Marine Ecology in a Changing World
Macroalgal Biology - Community Ecology - Ocean acidification - Species Diversity
I am interested in how macroalgae adapt to physical conditions, from local to global scales, and how these differences structure their surrounding communities and environments
Hawksbill turtle habitat use and diet in the Gulf of California
Working with local fishermen, we are working to understand what habitats are needed to best support juvenile turtles in the area with the goal of designing better protections and marine reserves in the region.
Hawksbill turtles as novel habitat substrate
Turtle shells carry a diverse assemblage of algae and invertebrates on their backs, but how do these species persist? Do these unique communities reflect the habitats where turtles eat and sleep, or a more pelagic species assemblage?