Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Sam is an ecologist broadly interested in how environmental temperatures influence the composition and structure of interactive biological communities. His research focuses on understanding the consequences of asymmetric responses of organisms to changes in environmental temperature (e.g., what happens when temperature has different affects on organisms that interact with each other), the consequences of thermal spatial heterogeneity, and how temperature influences the integration of ecological subsidies (energy and materials that move across ecosystems) into recipient ecosystems. Most of his research takes place in aquatic ecosystems, and focuses on lake and pond food webs.
Sam recently received a James S. McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral fellowship award in studying complex systems. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, where he is advised by David Vasseur. For more information, visit Sam's website.
Read about Sam's research and teaching interests while at Dartmouth on the Graduate Student Forum.