Ryan McShane

I will be working on my PhD with LeRoy Poff as my advisor. My interests mostly involve aquatic ecosystems and the effects of invasive species, river regulation and climate change. My research will partly involve modeling the spread of a nonnative invertebrate in western US rivers under different water management and climate change scenarios. I am interested in testing this model on other existing or potential invasive species and in understanding why some species are more successful at invading and why some systems are more susceptible to invasion.