I am the graduate student mentor for the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center in western Montana (UNDERC-West). Content on this page will have photos from my experience out west this past summer 2016. I am also studying the aquatic food webs of Great Salt Lake, and will post my work on my dissertation chapters here. My interest in Great Salt Lake centers around the benthic food web, composed of brine fly larvae, and algae. The only other animal in the lake is the brine shrimp. I hope you will find my research and periodic posts interesting, and maybe even insightful..