Skip to content

Biodiversity in the coastal ocean

My current projects in the coastal ocean are focused on two Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs): the Northeast U.S. Shelf (NES) LME and the California Current LME.

Current projects

Northeast U.S. Shelf (NES)

I am co-PI and Information Manager for Phase I of the Northeast U.S. Shelf (NES) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project.

California Current

I am co-PI for a NOAA-funded project "Harmful Algal Bloom Community Technology Accelerator" in collaboration with the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), University of California Santa Cruz, and Axiom Data Science [link to WHOI press release].


Previous projects

beach combing photo

Searching for annelids and other fauna living in the sand, amidst cobbles at Woodneck Beach. (Photo by K. Kostel, WHOI)

Intertidal invertebrates in Woods Hole

Benthos in Buzzards Bay

Zooplankton in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem

Zooplankton near Palmer Station, Antarctica

Benthos in South San Francisco Bay


Funding Agencies

Recent coastal ocean research funding from the National Science Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Recent coastal research collaborators include:

Sosik lab