Associate Professor, Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences
Brian is an aquatic ecologist with interests in the biodiversity, community ecology, and biogeochemistry of rivers systems. He has studied fish in rivers in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica, but perhaps nowhere as remote as the Central Idaho Wilderness. He has been on the faculty at the University of Idaho (UI) since 2005. His laboratory group studies the evolution of migration, predatory-prey relationships, and how changing environmental conditions create energetic challenges for freshwater fishes. Brian studies salmon and their relatives because of the implications that global change has for migratory decisions and the evolution of novel strategies. His research group is interested in exploring interdisciplinary ways of approaching these questions through the application of isotopic and geochemical fingerprints.