Fishes are often primary study organisms, across numerous study systems and as part of many research trajectories. Some examples of research topics here, each with a link to an example publication).
- Fish soundscapes
- Trophic ecology
- Sexual selection
- Life history strategies
- Metabolic theory
- Movement patterns across seascapes
- Role as nutrient vectors
- Indicators of ecosystem change
- Mediators of nutrient recycling on coral reefs
- Determinants of benthic community composition
- The lionfish invasion has emerged as one of the most high profile environmental issues in the Western Atlantic. I have explored various aspects of lionfish biology, including trophic role, behavior, and success of management efforts. We conducted the first in situ tagging studies, demonstrated their tolerance for relatively low salinity waters, explored how culling might alter their activity patterns, and documented prey naivety to this novel predator threat.