Graduate Students

Graduate Students

VA Tech Stream Team / Ecosystem Research Group

The study of energy and nutrients through interacting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.


Brett Tornwall

I am interested in understanding how communities are structured and

how communities are connected in streams.  Specifically, I am

examining the importance of local (e.g., environmental) effects and regional (e.g., dispersal) effects on structuring stream communities with an emphasis on how the relative importance of local and regional effects change as stream order increases.