Research and teaching interests

I am a marine benthic community ecologist interested in how physical and biological processes, both natural and anthropogenic, affect invertebrate species diversity, community structure and population dynamics over space and time. I address research questions linking population and community patterns to underlying processes in the marine environment using combined field and laboratory studies. I’ve worked in the intertidal zone, estuaries, the coastal ocean, on mud volcanoes and at cold seeps. My research helps inform and improve the monitoring and management of marine ecosystems in the face of today’s changing environment. Topical areas: invasive species, biotic interactions, behaviour, biodiversity, environmental change and ecological indicators/benthic indices.

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