We are examining how hypoxia and ocean acidification affect multiple life stages of abalone in the California Current under realistic exposure conditions.
We are working with colleagues at Stanford University to understand flow dynamics and carbon chemistry dynamics on shallow coral reefs in Ofu (American Samoa) part of the National Park of American Samoa.
Our group focuses on the application of fundamental coastal oceanographic research to pressing marine conservation, sustainability, and management issues.
Working with a team of researchers from several institutions, we are exploring dynamic feedback between the environment and society in the closely coupled Baja cooperative fisheries, and how this feedback defines marine ecosystem resilience.
Together with the Center for Ocean Solutions, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and the Marine Life Observatory, we have designed and built an undersea research facility aimed at understanding climate change and human impacts on nearshore kelp forests within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.