Landscape Ecology of Nearshore Biological Communities: Video-base Diver Transects to Spatial Modeling
The three-fold goals of this project are to study patterms in the distribution of nearshore marine communities across California, to collect data inside and out of State marine protected areas, and to establish a video archive of imagery for use in future analyses.
Phenology of Zooplankton Communities and their Potential as Ecosystem Indicators in the Central California Current
High frequency (2-4 weeks) sampling in this region done through this project fulfills a critical research gap and also informs ecosystem health. Zooplankton are key moderators of energy transfer to higher trophic levels and this research will allow us to predict ecosystem impacts of a changing ocean on higher trophic levels.