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Trisha Atwood

Trisha Atwood

Watershed Sciences

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: NR 134

Educational Background

PhD, Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia
MS, University of Hawaii at Hilo


Marine, Estuarine, Freshwater, and Riparian Zones


Dr. Atwood is interested in three broad research themes across all aquatic ecosystems (marine, estuarine, freshwater, and riparian zones):

  1. The effects of global change on aquatic food webs and species interactions.
  2. How food webs and species interactions influence ecosystem function
  3. The role of aquatic ecosystems in climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation.

By focusing on these three broad questions, her research has taken her all over the world with studies in Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, and Australia (including the Great Barrier Reef).

Dr. Atwood and the Aquatic Ecology and Global Change Lab is looking for enthusiastic students and researchers who have a passion for knowledge and want to use it to understand and conserve Earth's amazing aquatic ecosystems. It also helps to love the outdoors, getting wet, and traveling!