After completing her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, Heidi is now the Founder/Aquatic Ecologist at Golden Ecology LLC.
I am an aquatic ecologist working at the interface between ecology and evolutionary biology. My research examines the influence of environmental change on population persistence, biodiversity, community structure, and ecosystem function. I use multidisciplinary approaches including animal mark-detection, genomics, stable isotopes, fish otolith microchemistry, and field and common garden experiments to explore questions regarding anthropogenic disturbance, such as habitat fragmentation, habitat degradation, and climate change.
I founded Golden Ecology (GEco) in Oct. 2020 to better incorporate science from the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology into sustainable management practices. I work with academic institutes, government agencies, and consulting firms to forward understanding, theory, and practice of sustainable ecosystem management.