Field of Focus
  • Ecological Indicators
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Hypoxia
  • Pollution
  • Restoration
  • Modeling
  • Biological Oceanography
Area of Expertise
Coastal Eutrophication; Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems
  • Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1989
  • M.S. Ecology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1984
  • B.S. Biology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1981

Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Research Interests

- Ecosystem modeling
- Biological oceanography
- Coastal eutrophication
- Hypoxia
- Impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems

GoMRI-funded projects:

- Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC Consortium, Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I), Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead)

- Observations and Modeling to Advance a Louisiana Coastal Circulation and Oil Spill Prediction System (Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State University, Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Outreach Team)

- Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Louisiana Coastal Environments (Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf Institute, Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead)