Research

Landscape ecology of estuaries
Landscape ecology of estuaries

NSF-funded research (see link below)

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Acoustic tracking
Acoustic tracking

Current target species tracked across landscape, whole-estuary, and regional scales: Red drum Black drum Gulf flounder Gag grouper Bonnethead shark Pacific dog snapper (Galapagos)

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Nursery roles of biogenic habitat
Nursery roles of biogenic habitat

Quantifying the nursery role of seagrass, salt marsh and oyster reefs

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Global change impacts in estuaries
Global change impacts in estuaries

Focus on North Carolina and northern Gulf of Mexico

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OIl-spill oceanography
OIl-spill oceanography

Response of GOM marsh- and seagrass-associated fishes to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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Long-term apex predator survey
Long-term apex predator survey

Our lab group is caretaking a 50+ year old shark survey in coastal North Carolina.

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Restoration ecology
Restoration ecology

Restoration as large-scale field manipulations to test ecological theory

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Larval population connectivity
Larval population connectivity

NSF-funded research (see link below)

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Food-web ecology
Food-web ecology

Predator-prey dynamics in an ecosystem-based management context

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Ecosystem effects of mariculture
Ecosystem effects of mariculture

Exploring the services and potential disservices of shellfish mariculture in North Carolina estuaries.

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