Coastal marine ecosystems face many current and future threats such as ocean acidification, eutrophication, warming, and pollution. Because these threats do not occur in isolation, it is important to research how they act in concert to affect individual species, species interactions, and entire communities. I am broadly interested in the interactive effects of environmental change on coastal primary producers and the ecosystems they inhabit.
I am currently a PhD student at Stony Brook University in New York where I will be studying the connections between organisms in seagrass ecosystems in the face of environmental change. I received my Masters of Science at California State University, Northridge and my thesis was on the effects of ocean acidification and eutrophication on the green, opportunistic macroalga, Ulva (sea lettuce). I received my undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Central Florida. My undergraduate work involved education and outreach on the topic of sea level rise in Florida. After graduating, I did an internship at the Sanibel Captiva Consevation Foundation where I researched macroalgal nutrient uptake and seagrass and macroalgal abundance monitoring.
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