Primary research interest:
Climatic and anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems; Marine macroecology; Deep-sea ecology; Abrupt surface climate and deep-water changes; Quaternary North Atlantic paleoceanography; Paleontology of Ostracoda.
I have broad interests in marine palaeoecology and macroecology. My recent research has focused on the spatio-temporal dynamics of large-scale biodiversity patterns, the impact of climate on species diversity, and the controlling factor(s) of biodiversity pattern/change in shallow-marine, deep sea and pelagic ecosystems. I am also interested in human-induced marine ecosystem degradation. I am involved in various collaborative projects on large-scale biodiversity patterns, past biodiversity dynamics, and deep-sea ostracode taxonomy with Gene Hunt, and Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific ostracode biodiversity and biogeography and Quaternary paleoceanography with Thomas M. Cronin.