Seth Goodnight , PHD Student

Biological Sciences: Marine Biology - PHD Seth Goodnight

Dr. Larry Harris

Interactions between a native herbivore and an invasive seaweed

Broadly speaking, I'm interested in how introduced species eventually become normal parts of invaded ecosystems. More specifically I am studying the introduced seaweed Codium fragile and the native herbivore Placida dendritica. By analyzing the life history of the herbivore and the phenology of both species I hope to understand how the two interact and if that interaction is complimentary or antagonistic.