Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Marine ecology
  • Marine ecosystems
  • Macroecology
  • Biogeography
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate impacts
  • Biogeochemistry


  • BA Science of Earth Systems Cornell University
  • MS Geological Sciences Cornell University
  • PhD Climate Physics and Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


I am a biological oceanographer and ecologist interested in the physiology and ecology of marine microbes, as well as their macroecology, biogeography, and biodiversity. I am particularly interested in the impacts of climate variability on marine ecosystems, and how these changes may feed back on global biogeochemical cycles.