Associate Professor of Biology
Eberly College of Science
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-2038
Office Address: 
327 Mueller Laboratory
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Climate and Ecosystem Change
Research Summary: 

Focuses on the evolutionary ecology of mutualistic symbioses, mainly coral-dinoflagellate associations. Examines ecological, biogeographic, and phylogenetic patterns in order to deduce fundamental ecological and evolutionary processes involving microbial eukaryotes. Part of this research seeks to understand how coral communities globally are responding to climate warming.