Understanding small-scale physics of food capture can help us generate hypotheses about the nature of possible prey types and the ecological roles of some of the less-understood players in marine food-webs.
Biological propulsion with multiple jets
Do colonial organisms benefit from enhanced swimming performance compared to their solitary counterparts?
Gelatinous zooplankton ecology
Considering the elevation of jellyfish populations in a number of environments and their disproportionate trophic impact in perturbed ecosystems, an understanding of their distribution and predatory impact is critical to predicting current and future food-web interactions
Microbial prey & symbioses
Interactions between mucous-net feeders and small particles are a critical, yet frequently overlooked, aspect of the microbial loop and carbon cycling in the upper ocean.