Fields of study
Ecosystem ecology, food web ecology, coral reef ecology, global change ecology and sustainability.
My goal as an ecologist is to apply ecological theory to help solve real-world conservation issues. Specifically, I seek to identify the mechanisms by which behavioral, population, and community dynamics mediate nutrient and energy pathways. The objective is to improve our ability to predict ecological outcomes, and enhance conservation efficacy such as the sustainability of ecosystem services (e.g., fisheries). Much of this research takes place in tropical coastal ecosystems (mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral reefs) where I study gradients created by anthropogenic impacts to test theory directly within the context of environmental change and biodiversity loss. My research is broad and multifaceted, and I rely on (and very much enjoy) integrative collaborations across a variety of fields.
Coastal Ecology and Sustainability and Ecosystem Ecology
Bridget Shayka (PhD)
Katrina Munsterman (PhD)
Sammy Illif (PhD)
Anji Shakya (MS)