I am a PhD candidate in Biology at the University of Washington. My research interests orbit around the influence of environmental variability on ecological interactions. To this end, I am attempting to integrate oceanography and benthic ecology in coastal estuaries. This theme has developed through a diversity of research projects in freshwater, marine, urban, polar, pelagic, nearshore and subtidal ecosystems. These projects instilled in me an interest in environmental variability and the lessons we can learn from it. As such, my work is based in the field and involves a healthy dose of observation with a lavish splash of experimentation.

I use a variety of tools in my research. Research projects have included the use of:


- Stable Isotopes

- Fatty Acids

- pH analysis

- Physiological-based modeling

- Pigment Analysis (Chlorophyll, MAAs)

- Feeding and Growth Experiments

- Underwater Species Surveys

- Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Sampling

- Multivariate Statistical Analyses