Megan is a Ph.D candidate studying Aquatic and Fishery Sciences in the Holtgrieve Ecosystem Ecology Lab. Her research interests include food web dynamics, specifically, how species interactions are influenced by changes in the physical and biogeochemical environment. Megan enjoys harnessing the power of chemical tracers to answer complex ecological questions and her current research uses compound specific stable isotope analysis of amino acids to understand changes in primary productivity and foraging ecology of pinnipeds in the northeast Pacific using museum skull specimens. Megan also values applying quantitative tools to ecological data, and has an expertise in time series analysis and Bayesian statistics.
Megan is originally from the White Mountains of NH and moved to Seattle for graduate school after spending a few field seasons moving around the country and abroad. Outside of research Megan enjoys anything outdoors, particularly new activities that get her outside of her comfort zone and require problem solving. Backpacking, snowboarding, and biking is how she spends her time outside of the office.
University of Washington
BA in Biology, 2015
Teaching Assistant, Autumn 2017
Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resources (FSH 323)
Teaching Assistant, Spring 2016
Tropical Ecology Program
Tropical Montane Ecology (BI 438)
Tropical Coastal Ecology (BI 440)
Tropical Rainforest Ecology (BI 439)
Studies in Tropical Ecology (BI 441, Capstone Course)
Educational Resource Center
Organic Chemistry (CH 203/204)
Statistics (MA 213)