Meryl C. Mims has joined the Department of Biological Sciences, part of the Virginia Tech College of Science, as an assistant professor.
Mims focuses her research on how species’ traits and the environment interact to influence community and population structure of aquatic organisms. She aims to bridge fundamental work in freshwater population and community ecology with applied conservation and management needs using a range of approaches, from population genetics to community and landscape ecology.
Mims also is an affiliated faculty member of the Virginia Tech Global Change Center.
She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from Georgia Tech in 2007 and master’s and doctoral degrees in aquatic and fishery science, both from the University of Washington in, respectively, in 2010 and 2015.
Previously, Mims was a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the U.S. Geological Survey in Corvallis, Oregon.