I completed my doctorate in May 2016 from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas (KU). I am currently a post-doc working with the river research group at Karlstad University in Sweden http://www.nrrv.se/. Our focus is on the holistic and comprehensive evaluation and assessment of river continuity (check out our many ongoing projects here). Previously, I was a post-doc working on an NSF macrosystem ecology project in the laboratory of Dr. James Thorp at KU (http://www.macrorivers.org/ and http://www.aquaticecolab.res.ku.edu/).
I have always had a deep appreciation and fascination for the natural world, and this has developed over the years into an insatiable desire to learn everything I possibly can about it. Not only do I want to discover, but I want to share these findings with everyone, and protect the Earth that I care about so much. With a mind oriented on research and a heart focused on environmental conservation, I hope to combine intellectual science with service to my profession, university, students, and community in my future job position.
With over ten years’ experience in ecology, I possess advanced practical and technical knowledge coupled with a passion for environmental conservation and education. With my professional experiences, knowledge of ecology, teaching and mentorship abilities, and my persuasive passion for nature, I am confident that my unique skills set would excel in an academic setting.
Curriculum Vitae: Rachel E Bowes – CV