GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY
I am interested in how impacts from climate change (e.g., ocean acidification, warming, etc.) affect marine invertebrates. Understanding the processes by which organisms respond to their changing environments is necessary if we are to make accurate predictions and informed decisions regarding conservation efforts, seafood safety and security, and many other challenges we face as climate change continues.
I use a variety of physiological and molecular approaches to investigate how organisms interact with and respond to their environments. I am particularly fascinated by mechanisms that may confer rapid phenotypic plasticity, and how they can influence ecological and evolutionary processes in marine systems.