My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education. We currently are working primarily in coastal ecosystems of the Bahamas and North Carolina.

Our Lab

Layman Lab Group

Meet the postdocs, graduate students and researchers in the Layman Lab.

Our Research


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Our Outreach


Educational outreach is a core component of our lab. Check out our outreach efforts.