Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Member, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
I am an ecologist and evolutionary biologist with a strong interest in marine communities and molecular tools. Much of my research strives to integrate theory, population genetics, and field ecology to understand the population and community dynamics of coastal marine species. How are we as a society impacted by and impacting marine species? What choices can we make to alter these impacts and benefits? What will the oceans look like in a decade or a century? A key goal of my research is to aid in the conservation of marine ecosystems, both by pushing the boundaries of research and through training highly skilled scientists and communicators. My projects have included studies examining adaptation to climate change in temperate marine fish and fisheries, larval dispersal in coral reef fish to inform marine reserve design, and population dynamics in response to climate change and hunting.