We're interested in ecological, evolutionary, and conservation questions related
to marine (and sometimes terrestrial) organisms and ecosystems. We use
evolutionary genetics and molecular ecology techniques, and our fieldwork takes
us all around the world. Currently, we're studying coral diversity, the adaptive
potential of corals in response to climate change, the movement of organisms
between marine reserves, genetic changes in abalone in response to
environmental conditions, local adaptation in sea urchins, invasive species, and
historic population sizes in whales.