Welcome to the Ruhi lab, where we study Freshwater Ecology. Our research focuses on understanding how freshwater communities and food webs respond to global change, with a special emphasis on the effects of hydrologic alteration and drought.

Some topics that interest us include:

  • Metacommunity dynamics in fluctuating freshwater ecosystems
  • Joint effects of hydroclimatic anomalies and invasion on native biodiversity
  • Responses of riverine food webs to hydrologic regime shifts
  • Potential and limitations of wetland restoration for biodiversity conservation
  • ‘Designer’ environmental flows

Join the lab!

Our lab is taking off and we are interested in inquiries from potential undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers with interests in freshwater ecology and conservation. If you would like to explore opportunities, please contact us.