I am a biologist interested in marine systems at a broad range of scales. As part of my previous background, I carried out fieldwork on the coast of Patagonia, where I studied predation of marine molluscs. My present focus lies on community ecology and broader scale patterns for molluscs along the east coast of Australia. Some of the questions I am addressing for my PhD thesis are: (1) How do prey species’ traits and life histories influence predation frequencies in molluscan communities? (2) How are molluscan communities structured in the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef? (3) What is the functional diversity of molluscs in these communities? And (4) how are snail predators and their prey distributed along the east coast of Australia? In order to answer these questions, I have been sampling at One Tree Island, as well as utilising existing databases and museum collections. Overall, my aim is to contribute to a broader understanding of the ecological relevance of molluscs in marine systems.