Utilizing molecular tools to identify patterns of connectivity and the role of long-distance dispersal in structuring local lobster population.
Conducting fishery interviews and research on fishery socioeconomics, liaison between fisheries, university scientists, government resource agencies, and environmental groups, contact for socioeconomic research.
Directs biological field research and program direction, executes tagging and trapping program, leads port sampling, liaison to fisheries.
Directing CALobster research and helping develop education and research programs that train students in interdisciplinary collaborative fishery research. Contact for Reef Ecology, CALobster, and UC Santa Barbara's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
Trap fishermen and founder of collaborative fishery research program at the Bren School. Mentoring students and organizing partnerships between stakeholders. Developing programs to sustain working harbors.
Leading the lobster population genetics work to identify the forces influencing the patterns of connectivity of lobster in California and the Baja California Peninsula.
Primary lobster buyer in the Santa Barbara area and point of contact organizing the collection of genetic samples from the region's commercial lobster fishermen. Conduit and relay of information to fishery participants not yet directly collaborating with CALobster.
Developing a research foundation for the use of marine reserves in collecting fisheries data. Collaborating with the commercial live fish fishery, CDFG, and university scientists. Contact for Fish Tagging.