We advance global understanding of populations and communities in a rapidly changing environment to inform stewardship and train the next generation of scientific leaders.

Our research focuses on global change ecology and evolution, and we actively work to create an inclusive, diverse, and supportive community to pursue this research. Much of our focus is on the ocean, which contains 90% of the habitable space on Earth but where we understand little about how human activities are (or are not) transforming ecosystems, the key processes involved, and the actions that could make a difference. Terrestrial, marine, and freshwater realms are fundamentally different environments, and a central interest of ours is the extent to which global change patterns and processes are similar across realms. Integrating tools from statistical ecology, population genomics, field observations, and mathematical modeling, our research aims to understand the consequences of these differences for global change and the implications for developing a more sustainable society.

Based at Rutgers University, we recognize the Lenape tribe on whose traditional territory our lab stands.