Summary of Research Interests

My research interests are in molecular ecology. In particular, I am interested in collaborative and continuing research that will increase our understanding of how ecological factors structure genetic variation within and among natural populations and communities. I use descriptive field work to generate hypotheses that can be tested through field and laboratory experimentation. My most recent research addresses issues relevant to the management of natural resources. Connecting my research activities to natural resource management provides insight into patterns of population and community genetic structure observed in field conditions, and it better prepares students for the professional environment.

Current Projects

  • Seagrass genetic diversity along the Florida Coast.
  • Scorpion venom expression, seasonal and diet effects.


  • Graduate Research

    For more information or questions about CSM's Master of Science in Integrative Biology (MSIB) program, visit the website.