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.
- BIOL 408: Plants and Civilization
- BIOL 566: Systematic Botany
- BIOL 780: Capstone Companion Course
- MEFB 401: MEFB Freshmen Seminar
- MEFB 500: Coastal Habitat Field Research
- MEFB 747/847: Aquatic Plants Restoration/Mgt
Payne, A. R., Burdick, D. M., & Moore, G. E. (2019). Potential Effects of Sea-Level Rise on Salt Marsh Elevation Dynamics in a New Hampshire Estuary. ESTUARIES AND COASTS, 42(6), 1405-1418. doi:10.1007/s12237-019-00589-z