Oysters offer several ecological and commercial benefits, and increasing populations could maximize oysters’ impact in their local environment. As an ecophysiologist, I have spent several years researching the ecological outcomes of restoration and aquaculture to better predict the valuable services provided by oyster species throughout the U.S.
More broadly, my research seeks to understand the physiological responses of oysters and other marine invertebrate to current and future environmental conditions (e.g. ocean acidification). These studies are intended to broaden our knowledge base and provide relevant information to help inform policy on restoration, fisheries, and the aquaculture industry in Maryland.
Areas of Expertise
- Bivalve ecophysiology, restoration, and aquaculture
- University of Maine, Postdoc, 2017, Estuarine Oceanography
- Oregon State University, 2016, Ph.D., Fisheries Science
- Drexel University, 2009, M.Sc., Environmental Science
- Wagner College, 2005, BSc., Biology
- Estuaries and Coasts2017
- Marine Ecology Progress Series2017
- Limnology and Oceanography2016
- Marine Biology2015