Travis Richards

My research interests focus on marine community dynamics and food web ecology with an emphasis on predator-prey relationships, niche partitioning, spatial and temporal variation in food web structure, and the role that animal movement and migration plays in forming trophic linkages between spatially separated habitats. For my PhD research, I’ll be working under the direction of Dr. David Wells to explore how vertically migrating fishes and invertebrates potentially act as trophic links between epipelagic (surface) and bathypelagic (deep sea) communities.