About Ed

I am a systems scientist working to understand how microorganisms control and constrain transformative processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. My research crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, linking physical and ecological sciences and scales from single-cell microbiology to integrated watershed analyses of coupled human and natural systems.


B.S., Biology - University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA,

Ph.D., Ecology - University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN,

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • NSF IOS "Deconstructing bacterial community biomass stoichiometry one cell at a time ", 2015-2018
  • Fulbright Scholar, Honduras, C.A., 2013
  • USGS Mendenhall Fellow Fort Collins, Colorado, 2011


Lake Yojoa Honduras: The changing state of a large tropical lake during 30 years of human caused stress

ESA annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, August, 2015

Interacting Physical and Ecological Processes across Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems

AGU annual meeting , San Francisco, CA, December, 2015


  • Ecological Society of America, Advancing the Science of Limnology and Oceanography, International Society of Microbial Ecology, American Geophysical Union