Biogeography is the study of how plants and animals are distributed on earth. It was described by Charles Darwin as "a most splendid sport...a grand game of chess with the world for a board."
My work tests the hypothesis that coral life history traits- such as reproductive mode, larval nutritional mode, sexuality, and depth range- influence coral distribution by determining the capacity of species to cross dispersal barriers and establish populations.
This work from my final PhD chapter was published in Ecography. Find details of the article by clicking the title below or read our blog post HERE.