April Ridlon

Past PhD Student

Research Area

As an ecologist, April is interested in human impacts to predator-prey dynamics in marine systems.  Of central importance to her research is that her questions inform the management of marine systems.  April's dissertation work focuses on: 1) the potential for human activity to induce behavioral cascades in marine systems, particularly coral reefs and 2) the role of “natural” (non-human) predators in facilitating or conveying resistance to marine invasions.