The Evans-White laboratory currently has three main research foci. First, our laboratory group applies ecological and biological stoichiometry theory to anthropogenic nutrient enrichment and salinization of inland fresh waters to identify aquatic life thresholds that can help guide management. Humans have broadly modified the availability of nutritional elements across the globe that link to changes at all ecological scales. Second, we examine the interaction between emergent landscape stressors, hydrology, and Ozark stream elemental budgets and processes to help us predict how these streams might respond future global change. Third, we integrate our main research themes into a food, energy, and water systems cross-college collaborative research group that provides a minority-focused Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (EcoREU) to train the next generation of a diverse STEM workforce.