Marine Laboratory | Houk Lab
University of Guam Marine Laboratory
Mangilao, Guam 96923
Coral-reef ecology; conservation biology; fisheries; food-webs; population ecology; resource management
Graduate Student (2017 - present)
Graduate Student (2018 - present)
Graduate Student (2020 - present)
Graduate Student (2021 - present)
I am interested in a variety of different topics including trophic dynamics, fisheries management, and functional ecology. At the University of Guam, I am investigating the ecological role played by species of sea cucumber. I am particularly interested in their role in nutrient cycling and how unsustainable harvest of sea cucumbers may impact reef health.
Post Graduate Researcher
I am currently working for The Nature Conservancy and serve as the scientific advisor for Micronesia. My work builds and blends science-to-management frameworks to support evolving fisheries assessments and policies.
Graduate Student and Post Graduate Researcher
Linking patterns and processes with shifting baselines on coral reefs
I am currently employed as the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist for the Bureau of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Resource Management (DCRM) in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Part of my time includes in assisting the Long-term Marine Monitoring Program in conducting marine benthic surveys throughout the populated islands of the CNMI.
Manages the long term marine program at DCRM. Ensures that long term sites, established nearly two decades ago, are surveyed biannually. This data is used to provide guidance for coral reef management in the CNMI.