I am broadly interested in Evolutionary Physiology. I strive to understand how the immediate abiotic environment and biotic interactions drive organism phenotype and ecological patterning, through the interaction of genetics, epigenetics, symbiosis, and ontogeny. To date, I have utilized scleractinian, or reef-building corals as my study system. These fragile symbiotic organisms provide the foundation of an ecosystem and the perfect study system to focus on biological response within the context of local environmental stress and a changing climate.
Our new paper is out on the cover of PNAS and is open access.