I am a faculty member in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Here, I teach, conduct research on the evolution and conservation of aquatic tropical biodiversity, and direct our MA in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology program.
This April I will be joining a Union of Concerned Scientists delegation traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional staffers to reiterate the importance of climate change research and the need to continue to support funding that research.
It’s here! March Mammal Madness is back for another year and I’ll be running a few battles this year. We’re getting good press coverage again, including probably the only way I’ll ever get in Deadpan. Ooh and we got the NPR nod this year as well as the Gizmodo bump.
Undergraduate student, Karen J. Bao, and I have published Karen’s undergraduate honor’s thesis on shifting baselines, giant clams, and invertebrate fisheries in Fiji. When she’s not publishing science fiction novels, Karen was able to interview three generations of Fijian community members to look at how what perceptions of “natural” have changed over time