About Me

My name is James Larson and I'm a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey.  I have a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where I was co-advised by Dr. Gary Lamberti and Dr. David Lodge.  After graduate school I took a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station.  I started working for KDWP in July of 2007.  In the summer of 2010 I took another postdoctoral position with the U.S. Geological Survey, working with Bill Richardson.

I am broadly interested in aquatic ecosystems, but I tend to think mostly about biogeochemistry and I tend to focus on the Great Lakes and their tributaries.  I'm specifically interested in applying concepts and ideas from ecological stoichiometry to biogeochemical questions.  However, I have also worked on projects related to organismal physiology, invasive species, ecotoxicology, and aquatic organism passage.

 I've been fortunate to have had amazing collaborators while doing my research.  I've worked extensively with Dr. Paul Frost at Trent University, but I've also collaborated on projects with Konrad KulackiDave Costello, Angela Deen (Bobeldyk), Dustin Wilgers and Lauren Kinsman.