Gregg Moore

Academic Coordinator, Shoals Marine Laboratory
Phone: (603) 862-5138
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm G68, Durham, NH 03824
Gregg Moore

My primary research interests are focused upon coastal wetland restoration ecology, conservation and land management within both temperate and tropical habitats. My work has had a particular emphasis on the anthropogenic impacts to wetlands and the management of invasive species within these habitats. Through short and long-term studies, I examine the interplay between plant community patterns and sediment biogeochemistry seeking to gain an increased understanding of the causes of habitat loss, plant species invasions, and for developing innovative strategies for restoring native plant communities, including promoting rare species. The tidal marshes of the Great Bay Estuary and coastal plant communities of Great Marsh have provided an excellent venue for examining the factors affecting native and invasive plant communities, while the mangroves of the Eastern Caribbean have been my base for examining community-based restoration and conservation strategies.


  • Ph.D., Biology, Boston University
  • M.S., Ecology, Boston University
  • B.S., Environmental Studies, Tufts University
  • B.S., Biology, Tufts University

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 408: Plants and Civilization
  • BIOL 566: Systematic Botany
  • MEFB 401: MEFB Freshmen Seminar
  • MEFB 500: Coastal Habitat Field Research
  • MEFB 747: Aquatic Plants Restoration/Mgt
  • PBIO 400: Plants and Civilization
  • PBIO 747: Aquatic Plants in Conservation
  • ZOOL 825: Marine Ecology

Selected Publications

Raposa, K. B., Lerberg, S., Cornu, C., Fear, J., Garfield, N., Peter, C., . . . Dionne, M. (2018). Evaluating Tidal Wetland Restoration Performance Using National Estuarine Research Reserve System Reference Sites and the Restoration Performance Index (RPI). Estuaries and Coasts, 41(1), 36-51. doi:10.1007/s12237-017-0220-7

Short, F. T., Kosten, S., Morgan, P. A., Malone, S., & Moore, G. E. (2016). Impacts of climate change on submerged and emergent wetland plants. Aquatic Botany, 135, 3-17. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2016.06.006

Moore, G. E., Grizzle, R. E., Ward, K. M., & Alshihi, R. M. (2015). Distribution, Pore-Water Chemistry, and Stand Characteristics of the Mangroves of the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Coastal Research, 314, 957-963. doi:10.2112/jcoastres-d-14-00142.1

Moore, G. E., Gilmer, B. F., & Schill, S. R. (2015). Distribution of Mangrove Habitats of Grenada and the Grenadines. Journal of Coastal Research, 31(1), 155. doi:10.2112/jcoastres-d-13-00187.1

Nichols, W. F., Moore, G. E., Ritter, N. P., & Peter, C. R. (2013). A Globally Rare Coastal Salt Pond Marsh System at Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, New Hampshire. Rhodora, 115(961), 1-27. doi:10.3119/12-09

Moore, G. E., Burdick, D. M., Peter, C. R., & Keirstead, D. R. (2012). Belowground Biomass ofPhragmites australisin Coastal Marshes. Northeastern Naturalist, 19(4), 611-626. doi:10.1656/045.019.0406

Moore, G. E., Burdick, D. M., Peter, C. R., & Keirstead, D. R. (2011). Mapping Soil Pore Water Salinity of Tidal Marsh Habitats Using Electromagnetic Induction in Great Bay Estuary, USA. Wetlands, 31(2), 309-318. doi:10.1007/s13157-010-0144-5

Short, F. T., Moore, G. E., & Peyton, K. A. (2010). Halophila ovalis in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Aquatic Botany, 93(3), 141-146. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2010.05.001

Mathieson, A. C., Moore, G. E., & Short, F. T. (2010). A Floristic Comparison of Seaweeds from James Bay and Three Contiguous Northeastern Canadian Arctic Sites. Rhodora, 112(952), 396-434. doi:10.3119/09-12.1

Polidoro, B. A., Carpenter, K. E., Collins, L., Duke, N. C., Ellison, A. M., Ellison, J. C., . . . Yong, J. W. H. (n.d.). The Loss of Species: Mangrove Extinction Risk and Geographic Areas of Global Concern. PLoS ONE, 5(4), e10095. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010095

Most Cited Publications