I integrate animal behavior, physiology, and landscape ecology to better understand how fish and wildlife interact with their environment. My research employs observational study, field experiments, and simulation modeling.
I work at the nexus of animal behavior, physiology, and landscape ecology to gain novel insights into how animals interact with their environment and how human activities alter this fundamental relationship. I am broadly interested in how the physical features of watersheds influence consumer energy budgets, population dynamics, and ecosystem services. My research integrates observational study, field experiments, and simulation modeling.
BA Biology, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, 2005
PhD School of Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2013
David H. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow at Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Wyoming, Laramie WY, 2015
Armstrong, J.B, D.E. Schindler, C.P. Ruff, G.T. Brooks, K.E. Bentley, and C. Torgersen. 2013. Diel horizontal migration in streams: juvenile fish exploit spatial heterogeneity in thermal and trophic resources. Ecology 94: 2066–2075
I enjoy tracking and photographing wildlife, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and fishing.