National Center for Ecological Analysis and SynthesisUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
California, USA, 93101
Joshua Madin received his Ph.D. at James Cook University in the Great Barrier Reef region of tropical Queensland, Australia. Although his research focuses primarily on coral reefs, Joshua’s travels and research in many tropical areas of the world have instilled within him an appreciation for the importance of tropical forests and their implicit connections with coral reef systems. Joshua has strong quantitative and statistical skills which he uses in an effort to forecast the role of physical disturbances on ecological communities. He is particularly interested in climate change and in understanding how possible increases in the frequency and magnitude of tropical storms, such as hurricanes, might influence natural systems in the future.