Research

I am an oceanographer and mathematical biologist studying energy flow in ocean ecosystems and the larger earth system. My current PhD research focuses on the role of physical transport in governing the structure and dynamics of marine microbial distributions, and how transport processes constrain biogeochemical cycling and microbial evolution. The overarching theme of my research is the development of new models that connect marine biological processes to ocean physics and chemistry, and to compare the predictions to a variety of genetic, geochemical, and satellite remote sensing observations. 

Apart from my primary research, I use my training in statistics to collaborate in data analysis projects across a variety of areas in ecology and environmental science. These projects include fisheries and microbial population biology, spatial-temporal statistical modeling, analysis of international biodiversity trade patterns and conversation targets, modeling of apex predators, and ecosystem/community stability analysis.

Results from current and past research projects can be viewed in my publications.