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/, under the direction of Dr. Larry Greenberg and Dr. Olle Calles. We are looking at river connectivity and the implications of dam removal on fish movement, food webs and transfer of nutrients from marine to freshwater to terrestrial ecosystems, as well as changes in river system metabolism. 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 seven 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