Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography

Professor, McQuown Chair in Natural Science

Research Interests

  • Detecting causation in time series
  • Developing derivatives markets and by-catch avoidance incentives for fisheries
  • Systemic risk in the financial sector
  • Market mechanisms for marine conservation
  • Complexity theory
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Landscape ecology
  • Food-web structure
  • Species abundance patterns
  • Conservation biology/biological control
  • Neuroscience and behavior
  • Cardiology
  • Empirical climate modeling
  • Fisheries forecasting
  • Quantitative finance


  • B.S., University of Michigan
  • M.S., Princeton University, New Jersey
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, New Jersey