Background and contact

Elisa_Belize_13I am a Lecturer in Discipline within the department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, New York.

I completed my PhD in late 2006 with Mick Keough in the Department of Zoology at the University of Melbourne, where I worked on colonial integration and colony form in encrusting bryozoans.After a stint in production editing at CSIRO Publishing, I moved to the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide, Australia as an Associate Lecturer. I worked briefly at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in Hamilton, New Zealand, before moving to New York.

I teach a broad range of courses from introductory biology through to graduate-level courses in coastal ecology, experimental design and invasion ecology. Past teaching activity has included serving as the marine ecology instructor at the Pacific Islands Field Training Program in the Solomon Islands.

My research interests include the modes of communication between colony members in modular organisms such as sessile colonial invertebrates, dynamics of coastal invasions and responses of coastal fauna to environmental change.

Mailing address
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology,
Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Ave,
New York, NY 10027, USA

Phone +1 212 851 9384
Email [email protected]




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