I am a lecturer at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, where I teach courses in kelp forest ecology, statistics, and scientific computing. In general, I study drivers of spatial and temporal change in marine ecosystems. Ongoing and recent projects include: -examining the consequences of fisheries closures on fisher behavior -understanding why some coral reefs fare better than their neighbors -biodiversity and body size change, particularly in the context of recent human impacts
Guest, J. R., Edmunds, P. J., Gates, R. D., Kuffner, I. B., Andersson, A. J., Barnes, B. B., … Toth, L. T. (2018). A framework for identifying and characterising coral reef "oases" against a backdrop of degradation. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 55(6), 2865–75.
Elahi, R., Ferretti, F., Bastari, A., Cerrano, C., Colloca, F., Kowalik, J., … Micheli, F. (2018). Leveraging vessel traffic data and a temporary fishing closure to inform marine management. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 16(8), 440–45.
Dornelas, M., Antao, L. H., Moyes, F., Bates, A. E., Magurran, A. E., Adam, D., … Zettler, M. L. (2018). BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, 27(7), 760–86.
O'Leary, J. K., Micheli, F., Airoldi, L., Boch, C., De Leo, G., Elahi, R., … Wong, J. (2017). The Resilience of Marine Ecosystems to Climatic Disturbances. BIOSCIENCE, 67(3), 208–20.
Elahi, R., Sebens, K. P., & De Leo, G. A. (2016). Ocean warming and the demography of declines in coral body size. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 560, 147–158.
Elahi, R., O'Connor, M. I., Byrnes, J. E. K., Dunic, J., Eriksson, B. K., Hensel, M. J. S., & Kearns, P. J. (2015). Recent Trends in Local-Scale Marine Biodiversity Reflect Community Structure and Human Impacts. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 25(14), 1938–1943.