Heidi Fuchs
Heidi Fuchs
Biophysical interactions; larval dispersal; plankton community ecology

Cook Campus
School of Environmental Sciences
Dept of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS)

Dr. Fuch’s research focuses on three main themes: mechanistic interactions between planktonic invertebrate larvae and small-scale physics, impacts of small-scale biophysical interactions on large-scale movements and settlement patterns, and predator-prey interactions and their effects on planktonic ecosystem dynamics. These problems are fundamentally interdisciplinary, and her work integrates empirical and theoretical approaches from fluid mechanics, physical oceanography, and quantitative spatial and community ecology to work on advancing research on these themes.