My research focuses on many aspects and impacts of global change. Recent projects have focused on 1) species range expansions and invasions to examine the ecological interactions of these species (and their parasites/pathogens!) in their newly expanded or invaded ranges and 2) processes leading to marine plastic pollution and potential solutions. I currently teach several courses at the University of Southern California in the Department of Biological Sciences and in the Environmental Studies Program- including: BISC315 (Ecology), BISC369 (Ecology and Natural History of California) and ENST100 (Environmental Studies).
Broad Research Interests: Aquatic Ecology, Biological Control, Conservation Biology, Ecological Parasitology, Entomology, Disease Ecology, Global Change Biology, Marine Biology, Molecular Ecology, and Multitrophic Interactions.