• Oyster Reefs: Structural Complexity

    Habitat structure and its complexity affect species composition and community assemblages. Oysters are ecological architects and build reefs that increase in structural complexity through time. However, it is not well understood how these changes in reef structure influence the interactions and ecology of oyster reef communities. (click for more info…)

  • Coral Reefs: Herbivores & Seaweeds

    Reef fishes and sea urchins are herbivores that eat seaweeds. Seaweeds are bad for corals. Are herbivores good for corals? Fishermen catch herbivorous reef fishes and leave sea urchins to take over reefs. Are fishermen bad for corals? Or can sea urchins save the day? (click for more info…)

  • Coral Reefs: Marine Reserves

    Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world and provide immense cultural and economic benefits to millions of people. Understanding the vulnerability of societies and ecosystems to climate change can help decisions for sustainable management. (click for more info…)

  • Oyster Reefs: Restoration

    Oysters create reefs that provide valuable functions to the ecosystem; however, oyster reef habitat has declined by roughly 85% over the past century. Reefs are now frequently being restored and/or created, so what exactly does this mean for biodiversity and ecological processes? (click for more info…)