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.

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Graduate student Kara Pellowe-Wagstaff, after her successful swim for chocolate clams at Nopolo, south of Loreto.

Graduate student Kara Pellowe-Wagstaff, with chocolate clams near Loreto.