I investigate the impact climate drivers, production subsidies and trophic cascades have on reef fish assemblages in the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine Protected Area.
I have been the principal investigator of this project since 2018, on a grant from the Bertarelli Foundation.
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.
Coral Reef ResilienceCoral Reef Fish in the British Indian Ocean Territory
My research area focusses on the processes shaping marine communities as well as coastal socioecological systems, and incorporating this understanding in marine management and conservation.
Additionaly, my research group investigates the climatic 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, as well as the design and function of Marine Protected Areas. We investigate worldwide, from Italy to Palau via Mexico, BIOT and California.