Jason Hoverman

Post-doctoral Research Associate

I am a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  I moved to Colorado in June 2010 to work with Dr. Pieter Johnson.  I received my B.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2007) in ecology and evolution from the University of Pittsburgh.

My research program focuses on environmental stressors in aquatic ecosystems.  While the definition of ‘environmental stress’ varies considerably across disciplines and among researchers, it is clear that organisms must cope with natural (e.g., predators, pathogens, competitors) and anthropogenic (e.g., chemical contaminants, habitat loss) factors that exhibit spatiotemporal variation.  My research seeks to understand the separate and combined effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors at multiple scales of ecological organization (i.e. individuals to ecosystems).  To address my research interests, I have utilized freshwater aquatic systems (e.g., ponds, wetlands, and lakes) and their associated taxa (e.g., tadpoles, snails, insects, fish, parasites).  Within the framework of environmental stressors, I have integrated research on predator-prey interactions, ecotoxicology, and disease ecology.

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