I am a researcher at the University of Washington. My research interests center mostly on food: where it comes from, what it's made of and how it affects consumers. This theme has developed through a diversity of research projects in freshwater, marine, urban, polar, pelagic, nearshore and subtidal ecosystems. I primarily work in marine systems these days, however, my interests are more in processes and mechanisms than particular organisms (I do have a soft-spot for urchins and krill though). This website is mostly dedicated to that research, past and present.
I use a variety of tools in my research. Research projects have included the use of:
- Stable Isotopes
- Fatty Acids
- Pigment Analysis (Chlorophyll, MAAs)
- Feeding and Growth Experiments
- Underwater Species Surveys
- Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Sampling
- Multivariate Statistical Analyses
See the publications page for details!