Dr. Sally Entrekin
Dr. Entrekin’s research program at Virginia Tech focuses on macroinvertebrate population and community ecology and ecosystem function. Her research group’s aim is to leverage what the biological communities and their associated functions reveal about aquatic ecosystem change to identify solutions towards sustainable water quality and quantity. Her group uses the coupled integration of macroinvertebrate communities and ecosystem dynamics at the land-water interface to understand how people impact freshwater quality, quantity, and community structure and function. Dr. Entrekin’s current research program addresses global change by working across disciplines that engage students and the public in water quality and quantity issues typically from development for urban centers, agriculture, and resource extraction.