I am a Fulbright scholar with a specific interest in the impacts of pelagic Sargassum on coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs.
In recent years, the Caribbean has seen massive amounts of Sargassum wash ashore, a phenomenon that began in 2011-2012 and has been seen sporadically since then. Very little is known about why these events occurred but the impact on coastal areas has been dramatic, not only for the tourism industry but also for local ecosystems. My research seeks to address this issue by focusing on Sargassum growth and mobile fauna community composition.
B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College, United States of America