My interests focus on global patterns and changes in marine biodiversity. Within FMAP our research group is trying to understand how these patterns are created, and how they are dynamically changing, particularly in response to perturbations such as fishing and climate change. Furthermore we are interested in predicting the functional consequences of biodiversity losses, now and in the future. In our work we use a combination of field surveys, meta-analysis of field data, and modeling. I also have an active interest in marine conservation and ecosystem management.
The Census of Marine Life is a growing global network of researchers in more than 45 nations engaged in a ten-year initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in oceans--past, present, and future.