• Benthic Dynamic Modelling

    Benthic Dynamic Modeling

    Exploring how natural and human-caused factors determine winners and losers among the seafloor community­ Ecological modeling provides the mathematical toolkit with which to explore relationships between benthic...

  • Bridging Reef Resilience Research & Conservation

    Bridging reef resilience research & conservation

    Working in partnership with reef managers to better integrate reef science and management, and improve the fit between advances in research and ongoing and new challenges in...

  • Benthic community patterns - 2487x938

    Benthic community patterns

    Exploring how benthic organisms are spatially distributed on coral reefs, how these patterns reflect the biology of the organisms and their interactions with their physical environment, and...

  • Spatial Ecology of Herbivores

    Spatial ecology of herbivores

    Exploring the spatial and behavioral patterns of herbivorous reef fishes in order to understand the extent and location of their impacts on reefs. Herbivores play a critical...

  • Herbivory & Coral Recruitment

    Herbivory & coral recruitment

    Exploring how large fishes that feed on algae and corals influence coral establishment, survival, and overall reef resilience by modifying the seafloor as they feed. Large reef...

  • Coral Recruitment, Calcification & Bioerosion

    Coral recruitment, calcification & bioerosion

    Investigating the rates of coral recruitment, calcification, and bioerosion and the factors that influence them on a relatively pristine reef system. Coral recruitment, calcification and bioerosion are...

  • Physical Oceanography

    Physical oceanography

    Developing a detailed circulation model of Palmyra Atoll based on physical oceanographic data from remote sensing and field measurements. Through our work measuring and modeling characteristics of...