Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrates
I am motivated by the complex and diverse life history strategies that marine invertebrates employ in pursuit of life's two great purposes: eating food and making babies.
I am particularly fascinated with how long-lived, clonal organisms can use a single genotype to resolve tradeoffs faced through different stages of life and often, across many different environments.
My work centers on understanding how selection acting on the individual clones of a genotype feeds back on the genetically programmed "rules" that govern investment in growth, fission, and sex.
Will in his natural habitat:
the rocky intertidal.