I'm an aquatic conservation ecologist interested in the conservation of biodiversity (e.g., ecosystems, communities, populations). I work for one of the largest conservation organizations in the world, The Nature Conservancy. However, this is a personal blog and the views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. I live in Michigan and generally focus on conservation of Great Lakes ecosystems. However, much of my life has been spent in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, which is also near and dear to my heart.
After spending the last 18 months on Twitter, as Etheostomatt, I've decided to start a blog to allow me to comment on some issue with more than 140 characters.