In general, I study how and why marine communities and populations vary in space and time. Most recently, I have focused on biodiversity and body size change in response to local human impacts and ocean warming. In the Micheli lab, I am studying trawl fisheries in the Adriatic Sea, with the goal of optimizing the placement of a large marine protected area in the context of economic and conservation goals.
Elahi, R., O'Connor, M. I., Byrnes, J. Ek., Dunic, J., Eriksson, B. K., & Kearns, P. J. (2015). Recent Trends in Local-Scale Marine Biodiversity Reflect Community Structure and Human Impacts. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 25(14), 1938-1943.