Staff Profile

Biography

I’m an evolutionary ecologist interested in the effects of environmental variation on organism growth, reproduction, and behavior. My work in the Invasions lab focuses on the potential for reproduction and spawning to facilitate non-native species introductions, using hull fouling marine invertebrates as study systems. I'm also very interested in the legacy of environmental stress on organism performance – how organisms’ past experiences, either direct or indirect, affect their responses to their environment. To that end, I've studied carryover effects of early life experiences with hypoxia and warming in oysters and  transgenerational and early life effects of predation risk on prey on rocky intertidal shores.

Ph.D. Northeastern University

B.A. Wesleyan University

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