Phylogeography of Indo-Pacific Reef Fish.
My research has involved projects looking at phylogeographic patterns in a variety of fishes who are distributed across the Indo-Pacific including, wrasses, goatfish, cardinalfish and angelfish . Results from undertaking phylogeographic research can help us identify barriers to dispersal which can help inform proper management of fish stocks. This research also provides insights into the mechanisms the facilitate evolution in the sea.
Photo: Coral reefs of the Red Sea (Saudi Arabia). Diving in remote areas while be encompassed by a wide diversity of colorful fauna as your work place is one of the greatest things about working as marine scientist. Photo credit: Tane Sinclair-Taylor