Research

I am an oceanographer and theoretical 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 constrains biogeochemical cycling and the evolution of planktonic organisms. My work aims to develop new models of ocean biophysical interactions, to connect biological processes to large-scale general circulation models, and compare the predictions to a variety of genetic, geochemical, and satellite remote sensing observations. 

Apart from my primary research, I also use my training in statistics to collaborate in data analysis projects across a variety of areas in ecology and environmental science. These projects have included fisheries data analysis, stochastic population modeling, analyses of international biodiversity targets, habitat and ecosystem modeling of apex predators, ecosystem stability analyses, and microbial gene-environment modeling. 

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