I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution that specializes in coral reef ecology and the ecophysiology of reef-building corals. Broadly, I am interested in how the structure of benthic marine communities relates to overall ecosystem functioning. My research seeks to link physiological processes at the level of individuals with ecological patterns at the community scale. I achieve this by combining laboratory and field research that incorporates techniques from diverse fields including stable isotope ecology, animal and plant physiology, and oceanography. I have been fortunate enough to work in polar, temperate, and tropical ecosystems and I use insights from these diverse geographies to generate unique approaches to studying benthic marine communities.
Nancy Foster Scholarship, NOAA