Eric has worked on the disturbance ecology and restoration of mangrove, seagrass, and oyster reef ecosystems. He is also interested in macroalgal diversity and physiology as it relates to environmental conditions and biological interactions. His research interests have been motivated by applying science to improve resource management decisions and to inform the public. He has published articles in international journals such as Limnology and Oceanography, Estuaries and Coasts, and Continental Shelf Research and serves as an editor/reviewer for the Journal of Wetland Management and Ecology and Marine Environmental Research. He is an adjunct member of the graduate faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).