Coastal Plant Ecology Lab

Our research focuses on plant interactions and feedbacks with the environment at multiple scales. We work at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research site. Current research includes plant ecology and geomorphology, factors that lead to grassland-shrubland state change, and consequences of change that determine barrier island resilience. We collaborate with local and international researchers, and encourage interactions in national and international forums. Check us out on twitter @CPELVCU

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  • CPEL in the news
    Jul 27, 2017

    Check out our latest news story on CPEL research at the Virginia Coast Reserve

  • CPEL video #scicomm
    Jul 27, 2017

    Check out our new lab video that explains the research we do on Virginia's barrier islands