Shannon McCauley

Associate Professor


I am a freshwater ecologist interested in how processes acting at different spatial scales affect community structure and species distributions.  At the local scale I am particularly interested in how predator-prey interactions affect community structure, while at the regional scale I have investigated the role of dispersal in shaping communities and species distributions.  My recent work is focused on understanding how processes interact across these scales.  I use a broad set of approaches to address these issues including spatially and temporally extensive surveys of aquatic communities and experiments that range from mesocosms to landscape-level manipulations.