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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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  • Welcome Dr. Natasha Woods
    Apr 25, 2017

    Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Woods for receiving the 2017 Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship. Dr. Woods will join @CPELVCU this September to study "The effect of seed vectors on maritime forest recovery on coastal barrier islands".

  • @CPELVCU joined @NutNetGlobal
    Mar 23, 2017

    We established a fertilization experiment two years ago on Hog Island at the Virginia Coast Reserve. We are excited to be a new site in the Nutrient Network (nutnet.org). MS student, Ashley Moulton, will defend her thesis next month on the first year of nutrient enrichment in a coastal grassland.