I was trained as a marine ecologist, but my interests are broad. I chair and teach in the Environmental Studies program, and contribute courses to the Biology program as well. I have been fortunate that my education and work has enabled me to see some of the world; I have spent time in central and southern California, Florida, Mexico, Dubai (1 month), Japan, and Italy (3 years).
My research interests focus on aquaculture (mitigation of impacts, bioremediatory potential), non-native species impacts, and the controls of the physiology and growth of marine macrophytes. Other interests include the psychology of decision making, the history of the reciprocal interactions between human societies and their environments, and urban/suburban ecology.
And pirates and the Age of Sail