Bennett received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 2018, and he joined the Phycology lab in 2019. During his time at MLML, Bennett has participated in the Rhodolith Research Project on Catalina Island, and has helped out with Bull Kelp restoration in the Monterey area.
- Morphological plasticity
- Kelp forest ecology
- Intra- and interspecific competition
- Species distribution