I am, by training, a community ecologist with particular interests in processes that occur at the edges of ecosystems, especially if they involve arthropods. My dissertation research was focused on the connectivity of lakes and land via aquatic insects, but most of my historical research projects are focused on agroecosystems. I am no longer engaged in active research, but provide environmental science-based client services.

Organic vegetable research plots in Lexington, KY.


Recent Publications


Gratton, Claudio, David Hoekman, Jamin Dreyer, Randall D. Jackson. In Press. Increased duration of aquatic resource pulse alter community and ecosystem responses in a subarctic plant community. Ecology.

Beleznai, Orsolya, Jamin Dreyer, Zoltan Toth, and Ferenc Samu. In Press. Natural enemies partially compensate for warming induced excess herbivory in an organic growth system. Scientific Reports.


Latest News


I recently marked one year in Washington, DC.




DSC_0491_edit_litliNow living in the District of Columbia, prior to my move I was most recently a postdoc in the Entomology Department at the University of Kentucky in the “Horse Capital of the World”, Lexington, Kentucky. Before that, I called Fargo, North Dakota home where I was a postdoc with Jason Harmon and Deirdre Prishmann-Voldseth at NDSU, and waayy back in 2013 I finished my PhD in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Gratton Lab.

When I am not in the field, lab, or office I seem to spend a lot of time visiting friends and family in the Midwest and beyond. I have pet interests in (military) history, transportation technology, and the trajectory of industrial society.