Branch Chief, Benthic Ecology + Pathology Branch
Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOS, NOAA
Marine benthic ecology, ecotoxicology, coastal monitoring
Issues of Interest:
Effects of pollutants in aquatic ecosystems; animal-sediment-pollutant interactions;
patterns in the distribution and diversity of benthic fauna in relation to human
and natural factors.
work in Georgia focuses on studies of benthic communities and potential pollutants
in sediments and biota in the Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary and surrounding
shelf waters off the coast of Georgia.
Estuaries and near-coastal shelf environments.
Benthic and contaminant data for Georgia estuaries, particularly those linked
to Sapelo, Doboy, and Altamaha Sounds. Also could use data on sediment transport
dynamics and water movement on the continental shelf, particularly in the Grays
Reef National Marine Sanctuary area.
for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Coastal Analysis Partnership
Benthic Macroinfaunal Communities and Levels of Chemical
Contaminants in Sediments and Biota at Gray's Reef National
Marine Sanctuary and Nearby Shelf Waters off the coast of
Georgia (2002 annual report)