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Jeremy Brooks

Jeremy Brooks

Advisor: Dr. Colden Baxter
Degree: Ph.D. Biology

Office: Life Sciences 310


2017, B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Biographical Sketch

Jeremy Brooks is a PhD student working with Dr. Colden Baxter and joined the Stream Ecology Center in the fall of 2017. Before attending ISU, he graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and a minor in Communication Studies. During his undergraduate years, Jeremy worked with Dr. Lisa Eby in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to study how stream confluences influence aquatic insect communities in the context of the River Continuum Concept. For his doctoral research, Jeremy is investigating how the reintroduction or displacement of apex predators, such as gray wolves, can have far-reaching direct and indirect effects on ecosystems and communities. In particular, he is interested in how the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park has initiated a trophic cascade and whether this series of indirect effects can cross ecosystem boundaries (e.g. land to stream). When he isn’t measuring rocks and scrubbing biofilm with his toothbrush, Jeremy enjoys fly fishing, hiking, skiing, tracking wildlife through the snow, and sipping coffee in the morning.


Reverberating Responses to Trophic Cascades across Ecosystems: from Land to Streams and Back Again.