PI on grant from the Bertarelli Foundation’s Marine Science Programme “Long-term monitoring of reef fish assemblages in the Marine Protected Area surrounding the Chagos Archipelago: climate drivers, production subsidies and trophic cascades”. 02/01/2018 – 01/31/2023
We are in an era of unprecedented need and opportunity for the ocean. As our impact on ocean ecosystems and services is escalating, so is our ability to learn and support positive change for the ocean and those who depend on it most.
Island Reef ConnectionsCoral Reef Fish in the Indian Ocean Region
My research focuses on the processes shaping marine communities and coastal social-ecological systems, and incorporating this understanding in marine management and conservation. My research group investigates climatic impacts on marine ecosystems, particularly the impacts of coastal hypoxia and ocean acidification on marine species and communities, marine predators’ ecology and trophic cascades, the dynamics and sustainability of small-scale fisheries, and the design and function of Marine Protected Areas. Our current research takes us to Mexico, Italy, Chagos and Palau, in addition to California.