Elizabeth’s research interests include community ecology, marine invertebrate zoology, 3D technology, and conservation and restoration ecology. As a graduate student in USF’s Department of Integrative Biology, she has the opportunity to incorporate 3D technology into marine ecology research by working with the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections. Her dissertation research focuses on the interaction between the habitat architecture and community structure of oyster reefs. Utilizing 3D-technology, she has developed methodology to quantify refuge abundance and size within the oyster reef matrix. Elizabeth aims to determine specific habitat features that influence recruitment, survival, and organismal interactions.