I have worked in marine ecology across the East Pacific, Caribbean and Indo-Pacific oceans for the last 12 years. During this time I have sought an understanding of what constitutes a healthy reef system, how species are related to their surrounding environment, and how these relationships determine ecosystem function, species distribution patterns and their responses to stressors such as the introduction of non-native species and changing climate. Ultimately, I wish to contribute to the conservation of our world's oceans with information that can guide the design of adaptive management and conservation strategies. My past research has included monitoring and assessment of long-term changes at coral and rocky reef systems, studying the factors behind the successful establishment of invasive species, and assessing the impacts of warming oceans on the distribution of marine fishes.
2016 PhD Marine Ecology, University of Western Australia, Australia
2011 MSc Marine Biology, University of Guam Marine Lab, USA
2005 BSc Marine & Freshwater Biology, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica