We study the dynamics of marine communities to help improve our stewardship of ocean life.

Our research merges long-term ecological and comparative datasets with population genomics, modeling, meta-analysis, and field ecology to understand the functioning of marine populations and communities at local to regional and global scales. Right now, we’re especially fascinated by how marine species adapt to climate change, how larval dispersal connects populations, and how humans affect and are affected by the changing ocean. Current projects span from the northeast U.S. to the Philippines, the Arctic, and North America, but we follow interesting questions wherever they may take us. We are committed to effective science communication and actively partner with a wide range of government, NGO, and community organizations to connect our science to those who make a difference on the ground.