Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


I am an experimental marine community ecologist interested in the ecology and conservation biology of shoreline systems, particularly salt marshes and rocky shores. My current work is focused on reevaluating the role of top down forces in regulating the primary production of salt marsh systems, elucidating the importance of ecosystem engineers and positive interactions in shoreline systems and critically examining the prevalence of alternative community stable states in marine ecosystems. My students and I work on salt marsh and rocky intertidal systems on the east coast of North and South America and on salt marshes in Chile. A large part of our work in South America is focused on empowering South American graduate students.

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