Most of my research interests can be boiled down to a few main areas: 1) What are causes and consequences of spatial patterning in ecological systems? 2) How to factors (e.g. stressors, predators) interact to create unexpected effects? and 3) How does methodology (both field and statistical) lead to different conclusions?

To answer these questions, I use combine field studies with mathematical and statistical models.

Spatial patterns of corals and their symbionts

Spatial patterning of coral damage

Rift Valley Fever and early disease detection