I coordinate the center’s projects based in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and Eastern Pacific region. My research interests are mangroves and fisheries, to provide greater understanding for the spatial scales of management of mangrove forests to promote more effective management of these important ecosystems.


My previous research has been focused on fisheries, specifically artisanal fisheries in the Mesoamerican region. Working with fishing communities to promote more sustainable fisheries through more responsible fishing practices and cutting edge techniques to identify connectivity within fisheries for spatial planning and marine protected area design. Previous work has included fisheries assessments and contributions to management plans for specific sites within Honduras, and the Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment (FORCE) project.


M.Sc. Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science. University of Lund, Sweden, 2007.

B.Sc. Marine Biology, University of Wales, Swansea, UK, 2001.