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Diana Sharpe
Assistant Professor
508-929-8860 dsharpe@worcester.edu
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Areas of Expertise

Bio

I am an evolutionary ecologist broadly interested in how anthropogenic stressors interact to influence the structure and diversity of freshwater communities. My work focuses on large, highly-diverse tropical freshwater ecosystems (Lake Victoria in East Africa; and Lake Gatun in Central America) that have experienced multi-faceted human impacts over the past century, including the introduction of multiple exotic species, eutrophication, impoundment, and over-fishing. Overall, my research seeks to contribute to a deeper understanding of how freshwater communities respond to these stressors, with the ultimate goal of conserving threatened species and sustainably managing aquatic resources for the welfare of local communities that depend on them.

Education
2013
McGill University
Biology
Ph.D.