I am a community ecologist and anthozoan biologist with a focus on the reproductive biology and distributional ecology of cnidarians. I earned my doctorate at the University of Washington, where I studied sea anemone ecology and distribution, and my master's at the University of New Hampshire, where I documented the failed invasion of an introduced anemone. In my current postdoc position, I am researching the mechanisms leading to the increase in octocoral abundance despite the decrease in hard coral cover. My work spans from molecules to ecosystems, temperate to tropical, intertidal to subtidal, and involves working with a diverse group of collaborators.
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