Spatial ecology of populations and communities
I am an ecologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. My research examines spatial patterns and processes in population and community ecology. I combine long-term observations, experiments, and models to understand the abundance and distribution of species across a broad range of spatial scales. This work is highly interdisciplinary, involving collaborations in oceanography, biogeochemistry, remote sensing, and mathematics. My research focuses primarily on coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems, such as kelp forests, seagrass meadows, and tidal flats.