I’m a quantitative ecologist who broadly studies the responses of ecological communities to environmental changes. Recently, my work has focused on how mutualistic and competitive communities are influenced by anthropogenic forcings. The primary system for this research is the coral reef ecosystem, with mutualistic associations between corals and Symbiodinium (or zooxanthellae) and competitive associations between corals, macroalgae, and other benthic organisms. However, I have several side projects on population dynamics and species interactions in different systems, and I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with a number of fantastic researchers (see my Research page).