The external influx of energy from deep water derived nutrients influences the growth and feeding strategy of corals. Over large spatial (pan-ocean) gradients, we also know that reefs in areas of greater oceanic productivity have increased capacity to support coral reef fishes, in particular planktivores and piscivores.
Coral Reef ResilienceMonitoring Coral Reefs in the British Indian Ocean Territory
Broadly, I model coral reef fishes to understand how coral reef ecosystems work and how humans activities impact them. I am also fascinated by the information and data requirements that can enable sustainable fisheries, and how we can put an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management into practice. It includes implementing collaborative and integrated monitoring with reproducible and standardized methods and data management protocols, as well as validating new indicators for a whole system perspective.