Research Interests: Ecology of estuarine fronts and the distribution
of primary productivity in river, estuarine and coastal waters, Remote
sensing and photoecology of coral reefs and phytoplankton in communities,
Ecology and vitality of Caribbean reef-building corals.
Since 1995, I have been a principle investigator for the Coral
Reef Monitoring Project, a multi-institutional project, examining the status and
trends of the reefs of the Florida Keys as part of the US EPA Florida Keys Water
Quality Assurance Program.
"spare time" I am the Science Advisor for The Cousteau
Society which takes me into the world of conservation
biology. The global decline of coral reefs is signaling
the waning health of the world's oceans. This rapid,
almost lightening-speed decline of coral reefs around the world
requires that we work hard for their conservation or future
generations (including coral reef scientists) will only know the
beauty of the seas from the films and reports that we