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.

Loreto Bay National Park, one of the focal areas for our integrated studies of the ecological and human dimensions of Mexico’s small-scale fisheries. Check out the recent posts to learn more.