Who are we?

We are an interdisciplinary research team from four universities here in North Carolina interested in the impacts of coastal environmental change in our state.

 

Principle Investigators

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Ryan Emanuel, North Carolina State University (Head PI)

Associate Professor, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources

Interests: Ecohydrology, watershed hydrology, watershed biogeochemistry, secondary ecosystem succession, land-atmosphere interaction

 

Marcelo Ardon-Sayao
Marcelo Ardon-Sayao, NC State University

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Interests: Wetlands and streams, ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry

 

Todd K. BenDor
Todd K. BenDor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning

Interests: Impacts of human activities and development on sensitive ecological and environmental systems.

 

Emily S. Bernhardt
Emily S. Bernhardt, Duke University

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Interests: Ecosystem nutrient and energy cycling, particularly in response to human accelerated environmental change

 

Justin Wright
Justin Wright, Duke University

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

Interests: Causes and consequences of patterns of biological diversity; effect of natural environmental modification on community structure and ecosystem functions; role of biodiversity in the regulation of ecosystem function

 

Post-Doctoral Researchers

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Abinash Bhattachan, NC State University

Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Graduate Student Research Team

Alex Moody
Alex Moody, North Carolina State University
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Matt Stillwater
Matt Stillwagon, Eastern Carolina University
Department of Biology

Kristen A. Vitro
Kristen A. Vitro, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of City and Regional Planning

 

Research Support Staff

Theo Jass
Theo Jass, Environmental Scientist
Ecohydrology and Watershed Science, North Carolina State University

An NSF Coastal SEES Collaborative Project (NC State, UNC, and Duke University)