I am an Assistant Professor in Biology at Ursinus College interested in global change impacts on marine systems, ecophysiology, and invertebrate physiology.

My lab explores the causes and consequences of environmental stress in aquatic ecosystems. Our expertise encompasses multiple levels of biological organization including molecular and physiological lab assessments, aquarium-based experiments, and field expeditions. By pairing experimental approaches with computer-based geospatial techniques, we can better understand organismal responses within historical and projected rates of environmental changes.

Current research projects in the lab include coral microbial community composition across the Caribbean, physiology of marine invertebrates (American slipper snail, Eastern Oysters) under climate change, and microplastic pollution in the Schuylkill River. Along with global change and marine ecology research, I am very passionate about open and reproducible science through public posting of R code, data, and protocols on GitHub and Zenodo.

I am also a big supporter of open and reproducible science so feel free to check out my GitHub for all my code associated with my publications and each repository can also be found on Zenodo.

I completed my B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and my Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I worked as a postdoctoral scholar at UNC Chapel Hill and then at Boston University where I conducted marine invertebrate research and taught several courses.

Latest Lab News!

Ivy Foster awarded a FUTURE Mentor Fellowship for summer 2024!

Emily Lybashev awarded a Summer Fellows for summer 2024!

Kate Lloyd joins the lab in summer 2024 with FUTURE Fellowship!

Bove Lab is awarded a PA SeaGrant in collaboration with The Balmonte Lab at Lehigh University

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