Current research projects include:


Population connectivity – We use statoliths, otoliths, and genetic markers to measure dispersal and connectivity over ecological and evolutionary timescales.

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Newport Bay Rest proj

Restoration – We have been engaged in science-based restoration projects focused on restoring the Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida, in southern California since 2010.

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Monitoring – We have been monitoring populations of Kellet’s whelk since 1996, settlement dynamics and populations of oysters since 2005,  and pinto and black abalone since 2013.

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