Carlissa Salant (MSc) email@example.com
Marley Jarvis (PhD)
Leif Rasmuson (PhD) – Robert Malouf Sea Grant Scholar
Brittney Dlouhy (MS)
Cate Prtichard (MS)
Laura Garcia Peteiro (Postdoc)
I have broad research interests (biological oceanography, animal behavior, intertidal ecology, larval biology). If I had to point to a general theme to my research I think that it is my fascination with the interaction of the physical realm and the biological. Much of my work seems to be at the interface between physical and biology oceanography. For example, much of my present research effort is directed at understanding how the dispersal of larval invertebrates and fish is affected by currents and the behavioral of larvae. There is probably a second theme that runs through my work; I am strongly driven by my curiosity. Early in my career, I discovered that if I was observant and followed my curiosity, I could make novel discoveries. Through out my career, I have tried to pay attention to my observations and serendipity and to actively follow these leads. A number of papers have come from this effort. When training students (undergraduate or graduate), one of my primary goals is to persuade them to follow their curiosity as this leads to novel and creative discovers (and besides it is fun).