Effects of predators on anthropogenically degraded coral reefs
-Evidence for a behaviorally-mediated trophic cascade?
-Coral structural complexity mediates urchin mortality and behavior
Collaborator: Andrew Altieri (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)


Predator-prey dynamics on rocky reefs in the Southern California Bight
Collaborators: Kevin Hovel (SDSU), Marissa Baskett (UCD)

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Male California sheephead foraging on purple sea urchins on an experimental reef

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Oyster restoration and effects of bioeroding sponges (Clionidae)
Collaborators: David Eggleston (NCSU), Niels Lindquist (UNC)

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Diamondback terrapin nesting and movement
Collaborator: Willem Roosenburg (Ohio University)

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Diamondback terrapin nest on Poplar Island, Chesapeake Bay, MD

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Oyster reef predator-prey interactions
Collaborators: Charles “Pete” Peterson, Nathan Geraldi, Stephen Fegley (UNC)


Sheephead (Archosargus probatocephalus), oyster reef mesopredator

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Natural and mimic oyster clumps



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