I'm a marine biologist with expertise in oceanic plastic pollution, invertebrate zoology, and online science communication. Currently, I'm a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow with the Office of Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts.
News and Events
20 Nov 2013: New paper with Andrew Titmus & Michael Ford on distribution and abundance of plastic debris out in PLOS ONE! The data is archived at CCE LTER's Datazoo repository. Also check out Figshare for even more information.
22 Oct 2013: Deb Goodwin and I have a new paper out on barnacles eating plastic in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. The paper is freely available at PeerJ. I also wrote a blog post about it, which was picked up by The Atlantic, Grist Magazine, Huffington Post Canada, and author Margaret Atwood.
16 Sept 2013: I'm delighted to announce that I'll be working in the office of Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts for the remainder of my Sea Grant fellowship! Sen. Markey is formerly the Ranking Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, and a newly elected Senator.