Staff Profile
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Broadly speaking, I am interested in the temporal and spatial patterns in abundance and distribution of marine species. In particular, my research focuses on the patterns that occur as a result of both natural processes and human impacts. This interest has taken me down three distinct research tracks: 1. ecological impacts, patterns and mechanisms of the spread of non-native species, 2. restoration of important benthic habitats including oyster and eelgrass beds, and 3. patterns in species abundance and richness over different temporal and spatial scales. I have a strong interest in education and outreach and ways in which to involve the public in “citizen science” to build capacity for environmental monitoring for conservation.