Research Overview

My primary research interests lie in understanding the structure and function of coastal, marine communities. I have two main lines of research that include: 

  1. Applications of macroecological tools and landscape ecology approaches to coastal systems to better understand the ecological consequences of spatial environmental variation, and
  2. Descriptions of estuarine food web structure and trophic-mediated, cross-habitat energy flow.

Within these two areas of focus, I am particularly interested in how human alterations to coastal landscapes may impact these systems at multiple levels via alterations in habitat pattern, shifting species ranges under climate change, or removal of key species by overharvest. 

Please click on one of the research areas below to learn more:

Landscape ecology


Food web ecology