My work focuses on a variety of basic and applied aspects of the ecology of marine and estuarine shorelines. Recent projects include (see publication list for older work):
Nearshore Habitat Monitoring
Several of these studies build upon a classification system for marine and estuarine habitats that I wrote in the late 1980s, and that has contributed to a National Marine Classification System. These projects also relate to efforts to establish marine protected areas, since to protect marine organisms and habitats, one must first be able to categorize them and understand the processes that maintain their communities. I have also contributed to a book on marine shoreline monitoring protocols, published in 2006.