I am an experimental biologist whose research interests are directed toward an understanding of the dynamic interactions between marine animals and their environment. Using an integrative approach, my students and I study processes ranging from the organism to ecosystem level.
We are particularly interested in the behavior and physiology of benthic, particle-feeding invertebrates. Much of our research focuses on commercially important bivalves (e.g., clams, mussels, oysters), which are key components of most coastal ecosystems.
These animals provide vital ecosystem services and are an important link between oceans and human health.
If you're interested in graduate studies in my lab, you should thoroughly investigate this site, and then contact me for information about how to apply.
High-school students who are interested in our 4-year undergraduate Program should visit the Marine Sciences web site.
UConn students who need to access lecture summary notes can do so at the Teaching page.
Check out the view of Long Island Sound from the top of our Marine Sciences building!