Allison Roy

Affiliated Investigator
Assistant Unit Leader- Fisheries
U.S. Geological Survey
Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts

Affiliations: 

Research Assistant Professor

Education: 

Ph.D.: Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2004
M.S.: Entomology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2000
B.S. : Biology and Environmental Science, Allegheny College, Leadville, PA, 1998

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Experience: 

Assistant Professor of Biology, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 2009-2011
Postdoctoral Researcher, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2004-2009

Research Interests: 

My research broadly revolves around characterizing anthropogenic impacts on aquatic ecosystems and identifying conservation strategies for effectively protecting and restoring watersheds. Understanding the mechanisms by which urbanization and its associated stressors result in degraded biotic assemblages is an overarching challenge of my research program. I am interested in examining effects of alterations (e.g., hydrology, temperature, habitat, food resources) on fishes, mussels, and macroinvertebrates; population ecology and conservation of rare and endangered species; and potential for management to restore freshwater ecosystems.