My research focuses on biological-physical interactions in the coastal ocean, and more specifically on their implications for larval or sediment transport. My approach usually combines field or experimental observations with numerical models. As a postdoc, I recently joined an interdisciplinary team to study how larval response to surface waves, turbulence, and ocean warming in the Mid-Atlantic Bight may impact the distribution of adult snail populations.
Using novel larval mimics, I previously investigated how depth-keeping behavior influenced larval cross-shore transport in shallow-water internal waves with a mean flow. I also studied the impacts of biofilms on size-specific sediment erosion in the Bay of Fundy. In my spare time, I particularly enjoy climbing.