I study the causes and consequences of biodiversity change in aquatic ecosystems, and the consequences for natural resource use in coastal communities. I am particularly interested in how interactions between species mediate community responses to changing environmental conditions. I hold a Banting Fellowship at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University. Previously, I was a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at Oregon State University. I have been an affiliate scientist with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation since 2009. My research takes place in collaboration with university, government, and NGO partners in the US, Canada, and throughout Latin America.