Rebecca Bixby
Water Quality Research
University of New Mexico

Dr. Rebecca Bixby is a Research Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico. She is an aquatic ecologist with an expertise in freshwater algae and their roles in aquatic food webs. Becky is currently working with Cliff Dahm and Laura Crossey on EPSCoR-funded research on snowmelt effects on stream dynamics in the Valles Caldera. Her interests in the project include the connections between hydrological and biogeochemical signals from snowmelt, groundwater inputs and monsoonal flows and the biological responses in the East Fork of the Jemez River. Becky’s overall research program utilizes freshwater algae as model organisms to ask broader questions about microbial biogeography and species responses to environmental and biological stressors. Her current research projects also include human and natural impacts on primary producers and food webs in aridland rivers. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with her PhD in Natural Resources and did postdoctoral research at the Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia. She was on the Editorial Board for Diatom Research from 2005-2010 and is active in the Society for Freshwater Science public information program.

bbixby [at] unm [dot] edu

(505) 277-8158