I have worked in nearshore kelp forests for over 15 years.  My primary research interests are in the fields of population biology, reproductive ecology, and quantitative fisheries and conservation ecology.  I use modeling tools to synthesize knowledge and data of species and ecosystems to investigate issues related to population productivity and natural resource management strategies. Environmental conditions, including changing climate, community structure, and habitat quality are critical factors influencing population and ecosystem productivity.

Major research projects include:

  • KELPRR (Kelp Ecosystem and Landscape Partnership for Research on Resilience)
  • Northern California red abalone fishery management
  • Endangered white abalone population restoration
Photo Credit: C. Catton



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