We are ecologists who conduct experiments in shallow and intertidal marine ecosystems. Our research uses ecological theory to understand how global changes affect ecosystem function as mediated by species interactions. For instance, how will does plant defense against herbivores affect a marsh's ability to keep up with sea-level rise? What happens to a New England neighborhood when a southern crab moves in because of ocean warming? 

Scientific communication and outreach is important to us. You will find us standing not only knee-deep in marsh mud, but also in classrooms and conference halls. 

We love mud, water, salt, invertebrates and BigTime science. 

 

 

 

About Our Lab

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"Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which make it useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth." 

~Jules Verne~