|Our lab uses
a variety of quantitative and empirical
tools to investigate the dynamics of
marine populations and communities across
a range of spatial and temporal scales.
The overall goal
of the lab is to investigate factors
affecting the metapopulation dynamics of
marine species across spatial scales.
Consequently we work on topics ranging
from small scales, focused on individual
behavioral decisions (e.g., how do
predators choose patches of prey?), to
large scales, dealing with the influence
of larval dispersal and fishery
management strategies on source-sink
dynamics and the design of marine
protected areas. In all of these
efforts we utilize quantitative
approaches that allow us to "scale up"
small-scale processes to examine their
population-level consequences, and vice
research topics in our lab include the
spatial scale of predator foraging
decisions, the effect of larval
experiences on post-settlement behavior
in reef fishes, and optimal spatial
management strategies for
ontogenetically migrating fishes.
Dr. White is
currently accepting a graduate student
interested in using otolith chemical
analysis to investigate spatial