Dr. Krabbenhoft’s research lies at the intersection of land and water to address how human activities impact freshwater ecosystems. With a focus on biological conservation, much of her work occurs in stream and tributary systems as a way to better understand ecosystem dynamics from stream reach to watershed scales. Her research could be broadly described as community ecology with a focus on fish and aquatic macroinvertebrates through competition, predation, and the response to outside stressors.
At the University at Buffalo, Dr. Krabbenhoft is continuing her work on freshwater ecosystems with the goal of contributing to sustainable management and conservation of aquatic resources. She is using collaborative efforts to develop interdisciplinary research focusing on community assembly, species distributions, invasion dynamics, and environmental protection.
Dr. Krabbenhoft earned a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Wayne State University in 2019. Her dissertation was on the invasion of round goby in tributaries of the Great Lakes. She received an M.S. in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 2012, with a thesis on the role of young-of-year fishes in arid-land river food webs. Her B.S. degree in Biology was completed at the University of New Mexico in 2009.