A press release and blog post about my recent Restoration Ecology article with co-authors Lisa Kellogg and Denise Breitburg about incorporating water filtration by bent mussels into water quality models of oyster reef restoration:
I am a marine community ecologist and a lecturer in the Biology Department at the University of Maryland. I co-direct the Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology graduate program there. I am also a Smith Conservation Research Fellow and a research associate at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. I research human impacts in coastal ecosystems. I have an eye for all sorts of natural history, and I'll share my sightings and musings with you here.