Area of Expertise
Marine Ecology; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function; Climate Change Ecology
PhD, UC Davis, 2008 (Population Biology)
BS, Brown University, 2001 (Biology)
Professional Publications & Contributions
My research focuses on the causes and consequences of complexity in nature. I am interested in how humans alter the diversity and interconnectedness of life on earth. Understanding how these changes alter the services that nature provides is a critical need as we watch ecosystem after ecosystem collapse. I study these questions in the ocean because, let's face it, the sheer number and diversity of species in the oceans is astounding.