Latest news In September, I started a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, in Rachel Germain’s lab in the Department of Zoology and the Biodiversity Research Center. I’m already thrilled by the atmosphere here, my great colleagues, and all the amazing science that is going on. My newest paper, “Nonlinear Effects of Intraspecific Competition Alter Landscape-Wide Scaling-Up of Ecosystem Function,” is in press at The American Naturalist. This work paired a lab experiment in which I found nonlinear density-dependence of detritivore feeding rates with geostatistical modeling to explore the consequences for organic matter processing in whole stream catchments. You can read it here (accepted version without final formatting) or here (published version, paywall). Before that – more than a year ago now! – I defended my PhD! My dissertation was titled “Keystone Shredders and the Headwater Stream Meta-Ecosystem.” You can watch a recording of the defense presentation here. I’m honored that my dissertation received a distinction from the University of Zurich.