This passion led me to follow a career in marine ecology through a B.Sc. at Oregon State University, a Fulbright Fellowship to work in sustainable fisheries in Ecuador, a M.Sc. at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and now as a PhD student at Brown. I am interested in the environmental and biological factors that affect diversity across multiple spatial scales, the ecological importance of diversity in marine systems, and the major threats facing this diversity. I am currently working to characterize patterns of spatial and temporal variation in fish community diversity in the Galapagos, while implementing field experiments to manipulate this diversity under realistic scenarios of environmental stress and measure the response in ecosystem functioning.
I am also passionate about teaching and science outreach, leading school presentations, creating films and documentaries about marine science and conservation, and exploring the natural world.
Exploring large multivariate community datasets
Do any of the species observed vary by exposure, treatment, and site?