Welcome to the Leslie Lab
Our research focuses on the complexity of interactions in coastal marine ecosystems, including the connections among ecological communities, environmental and social drivers, and human societies.
Using a combination of field experiments, modeling, and synthesis, we investigate how environmental forcing influences ecological dynamics, and in turn, social interactions and outcomes. We apply this knowledge to advance marine conservation and management.
Read recent field notes from research in Baja California Sur, where we are investigating the coupled social and ecological systems associated with small scale fisheries in Mexico’s Gulf of California.