Welcome to my research website. I am broadly interested in how the physical features of watersheds influence consumer energy budgets. I am drawn to this topic because I find it both important and fascinating. Watershed habitat supports fish and wildlife that in turn feed people, drive regional economies, and provide a range of cultural services. To understand how fish and wildlife interact with the diverse physical template of watersheds requires an integration of animal behavior, physiology, and landscape ecology. In my research I work at the nexus of these fields to gain novel insights into how animals interact with their environment and how human activities alter this fundamental relationship.
I recently completed my PhD in Daniel Schindler’s lab at the University of Washington. I am now joining the 2013 class of David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellows. In my postdoctoral research, I explore how phenological diversity in trophic resources mediates the foraging opportunities of wide-ranging consumers. Specifically, my collaborators and I are evaluating how watershed development affects the ability of mobile consumers to track spatial variation in the run-timing of salmon.
If you have any question about my work, please feel free to contact me:
jonny5armstrong at gmail dot com