The general focus of our research group is to understand the biology and ecology of marine organisms, particularly coastal fishes as models to test hypotheses of basic or applied ecological interest. We work in a variety of ecosystems, including reefs, bays and estuaries, and the rocky intertidal zone. Our interests include the processes and mechanisms that influence the demography of populations and the structure of assemblages. Often we direct our studies towards the early life history stages of fishes, especially concerning recruitment (input of young) to demersal habitats. Explore our website to learn more about us and our projects.