Current Research

Monitoring kelp soundscapes and biodiversity

Collegues at Scripps Institution on Oceanography (SIO) and I have developed a paired acoustic-optical system to monitor the soundscapes and biodiversity found in the Southern California kelp forests.

Acoustically mapping kelp using consumer hardware

Using consumer-grade, easy-to-find GPS/transducer combos, we are developing a technique to rapidly map and characterize kelp and other algae species in the Southern California kelp forests.

Long-term, trap-deployable camera systems

In collaboration with researchers at FWC's Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, I have developed an customizable camera system that can be fitted to spiny lobster traps used in the Florida Keys. These cameras are being used to monitor deep-water lionfish populations, as well as explore how lobster traps affect the health and movement of lobsters.