Research Interests:My background is in biological oceanography and ecology. My interest is in understanding how the physical environment mediates the transport, survival, recruitment, and connectivity of zooplankton, ichthyoplankton, and commercially harvested fish and invertebrate species. Furthermore, I want to explore the implications of climate variability on these relationships. To this end, I study the factors that affect survival by using models that relate the physiology and behavior of individuals to population dynamics. I also use models to understand how individual behavior and the physical environment interact. The goal of my research is to understand the fundamental biological-physical mechanisms controlling populations of marine organisms, thereby providing a sound scientific basis to inform decisions in ecosystem management.
- Ph.D., Biological Oceanography: Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011
- B.S., Marine Science and Biology: University of Miami, 2005
- Assistant Project Scientist: Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Oct 2013 -- present
- Postdoctoral Research Associate: School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Oct 2012 -- Oct 2013
- Postdoctoral Research Associate: Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, Jan 2011 -- Sep 2012
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