I am an aqautic molecular ecologist focusing on how we can utilise genetic tools to address key question in ecology and evolution. My research has been focused on fish, particulary elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), looking at understanding population connectivity, biodiversity, and local adaptation. Answering these questions with molecular approaches can provide us with more insight into aquatic species than ever before.
I have a particular interest in using next generation technology and genomics to further study elasmobranchs. Its only recently that these tools have been applied to elasmobranchs, opening up a whole new wealth of information to inform management and conservation.