Our lab’s research focuses broadly on the local and regional-scale gradients and processes that govern the strength and direction of species interactions; the community-level consequences of biological invasions; and the causes and consequences of biodiversity maintenance and loss. We are particularly interested in biogenic coastal habitats such as salt marshes and oyster reefs because of the interesting reciprocal interactions that occur between foundation species and their associated community, as well as the important ecosystem services that these habitats provide to humans. We have studies currently ongoing in Florida oyster reef systems and in salt marshes in the Northeast. Under each of the topic headings below, you will find links to several of our projects, both past and ongoing.