My interests consist of inter-disciplinary approaches in understanding marine and coastal systems, both natural and anthropogenic. I am interested in ecology, physiology and behavior, and population biology, in an effort to understand responses to changes in the environment. I am also interested in understanding social systems and finding strategies for coastal resilience in the face of climate change while building awareness of coastal systems with coastal communities.
I like to implement field and laboratory strategies that serve to answer questions about physiological tolerances, behavior, spatial and temporal distribution, and habitat quality. I also focus on translating and providing technical information to users and stakeholders, investigating the perception of risk living in coastal areas while engaging with them in participatory planning and building stewardship and resilience for the coastal environment and coastal communities. My work integrates collaboration and partnerships with groups such as academic and research institutions, federal, state, local agencies, and grassroots community organizations.
I combine methods of science communication, social media, teaching and education, engagement, and outreach to my work to promote conservation, preservation, and stewardship of our coasts and oceans. I also support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences and engage in opportunities to introduce my work to and inspire K-12 youth, undergraduate and graduate students, and the general public.
My work has specifically been focused on shellfish biology, fisheries biology, population dynamics, climate change, and coastal hazards, human systems, and social-ecological impacts.
Please feel free to review my work experience in fisheries social-ecological systems, coastal resilience in New York City, national marine policy, my research on the American Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus), my previous research on the Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians), and my experiences in teaching and outreach.
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