Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Robert Lamb

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Robert studies how the removal of top consumers through extractive fisheries and alteration of the physical environment through climate change affect the stability and function of marine ecosystems. Using the Galapagos rocky subtidal as a model system, he is examining the role of wave exposure in driving patterns of herbivory by reef fishes, the physical drivers of local and regional fish community diversity, and the relationships between consumer diversity and benthic community composition. Robert is also working locally to describe the unique marine life and highly productive ecosystems around Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine, as part of a regional conservation effort to establish the first Marine National Monument in US Atlantic waters. 

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