Coastal Plant Ecology Lab

Our research focuses on plant interactions and feedbacks with the environment at multiple scales. We are part of the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research. Current research includes plant interactions with geomorphology, belowground biotic interactions in dune grasses, mechanisms and consequences of grassland-shrubland state change, and predicting barrier island resilience. We collaborate with local and international researchers, and encourage interactions in national and international forums. Check us out on instagram and twitter @CPELVCU

Recent news

Congratulations Shannon Walker's paper on dune grass traits is now published in Ecosphere!

Congratulations Dr. Natasha Woods for being named one of the top inspiring black scientists in America! You are always an inspiration to us.