Aimee joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in 2002. She previously worked on aquatic nongame and endangered wildlife issues with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, with special focus on crayfishes. She received her Ph.D. in Landscape Ecology from the University of Washington, her M.S. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Notre Dame, and her B.S. in Biology from the Ohio State University. Her research at UW focused on conservation of freshwater thermal habitats for Pacific salmon in a changing climate, her research at Notre Dame investigated interactions between a nonindigenous fish and the invaded ecosystem, and her research at Ohio State investigated factors controlling overwinter survival of juvenile largemouth bass.
Aimee's research interests include thermal diversity in streams and the effect of climate change on Pacific salmon and aquatic systems; the spatial structure of aquatic populations, especially those living in stream networks; the relationship between spatiotemporal scale and ecological patterns and processes; the influence of nonindigenous species on native aquatic fauna; and ways that science can contribute to improved decision-making.