MSC researchers and their colleagues are studying the impact that patch size has on establishment of Spartina grass in salt marsh restoration, particularly at various inundation levels. The findings that larger patches fare better helps scientists and resource managers to better understand factors affecting success and ecological return on investment.
As ocean temperatures rise due to climate change, marine organisms have two options: adapt to warmer conditions or relocate to cooler, higher latitude waters.
How do resource managers decide where and how to restore oysters reefs? MSC graduate student Chris Baillie’s research investigates this question.
MSC graduate student, Chris Baillie, has been honored as an “Outstanding Graduate Student for Teaching”, and will be recognized at this year’s Honors Convocation in April.