My research focuses on sessile benthic invertebrate assemblages from coral reef communities in the Red Sea. I am interested in what processes affect patterns of recruitment for different invertebrate taxonomic groups on a floating experimental reef (FER), a land-based artificial reef, and the natural reefs in Eilat, Israel. Of particular interest is the effect that herbivorous fish have on invertebrate colonization by consuming larval settlers as they graze. The main objective is to disentangle the mechanisms of change in coral reef communities in natural and artificial environments. This is directly applicable for the effective management and conservation of endangered reef fauna.
Archaeology Honours Thesis: The Ethnobotany of an Empire: Cultural Implications of Imperialism through Diet Reconstruction and Botanical Analyses from Roman Britain. Supervisor: Maria Papaioannou
Biology Independent Study Thesis: An Investigation of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis at Killarney Lake in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Supervisor: Les Cwynar