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We study how and why marine ecosystems change

Our research focuses on global change ecology and evolution in the ocean. The ocean contains 90% of the habitable space on Earth, and yet we understand little about how human activities are (or are not) transforming the ocean, the key processes involved, and the actions that could make a difference. The ocean is a fundamentally different environment from that on land, and a central interest in our research is the extent to which global change patterns and processes are similar across land and sea. Integrating tools from statistical ecology, population genomics, and mathematical modeling, our research aims to understand the consequences of these differences for global change in the ocean and the implications for developing more sustainable ocean uses.