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keywords marine ecology, global change, ocean acidification, species interactions, microbial ecology
overview My research in ecology has focused on the dynamics of species in marine systems and the role they play at ecosystems scales. Two recurring themes in my research are the implications of species interactions for community and ecosystem dynamics, and the contribution of climate change to species dynamics. My interests can be broadly grouped into four areas: (1) the interplay between species and productivity in coastal marine ecosystems, (2) the implications of ocean acidification in coastal marine ecosystems, (3) identifying the causes and consequences of variability in marine populations and (4) understanding the relative impacts of genetic and demographic factors to extinction risk. I train PhD students who are interested in testing ecological and evolutionary concepts and pursuing new discoveries in marine ecosystems. Students in my lab have used a diversity of methods in their work, including mathematical models, genetics and -omics, biogeochemistry, and microscopy. There is a diverse group of faculty across multiple departments whose work is related to the ecology of the oceans, and the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole is our affiliate.
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Concept Ecology
Academic Article Effects of productivity, consumers, competitors, and El NiƱo events on food chain patterns in a rocky intertidal community.
Academic Article Sensitivity of the population growth rate to demographic variability within and between phases of the disturbance cycle.
Academic Article Concordance between short-term experiments and long-term censuses in tide pool fishes.
Academic Article Intertidal invertebrates locally enhance primary production.
Academic Article Longevity can buffer plant and animal populations against changing climatic variability.
Academic Article Relative effects of maternal and juvenile food availability for a marine snail.
Academic Article Experimental separation of genetic and demographic factors on extinction risk in wild populations.
Academic Article The role of macrobiota in structuring microbial communities along rocky shores.
Academic Article Ocean acidification affects competition for space: projections of community structure using cellular automata.
Academic Article Associational plant refuges: convergent patterns in marine and terrestrial communities result from differing mechanisms.
Academic Article Chemical Defense Against Different Marine Herbivores: Are Amphipods Insect Equivalents?
Academic Article Successional Dynamics and Seascape-Level Patterns of Microbial Communities on the Canopy-Forming Kelps Nereocystis luetkeana and Macrocystis pyrifera.
Academic Article Kelp beds and their local effects on seawater chemistry, productivity, and microbial communities.
Academic Article The dynamics and stoichiometry of dissolved organic carbon release by kelp.
Academic Article Differential impacts of alternate primary producers on carbon cycling.
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