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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Using both broad-scale environmental sampling and experimental manipulations of small scale model systems, I focus in particular on the following three questions:

  • What are the nature and causes of biodiversity patterns in the ocean?

  • How do these biodiversity patterns influence ecosystem function?

  • How do ecological interactions (i.e., trophic and symbiotic) promote the stability and resilience of marine communities?

RESEARCH

Molecular tools
Magniture, patterns and drivers
Host-microbe
interactions
Interactions and
functions
Leray et al. 2019 PNAS
Nguyen, Shen et al. 2020 Scientific Reports
Leray & Machida 2020 Molecular Ecology
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