Amelia Hesketh

Ph.D. student

Community ecology + global change biology in the rocky intertidal. Currently most interested in positive species interactions like facilitation. She/her

I study community ecology in rocky shore systems, thinking about how ocean change (warming and acidification) in the coming centuries will affect processes like grazing and habitat provisioning to change community biodiversity.

Current projects include determining how gastropod grazer diversity affects community diversity in a warming world (National Geographic Early Career Grant). Past work has focused on characterizing how Pacific oyster performance is affected in situ by oceanographic gradients of salinity, temperature, and pH within the Salish Sea.