|2013 - Present||Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences|
|2004 - 2013||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography|
|1997 - 2004||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography|
|1994 - 1997||Visiting Professor, Nova Southeastern University|
|1993 - 1994||Adjunct Professor, Nova Southeastern University|
|2018 - 2019||President's Faculty Research Development Grant|
|SCUBA Diving and Cognition|
|Colleague(s): Leanne Boucher|
|2012 - 2013||Chancellor's Faculty Research Development Grant|
|Discovery and Description of Two Benthic Communities - Poritidae and Pennatulidae|
|2012 - 2012||Galápagos Islands Coral Research|
|Living Oceans Foundation|
|Colleague(s): Peter Glynn, Bernhard Riegl, Andrew Bruchner|
- BIOL 1510H Biology II Honors
- MBIO 1050 Introductory Marine Biology Seminar
- MBIO 1300 Introduction to SCUBA Science
- MBIO 2410 Marine Biology / Lab
- MBIO 3750 Coral Reefs and Coral Communities
- MBIO 4260 Ecology of the Galápagos Islands
- MBIO 4261 Ecology of the Galápagos Islands Field Trip
- SCIE 4250 Research Methods
|1987 - 1995||Ph.D. Marine Biology, University of Miami ‐ Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science|
|1983 - 1987||M.S. Biological Oceanography, University of Miami ‐ Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science|
|1976 - 1980||B.S. Biology and Philosophy, Trinity College|
7700-Year Persistence of an Isolated, Free-Living Coral Assemblage in the Galapagos Islands: A Model for Coral Refugia? Coral Reefs (2020)
In an eastern-Pacific coral assemblage at Devil’s Crown, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, two coral species, Psammocora stellata and Cycloseris (Diaseris) distorta, form dense populations of unattached colonies on sand and rubble substrata. In the Galápagos, living ...
Some Environmental and Biological Determinants of Coral Richness, Resilience and Reef Building in Galápagos (Ecuador) Scientific Reports (2019)
Throughout the Galápagos, differences in coral reef development and coral population dynamics were evaluated by monitoring populations from 2000–2019, and environmental parameters (sea temperatures, pH, NO3−, PO43−) from 2015–19. The chief goal was to explain ...
State of Corals and Coral Reefs of the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador): Past, Present, and Future Marine Pollution Bulletin (2018)
Coral populations and structural coral reefs have undergone severe reductions and losses respectively over large parts of the Galápagos Islands during and following the 1982–83 El Niño event. Coral tissue loss amounted to 95% across ...
Marginal Coral Populations: the Densest Known Aggregation of Pocillopora in the Galápagos Archipelago is of Asexual Origin Frontiers in Marine Science (2014)
Coral populations at distributional margins frequently experience suboptimal and variable conditions. Recurrent El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) warming events have caused extensive mortality of reef-building corals in the Eastern Pacific, and particularly impacted branching pocilloporid corals ...
Reef Coral Reproduction in the Equatorial Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panamá, and the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). VII. Siderastreidae, Psammocora stellata and Psammocora profundacella Marine Biology (2012)
Two zooxanthellate, scleractinian species present in the equatorial eastern Pacific, Psammocora stellata and Psammocora profundacella, were examined in terms of their reproductive biology and ecology at four study sites, non-upwelling (Caño Island, Costa Rica, and ...
Reef Coral Reproduction in the Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panamá, and the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). VI. Agariciidae, Pavona clavus Marine Biology (2011)
The reproductive ecology of the zooxanthellate reef coral Pavona clavus was investigated at several sites in Costa Rica, Panama, and the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) over the period 1985–2009. Pavona clavus displayed stable gonochorism as only ...
Reproductive Ecology of the Azooxanthellate Coral Tubastraea coccinea in the Equatorial Eastern Pacific: Part V. Dendrophylliidae Marine Biology (2008)
The reproductive ecology of Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, an azooxanthellate tropical scleractinian coral, was studied over various periods from 1985 to 2006 at four principal eastern Pacific locations in Costa Rica, Panamá, and the Galápagos Islands ...
A Rapid Assessment of Coral Reefs Near Hopetown, Abaco Islands, Bahamas (Stony Corals and Algae) Atoll Research Bulletin (2003)
Coral reefs at 13 sites ranging in depth from 1-16 m near Hopetown, Abaco Islands, Bahamas were surveyed utilizing the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) benthos protocol. A total of 35 species of ...
Responses of Three Coral Communities to the 1997–98 El Niño–Southern Oscillation: Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Bulletin of Marine Science (2001)
One deep (13–15 m depth) and two shallow water (1.5 and 7 m) coral communities in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador were monitored for tissue response (bleaching, paling, morbidity) and secondary responses during and after elevated ...
Experimental Studies of Rapid Bioerosion of Coral reefs in the Galápagos Islands Coral Reefs (1996)
Experimental carbonate blocks of coral skeleton,Porites lobata (PL), and cathedral limestone (LS) were deployed for 14.8 months at shallow (5–6 m) and deep (11–13m) depths on a severely bioeroded coral reef, Champion Island, Galápagos Islands, ...
Reef Coral Reproduction in the Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Panamá, and Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). II. Poritidae Marine Biology (1994)
A comparative study of the reproductive ecology of the zooxanthellate, scleractinian corals Porites lobata Dana and P. panamensis Verrill was conducted from 1985 to 1991 in eastern Pacific reef environments that were severly impacted by ...
The Effect of Temperature on the Benthic Stages of Cyanea (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa), and Their Seasonal Distribution in the Niantic River Estuary, Connecticut Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (1991)
There are three benthic stages in the life history of Cyanea: the polyp stage and two kinds of cysts; one kind is produced by the polyp (podocysts), and the other by the planula larvae (planulocysts); ...
Books and Book Contributions (2)
Eastern Pacific Coral Reef Provinces, Coral Community Structure and Composition: An Overview Oceanography Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2017)
Advances in our knowledge of eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) coral reef biogeography and ecology during the past two decades are briefly reviewed. Fifteen ETP subregions are recognized, including mainland and island localities from the Gulf ...
Coral Research in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Oceanography Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2014)
This chapter summarizes the scientific knowledge of scleractinian corals in the Galapagos Archipelago. A general introduction to coral biology is followed by a brief history of coral research in the islands. Subsequent sections discuss responses ...