Research at a glance

Understanding marine ecosystems

From a young age, I have been really curious about the ocean, and all the creatures within. This curiosity grew so much that became a great part of my life.

I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Fisheries, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. My current project explores the effects of regime shifts in the Gulf of Alaska Marine food webs, and how that will persist in future climate change scenarios.

I am a former Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. I was part of the project Modelling and stock assessment of Prince William Sound herring (in the Gulf of Alaska) lead by Dr. Branch. My research investigated the drivers of herring spawning phenology.

My Ph.D. project, under the orientation of Dr. Jordaan at the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, had two main components: temporal analysis and the spatial analysis of marine ecosystems.

It included analyzing the impacts of forage fishes biomass restoration in the Northeast US marine ecosystem, with the objective to reconnect watersheds and ocean. Several studies have focused on anadromous fish habitat restoration; however, few have talked about the effects of the increase in anadromous forage fish biomass on marine ecosystems. Thus, my main research goal is to answer the “what if” question regarding alosine biomass restoration.

The second component, spatial management of species of concern in Northern Brazil, developed tools for the Soure Marine Extractive Reserve management plan design.