Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2017
I am interested in algal and food web ecology. I want to investigate how interactions and the stoichiometry of algae, bacteria, and invertebrates affect food web structure and nutrient cycling in rivers. Currently I am researching the ecology of cyanobacteria and trying to understand when, where, and why cyanobacteria proliferate in rivers, and how cyanobacteria production moves through the foodweb. I am also involved with the volunteer monitoring group Eel River Recovery Project and am assisting them in the creation of algae monitoring and education programs. I received my PhD in 2017 with Prof. Mary Power in Integrative Biology, and am currently a postdoc with Jill Banfield in the Earth & Planetary Science department at UC Berkeley.
CZO Research Groups
Widespread anatoxin-a detection in benthic cyanobacterial mats throughout a river network. Bouma-Gregson, K., Kudela, R.M., Power, M.E. (2018): PLoS One
Rise and fall of toxic benthic freshwater cyanobacteria (Anabaena spp) in the Eel river: Buoyancy and dispersal. Bouma-Gregson, K., Power, M.E., and Bormans, M. (2017): Harmful Algae 66: 79-87
The Thirsty Eel: Summer and Winter Flow Thresholds that Tilt the Eel River of Northwestern California from Salmon-Supporting to Cyanobacterially Degraded States. Power, M.E., Bouma-Gregson, K., Higgins, P. and Carlson, S.M. (2015): Copeia 1:200-211.
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28 Jul 2015 - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors have passed a resolution comending the Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) and the Eel River Critical Zone...
14 Jul 2015 - On June 12-14, 2015, the Angelo Reserve was the site of another wonderful Eel River Algal Foray. Algal experts Dr. Paula Furey and Professors Rex...