I am mainly involved in the field logistics being; coral drilling with underwater hydraulic systems, water chemistry, deployment and recovery of underwater sensors (acidity & temperature sensor).
I also deploy and recover chemical and physical oceanographic instrumentation in an effort to better understand the impacts of ocean acidification on reefs in BIOT.
I find it important for us to know how the changes in ocean chemistry will impact marine organisms and their ecosystems, so that we can learn how to manage them more electively.
Coral Reef ResilienceThe Conservation Value of Coral Reef Biodiversity for the BIOT MPA
I am interested in designing, developing, and building autonomous instrumentation and other equipment to better monitor coastal systems like kelp forests, sea grass beds, and coral reefs like the ones in BIOT.