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I am a marine ecologist studying the early life history stages of marine organisms in a variety of habitats and ecosystems. I use interdisciplinary approaches and combine field and lab-based studies to better understand how patterns of larval behaviours, sensory cues and physical processes interact to affect the settlement and recruitment of marine invertebrates.

Please explore the links at the top of the page to learn more about my research and background.


Our friends over at Squidtoons have developed and published a cool cartoon about my Ph.D. research:

Some local NC newspapers published articles about my work:

Our research published in Oct 2013 was featured on several science blogs:

Dr. Ashlee Lillis   Postdoctoral Scholar