With a core expertise in Chemistry, my research focus is on Chemical Ecology with emphasis on chemically-mediated processes in the marine environment.
Presently, I focus on three subject areas, all of which are presumably coordinated by unknown chemical signals:
- induction of marine invertebrate larval settlement by bacterial biofilms and macroalgae
- effect of host chemistry on epibiotic microbes on seaweeds
- the role of allelochemistry in maintaining healthy marine holobionts.