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Welcome Dr. Natasha Woods

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". Loss of maritime forests could alter barrier island structure (e.g. elevation gradients, soil erosion) and function (e.g. buffer for the mainland during hurricanes, nutrient cycling). The proposed research determining dispersal vectors for maritime forest regeneration will enable prediction of forest development under various climate change scenarios.