Projects

  • Spatial Realism in the Mussel Bed Disturbance Paradigm

    This work will test assumptions and predictions of an alternative view that disturbance shows predictable landscape patterns that depend not merely on spatial disturbance of external forcing (wave stress) but also on biological processes determining the structure of the aggregation.

  • Deepwater Site Characterization in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

    The primary goal of this multiyear collaborative project is the characterization of the continental shelf (50-200 m) and slope (200-400 m) in the sanctuary. Video data on the distribution of fishes, invertebrates, and seafloor habitats are collected from a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and towed camera sled for inclusion on the Shelf Characterization and Image Display portal.

  • Coral Reef Conservation with One People One Reef in Micronesia

    The OPOR project is a successful model of local environmental stewardship driven from within an indigenous community, rather than being imposed from the outside. It’s also a model of how western science can be used to augment, rather than replace, traditional knowledge.

  • Drain the Bay (Television Program)

    The SFML provided full service ship time in support of filming a National Geographic/Discover Channel Canada television episode Drain the Bay. Field work was conducted in the vicinity of Alcatraz Island using the R/V KelpFly.