Kaufman, Les

Kaufman, Les
Boston University

Our laboratory is devoted to understanding the creation, maintenance, extinction, and conservation of aquatic diversity.

  • Effects of human activities on structure and function of aquatic ecosystems; marine reserves and zoning schemes as adaptive management experiments.
    • New diagnostics for marine ecosystem health and resilience
    • Spatial scaling of animal movements, population structure, and food web dynamics
    • Functional biology of fishes and marine invertebrates
    • Response of marine communities to the components of climate change


  • Evolutionary Ecology
    • Macroevolutionary processes in African great lakes cichlids
    • Spatial effects in diversity maintenance and cladogenesis
    • Brood capture and parent-offspring relationships in neotropical cichlids
    • Structural plasticity and life history in tropical rainforest trees