I am a disease ecologist currently working on a commercially important crustacean species in Mexico, the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus. I am investigating the relationship between habitat ecology and disease, including influences of vegetation, reef and biodiversity of invertebrate species within the habitat through monitoring.
I completed my PhD at Swansea University, UK where my research aimed to discover more about the diseases which affect the European lobster (Homarus gammarus). In particular, I was interested in disease susceptibility, the effects of invasive species and how the implementation of Marine Conservation Zones may affect population health.
I love to travel and have managed to incorporate this into my studies, with collaborations in the USA and Canada.
If you wish to talk further about my work, or have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.