All photos copyright Ashlee Lillis

Welcome to my research website!  I am a marine ecologist studying the early life history stages of marine organisms. I am working to better understand how patterns of larval behaviour, 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.

News:


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

http://www.squidtoons.com/how-oyster-larvae-hear-their-way-home.html


Some local NC newspapers published articles about my work:

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/16/3696613/what-do-baby-oysters-listen-for.html


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

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/scicurious/reefs-are-alive-sound-oysters?mode=magazine&context=187953

http://oystersaustraliablog.org.au/oysters-use-sound-to-choose-their-home/





Dr. Ashlee Lillis   Postdoctoral Scholar