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

Our research merges population genomics with modeling, meta-analysis, and field ecology to understand the functioning of marine populations and communities at regional to 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. Our projects range from North America to Antarctica, and from the northeast U.S. to the western Pacific. 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.