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I am a marine ecologist, an underwater photographer, and a naturalist, fascinated by coral-reef ecosystems. My main interest lies in the evolution of marine animals’ life histories, particularly the sexual reproduction of reef-building corals, and how these respond to environmental changes. More broadly, I study coral evolutionary ecology and biology, life histories, larval behavior, dispersal, taxonomy, and biodiversity using a mixture of experiments, fieldwork, lab work, and computational-statistical models. The overarching goals of my lab are to: (i) extend our fundamental biological and ecological knowledge regarding coral reproduction strategies and life-history trade-offs under varying conditions; (ii) predict the fate of coral populations and communities; (iii) provide useful tools to guide coral-reef conservation and management; (iv) promote a better understanding of natural ecosystems surrounding us from the cellular level through to the individual organism, population, community, and the ecosystem as a whole. 


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