I have developed, implemented, and coordinated aquatic ecosystem research for 30 years, with >20 years experience investigating the water quality characteristics of mountain ponds and lakes of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest. This research includes investigations of the impact of introduced fish on the native biota of mountain ponds-lakes and the use of passive capture methods to remove fish from lakes. I also am involved in the long-term water quality monitoring program at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, and I have collaborated with two National Park Service Networks (North Coast and Cascades Network and the Klamath Network) in writing their water quality and aquatic community monitoring plans and protocols. I am presently interested in the ecology of Oregon dune lakes (especially the natural history of native freshwater mussels and fish), and this project includes the involvement of local high school students and citizen scientists. I have a MS in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University, and I am presently employed as an Ecologist with the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Corvallis, Oregon.