Howdy, thanks for dropping by. I’m a marine ecologist interested in temperate coastal food webs and the processes that organize them. If you’d like to learn more about my work, check out the Research section.


October 11, 2019 – Today I was able to return to my alma mater, the University of British Columbia, to deliver an invited talk about my experiences in Antarctica.

October 6, 2019 – This week I’ll be in beautiful British Columbia for the AAUS/CAUS Joint Symposium! Looking forward to meeting up with other scientific diving professionals from all around the world.

October 1, 2019 – I’m looking forward to my first dives this week with ODFW as a member of their Oregon Marine Reserves dive monitoring team!

September 20, 2019 – Today my lab mate Julie Schram and I got the chance to talk to students at North Bend High School about our experiences in Antarctica. It was great to see so many people take their lunch hour to join us!

September 4, 2019 – Tomorrow I’ll be boarding the RV Oceanus to participate in a weekend field campaign to explore the deep ocean off Oregon’s Coast. No internet onboard, but expect some great deep-sea critter photos when I return!

July 31, 2019 – This week I’m off to Friday Harbor Labs with collaborators Sara Hamilton and Reyn Yoshioka to install the second Kelp Ecosystem Ecology Network (KEEN) site in the San Juan Islands.

July 25, 2019 – Today I led an Introduction to R workshop for the Research Experience for Undergrad (REU) interns here at OIMB. It was a great learning experience for all! Check out the code-in-progress I used to teach the workshop on my github repository.

July 5, 2019 – This weekend I’ll be giving a pub science talk with my lab mate Julie Schram at 7 Devils Brewery in Coos Bay, OR about our trip to Antarctica. Stop by and check it out if you’re in the neighborhood (Sunday July 7, 7:30pm).

June 20, 2019 – Today I presented my proposed work on seaweed communities along the Oregon Coast at OSU’s Markham Symposium. You can find my poster here.

June 5, 2019 – This week I participated in a Bioblitz at OIMB organized by my lab mate Reyn Yoshioka. We collected organisms on dives for our taxonomic experts and retrieved ARMS, managing to find around 800 species!

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Every month I’ll post an exciting open-source paper related to marine ecology. I’ll also post a work of speculative fiction to keep the creative juices flowing….

And the paper and story for October 2019 are:

Strong Evidence for an Intraspecific Metabolic Scaling Coefficient Near 0.89 in Fish by Jerde et al.
How does metabolism scale with size? This paper proposes a different value than what we would expect

Tiger, Tiger Bright by Benjanun Sriduangkaew 
It’s the spookiest month of the year! And what could be more spooky than a cursed middle-management corporate professional?

See previous papers and stories of the month