• Kelp Forest Influences on Coastal Circulation

    Kelp Forest Influences on Coastal Circulation

    We are working with a team to understand how kelp forests interact with, and influence coastal flows, and incorporating these effects into vegetation modules in coastal circulation models (COAWST). We are using a variety of techniques to understand bulk and individual drag coefficient variation with kelp biomass, canopy cover, and wave interactions. We are examining…


  • Conservation Oceanography & Engineering

    Conservation Oceanography & Engineering

    Our team is integrating engineering principles with oceanography to improve conservation of marine resource; what we call Conservation Oceanography & Engineering. Currently, we are developing thermodynamically-balanced ecosystem theory to examine how the ocean likely looked before human extraction, understanding how flow over coral reefs influences carbon and oxygen dynamics in the South Pacific, creating models…