I am a marine ecologist interested in how oceanographic conditions modify the structure and functioning of coastal ecosystems.
My research seeks to link physiological processes at the level of individuals with ecological patterns at the community scale. I achieve this by combining laboratory and field research that incorporates techniques from diverse disciplines including biogeochemistry, ecology, oceanography, and physiology. I have been fortunate to work in polar, temperate, and tropical ecosystems and I use insights from these diverse geographies to generate unique approaches to studying marine communities in a changing ocean.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where I am exploring how oceanography and food availability facilitate coral survival during extreme heatwaves on the remote reefs of the central equatorial Pacific.