine disturbance & contamination on pollination of subalpine wildflowers”


2021 Professor, “Watershed Ecology” (EVSC 395) (Simon Fraser University)

2020 Guest lecture in the bachelors course “Advanced Ecology” (BIOL 306), guest lecture “Population dynamics: from local to regional” (University of British Columbia)

2019 Guest lecture in the bachelors course “Aquatic Ecology” (BIOL 402), guest lecture “Stream and River Ecosystems” (University of British Columbia)

2016 Masters student project supervision in the block course “Limnoecology” (Eawag)

2016 Field instructor and exam supervisor in the masters course “Ecology” (University of Zurich)

2015 Masters student project supervision in the block course “Limnoecology” (Eawag)


2020 Postdoctoral Teaching Internship (one semester: mentoring by Dr. Mary O’Connor, guest lecturing in BIOL 306 Advanced Ecology, & workshops at the University of British Columbia’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning [CIRTL])

2020 Foundations of Pedagogy (eight-week course through UBC CIRTL)

2019 Instructional Skills Workshop (three-day intensive teaching workshop at UBC CIRTL)

2018 Bystander Intervention Training (workshop at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting)

2017 Evidence-Based Policymaking (two-day course with independent project, Univ. of Zürich)

2016 Project Management for Research (four-day course, Univ. of Zürich)


2018 II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier, France

2016 “Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under global change” workshop, Fribourg, Switzerland

2015 “Ecological networks in a spatial context: beyond local analyses of species interactions” workshop, Fribourg, Switzerland

2013 International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) meeting, Bergun, Switzerland

2013 Guarda Evolutionary Biology Workshop, Guarda, Switzerland

2013 European Conference on Speciation Research, Université Montpellier II, France

2012 Svenska Systematikdagarna, Uppsala University, Sweden

2011 Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, USA


OikosThe American NaturalistNew PhytologistJournal of Animal EcologyAquatic Ecology,
Plant Ecology, Ecology and Evolution, Hydrobiologia, Austral Ecology, Journal of BiogeographyEcosystems, and others