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Undergraduate Cal Poly students: please fill out this application, then email me with your resume/CV attached. I typically review applications each quarter for recruiting students the following quarter.
Sustainable management of changing and increasingly crowded marine ecosystems
The overarching conceptual theme of my research is to understand causes and consequences of spatial and temporal population dynamics of coastal marine species, trophic processes among species in communities and ecosystems, and interactions between marine ecological communities and human users of the ocean, including fisheries, renewable energy and aquaculture industries, and conservationists. A common applied goal of my research is to identify how the implications of the above dynamics can be used to guide sustainable management of renewable natural marine resources and the conservation of marine ecosystems.
Noteworthy focal research topics include: