Predator-prey interactions

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

Low Re particle capture

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.

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